4. Siam Thai
Pioneer Center Supermart, 8006 Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
(02) 239 2866 | Facebook
Budget for two – P500 to P1200
Open every day from 12nn to 2:30p.m., 5:30p.m. to 9p.m.
Unlimited servings of authentic Thai food, anyone? That’s combined with ice cold draft beer and sports on big screen TVs to make a winning, irresistible combo. Choose from local or imported beer, and enjoy grilling your food to your exact liking.
115 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 650 7189, 0947 707 0228 | Instagram
Open every day from 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Budget for two – P2,000
Xiu is from the same culinary geniuses behind Lugang Café, Tuan Tuan and The Dessert Kitchen. The restaurant’s name literally translates to “elegance,” and it definitely reflects that quality from the ambience to the food. They’ve pooled in the expertise of Hong Kong chefs to serve the finest Cantonese dishes. Just some must-tries are the Honey-Glazed Char Siu and the Double-Boiled Fish Maw Almond Soup.
Craving for something other than Cantonese? Xiu also offers excellent dishes like Cheesy Baked Lobster, Stewed US Beef Short Ribs, and Seafood Black Ink Rice.
2. Sunnies Café
Sunnies Café is finally open, and the place is even more of a hipster-haven than we previously imagined. Every detail is on-point, prompting you take a photo and double-tap when you see it on your feed. Of course, together with your eyes, your belly will be satisfied here as well.
Sunnies Café is all about comfort food with influences from various cuisines. The menu is basically what the social-media-famous directors love to eat. They also serve all-day-brunch and specialty coffee. Visit before August 9, and you’ll get their Sunnies Funfetti dessert for free.
1. Fukudaya Japanese Dining
Arya Residences Tower 1, Mckinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 800 3563 | Facebook
Budget for two – P2,000 to P2,800
Heads up, BGC folks! There’s a new Japanese joint in your part of town, and the lowdown is that their degustation menus are amazing. Check the line-up of dishes here and just try not to drool. Fukudaya specializes in authentic Japanese fare that highlights premium, fresh ingredients. They have an open kitchen, so you can marvel at the chefs expertly preparing your food. Also, you’ll squeal in delight when you see their soy sauce in spray bottles.
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