Looking for a place to take shelter from the heat or the rain? Or to have weekend dates in? Or just to discover something new? Here are 8 of the newest food and drink spots to explore this month of August.
Beside Mesa, Greenbelt 5, Makati City
(+63) 999 784 5468, (+632) 775 38 22 | Facebook, Instagram, Website
Ante is the newest bottled tea brand in the Metro that aims to break the norm. It’s made with refreshing cold-brewed teas infused with fresh fruits and herbs and contained in a minimalistic bottle that you’ll want to hang onto as an Instagrammable keepsake. There are three flavors to choose from: Blacker Berry (black tea with lemon, mint, and strawberries), Sunday Candy (red tea with lemon, mint, and strawberries), and Ultralight Green (green tea with lemon, mint, apple, and orange).
And if you’re feeling the need to be a little buzzed in the evening, you can spike your drink with booze for an extra fee! Ante also has its own streetwear shop where you can cop an Ante-branded hoodie, shirt, or cap.
Chao Chao Gyoza Bar
4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
After closing down in BGC a while back, Chao Chao Gyoza Bar has made its return and rebranded itself as a chic and cozy lounge-type restaurant that takes inspiration from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. They serve ten variants of gyoza, some with weird flavors like curry, shrimp, and spinach, and you’re guaranteed to have a great time indulging in your flavor of choice with an ice cold glass of beer.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan
Ground Floor, North Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
One of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world by Chef Chan Hong Meng has finally opened its doors to Filipinos, and everyone is beyond excited to gorge on delicious yet affordable soy sauce chicken rice that has everybody from all around the world falling in hour-long lines.
The Gold Room
112 Scout Delgado Street, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(+63) 927 277 9497 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 6 P.M. to 2 A.M.
This newly opened speakeasy and whiskey bar offers a variety of cocktails and bar bites you’d love to have on weekend nights out with friends. It’s located within Roice’s Restaurant, a house-turned-restaurant that is said to be the first home ever built in Quezon City. It also hosts its own themed events every night, so check out its Facebook page to see what’s going on later this evening!
GF, DoubleDragon Plaza, DD Meridian Park, Pasay City
Open every day from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Islas Pinas by renowned Chef Margarita Flores is your next go-to food hall that serves home cooked favorites and Pinoy classics. It takes inspiration from our own Filipino culture and traditions, with food stalls that look like sari-sari stores and karinderya and with decors that look like nipa huts and cobblestoned streets of Intramuros. You’ll definitely want to hang out with your barkada here on your next weekend get-together!
Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro
2F, Greenbelt 5, Makati City
(+632) 576 1908 | Facebook, Instagram
The newest addition to Greenbelt 5 is this colorful Vietnamese restaurant that serves authentic dishes with unique and modern twists. Whether or not you’re a fan of Vietnamese cuisine, you’re guaranteed to have a pleasant experience here indulging in classics like bahn mi, beef pho, spring rolls, and more at reasonable prices. A great after-work pick-me-up!
LGF, SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 824 06 30 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.
At this newest Singaporean café, you can finally have your kaya toast fix! Nanyang PH gives you a space to relax and unwind over coffee and snacks, and also to indulge in delicious Singaporean classics like the Hainanese chicken and the nasi lemak.
Unit 203, 2F, Antel Corporate Center, 121 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:594 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 1 A.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 3 A.M.
Western meets Asian cuisine at Sup? Chow where underrated Chinese dishes are reimagined and brought to the limelight by Chef Francis Lim of Navi and Tipple & Slaw fame. Must-tries are the Mapo Tofu Wontons, Tan Tan Misua — a take on tantanmen ramen — and Char Siu Barbeque Chicken.
Where are you treating yourself to lunch at? Sound off below!