The Filipino is worth cooking for, as the saying goes, and these 8 restaurants prove that there is no end to the creativity and devotion that Filipinos have to their palates. Whether it’s balikbayans we’re taking out or our families for a Sunday pasyal, these restaurants make us proud of our cuisine! Put on your loosest pair of pants and head out, because you won’t want to miss out on the following places:
Greenbelt 2, Makati City
Mall of Asia, Pasay Road
Fairview Terraces, Quezon City
Greenbelt: (02) 625 0515/0917 574 2852
MOA: (02) 511 8401
Fairview Terraces: (02) 625 4719
Must Try: Everything on the menu is good (we mean it!), but their sisig is the star of the show! Dig in with some tinapa rice and patis wings, or enjoy your merienda with some mango and kesong puti turon!
Location: Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Reservations: (02) 728 0886
Must Try: Three words: Boneless Crispy Pata.
7th Avenue cor. 25th Street, Bonifacio Global City
2F South Veranda, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
109 Rada St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
BGC: (02) 866 0912 / 0927 706 0773
MOA: 0915 307 1426
Must Try: Their sizzling kansi is enough to incite riots. Bring your friends, bring your family! It may be tempting, but try not to order too many pork dishes unless you’re ready for the spike in blood pressure!
5. Sentro 1771
Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Greenbelt 3, Makati City
Serendra: (02) 856 0581
Greenbelt: (02) 757 3938
Must Try: Their corned beef sinigang is the stuff of legend for good reason, so don’t be one of the folks who forget just how yummy everything else on the menu is! Sentro has mastered the art of the salad, so try one of them for a light, refreshing meal!
Location: #32 Scout Tuason corner Scout Dr. Lazcano, Brgy. Laging Handa Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Reservations: (02) 332 7273
Must Try: Choose anything from the menu at random and be pleasantly surprised, or go all out and partake of their scrumptious buffet!
Location: Ayala Museum Complex, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Reservations: (02) 757 3000
Must Try: The best meals are always breakfast and merienda, and Kabila has these down pat with their take on traditional Pinoy dishes. Try out their ‘Kabila’ pancit, or go for some dinuguan and puto with matching glass of guinumis!
Location: 387 P. Guevarra Street cor. Argonne Street, Addition Hills, San Juan
Reservations: (o2) 705 1874 / (02) 502 5006 / 0917 311 2222
Must Try: Chef Laudico Guevarra gets his buffet game on point at Guevarra’s. Make sure you come with an empty stomach.
1. 8065 Bagnet
8065 Estrella Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
Leon Guinto Street, Manila
Reservations: (02) 516 7890
Must Try: Wonder no more about where to treat yourself next payday, or where to get your munch on post-work out. 8065 Bagnet is the best place to go for bagnet dishes of all forms and servings. Make sure someone else is driving home after dinner!
Where do you go to eat delicious Pinoy food? Share your spots with us in the comments below!