The mouth-watering smell of freshly-cooked bibingka and puto-bumbong outside Church will surely get your belly grumbling. If you’re lucky, the hunger will hit you after mass. For the “palaging gutom,” however, it’ll hit them even before mass and they’ll be distracted with the thought of food the whole time.
In case awesome bibingka and puto-bumbong render themselves insufficient to satisfy your hunger, make you sure you know the best places to handle your cravings. Here are 8 restaurants that will surely be open for eating your heart out post-Simbang Gabi.
GF Crossroads Bldg, 32nd St. cor 8th Ave., BGC, Taguig City | (02) 5117312, 09178682668
31st St. cor Rizal Drive, BGC Stopover Pavilion, BGC, Taguig City | (02) 2177144, 09176267909
2F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City | (02) 2469069 ext: 386
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City | (02) 8873844, 09178682667
Retail 3 GF, 150 Newport Blvd. VAP Brgy. 183, Newport City, Pasay City | (02) 2469069 ext: 567
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Get your fill of your favorite Pinoy breakfast at Recovery Food. This homey 24/7 restaurant is complete with the typical silog dishes, but you can upgrade it to have talangka rice as the base of your chosen viand. Go ahead, you deserve it.
Safe choices are the Tapa De Morning and the Amadobo, but definitely try the S.S.T or the Spicy Sweet Tuyo as well. If you’re not craving for rice post-Simbang Gabi, you can opt for Recovery Food’s noodles like Rau Men and My Mami or their sandwiches in the form of the Chicken Asparagus Sandwich and many more.
810 Benavidez Street, Binondo, Manila | (02) 2436665, (02) 2420310
Unit 101 GF, EGI Taft Tower, Taft Ave., Malate, Manila | (02) 3546493
Food Court 3F, 168 Shopping Mall, Binondo, Manila | (02) 2458683
1237-1241 Benavidez Street, Tondo, Manila | (02) 2543318, (02) 2543326
How does a dimsum feast with the gang sound? Perfect for post-Simbang Gabi, perhaps? Satisfy all of your Chinese cravings at Wai Ying, may it be Hakaw, Chicken Feet or Pork Asado Rice. Wai Ying’s straightforward and laidback environment is conducive for letting your guard down to have an epic pig out session.
Eastwood Citywalk 1, Libis, Quezon City | (02) 4216421, (02) 4216413
Somethin’ Fishy is well-known for its unique and hard-to-find offering – a midnight to morning buffet. It’s priced at P169 only, too, so it’s definitely a gem. Treat your grumbling tummy to its wide selection of breakfast dishes like waffles, tapa, tocino and other Pinoy favorites like pancit, adobo and kakanin.
You’ll be transported to the roaring 50’s as soon as you step in at the Filling Station. True to its name, this diner will definitely get your belly stuffed with American and Tex-Mex comfort food. Set up a welcome food coma by ordering all of this diner’s bests. You can start with the Skillet Quezo, follow it up with the Camaro baby back ribs and end it right with the Belgian waffle platter.
GF The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City | (02) 5708906
The Borough brings an awesome piece of New York right in the heart Ortigas. Despite being situated in a mall, The Borough stays one with the city that never sleeps by being open 24/7. Since you’ll be visiting after or before mall hours, you’ll have to pass through The Borough’s secret entrance. Finding it is definitely worth it because then you’ll be devouring tasty dishes like their grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, warm milk and cookies and other munchies you would find at a hip restaurant in New York.
GF Somerset Olympia, Makati Ave. cor Santo Tomas St., Urdaneta, Makati City | (02) 8188251
Garden Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1030 Belen St., Paco, Manila | (02) 5213002, (02) 5262739
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Join the Makati crowd as they luckily enjoy great Swiss food anytime of the day in a warm, elegant and very welcoming ambiance. Don’t miss out on trying their Raclette as the Swiss really does melted cheese the best. If you can’t handle the pungent smell, try your endurance with their varied cheese fondues as this interactive and indulgent dish is the house specialty. Pair all of that gooey goodness with premium proteins like their US Black Angus Prime Rib or their rack of lamb.
98 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque City | (02) 5195162
16 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City | (02) 6347943
GF City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave., Ugong, Pasig City | (02) 5709544
49 Malingap St., Teacher Village, Quezon City | (02) 2636473, (02) 4828058
F7 Bldg., Scout Rallos St. cor Tomas Morato Ave., Laging Handa, Quezon City | (02) 2121212
Uncle Moe’s has become one of the metro’s go-to places for cheap, unpretentious and flavor-packed Persian food. No dish is above P200, so you can eat your heart out without your wallet suffering. Whether you’re craving for different forms of souvlaki, curry or shawarma, you can count on Uncle Moe to satisfy. They have interesting desserts worth a try, as well. Their grilled cheese is embellished with black olive tapenade and pickled bell pepper. Also, willing to try ox brain as your meal’s starter?
Forbeswood Heights, Burgos Circle, BGC, Taguig City | 09369296073
Inspired by New York’s famous Bowery Street, The Bowery is a must-visit for all of those who miss or are fascinated with the city of blinding lights. Its full glass windows, brick walls and wooden furniture make this gastropub a versatile place fit for a chill night out, a meeting and a lovely meal post-Simbang Gabi. Don’t leave without trying their Lobster Shrimp Truffle Mac & Cheese. This indulgent dish will make you feel as if you’ve already earned your Simbang Gabi wish.
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