It was just November last year when the world’s fastest-growing dine-out program, Zomato Gold, launched in Metro Manila. Zomato Gold’s ambition is to elevate the city’s dining experience, hence only partnering with top-rated restaurants. The dine-out program has seen immense success in Metro Manila – with more than 60,000 subscribers and over 600 restaurant partners in less than four months of launch.
Being part of an archipelago, you’d think that going pescetarian would be easy. Boy, was I wrong. There is a lot of pork, beef, and chicken consumption in the Philippines. Unless you’re living right next to the sea, better say goodbye to affordable fish dishes.
Living in the Metro means a busy day, hectic life. So the obvious is go for fast food. Here’s a handy list of what fishy orders get from the local fast food scene.
Above Sea Level is among the fastest growing franchise in the Metro. Heck, even in the Philippines, I bet. Within a year, Above Sea Level rose to meet the huge demands and had expanded exponentially. The target of most of these franchisees are the food parks that are popping up everywhere in the country.
This Above Sea Level restaurant in Maginhawa is the first stand alone the franchise has built. It’s ran and managed by the creator of the brand, you’ll truly experience what the restaurant is all about.
Polka Dot Bakeshop is one of the very few if not the only LJC establishment that doesn’t have ornate and vintage decor. The look that the bakeshop seems to be more on the modern and cheerful ambiance.
Cafe Adriatico has become an institution. From early 1980’s, it has been known to be the most popular date place in Manila. My parents had their dates there before they even got married. Years later it’s still a popular place for diners.
Cafe Adriatico pulls into its embrace lagacies and generations of people who have always been coming. It usually starts when the parents had dated there, got married, brought their family there. Those kids would bring their date there, get married, then bring THEIR own families in turn.
They went beyond the usual local fare and created and innovated. It resulted in dishes that delighted all its diners.
Its no wonder why Chinatown’s Best Food became an institution. True to its name, they really brought the best dishes from Chinatown to this bustling community.
This Holy Week proved to be a good time to try new restaurants since my favorites are closed for the holiday. Together with a good friend of mine, we stumbled into Bad Bird in Serendra BGC.
If you’re looking for ramen in San Juan, you’ll definitely think of Oyasumi Ramen. Oyasumi in Japanese means “Good night”. Surely, it’s the best description for this restaurant for after eating here, you’ll be so full you’ll want to sleep right there and then.