Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is a vibrant city with many malls and establishments to visit like restaurants. There are many restaurants in Manila where you can dine and eat with your family and friends.
Abe is a restaurant that offers Kapampangan dishes or meals that originated from Pampanga a province in the north of Manila. Many kapampangans are known for their culinary skills and their dishes are very tasty. Their desserts are also delicious as well. Some of their best sellers are kare-kare, fish, vegetables, peanut soup. This is a restaurant where you can try some of the Philippines’ best cuisine. The restaurant is usually packed so it is advisable to get a reservation ahead of time. Another restaurant which is just across the Abe caters to the same type of cuisine. It is called Larry’s Café and it is Abe’s partner company. This restaurant is situated on Serendra Piazza at Bonifacio High Street in Global city. You can contact them at 02-8560526. The cost of each meal is between ten dollars up to twenty dollars.
2. Cafe Juanita
This restaurant can be found in a corner in Pasig City. This is twenty minute ride from Makati without the heavy traffic. Finding the place can be adventurous because it is like discovering a hidden place. The restaurant’s design transports you back to the old time with unique and old artifacts which customers can buy for reasonable prices. They serve Filipino meals in fusion with European dishes. You can have the Filipino Bagnet which is fried pork with fermented sauce from fish and the Ratatuy which is their vesion of the popular French dish. It is situated at West Capitol Drive in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. You may get a reservation by calling their telephone at 02-632 0357. The prices range from ten dollars up to twenty dollars.
3. Cafe Ysabel
This is a restaurant designed with the theme about the long history of the Philippines. It is managed and owned by one of the Philippines’ best chef, Mr. Gene Cruz. Café Ysabel serves international dishes as well as Kapampangan dishes. They also offer several concoctions for coffee. You can taste different kinds of how to make coffee here. This restaurant is found on Guevarra Street in the corner of Claro M. Recto in San Juan City. The price of a dish starts at twenty dollars. You may visit their website on www.cafeysabel.com for more information and call them at 02- 726 9326 for reservations.
4. Heaven ‘n’ Eggs
This is a restaurant in the Eastwood in Libis, Quezon City. The offer continental food as well as Filipino dishes. They are popular for the pancakes, pasta and sandwiches they offer. You can also order the longanniza they buy from Vigan which is the Filipino version of sausage made of garlic and pork. You may call them at 02- 912 1172 for more information. The food there is priced at five dollars up to twenty dollars.
5. Razon’s of Guagua
This can be a smaller restaurant in comparison to others in this list because they only serve desserts with ice like the Filipino halo-halo. Halo-halo is the Philippine’s best dessert especially during summer. It is made with different fruits and topped with a sweet flan or ice cream. The price of the desserts starts at two dollars to five dollars each.
6. The Red Crab –
This is the best restaurant for those who love seafood. They specialize in crabs and they offer different types of dishes with the crab. They also offer a table for buffet customers who are interested to try everything on their menu. They have many branches all over the city. One of the popular branches is in Greenbelt in Makati City. The price of a dish starts at ten dollars. You may call them at 02-757 4129 for your reservation.
Food is always apart of a country’s culture. We can really experience and appreciate another country when we try the food they offer. In the Philippines there is surely one dish that you would keep asking for more.