Much Ado About Eating in the Philippines

It is often wondered how relatively tiny people like the Filipinos could eat as often as 11 times a day. Filipinos love to eat- from their homemade cuisines to European dishes to American fast foods.

In Metro Manila one can find almost any dish one is craving for at any moment. Among the melting pots include Tomas Morato, Greenbelt, The Fort and Malate. Restaurants can also be found in the huge shopping malls in the Metro.

There’s Cafe Breton if one is looking for French crepes. This restaurant definitely gives a twist to the usual. Have your crepe as a main dish with meat and vegetables or as a dessert with fresh fruits and luscious chocolate syrup. Their servings are always filling and leave one satisfied because of their affordability

Filipinos are also very fond of pasta and pizza- the reason why these are always available whether in fast foods or in casual dining restaurants. Sbarro serves huge helpings of their rich and more-often-than-not creamy pizza and pasta. Their Baked Ziti is a definite must-try. Sbarro’s white cheese and Chicago deep dish pizza give a melt-in-your-mouth experience.

For casual dining pasta, Cibo is the place to go. Their versions are milder, allowing one to have the distinct taste of the pasta itself. The Old Spaghetti House is a must-try, too. A wide variety of pasta that’s affordable, TOSH allows anyone to have a taste of Italy. They even have fun desserts like Spaghetti with Meatballs, which is actually vanilla ice cream with strawberry syrup topped with maltesers -yum! TOSH also serves the best cheesecake in town-imported from the New York Cheesecake Factory.

Feeling Japanese? Teriyaki Boy serves you Japanese with a Filipino twist. House specialty Chicken Teriyaki just gives enough sweet taste without overpowering the juicy chicken meat. One may also order rice (Filipino staple food) with it or, if he wishes so, with Shrimp Tempura!

The best noodles in town can be found in Gloria Maris. Theirs are moist enough for its freshness to be savored and there’s also enough meat and vegetables if one is not that much into carbo-loading.

Seafood galore is found at Fish & Company. With their House specialty Fish & Chips and seafood pasta served in portions enough for 2 persons- this restaurant is definitely a haven for seafood lovers.

And of course, what’s the Philippines without Filipino food? Jerry’s Grill and Dencio’s are the answers to these. Tourists can experience classic and even exotic Filipino food in these restaurants. Grilled, fried, steamed, sautéed, and sizzling- however you like it, these restaurants have it.

The list can go on and on. One thing’s for sure though, there’s always a restaurant in the Philippines to satisfy your craving.

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