Nothing beats the feeling of finally ending “long time no sees.” Such intimate and special celebrations must be matched with steaming international flavors at Greenhills, the first-ever shopping complex in Metro Manila.
Location: Greenhills Mall, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City WILDFLOUR CAFE + BAKERY 1 CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
Aside from specialty pastries, the crispy and juicy Southern fried chicken, accompanied by homemade biscuits, can also delight the entire family.
2 MUSSELS AND FRIES
An interesting and surprisingly enjoyable combination of baguette, French fries and fresh local mussels is made more heartening by garlic, parsley butter, and white wine. Location: Ground Floor, OSquare 1, Wilson Street corner Ortigas Avenue Price range for a family of four: P2,000 For reservations, call 775-3543
GRINGO 3 LEMON GARLIC BUTTER CRAB
Prepare your heart, stomach and clean hands! The Tex-Mex restaurant guarantees macho Lemon Garlic Butter Crabs.
4 GRINGO BABY BACK RIBS
Eat Baby Back Ribs with joy! The rib, with Gringo’s secret rub, is so tender you wouldn’t need a knife to devour it! Location: Ground Floor, OSquare 2, Ortigas Avenue corner Wilson Street Price range for a family of four: P1,300 For reservations, call (0917) 111-8882
BLUE POSTS BOILING CRABS AND SHRIMPS 5 SEAFOOD CHOICES
It’s time to be adventurous and messy with the family! Seafood lovers must try any freshly caught seafood (crab, shrimp, mussels), cooking style (boiled, garlic fried, sambal, garlic lemon butter sauce, in salted egg) and regular, mild, super spicy spiciness level at the well-loved restaurant. Location: 2nd floor, OSquare 1, Wilson Street corner Ortigas Avenue Price range for a family of four: P1,500 For reservations, call 246-9069 ext. 717
KAMAMESHI TOWN HONTEN 6 PLATTER OF SASHIMI AND SUSHI
Taste the authentic 1923 flavor of Japanese cuisine with a Sashimi Platter (salmon, tuna, white meat fish, and the day’s chef choice) or Sushi Platter (salmon, white meat fish, and the day’s chef choice.)
Taste the iconic and historical Kamameshi, (tori teri, buta, gyu), which is served in a hot Traditional iron pot. Location: Ground Floor, N. Western Street, Greenhills Price Range for a family of four: P2,000 For reservations, call 570-3242
FROM BEING AN ICONIC MALL, GREENHILLS HAS UPGRADED INTO A HAVEN FOR FOODIES AND AFICIONADOS LOOKING FOR FRESH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS.
SAMGYEOPMASARAP UNLIMITED BBQ 8
Families who love eat-all-you-can Korean food will enjoy unlimited everything –- from pork, beef, and beef rib barbecue to side dishes (pickled radish, pickled onion, fish cake, marble potatoes, kimchi, sweetened anchovy, sautéed sayote and bean sprouts). Location: 2nd Floor, Connecticut Arcade Price range for a family of four: P2,000
ARROZ ÉCIJA 9 BRINGHE SA TINTA PUSIT
Apart from enjoying purely Filipino conversations with the jolly staff, Bringhe sa Tinta Pusit topped with crispy Kalamares from XO 46’s sister restaurant will not disappoint.
10 BAGNET ILOCOS
Even if you’re staying in Manila, you’ll never miss the taste of Ilocos with the extra crispy bagnet with lechon sauce and anato sauce on the side. Location: Ground Floor, Connecticut Arcade Price range for a family of four: P2,000
DISTRICT 8 11 PATA
For a night out with the big boys, opt for the soft-on-the-inside and crispy on the outside pata, accompanied with pickled red apples, traditional soy sauce and vinegar with shallots.
12 ROAST CHICKEN
The slow-cooked and pugon-roasted chicken is marinated with soy sauce, honey, paprika and butter. It is served with three homemade sauces (Harissa Mayo, Salsa Verde or Sour Cream).
Location: G-Strip, Connecticut Street corner Ortigas Avenue Price range for a family of three: P2,000 For reservations, call 426-9808