hole in the wall
What: The Vietnamese food corner that looks like a movie set piece/old-school billboard
Try: Their specialty beef noodle soup and namesake, the Pho Bo. You’ll know it’s not the Chinese noodle soup when you taste the distinctive mint-like avor native to the region’s cuisine.
What: Middle Eastern food on steroids
Try: The classic beef shawarma, with a side of tuom (the usual yogurt sauce), shatta (a sort of Egyptian chili sauce), and fries that taste like curry. Make the most out of all the dips!
What: Chinese food inspired by San Francisco’s Mission Street
Try: The Maki Mi, a sticky pork noodle soup with fried tender pork and roasted garlic GREEN CHEESE
What: Cheesecakes uf er and lighter than a cloud
Try: The original cheesecake, a matcha cheesecake, or a double chocolate cheesecake for dessert
What: The very rst craft cookie bar in Manila, by Chef Miko Aspiras
Try: Any one of these cookies—Red Velvet, S’mores, Deep Darkest Secret, and then wash it all down with some sweet bamboo charcoal milk.
What: The best artisanal meat eatery (meatery?) straight from Makati’s weekend markets
Try: The huge Wagyu Pastrami Reuben, or their other sandwiches. That thing looks daunting at rst glance, but can be conquered with a knife.
What: The tiniest—but tastiest—eclairs, man
Try: They’ve got all sorts of eclairs for you to choose from; for this, we got the Chocolate Green Tea, the Double Chocolate, the Blueberry Cheesecake, and the Caramel Popcorn.
What: Fried chicken, with the umami turned up to 11
Try: The corn and coleslaw plate, preferably with two big chickens. The corn’s gonna be sprinkled with cheese and kewpie, while the coleslaw could either be made of togarashi or kimchi.
What: Mexican street food with a Filipino twist Try: The tocino nachos, but you don’t have to stop there. You can pair that or any other viand with nachos and tostadas, as tacos, or a burrito.