8 Restau­rants Where You Can Cel­e­brate Thanks­giv­ing Pi­noy-style

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While Thanks­giv­ing may be a very clas­sic Amer­i­can hol­i­day, be­ing grate­ful or hav­ing “utang ng loob” is en­grained into Filipino cul­ture. Let’s hold hands and look into each oth­ers’ eyes and truly be grate­ful this week as we cel­e­brate “#Na­tion­alThankYouWeek” at SM City Puerto Princesa from Novem­ber 19 to 29.

A feast of clas­sic roasted Filipino dishes would surely let your fam­ily and loved ones know how thank­ful you are for them.

Coco Gar­den Cafe

Cel­e­bra­tions don’t have to cost you a for­tune. This is ob­vi­ous with Coco Gar­den Cafe at the 2nd Level of SM City Puerto Princesa. Get af­ford­able de­lights as you re­mind your­self this week that while we’re thank­ful for all the great amaz­ing things that hap­pen, we should be thank­ful for the small, sim­ple ones too.

Banh Pho

When Viet­namese refugees ar­rived in Palawan, they brought with them es­sen­tial gifts that grew as part of Palawan’s cul­ture – the Chao­long (Pho), as a to­ken of their grat­i­tude to our hos­pi­tal­ity. Get this flavour­ful stew for only P90 with free glass of house iced tea and en­joy other Viet­namese in­spired del­i­ca­cies at Bahn Pho lo­cated at the 2nd Level of SM City Puerto Princesa.

Isla Ca­soy de Palawan

The whole re­gion of Palawan has cashew trees in abun­dance. It is no sur­prise that Isla Ca­soy de Palawan, a hum­ble cafe at SM City Puerto Princesa has a menu of­fer­ing based on the lo­cal fa­vorite Ca­soy or cashew nut. It has be­come a fa­vorite stop of tourists and lo­cals for pasalubongs (take-home presents) and its cashewin­fused meals and drinks.

Tatang’s Bone­less Le­chon

Filipino cel­e­bra­tions are only ever com­plete with a de­li­cious le­chon at its heart. Tatang’s at SM City Puerto Princesa brings the fa­mous Cebu le­chon to the Best Is­land in the World. It’s a culi­nary feast sure to fill your bel­lies and warm your hearts as you en­joy Tatang’s iconic bone­less le­chon.(P.R)

Gerry’s Grill Bar and Restau­rant

It’s the sea­son to gather around the ta­ble with your fa­vorites! Feast on the Gerry’s good­ness and cel­e­brate the gift of love with fam­ily! Tag your fam­ily and en­joy great bond­ing at Gerry’s Grill at the Up­per Ground Level of SM City Puerto Princesa.

Gili­gans Restau­rant

Usu­ally, we end up spend­ing a whole chunk of our days to the daily grind: com­mut­ing and work­ing. We some­times for­get to give back to the ones who keep us go­ing, our fam­i­lies. This #Na­tion­alThankYouWeek, slow down, sit down, and catch up with your fam­ily at Gili­gans lo­cated at the 2nd Level of SM City Puerto Princesa over a Gili­gan’s Grilled Plat­ter – a gor­geous com­bi­na­tion of surf & turf grilled to per­fec­tion that’s good for 4 to 5 per­sons. Hot off the grill com­bi­na­tion of juicy grilled pork liempo, ban­gus belly, squid and chicken inasal.

Max’s Restau­rant

Max’s has been around and loved by Filipino fam­i­lies since 1945. With a cul­ture deeply-rooted on food, it’s not hard to un­der­stand how Max’s has sur­vived all the changes through­out the years.

For a meal that’s rem­i­nis­cent of child­hood days, sim­pler and hap­pier week­ends, and the warmth of Filipino gath­er­ings, grab a bite at this fam­ily fave.

Kuya J Restau­rant

Kuya J of­fers the best Filipino dishes, per­fect for this week’s fes­tiv­i­ties. Get a taste of their iconic crispy pata, lumpia presko, and other de­lec­ta­ble treats! As if these Filipino spe­cial­ties aren’t enough to make you thank the heav­ens for good food, they also serve the best halo-halo in town.

Now, isn’t that some­thing ev­ery Filipino would be thank­ful for?

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