If you’re looking for somewhere to have a good time with your family and friends this week, head on to SM City Manila! Whether you want to treat your family to a sumptuous dinner or take a break from your hectic schedule with your comfort food, you’ll find the best in casual dining here.
Last month, we joined a blogger’s food crawl with other food and lifestyle bloggers from across the metro. Here are 12 of SM City Manila’s best restaurants that we tried which you should absolutely visit today.
Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things
Home to the awesome Garlic Parmesan Wings, Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things has everything you wanted in chicken wings and more. If you’re up for a challenge, ask for a serving of their hottest flavors and get featured in their Wall of Fame if you finish it in one sitting!
8 Street Bites
Perfect for college students hanging out before their next class, 8 Street Bites is the best option for big groups on a budget. We highly recommend their Freeway Nachos and their Country Fried Chicken.
Whether you’re a long-time fan of ramen or just plain starving for good noodles, this restaurant will not disappoint. Get your ramen fix without hurting your wallet with their famous RCool ramen.
If you have a craving for Japanese food but don’t want to spend much, Tokyo Joe is the perfect choice for you. Order their yummy Super California Maki and their Gyudon Rice, and you’ll be thankful that you did.
Mad For Pizza
For dishes that taste as good as they look, go to Mad for Pizza. Not only do they have delicious offerings that give you the best bang for your buck, they also have a charming ’80s-inspired ambiance that is definitely worthy of being featured on your Instagram profile. Their Danggit Pasta and Salmon Belly a la Pobre are a must-try.
Fans of the popular food chain Razon’s from Pampanga have a new reason to celebrate. From the same people behind Razon’s, Teresita’s offers all your favorite Filipino dishes, such as Kare-Kare, Caldereta, and Palabok at affordable prices. Perfect for a quick lunch out when you’re having a stressful day at work.
If you just love fresh seafood, we recommend Choobi Choobi. Just thinking about their signature dish, Stan’s Version 2.0 Black Pepper Shrimp, makes my heart melt. They source their shrimp from Cebu, so it’s guaranteed fresh. You should also try Choobi Bay, which is a shrimp, crab, and corn bucket, perfect with their Snowpea sprouts.
Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken
I love everything about Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken! Although their chicken is slightly sweeter than the ones I’ve tried in New Taipei, it’s still deliciously mouthwatering. Read my Hot Star review!
Head to Big Daddy’s for affordable treats with reasonable serving sizes. They have most ingredients for a satisfying dining experience: good service, good prices, and awesome menu items. Their creamy seafood penne is a personal favorite, but if you want something meatier, you can order their burger, steak, or the Angus Beef Tapa.
Nobody needs convincing when it comes to ramen houses. We all love ramen, don’t we? For less than P250, you can enjoy your favorite ramen dishes here at Ramen Kuroda. Choose from their Shiro Chashumen, the umami-filled spicy Aka Ramen, or their bestseller, Kuro Ramen.
Despite the popularity of Korean cuisine in the local scene, only a handful of restaurants have appealed to me. Indeed, not all samgyeopsal are considered equal, and Red Table will prove just that to you. Reward yourself with a hearty meal here today.
Who doesn’t love second breakfasts? Even if you’re not a hobbit, you’ll want to get your hands on Wicked Waffle’s delightful desserts even when you’re already full. Taste a piece of heaven with their Chunkee Monkey.
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