If you are looking for a unique date night, why not try resto-hopping and taste these 10 recommended bites from foodies JJ Yulo and Mark Del Rosario? The adventure may just stir something up!
Oyster Sisig from Locavore
The restaurant is known for putting a twist on classic Filipino dishes,
Bibingka & Puto Bumbong from Via Mare
Filipinos love rice so much, they put it in every dish, including desserts. The bibingka and puto bumbong (Php80) are rice cakes that are particularly favored no matter what time of the year. At Via Mare, they are available all year round, and are best eaten as a snack. The
Ube dirty ice cream from your friendly neighborhood ice cream man
It is not uncommon to see an ice cream vendor wheeling around a colorful ice cream cart on the streets of the metro. If you happen to encounter one, there is your golden opportunity to try the delicious cool purple treat flavored by purple yam and coconut milk. Most days, a scoop or two of
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Halo-halo at Milky Way Cafe
Described by food writer JJ Yulo as “Manila in a bowl,” this dish is a hodgepodge of shaved
Buko pie by Little Flour
The Filipino version of apple pie, Little Flour’s buko or coconut pie (Php220/slice), with its perfectly flaky
Boneless Crispy Pata by Pamana
Sharing stories over ice-cold beer paired with the right food is distinctly Filipino. In most cases, it’s crispy
Watermelon & beef short rib sinigang by Manam
If you really want to get a handle on Filipino cuisine, sinigang is a dish you just have to try. To make the experience more memorable, try Manam’s unconventional take on the beloved Pinoy sour soup (Php245/small serving).
Isaw by Sarsa Kitchen
Filipino street food is always intriguing, but very few visitors and even locals are willing to take the plunge and actually try them straight from the streets. That’s where Sarsa’s isaw (grilled intestines) comes in. This version is cleaned out and flavored to perfection. You can try the chicken or spicy chicken isaw (Php185), pork isaw (Php195), or beef isaw (Php210).
Mutton adobo by Abe
Another unbeatable Filipino favorite, adobo, comes in as many versions as there are cooks. This dish from Abe (Php545) is particularly delectable, and unique in its use of mutton as the main meat.
Toyo Eatery’s tasting menu
Toyo Eatery’s food has gotten much praise for its creativity in using local produce. Their food is not no-nonsense
Who are JJ Yolo and Mark Del Rosario?
- JJ Yulo, a popular food writer, published in the likes of Esquire and Spot.ph, and the founder of the blog Pinoy Eats World.
- Mark Del Rosario, founder of Let’s Eat Pare, a top online food community.
Words by Amelie Llaga