Metro Manila · Greenfield District
Greenfield District is fast rising as one of the most vibrant mixed-use developments in Metro Manila. The name of the district is derived from the open park located in the area.
Edsa-Ortigas HotSpot's popularity has grown fast. People are enjoying the inviting park as well as the slew of retail shops and new restaurants. The best time to visit is Saturday afternoon and evening, when the Greenfield Weekend Market is held, wherein artworks and delicacies are being sold. Concerts are also regularly held at the park.
Those who come to Greenfield District are usually young professionals, especially BPO employees, students and expats. They will most likely be found in the row of restaurants located either at The Hub or The Portal. There are about 22 food shops in Greenfield District.
Having a calming view of the park, both city folk and Megacitizens leisurely take their time while having a meal or having some beer. Greenfield District is also the home of the newest sports adventure in the Megacity - the Trampoline Park.
Here's a list of some of the restaurants that can be found here.
Habib Persian Cuisine
Habib means "My dear love" (in Persian) and offers authentic Persian cuisine. The restaurant is owned by husband and wife Shahin Hafezan, an Iranian, and Camille Hermosa, a Filipina. The kitchen is manned by Iranian chef and long-time Philippine resident Seyed Taghi Mir Askari Vajari. Try their new kebab offering which is the combination of chicken and beef. It is basically ground beef rolled over a chunk of chicken that's been marinated with saffron, lime juice and home-made yogurt. Shisha is available here as well.
The New York-inspired gastro-pub used to be located at McKinley Hill, The Fort-BGC Preferred Areas & HotSpots, before moving to Greenfield District. A favorite watering hole among expats, co-owner and chef Jun Jun de Ocampo told Megacitizens.com that the local draft beer is among their bestsellers. Blackwood Bistro offers fresh barrels of San Miguel Pale Pilsen, selling about 300 liters on a very strong night. The local brew served in a patented pilsner glass from Spain, made exclusively available to Blackwood. Other must-tries here include the buffalo crabs, a Blackwood original inspired by buffalo wings; bacon and truffle pizza, which uses hand-made croissant dough; home-made corned beef made of US beef brisket, and freshly popped chicharon.
Blackwood Bar and Grill usually has promos for their patrons. To get a hold of these promos, you should follow them on Facebook.
Meat-lovers and fans of exotic dishes should head to Brazil! Brazil! Their bestsellers include the churrasco platter, featuring rice topped with an assortment of vegetables and different cuts of meats; the crispy beef fillet, and beef brisket with marbled potatoes. See also our article about the now closed branch of Brazil! Brazil in Fort Bonifacio.
Comforting and delicious bowls of ramen can be found here. For the ultimate ramen experience here, try the Ramen Bar special, which is a huge serving of soy-based broth with thick noodles topped with two slices of pork belly, two slices of roasted pork, bamboo shoots, half-slice of tamago or soft boiled egg, naruto or fish cake and carrots. There is seafood ramen for those looking for a healthier option or not into meat. The ebi buns are good side dish.
Brown's Gourmet Cafe
Brown's reminds one of a "hipster" café with its all-wood interiors, warm tones and quirky, kitschy items on display. The food is an adventure. Brown's serves up straightforward comfort food with a twist. Choose from their all-breakfast fare, pastas and salads. The roasted chicken is not to be missed. It's slow roasted, fork-tender, and simply delicious. The taste has more kick when the chicken is dipped in Brown's original spicy, sweet vinegar made from sugarcane. Their house blend iced tea, which has hints of citrus and vanilla, is freshly brewed every day. Try also the omelet rice. Each food item at Brown's is home-made.
Brown's Gourmet is set to open a branch in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, according to their representatives.
Freshly baked breads and desserts plus Italian coffee are available at Le Miel. Husband and wife tandem John Paul Chua and Gayeon “G” Lee own and operate the cafe. Lee, the chief baker, studied in South Korea and Paris Their rich chocolate cake, red velvet and lemon tarts are bestsellers
The Hub at Greenfield District is also home to other restaurants like Uncle Cheffy for those looking for panizzas and ribs, Kanin Club for Filipino dishes with a modern twist, Café Breton for sweet or savory crepes, and Serenitea for refreshing milk tea drinks. Uno Lounge and Primo's Cuisine and Lounge offer great food, drinks and live entertainment.
The Portal, meanwhile, has popular fast food chains like Pancake House, Wendy's, Teriyaki Boy, Starbucks, Mr. Donut, and Dairy Queen.
Location & How To Get There
The Greenfield District is located at EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard and United Street in Mandaluyong City. It is easily accessible with public transport. The MRT Station Shaw Boulevard is right in front. All buses on EDSA with an A or a C in the windshield also stop at Shaw Boulevard.
Tel: (63) 906 426 1469