Noche Buena is celebrated on Christmas Eve, or midnight of the 24th of December. It is the most anticipated part of the holidays for many Filipinos because it is that time of the year when Christmas delicacies are served. Among these delicacies are a number of Filipino favorites. Find out what is served in most Filipino homes for Noche Buena.
You get groceries from all over the world in Philippine supermarkets, but the country also has its own local brands of delicious food, drinks, and snacks. Here is what you should definitely try out.
Jollibee is without a doubt an icon in the Philippines. As a mascot, the red-white-yellow bee – chubby, cuddly and always smiling – is omnipresent here and far more popular than Ronald McDonald. The same is true for the restaurant it represents. Thanks to Jollibee, the Philippines is one of the few countries where McDonald's is not the No.1 fast food chain.
Make sure not to show up with empty hands after vacations, as your Filipino colleagues and friends will demand "Pasalubong!" when you come back. Pasalubong is the Philippine term for souvenirs, usually edible and sweet, and it is common courtesy to get some whenever you leave the Megacity.
Endless chains of sausages, tables laden with the freshest seafood, baskets filled with exotic fruits, mountains of rice: wet markets are the best way to get to know the world of Philippine food.
Teresita’s has a carinderia feel without having to deal with the Philippine heat outside.
Lounge in Tomas Morato is one of the old timers in the area. Apart from being a happening place for those who want to have a few drinks while listening to live music, the place has established itself as a great venue for parties and functions.
Want to prepare some of the delicious Filipino dishes in your own kitchen? Here we will collect some simple but great recipes. We concentrate on the most popular and typical ones, such as adobo, pancit, and sinigang. You will find most ingredients in other countries as well, so you can surprise family and friends with some pinoy cuisine the next time you go back home.
The Philippine cuisine is not the typical Asian cuisine you might imagine. Here we tell you everything you need to know about Filipino food culture, from typical meals and beverages to street food, wet markets, and Jollibee.
Dell's Foodhall sets new standards for cafeteria food in the Megacity. The cozy Citywalk II establishment is the first choice for many of Eastwood's BPO employees.
The turn of the 19th to the 20th century was a defining time for the Philippines, with the struggle for independence and the first formation of Filipino patriotism. The restaurant Crisostomo wants to bring this exciting era back to life - in a culinary way, of course.
Among Manila's hungry Megacitizens, fast food restaurants have become just as popular as street food vendors and carinderias, the local eateries. Here we present the top fast food chains in the Philippines.
Do not mistake this location for some place where you only have a quick coffee after enjoying an hour of art or historic artifacts in the Ayala Museum. The Museum Café – better known just as M Café – is a stylish Asian restaurant and one of Makati´s hottest nightlife spots.
With its high definition TVs and more than 40,000 English, Philippine, Korean, Japanese and 35,000 Chinese songs, Center Stage guarantees for perfect Karaoke nights - for Filipinos as well as for Megacitizens from Asia and the rest of the world.
Ritual Organic Grocery sells a range of Filipino products coming from all over the country - from coffee produced in the Mountain Province to fish sauce from the southern parts of the Philippines. The shop recently moved from The Collective to Arnaiz Avenue, just a few minutes walk from Greenbelt.
Filipinos love to grab a bite on the go. A street scene in Manila is not complete without a street food vendor. Here we present to you some of the craziest and/or most delicious of these uniquely Filipino snacks, from Adidas (chicken feed) to Walkman (pig's ears).
Desserts and pastries are among the most sinful words in the food business. Want to try some of the best sweet delicacies in the Philippines? Take a look at this list of Pinoy desserts and pastries – and just cross them off one by one.
For many of Saguijo's patrons, going to the bar has always been about the music and for providing a venue for Philippine bands who just want to rock out.
121 is the perfect casual place to have a couple of beers and pulutan (finger food) with some friends or colleagues.
Pino Resto Bar raises the bar in Filipino food dining by offering a fusion of local favorites from the different regions of the country. They also serve local, international and flavored beers.
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Cavite makes the perfect quick escape for Megacitizens who wish to get away from the city for a while without having to waste precious hours on land or air travel. The 36-hectare property offers just about every enjoyment possible --a water park, wild life, deluxe accommodations, game rooms, videoke, spa and other pampering services; dog shows, sporting events, fully-equipped gym, specialty restaurants highlighting good comfort food and Filipino food favorites; among others.
There are many Hap Chan branches in Manila, but only one that serves seafood right at the bay.
Sky Garden is a laid back bar and restaurant, located on the grasscovered rooftop of a three-story building right at the bay.
The rolling restos of Cucina Andare are back! Since April 4, 2014, the food trucks are serving their specialties on the rooftop of The Link, a retail building and car park in the heart of Makati.
A Filipino fusion restaurant, Abe’s specialties include their Lamb Adobo cooked with popped garlic, their delectable Crispy Pla-Pla (Tilapia), and Chicken Supreme. The restaurant also serves traditionally named dishes such as Bringhe –the Pampanga version of Paella.