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.
InterContinental Manila closed its doors in December 2015 to make way for a mixed use development.
Pica-Pica and Pulutan are terms for Philippine finger food. It is usually fatty, salty, and delicious, just the right snack to keep your stomach in balance during a long night out in Manila's bar scene.
Teresita’s has a carinderia feel without having to deal with the Philippine heat outside.
Mesa Filipino Moderne, more popularly known as Mesa, is a Filipino restaurant chain that serves yummy Philippine dishes in a comfortable modern setting.
Alfredo’s Steakhouse is one of the oldest restaurants in the metro and is even considered by many of its patrons as an institution when it come to steaks.
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.
Crispy Pata, Kare Kare, Adobo, Bicol Express, Pinakbet: the menu of Bakahan at Manukan reads like an encyclopedia of Philippine cuisine.
The local Filipino food is not what you would expect in (Southeast) Asia. It is less filled with vegetables and more focused on meat - on the issue of rice your estimation would be right: it is eaten a lot. The food is quite heavy, not that spicy, most of the time grilled or fried, and often seasoned with soy sauce, vinegar, fish sauce and other interesting flavors.
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.
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.
This cozy café celebrates Filipino coffee, cuisine and culture. It puts just as much love in the preparation of perfect hot beverages as in the cooking of delicious Pinoy food.
Love seafood? And buffets? If that's the case, you cannot resist Somethin Fishy's eat-all-you-can offers.
Sumptuous seafood dishes, a relaxing ambiance, and cultural shows every single night are the very combination that makes dining at Zamboanga Restaurant special.
The park in the middle of the busy streets of Salcedo Village appears to be the green lung of the business district. At any given time, you will be able to spot Megacitizens roaming around this place, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
In a spacious, cool and tropical setting, Aracama serves finest Philippine cuisine while DJs play lounge and dance music.
Mario’s is popular for its Sunday lunch buffet, making it a favorite go-to place for families.
Aruba is a stylish lounge bar and restaurant with a good choice of drinks and a diversified live music program featuring several local bands.
Get something sweet at Zucchero, be it coffee and cake in the afternoon or a Filipino dinner in the evening.
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).
Titania is known for its exquisite cooking thanks to its restaurant on Yakal Street, and the wine cellar is an established name among wine lovers.
Billiard, party food and acoustic live music are the perfect ingredients for laid-back night-outs at the Manila Bay.
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.
This seafood restaurant has become an institution in Manila since its first branch opened in 1975.
You don't live in the Philippines but really want to get to know the country, its past and present, culture and entertainment, urban life and nature? To make sure you make the most out of your stay, we prepared a sample schedule that shows what you can do and see within one month.