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.
Doing the groceries in Manila means visiting either one of the supermarkets inside the shopping malls or going to a stand-alone one equally big. There are also smaller grocery stores in Metro Manila that serve villages and communities in the area. These grocery stores usually have basic items in their inventory. However, if you want to buy imported goods because you miss having them, going to one of the following supermarkets is probably the best idea.
Strictly speaking, The Landmark it is not a mall but a large department store, selling you clothing, household goods and other every day items for a very reasonable price. Affordable products and the location in the very middle of Makati's shopping district make this department store the top choice for many of Manila's shoppers.
Market! Market!’s name has exclamation points for a reason. Location and selection are the outdoor mall’s strengths making it a favorite shopping spot for those who like to shop in a clean and airy environment.
Alphaland Makati Place is composed of three residential towers, a members-only City Club, and an upscale mall.
The Cash & Carry Mall is a hidden pearl, especially for those living in the Makati Alternative and International Hotdot and in the Legazpi Hotspot. With a small movie theatre, a supermarket, usual lunch and dining options as well as a bazaar and clothing stores, Cash & Carry is a low price alternative to the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls.
International Credit Cards are good to withdraw money and to use in upper-class hotels and restaurants. For everything else, you should carry cash.
Sinigang is a hot and sour soup, with varying vegetables and either pork, beef, chicken, fish, or shrimp. The sour flavor comes from fresh tamarind or tamarind soup base. Sinigang na Baboy, or pork sinigang, is one of the most popular soups of the Philippines.