Hi guys! Happy new year, happy valentine's, everyone!
I've made a list of places I'm (finally finally) planning to check out in the next few weeks - any recommendations on what to eat/feedback?
- pianobar/resto on Jupiter
2. Market Garden Cafe
- Hyatt Casino Hotel, Mabini cor. Padre Faura (entrance also on M.H. Del Pilar, NOT the HYATT on Roxas Blvd. (of former Al Fresco/Tempura Misono fame); their buffet is supposed to give Circles a run fo r their money;
- Sunette Hotel, off P. Burgos, Makati Avenue area; an upscale version of New Bombay?
4. Vietnam Amthu'c
- Panay Avenue, Q.C.; run by Vietnamese. Hope it's as good as Saigon Best, which I really miss now.
- yeah, I know it's more a bar than a resto, but it's still Fern Aracama we're talking about.
Now, if you're in the Morato/ABS-CBN in the area, you might want to take note:
- T. Morato Extension, near the old Burgoo and Brew-Huh, across Popular Bookstore
Very fluffy, very filling, very good bibingka, with sandwich "fillings" like chocolate, cheese...I can't recall the rest. I died eating the chocolate bibingcrepe. It's baked to rise really high; very chewy and fragrant with vanilla. Three people can eat one crepe. Prices are P70-85 or so. Service is slow, however because they make it on the spot. They also don't issue official receipts (boo :P) Worth going back if you're not in a hurry. Good cheap date place.
2. Uno Restaurant
- Morato cor. Scout Fuentebella, right behind Little Asia
Still my most favorite restaurant area; my neighborhood bakery, in fact, for their focaccia, pagnotta (P40-45), croissants and ricotta danishes (P22 the latter two. Totally fresh even after thawing from the freezer. You can also order their very nice baked cheesecake (P480), or their flourless choc cake.
What I DO NOT eat there is their pre-cooked pasta - It's the only letdown in Uno. Have coffee there for a change. It's super quiet. Smoking upstairs on the balcony allowed.
- Scout Tuazon cor. Roces Avenue; you can also access it from Scout Castor from Morato
I am not too thrilled with their bread, but their trained chefs whipped up a VERY nice Pork Camembert dish - the sauce was made of camembert, cream, and a tinge of mustard, I think. Plus, they serve Lavazza coffee. If you don't like it there, you can run to Greens veggie restaurant right across it.Also now open
: Marina (on Timog), Grappa's (Morato, another branch), Brothers Burger (which I will never eat again)