AFN Recommends PH: 5 More Places To Try in March

AFN Recommends PH: 5 More Places To Try in March

Here are some dishes in the Philippines you shouldn’t miss this month.

Before we bid goodbye to March, let’s first welcome these delicious food spots in Manila that will surely take your taste buds on a delicious adventure. From a world class buffet to a local resto-bar, here are 5 highly-recommended culinary destinations for you.

The Alley by Vikings

Buffet spread. Photo: The Alley

The Alley is easily one of the most unique buffet experiences in Manila. Starting at PHP 728, you get a chance to eat ‘til you drop with quality food selections from all over the world. With over 14 street-inspired food halls, each area is assigned to a specific culinary category matched with beautiful interior and friendly staff, so whether you're a fan of local Filipino cuisine or other Asian, Western, or European specialties - it will definitely feel like you are being transported to a different country with every step and bite you take.

From appetizer to dessert, The Alley is definitely the complete package. While you can't go wrong with any dish, you must absolutely try their freshly-made roti with sweet and savory dip.

 

Location

C1, Upper Ground Floor, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City

 

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Ramen Nagi

Original King Ramen. Photo: Ramen Nagi

Ramen Nagi dubs itself as the best tasting authentic Japanese ramen in the Philippines and honestly, it takes just one taste to realize that they are not wrong to claim the title. Their famous Original King or Butao ramen (starts at PHP 390) has had people lining up outside their doors since they opened in 2013, because of its firm hand-made noodles and luscious signature tonkotsu broth that has been boiled for over 20 hours.

Pro Tip: Unless you are willing to stand in line for hours, it would be best to visit during off-peak hours as the queue can get really, really long.

 

Location

Greenbelt Mall, Legazpi Street, Makati City

 

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Friuli Trattoria

Fantastico pizza. Photo: Friuli Trattoria

Located at the heart of the loved Maginhawa Street, Friuli Trattoria has been proudly serving authentic Italian dishes at an affordable price. Their Fantastico pizza (starts at PHP 320) is a must-try and is generously topped with beef, ham, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, bell pepper, and black olives. Aside from their pizza, they also have a wide selection of delectable pasta, calzone, side dishes, and cakes that will surely capture your heart and taste buds. 

 

Location

79A Maginhawa, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Din Tai Fung

Xiao Long Bao. Photo: Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned Chinese restaurant that originated in Taiwan and has expanded its kitchen in the Philippines. Their Xiao Long Bao (starts at PHP 165) or XLB as their loving regulars call it, is truly a combination of culinary artistry, craftsmanship, and dedication. Each one is carefully weighed and folded by hand to achieve their signature Golden Ratio of 18 folds. 

On top of their best-selling dumpling, they also take pride in their fried rice, noodles, pork, beef, chicken, and seafood dishes that you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

 

Location

G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

 

Tas Roofdeck

BBQ Platter with Nachos, Truffle Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skin, Sisig, and Pita. Photo: Tas Roofdeck

Tas Roofdeck is a humble local resto-bar in the south of Metro Manila. They're known for their unique way of serving traditional Filipino meat skewers - and that is, with pita! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind dining experience with a relaxing view of the city. Together with nachos, crispy chicken skin and their own blend of sangria, Tas Roofdeck is the perfect hangout spot. Whether you want quality alone time or you want to take your friends and family with you - this is the place to be.

Fun Fact: The concept of their signature dish was a happy accident that happened during a casual backyard barbecue hosted by the owner, where one of his friends jokingly wrapped a pita around the meat skewers that they made. The rest is history.

 

Location

31 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City

 

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