AFN Recommends PH: Manila's 5 Best Eats in July

AFN Recommends PH: Manila's 5 Best Eats in July

Have a taste of Manila’s best!

Whether you want a full dine-in experience or an easy food delivery, here are the perfect food establishments in Manila for you. 

1. The Chow Men

Black Pepper Garlic Prawns. Photo: The Chow Men

Crabs, prawns, and noodles -- The Chow Men offers everything a seafood lover would enjoy eating. Their Black Pepper Garlic Prawns (starts at PHP 1,800) is a crowd favorite with its fried garlic and aromatic black pepper coating. Aside from this, you can also dig into their Salted Egg Floss Crab (starts at PHP 2,800) to have a taste of their signature salted egg sauce with an overlay of egg floss. If you’re craving for pasta, then the Crab Cream Noodle made with 100% fresh crab meat and tossed in their TCM’s cream sauce will surely be a nice treat for you.

  • Location: Makati City
  • Call: 0905 301 3797

2. CCL

CCL Cafe Food Spread. Photo by @_ellelopez on Instagram

Say hello to your new go-to spot! CCL Cafe has no doubt one of the coziest and IG-worthy interiors that you will ever find. One step inside their doors will instantly teleport you to a peaceful, pleasant, and spacious zone amidst the busy streets of Metro Manila. Their Avocado Milkshake (PHP 140) paired with Cheese Quesadilla (PHP 110), and Creamy Pesto Pasta will surely win your heart with every sip and bite you take. Perfect for quality alone time, remote work, business meetings, catch-up with friends, and dates -- you will no doubt have a great time here.

  • Location: Makati City

3. Mijo Comfort Food

Mijo Comfort Food spread. Photo: Mijo Comfort Food

Mijo Comfort Food offers an extraordinary dining experience. True to their name, their relaxing interiors and amazing service would make you feel comfortable and at ease the moment you step in. Their food is also spectacular with their Aligue Gambas (PHP 450), Smash Burger (PHP 350), Truffle Jamon (PHP 450), and Wagyu Striploin (PHP 2,100) as their best-sellers. Overall, we are 100% sure that anyone who chooses to dine here will leave with a smile on their face and an intent to come back again.

  • Location: Pasig City
  • Call: 0917 149 0148

4. La Spezia MNL

Spaghetti Vongole. Photo La Spezia MNL

Since many of us are still unable to travel, allow La Spezia MNL to give you an authentic Italian cuisine experience. Established by two foodies, one of which trained in Europe’s Michelin-starred restaurants, this food spot offers a short menu filled with dishes made from quality ingredients and cooked to perfection. A taste of their Spaghetti Vongole (starts at PHP 450), Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (PHP 450), and Vino Rosso Agnello (PHP 690) are just few of the dishes will make you feel as if you have been teleported to Italy without even leaving Metro Manila.

  • Location: Quezon City
  • Email: 0927 960 6903

5. Ikomai

Tuna, Salmon, and Shrimp Tacos. Photo @sampotenciano on Instagram

Ikomai is the brainchild of Chef James Antolin and Nagoya Chef Hide which aims to serve premium and authentic Japanese food. They have a long list of dishes for you to try whether you want a quick snack, a fun lunch, or a heavy dinner. Their Gyoza Sisig (PHP 380), Salmon Sashimi (PHP 400), Tuna Poke (PHP 370), Tacos (starts at 210) and Tebasaki (PHP 380) are just some of the dishes you should not miss out on. 

Aside from this, they also have Tochi Desserts which is also a Chef James’ creation available to each dining experience on a sweet note. 

  • Location: Makati City
  • Call: 0917 709 4809
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