Signature Happiness Ramen. Photo: @hanamaruken_ph
“The weather is too hot for ramen,” says no one ever! Hanamaruken is truly a nice slice of Japan right at the heart of Metro Manila. Their bestseller and signature bowl of Happiness Ramen truly lives up to its name. Starting at PHP 445, you're guaranteed a deliciously comforting meal with their generous serving of slow-cooked pork and noodles.
Pro Tip: Say “kae-dama” to any of the servers at any day and they will give you an extra serving of noodles for free.
Global Art Serendra, BGC, Taguig City
The Meathead. Photo: @8cutsburgers
While there are many burger joints popping up all over the city, there’s no doubt that 8Cuts Burger is still one of the best ones out there. Their freshly ground, hand-pressed, and seared-to-order patties are custom-blended from eight cuts of beef which ensures that each bite is seasoned to perfection. For only PHP 165, their tasty and juicy creations will surely win your heart with every bite.
Fun fact: The Meathead used to be an off-the-menu secret burger before it turned into the crowd favorite that it is today.
SM Mall Of Asia, J.W. Diokno, Pasay City
Banoffee Pie. Photo: @banapplekitchen
Banapple is loved by many people for so many reasons and their Banoffee Pie is surely one of them. With its beautifully created layers of dulce de leche with thick slices of banana, on top of a buttery graham cracker crust, it's totally understandable why everyone just can’t get enough of it.
Although they initially started as a humble bakeshop that offers pies and cheesecakes, they have now expanded to serving home-cooked style dishes like the well-loved Chicken Parmigiano (PHP 305), Lasagna Roll-Ups (PHP 345), and Hickory-Smoked Country Ribs (PHP 345). Whether you are dining in, taking out, or having your orders delivered, Banapple will never disappoint!
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Buffalo Wing Dog. Photo: @pinksmanila
It’s been almost 5 years since Los Angeles’ most popular hotdog stand has taken over the country. But long after its launch, there is no denying that Pink’s Hot Dogs still captures the Filipinos’ undeniable love for hot dogs. Complete with one-of-a-kind hotdog sandwiches (starts at PHP 250), appetizing burgers (starts at PHP 290), and heavenly sides (starts at PHP 150), this is truly a go-to spot for anyone who wants to have a world-class, celebrity dining experience.
Shangri-la at, 5th Ave, Taguig City
Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream and Angus Rib-Eye Steak. Photo: @mymamou
Mamou is definitely loved by many for their distinctive take on Angus rib-eye steak (starts at PHP 1,990) and truffle cream pasta (starts at PHP 395). Mamou’s steak and pasta combination is definitely their one-two punch into diners’ palate.
This proudly local restaurant is surely a beautiful place to splurge on a special and elevated feast whether there’s an occasion or not. From appetizers to desserts, each serving of their specially made recipes paired with their friendly service will surely make you feel at home.
Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig City