foodfindsasia.com| By: Irene Tria
Indulge yourselves to our list of best food cities in and outside the Metro. We have already set the table with places that has diverse collections of must try dishes.
Tagaytay City – also known as the food mecca of the Philippines
*Bulalo Point– mouthwatering authentic Bulalo and variety of affordable dishes that are all good for sharing.
*Sonya’s Garden – perfect for vegetarian. Sonya’s offers freshly harvested ingredients that are healthy and nutritious.
*Bag of Beans – specializes in gourmet and all-time favorite dishes, freshly-baked breads, home-made recipe pies, well-blended drinks and aromatic freshly-brewed coffee.
*Mushroom Burger – guilt-free burgers with mushroom patties to satisfy your cravings.
Vigan – perfect for a foodie day out
*ELP Special Empanada – if you’re looking for an authentic vigan longganisa empanada then ELP is the best place to check.
*Café Leona – enjoy a wide array of the famous Ilocano dishes with a twist. Japanese dishes with a taste of Ilocano flavor.
Iloilo – home of the famous La Paz Batchoy
*Breakthrough – one of the tourist spot in Iloilo. Known for its famous Aligue rice and Managat fish. Breakthrough restaurant is the undispusted king of seafood.
*Netong’s Batchoy – if you’re craving for an authentic La Paz Batchoy, no need to be confuse if it’s Teds or Deco’s because Netongs owns that title. The authentic Batchoy contains fresh egg noodles called miki, buto-buto broth slow-cooked for hours, and beef, pork and bulalo mixed with the local guinamos (shrimp paste). Its generous toppings include fried garlic, crushedchicharon (crispy fried pork skin), scallions, slivers of pork, intestines and liver, with a spoonful serving of bone marrow.
*Madge Café – your visit to Iloilo will be never be complete if you have not tasted their native preparation of coffee. The Coffee is from Northern Iloilo and its Native Arabica. Can be either brewed-light, regular or strong.
Laguna – if you’re looking for gourmet Filipino dishes then visit the City of Laguna
*Si Christina Gateau Sans Rival (Si Christina)– is a cozy restaurant that offers coffee, pasta and pastries. These freshly-made pastries, cheesecakes and frozen bravo de mercedez are on display for your own picking. Interesting!
*Patis Tito Garden Café– this restaurant serves slow-cooked Filipino favorites using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. You will also experience a “take down to memory lane” moment because of their rustic charm of an old Filipino provincial home.
Cebu – is Philippines lechon haven
*Zubuchon – who would have not visited Zubuchon when in Cebu? The best lechon is right here and that is according to world-renowned chef, Anthony Bourdain. “Best Pig ever!”. Also, Zubuchon is the Jollibee of lechon.
*Casa Verde – Cebu’s most popular dining destination. Enjoy homestyle comfort food at a very reasonable price. Drool on their best-selling ribs, mouth-watering steaks, sumptuous pasta and sinfully desserts. A dining experience you don’t wanna miss.
Pampanga – is known as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines
*Abe’s Nature Farm– craving for a Capampangan dish, then this is the restaurant that can serve you a full house authentic Pampanga dish. Plus you can also enjoy serenity of their antique wood rest house perfect for relaxation.
*Razon’s – no questions asked but Razon’s halo-halo is the best halo-halo in the town. You’re missing half of your life if you haven’t visited any Razon’s branch in the Philippines.
*Atching Lilian – is considered to be the keeper of Kapampangan recipes. With her hundred cooking demos, magazine feature and her own cooking show, the name Atching Lilian is a one word synonym to Kapampangan cuisine.
Bicol -savor the flavor of spice and coconut milk “gata” with Bikol’s authentic dishes
*Chili Peppers – old local restaurant that serves strak, ribs, pasta and seafood dish at a very affordable price.
*Soledad Spanish Filipino – specializing in Spanish/Basque and Filipino comfort food with spicy Bikolano taste.
*White Beans – cozy café that serves interesting Bicol fusion dishes on their menu.
Bulacan – with it’s captivating sites of heritage houses and historic tourist spots, the city of Bulacan has its own share of premiere dish and dining destinations to visit
*Garcia-Sacdalan – home of the famous sacdalan longganisa.
*Castillo Residence – what set them apart, is they add rice grains to chicken blood during slaughter for a tastier and authentic sinampalukang manok.
Baguio – aside from the cool breeze, Baguio City offers, there’s another reason why visiting the city is really a must… of course their food!
*Choco-late de Batirol – get a cup of the traditional cacao blend to accompany your chilly Baguio nights and mornings.
*Café by the ruins – home of the best empanada in the country, they also serve dishes like bagnet, curries and risotto that are available any time of the day.
*Oh my Gulay – get a glimpse of their old rustic-looking structure decorated with plants and wood carvings, this vegetarian restaurant serves tasty vegetarian food like Kalabasa Tempura and the very popular “Anak ng Puttanesca”.
Aguirre Street in Paranaque
*Mang Raul’s BBQRestaurant – a wide selection of Filipino street foods like Tenga, Isaw Baboy, Isaw Manok, Adida etc at a very affordable price.
*Ramen Kuroda – if you’re craving for an authentic ramen-gyoza and ramen-tonkatsu then this restaurant is worth the long drive to visit.
*Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen – will give you the Italian feel and taste with their best Italian cuisine that are not expensive and budget-friend