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Mango Tree serves new Thai dishes for the holidays

Nov 24, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Crispy pad thai? Yes please! Mango Tree features both new dishes and signature Thai staples – and they're all pretty appethaizing!

LOOK: Japanese soufflé pancakes from Hong Kong café are in Manila

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Who's up for some fluffy pancakes?

SOUFFLE PANCAKES. Hong Kong cafe brings Japan's famously light and fluffy souffle pancakes to Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Photo courtesy of Philippines

LIST: 5 date places for different couples this Valentine's

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Say it with video games, a spa date, or a fancy dinner out!

Japanese-Peruvian resto Nikkei is on a mission

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:30 AM

With its latest branch, Nikkei is hoping to attract a broader audience

RELAXING INTERIORS. Though the Podium branch is within a mall, inside it feels like you are in a bistro – warm and inviting. All photos by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

What it's like to dine 150 feet in the sky

May 17, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Is the 'Dinner in the Sky' experience worth it?

UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. The stunning view of the Manila Bay sunset or the evening cityscape of Manila becomes the backdrop of this unique event. All photos by Tedrick Yau/Rappler

Rappler Eats: Love xiao long bao? You have to try this soup dumpling

Apr 25, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Mai Wei Fang in Robinsons Ermita brings this hearty dish to Manila

SHENG JIAN BAO. The soup dumplings are pan-fried and then steamed. Rappler Screenshot

Taking root: Why Toyo Eatery is the most important Filipino restaurant right now

Mar 24, 2018 - 1:39 PM

With their new Miele One to Watch award in tow, Toyo Eatery looks about ready to take the world by storm, but their target seem to be a bit closer to home

Toyo Eatery photos by Rob Reyes

Tori Chizu: Comfort food with a Japanese twist

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:30 PM

You can't go wrong with rice covered in melted mozzarella cheese!

TORI CHIZU. The new restaurant serves plates of cheesy goodness. Rappler screenshot

7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Craving for sushi, ramen, or tempura? Get your fix at these places

OOMA. The casual dining venue is among the best Japanese restaurants in the Metro. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Food trip: 6 awesome Southeast Asian restaurants to try in Metro Manila

Nov 01, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Go around the region without getting on a plane!

Photos from and

Everything we ate at Sekitori, an awesome Japanese restaurant in Pasig

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Sashimi hot pot donburi ramen sushi rolls and more – name it Sekitori probably has it

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

What to try at Precynct, a gem of a cafe along C-5

Mar 19, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Enjoy specialty coffee gin and tonics with tacos and more at this hidden gem in a corner of C 5

All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

PH French food festival 2016: Beautiful French restaurants to try

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:34 PM

On March 21 10 Philippine restaurants are joining the rest of the world in celebrating Goût de France Good France a celebration of France s rich culinary tradition

All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler unless otherwise stated

Couples share 15 favorite restaurants for dates

Feb 11, 2016 - 7:36 PM

These couples share their favorite restaurants – from swanky spots in Makati to burger joints in UP

Food discoveries in the Banawe area, Quezon City's Chinatown

Feb 07, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Banawe and its many surrounding streets are filled with tons of places to eat and explore Here are just a few

Customers of HK Eat Fresh can choose from a variety of street food which is fried to order. Prices range from P28-P120.

Sneak peek: 15 things to try at the first Wolfgang's Steakhouse in PH

Feb 05, 2016 - 8:33 PM

The famous New York steakhouse is making its way to Manila this 2016

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

7 things to try at Cafe Enye, a lovely new brunch spot in Eastwood

Jan 27, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Lechon Carbonara Steak with Sofrito butter Plantain and chorizo tortilla and more – Cafe Enye serves up Spanish food with a twist

Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco

QC Food Festival 2015: 24 food finds at Maginhawa Street

Dec 13, 2015 - 12:25 PM

What is a pabebenade ? How about a chocodamia frappe? If you re looking for a place to eat check out what you can find along Maginhawa Street

Slurping xiao long bao: Visiting 6 soup dumpling restaurants in Manila

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:01 PM

6 restaurants in Metro Manila 6 soup dumplings sampled Which is the best? What s your favorite xiao long bao spot in Manila?

The incredible adobo gremolata, plus 13 new pasta dishes from Linguini Fini

Oct 29, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Linguini Fini rolls out 14 new dishes including some that inspired by local flavors like the linguini adobo gremolata and the birthday bolognese

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Allium, a beautiful Makati gem: 9 fabulous things to try

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Working or living in Makati or in town for the evening? Allium in Legaspi Village is serving a new menu with dishes like Brittany lobster salad a chocolate and custard dessert called the ‘Laiskonis egg ’ and stellar Wagyu beef

IN PHOTOS: Niu by Vikings debuts 9 new dishes for a limited time

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Tired of the usual buffet setup? Try something new – oysters and pearls pork loin in malt liquor and more

New Japanese restaurant 'Asakusa, Home of Tempura': 11 things to try

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Black tiger prawn tempura veggie tempura sushi and more

What to try at The Halal Guys, serving luscious platters and that famous sauce

Oct 08, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Hailing from New York City and now opening their first Manila branch The Halal Guys with their rice platters and sandwiches – and of course the famed white sauce – will surely draw Manila’s foodies

Where to get these 9 delicious chirashi sushi bowls in Manila

Sep 29, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Glistening invitingly with a dazzling variety of beautiful cuts of fish perfect sticky white rice – a chirashi don has it all Here are a few picks from Japanese restaurants around the metro

Photo by Wyatt Ong/Rappler

New hotel buffet at Dusit Thani's The Pantry: 7 standouts

Sep 20, 2015 - 10:45 AM

This new buffet serves up lechon fresh seafood salted caramel ice cream and more

SHELLFISH. The Pantry serves up a variety of fresh seafood, including oysters and scallops. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Malingap Street's Z Compound: 11 restaurants, 23 food discoveries

Jun 06, 2015 - 10:38 AM

Where to find bagnet sisig bagtit pizza the Pilyo burger a pulled pork bun and more – all in one place

Where to work: 7 restaurants with steady free Wi-Fi

May 30, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Sometimes you just really need Wi Fi with your food Let s take a look at a few practical options

Where you can get these 15 sushi rolls in Manila

May 11, 2015 - 1:10 PM

Ginza roll spicy salmon tempura roll fried spicy ikura sushi and more

Florabel at new Estancia Mall: 12 things to try

Apr 09, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Iced tea with a sorbet that melts into your drink award winning adobo crab and caviar salad and more

15 ice-cold drinks to get you through summer

Apr 06, 2015 - 3:45 PM

The Blue Dream the Mabuhay Smoothie the Calamansi slushie and more from restaurants around the metro

Eating out? 10 delicious meatless dishes to order

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Not sure what to order when you ve sworn off meat? Here are a few savory guilt free dishes to enjoy

Bone marrow burger, stuffed squid: 7 things to try at 22 Jupiter

Feb 13, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Bone marrow and foie gras burger tenderloin with spiced taro stuffed squid and more

Quick guide: 11 things to try at Tipple & Slaw sandwich bar

Dec 29, 2014 - 8:45 PM

Porchetta Italian beef truffle grilled cheese – just a few of the sandwich options available here Take a look to see the various food options here

Tripadvisor names Sofitel’s Spiral among top fine dining restaurants in Asia

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:46 PM

The restaurant is in the top 10 of 25 on TripAdvisor’s list of travelers favorite fine dining restaurants this 2014

Full List: Winners, 2014 Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Awards

Nov 27, 2014 - 10:49 PM

The complete list of winners by category Will you be visiting these restaurants soon?

Jeepney Bistro, QC’s hip, tucked-away 'turo-turo': 13 things to try

Nov 15, 2014 - 1:01 PM

This restaurant is a turo turo Mexican place and dessert bar all in one It s unapologetically eclectic in its food choices which makes it that much more interesting

Inside Paolo Bediones' new resto Hoolala: 8 things to try

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:31 AM

Paolo Bediones Grace Lee and Arnold Vegafria are partners in this Korean fried chicken venture What should you order? Take a look

The new buffet at Niu by Vikings: Tips and tricks

Oct 12, 2014 - 2:51 PM

What to order yes order at this buffet restaurant how much which way to go

Ippudo in Manila: 7 things to try

Sep 08, 2014 - 6:21 PM

Seductive complex rich and layered – this is the ramen at Ippudo

Brunch and the fluffiest pancakes

Aug 09, 2013 - 11:30 AM

An all day breakfast resto serves up the fluffiest pancakes in the Philippines

A DIFFERENT TAKE ON PANCAKE. The fluffiest pancakes...ever. All photos by Michelle Aventajado