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Filipino cuisine !

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Filipino cuisine !

Hi, I'm going to spend a 3-day vacation in Manila (to be specific it's in Makati) so do you have any recommendation about what to eat or some Filipino traditional dishes? I took a look on wiki travel but there are plenty of food which kind of confusing me.

So do you have any recommendation? Something like must-eaten food?

And I am looking for a restaurant with affordable price at Manila Bay, it's best if it isnt far from Intramurous! Do you have any ideas??

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there is a forum a few posts before yours I want to learn how to make traditional / local dishes

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Go to Robinsons Ermita and look for Mangan Restaurant.It's on the ground floor near to TGI Friday and National Book Store.

Must try dishes are Adobo, Sinigang (Baboy(Pork) or Hipon (Prawn)), Torteng Talong, Escabetse, Pancit, Ginataan Gulay (vegetables in Coconut milk) and Lugaw.

Really anything on their menu is good but some may be too foreign for you -such as Ampalaya, Pinakbet, sweet and sour chicken feet and Lumpia Sariwa.

There are also a good range of foods in the food court on the 3rd floor but be aware that Filipinos like pork with lots of fat on it.

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Chow King!

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gag, chow king...

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*faint* chowking?

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seems like everyone loves Chow King! Gonna give it a try!

and thank you @FSRP01 for a very detail guide !!

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*faint again* not Chowking!

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My label is actually ChoKing! Give it a miss, please!

I like Sentro 1771 in Serendra at Global City for their corned beef sinigang (brisket in a tamarind base soup) and the kare kare (beef and vegetables - sounds wrong, but tastes good) in Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo and Aracama in Fort Bonifacio. I haven't tasted adobo better than what we serve at home, but we are not open to the public ;).

For more adventurous fare, go north to Everybody's Cafe in San Fernando Pampanga. Fried catfish with mustard leaves and burrong hipon (fish paste) with a side of steamed rice is well worth the trip. While there, munch on the crickets. Further north is Isdaan in Gerona Tarlac for the taciyapo, ribs and chicken.

Local innovations like the sisig (google it if you are brave enough to know what's in it, but I promise it doesn't taste like the gross food challenges on reality shows) are a hit in a lot of places, but I am partial to Trellis and Congo Grille. Dencio's is good enough but since they were bought by the Pancake House franchise, I haven't enjoyed it as much.

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Since you are in Makati...go try Cafe Juanita.

In Greenbelt you have Fely J's, Mesa Grill, Sentro 1771 or is that the Chateau one? Via Mare. All serve Filipino food.