GUIDE TO THE PHILIPPINES

Best Food Destinations in the Philippines

While travelers often take interest in visiting the Philippines to explore some of its stunning idyllic islands and world-renowned beaches, the country's 7000+ islands also offer its visitors an incredibly varied gastronomic experience. 

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Philippines Street Food Guide: What to Eat

Serious food travelers know that a lot of the best food finds can be found, not in the fanciest establishments, but on the streets instead. Street food has become an important food category on its own, especially when it comes to Filipino food.

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Que Rica (San Antonio, Biñan, Laguna)

Products: Laing longganisa, Naturally smoked bacon, Chorizo hubad, Laing longganisa, Bicol express longganisa, Spicy longganisa, Pineapple-cured tocino, Laing cordon bleu, Holiday belly ham, and more. 


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Belen's Kitchenette (Formerly Rosy's Pancit Malabon)

Cuatro Cantos, C Arellano Cor. A Bonifacio St. Malabon City

Contact Details: 8-351-0150 | 0933-472-6884 | belen_kitchen@yahoo.com 

FB Page : Mama Belen's Kitchenette


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Cosmic Farm Beckel (La Trinidad, Benguet)

Cosmic Farm is a certified organic farm that produces organic vegetables and edible flowers. All of their byproducts are made of their produce from the farm.

Products: Organic Vegetables, Edible Flowers, Ashitaba Tea, Cosmic Turmeric Tea, Cosmic Ginger Tea, Cosmic Chili Paste, Cosmic Chili Vinegar, Cosmic Vegan Cookie, and Cosmic Polvoron


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Green Pepper Dos (3/F Leonard Wood Terraces, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

Products: Kiniing in Tamarind Broth (“Kiniing” local, wood-smoked pork slices, broth of sweet tamarind and tomatoes), and Kiniing Sisig (Kiniing sisig-style with aioli dip)


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Bistro Lokal (307 Upper Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City)

Products: Ube Cheese Pandesal, Organic sourdough bread (plain, multigrain, ube, chocolate), Raisin Bread (14 inches long bread with special raisin fillings), Focaccia (Molina or Pilod), Organic garlic longganisa (Organic ground pork, local garlic, special spice mix), Red and black rice horchata (Organic Cordilleran rice drink blended with local spices), and Nappe (organic local spreads)

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M. Flores Pancit Malabon

151 Gen Luna St., Ibaba, Malabon City

Contact Details: 8 373-0979 | mindyflores29@gmail.com 

FB Page: Mflores Restaurant


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Vincent’s Place (No. 8 Loakan Road, Brgy. Greenwater, Baguio City)

Products: Pinuneg (Cordilleran Blood Sausage), Classic Pinikpikan (Cordilleran Chicken Tinola - The perfect Cordillera dish cooked with etag, sayote tops topped with watercress), and Panagbenga Pizza (Kiniing, Baguio Longaniza, Lettuce in white sauce )


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Nanay's Pancit Malabon

37 Gov Pascual Ave, Baritan, Malabon City

Contact Details:8 281-0449

FB Page: Nanay's Pancit Malabon


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Betsy’s Cake Center

151 Gen Luna St., Ibaba, Malabon City

Contact Details: 8 373-0979 | mindyflores29@gmail.com 

FB Page: Mflores Restaurant


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Hazels Puto

107 Gen Luna St., San Agustin, Malabon City
Contact Details: 8 281-2298 | hazelmonfiero@gmail.com 

FB Page: Hazel's Puto


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Benjie Puto Pao 56 Sanciangco St. Tonsuya, Malabon City

56 Sanciangco St., Tonsuya, Malabon City 

Contact Details: 8 441-8840

facebook: Benjie Puto Pao | @theoriginalbenjieputopao


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The Original Dolors Kakanin

13 Escanilla St., Concepcion, Malabon City

Contact Details:8 281-2739 | originaldolors@gmail.com 

FB Page: Original Dolor's Kakanin


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Jamico’s Restaurant

201 Gen Luna, Malabon City 

Contact Details: 8 281-4193 | mariejudinafrancisco@gmail.com 

FB Page: Jamicos Restaurant


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Mary Jay Restaurant

224 Gen Luna, Malabon City 

Contact Details: 8 281-4189 | maryjayrestaurant1966@gmail.com 

FB Page: Mary Jay Restaurant and Allied Food Services, Inc


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Halo halo de Iloko (San Fernando City, La Union)

Products: Igadobas ((igado,
daldalem,) an Ilocano stew made of strips of
liver and bagnet braised
in tangy and savory soy
sauce-vinegar mixture
along with spices and
raisins) and Sinampalukang Buknok (Manok sa
Buko” - a tamarind- based soup using
native chicken,).

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Kabaleyan Eatery, Calasiao, Pangasinan

Product: Tinupig na Pianggang Bangus with Pinakbet Salsa (Dagupan bangus belly season with alamang powder and pepper topped with burnt coconut sauce and fresh coconut milk wrapped in banana leaves and grill for 15minutes then garnish with local pinakbet vegetables cut into salsa portions.)

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Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Products: Dinoydoy with Bagnet


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La Preciosa Fine Dining, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Product: Imbalictad (An Ilocano dish of beef
stir fry or medium rare
beef.)

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Calle brewery (Vigan City, Ilocos Sur)

Product: Draft beer (The restaurant offers
locally brewed beers in
different flavours and
deliciously slow
cooked smoked meats. Guests can see the
brewery when they are not brewing. A nice
food experience to look forward to) and Smoked meats

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Ishiaya’s Garden Bistro (A. Luna Street Corner Villaruel Street, Tabaco City)

Product: Mayon 360 (Pakùlaw na Natông (Laing/taro leaves), Tortang Balaw (crispy krill), and Bicol Express with rice.)

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Impling Native Delicacies (Sogod Tibgao, Virac, Catanduanes)

Products: Impling Latik (Suman sa Latik – made of glutinous rice topped with sugar caramel), Impling Pinangat (A combination of coconut meat and Igatan, a freshwater shrimp), and Tilmok (A concoction of freshwater shrimp, cooked in coconut milk and wrapped in hagikhik leaves)

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MikeLiz Intergrated (Farm Zone 2, Bigaas 4405 Calabanga)

Products: Mushroom Chicharon Garlic Flavor, Chili Garlic Flavor, Salted Egg Flavor, Mulberry Jam, Dragon Fruit Jam, Dragon Fruit Chips, Cassava Chips, and Dried Dragon Fruit Flowers (to be cooked ala-Laing)

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Mayon Gold Chocolate Shop (Sua, Camalig, Albay)

Products: Chocolates (in different % of cocoa content) and Cacao seeds are harvested and manufactured into chocolates in Camalig, Albay


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Michelle Atondo Pilinuts (Market Site, Divino Rostro, Tabaco City)

Products: Crispy Pilinut Candy w/ Honey, Sugar-Coated Pilinut Candy, Salted Pilinut Candy, Special Pilinut Butter, Coco Jam with Pilinut, and Pilinuts are sourced from Albay and manufactured in Tabaco City.


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VISAYAS

Netong’s Lapaz Batchoy (Lapaz Market, Iloilo City)

Product: Lapaz Batchoy (A noodle soup made of pork meat, liver and other offal, crush pork cracklings and round noodles.)


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Ted’s Old Timer Lapaz Batchoy (Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Iloilo City)

Product: Lapaz Batchoy (A noodle soup made of pork meat, liver and other offal, crush pork cracklings and round noodles.)


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Deco’s Original Batchoy (La Sallette Building, Valeria St., Iloilo City)

Product: Lapaz Batchoy (A noodle soup made of pork meat, liver and other offal, crush pork cracklings and round noodles.)

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Kap Ising Pancit Molo ( The Shops, Atria Park District, Iloilo City)

Product: Pancit Molo (A local wonton soup made of pork or chicken in chicken and/or shrimp broth with shredded chicken meat and shrimps.)

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Camiña Balay na Bato (Osmeña St., Brgy. Sta. Filomena, Arevalo, Iloilo City)

Product: Pancit Molo (A local wonton soup made of pork or chicken in chicken and/or shrimp broth with shredded chicken meat and shrimps.)

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Tatoy’s Manokan and Seafoods (Santo Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City - Atria Park Distict, Iloilo City)ne

Product: Native Lechon Manok (Chicken from the native Darag or Bisaya variety grilled over charcoal.)

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Breakthrough Restaurant (Santo Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City) and Ponsyon by Breakthrough - Plazuela De Iloilo, Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City)

Products: Native Lechon Manok (Chicken from the native Darag or Bisaya variety grilled over charcoal), Kadios Baboy Langka “KBL”, Linagpang, Binakol nga Manok, Pangat, Inubaran nga manok, Pancit Effuven and Laswa 


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Camiña Balay na Bato (Osmeña St., Brgy. Sta. Filomena, Arevalo, Iloilo City)

Product: Tsokolate de Batirol (A hot chocolate made from Tablea de Cacao mixed with milk and sugar and slowly stirred with guava batirol or molinillo until viscous.)

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Casa Gamboa Tinukib Café and Souvenirs

Product: Tsokolate de Batirol (A hot chocolate made from Tablea de Cacao mixed with milk and sugar and slowly stirred with guava batirol or molinillo until viscous.)

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Punot Restaurant (Riverside Boardwalk, San Rafael, Mandurriao, Iloilo City)

Products: Kadios Baboy Langka “KBL” (A stewed pork  hocks (Baboy) dish with pigeon peas(Kadios) and jackfruit (Lanka). Batwan, an endemic fruit, is used as a souring ingredient) and Laswa (A vegetable stew made from vegetables in a typical Ilonggo garden)

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Roberto’s (JM Basa St., Iloilo City)

Product: Roberto’s Queen Siopao (A Chinese bun with Bacon, Chinese Sausage, Chicken-Pork Adobo and Egg)

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Ang Kamalig Restaurant (Robinson’s Jaro, E. Lopez St., Iloilo City)

Product: Binakol nga Manok (Chicken stewed in coconut juice with coconut meat strips, tomato onions, garlic, bell pepper. It’s traditionally cooked in a bamboo tube.)


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Barrio Inasal (Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Iloilo City - Doña Aurora Subd., Iloilo City)

Products: Pancit Effuven and Ilongo Chicken Inasal

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Lars Buko Batchoy (De Leon St., Mandurriao, Iloilo City)

Product: Buko Batchoy (A modern twist to Batchoy where noodles were replaced with coconut strips and the broth has coconut juice)

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Deocampo’s Barquillos with product making Demo (Sta. Isabel St., Jaro, Iloilo City)

Products: Pinasugbo (Caramelized banana (Saba variety) slice and served in papercones) and Barquillos (Thin rolled biscuits made of milk, eggs, sugar and flour)

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Original Biscocho House (Lopez Jaena St., Jaro, Iloilo City)

Products: Biscocho (A double baked
bread with
sweetened milk and sugar coating) , Butterscotch (A confectionary primarily made
of brown sugar and butter), and Pinasugbo (Caramelized banana (Saba variety) slice
and served in papercones).

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RGies Delicacies (Plazuela De Iloilo, Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., Mandurriao, Iloilo City)

Contact person: Grace Javelosa, Owner

Contact info: (033) 3295606 | 5082779 | rgies.delicacies@gmail.com


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Panaderia de Molo (Avanceña St., Molo, Iloilo City)

Product: Galletas (A thin crispy biscuit made from egg, flour, sugar, lard and milk)


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Margec’s Cream Horn (E.Lopez St., Jaro, Iloilo City)

Product: Cream Horn (A rolled puff pastry filled with custard)

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Sabor Ilonggo (SM City Iloilo)

Products: Puto Lanson (Steamed cake made from grated cassava, young coconut strips, and brown sugar) and Bayebaye (A confectionary made from pounded pinipig (roasted freshly harvested rice grain) mixed with grated coconuts and coconut milk)

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Panaderia ni Paa (Lopez Jaena St., Plaza Jaro, Iloilo City)

Product: Prewar Pandesal (A pandesal cooked in traditional method using firewood in a brick oven)


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Chicken Deli (Reclamation Area)

Product: Chicken Inasal (Bacolod Chicken Inasal is simply chicken parts that are marinated, skewered, and grilled over charcoal.)

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Aida’s Chicken

Product: Chicken Inasal (Bacolod Chicken Inasal is simply chicken parts that are marinated, skewered, and grilled over charcoal.)


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Chicken House

Product: Chicken Inasal (Bacolod Chicken Inasal is simply chicken parts that are marinated, skewered, and grilled over charcoal.)

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Nena’s Rose

Product: Chicken Inasal (Bacolod Chicken Inasal is simply chicken parts that are marinated, skewered, and grilled over charcoal).

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Sharyn’s Cansi House (C-58 Capitol Shopping Center, Narra Ave, Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod)

Product: Cansi (CANSI is a type of beef soup which uses batuan, an endemic Ilonggo or Negrense souring agent/fruit.)

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Eron’s Cansi House

Product: Cansi (is a type of beef soup which uses batuan, an endemic Ilonggo or Negrense souring agent/fruit.)

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Bongbong’s (SM City Bacolod, Alijis Showroom, Lacson St., Bay Center, Lopue’s Araneta Bredco Port)

Products: Barquillos (Considered as
one of
Bacolod’s famous
delicacies and pasalubong,) and Piaya (Piaya is a
famous delicacy
of Bacolod City. Traditionally, it is an
unleavened
flatbread filled with glucose syrup and
muscovado,
sprinkled with
sesame seeds,
and baked on a
griddle.)


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Merzci (Cuadra St., SM Bacolod, Lopez Jaena St., Singcang, Luzuiaga, Mayfair Plaza, Sum-ag, Gatuslao St., 888 Chinatown Square, Mandalagan, Burgos St., Gisano City, Bredco Port and Robinson’s Place)

Products: Barquillos (Considered as one of Bacolod’s famous delicacies and pasalubong) and Piaya ( a famous delicacy of Bacolod City. Traditionally, it is an unleavened flatbread filled with glucose syrup and muscovado, sprinkled with sesame seeds, and baked on a griddle.)

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Sugarlandia (Lizares Yulo St., Bacolod)

Product: Barquillos (Barquillos are thin wafers made from flour, sugar, egg whites and butter that is rolled into the shape of a long hollow tube or cone.)

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Roli’s Arcade (La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City)

Product: Napoleones (Napoleones is a 2-layered puff pastry with custard cream filling and white sugar glaze on top.)

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Secret Kitchens of Samar (SKOS)

Products: Adobong Tahong, Tamalos, Tahong Chips, Corioso, Roscas, Salvaro, Rosquetes,

Queseo, and Latik.


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MINDANAO

Menom Gourmet by Punta Isla Resort

Products: The original ready-to-cook Chicharon tilapia, 500 ml Premium Menom Vinegar, and Bundle Promo (250g the original ready to Chicharon tilapia + 500 ml premium menon vinegar - 448/bundle or 170g the original ready to Chicharon tilapia + 500 ml premium menon vinegar
- 348/bundle).

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Malagos Farmhouse (Agdao, Davao City)

Local artisan cheese from goat's and cow's milk, cheese tasting sessions

Products: Blush, Blue goat cheese, Turkish feta, Ricotta salata, Ricotta, Rosita, Capriccio, La maria, La regina, Queso rustico, Boracho, Peppato, Goat’s milk feta, and more.

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Punta Isla Resort (Lake Sebu, South Cotabato)

Product: Tilapia Dishes (Different ways of cooking fresh tilapia harvested from the famous  Lake Sebu)

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Samra Maguindeli (Cotabato City)

Product: Maguindeli (Muslim delicacies such as dudol, tinagtag, putrid mandi, tipas and others cooked with main ingredients such as   rice flour, egg, brown sugar)


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Mt. Sabrina (General Santos City)

Product: Tuna (Grilled, sinigang, paksiw, kinilaw)

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Tintin’s Bakery Café (Koronadal City)

Products: Rice meals, Pizza, Pasta, Cakes, and Pastries (Grilled marinated pork ribs, butter-simmered tender beef, rice topped with béchamel sauce & cheese, assorted flavors of thin  crust pizza and pasta; creamy cakes and pastries)


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Gab’s Yard Steakhouse and Grill (Koronadal City)

Products: Steaks and Seafood Platter ( Angus beef, seafood products such as crabs,prawns,squid,tuna etc.)

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Yarra Café and Resto (Cotabato City)

Products: Far east fusion cuisine sushi, Ramen and Other local dishes (For local dishes, they use locally available ingredients to bring it into international category)

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The Aqua Vista Farm and Resto (Banga, South Cotabato)

Product: Filipino Food (Native chicken tinola, litson kawali, tilapia, hito)


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Viajera Dine and Café (Koronadal City)

Product: Filipino Dishes (Viajera’s version of Filipino dishes and other  special dishes such as Patotin,Bbq Beef Back Ribs,porterhouse/t-bone/rib eye steaks and others  with delectable line of desserts)

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VPO Farms, Agusan del Sur

Product: Lerio Chocolates (Chocolate Bars made from own Cacao plantation of VPO Farms)


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Baron’s Restaurant

Product: Baron’s Restaurant (Butuanon Kinilaw with distinct Butuanon ingredients)

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General Luna Sidewalks

Product: Pan de Surf (Iconic Bread named after the famous activity known in the
world.)

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The Trading Post

Product: Makahingaw Lakso (Famous Nipa Wine distinct in Butuan)

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AYALA MALLS MERCHANTS

Conti's (Greenbelt)

Products: Baked Salmon, Mango Bravo, Ube Custard Cake, and Linguine in Pesto Sauce

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Blackbeard Seafood Island (MarQuee Mall)

Products: Kiniliaw na tanguige, Chicken inasal, Grilled tilapia, Grilled squid, Grilled shrimps, Grilled talong, Steamed crabs, and more. 

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Manam (Fairview Terraces)

Products: House crispy sisig, Ube sago, Watermelon sinigang, and more. 

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Above Sea Level (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Krispy sizzling pusit, seafood festival, butterfly squid, firecracker shrimp, and more.  

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Boy Zugba (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Hello Bulalo!, Sinigang ulo sa salmon sa miso, Halang na sinigang, Sizzling bangus, Chicken BBQ, Chicken inasal, Spicy chicken, and more. 

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Chikaan (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Chicken BBQ meal, Chorizo & pancit meal, Lumpia shanghai & pancit meal, Pork BBQ meal, Calamares, Dinuguan, Baked scallops, Squid sisig, and more. 

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Gerry's Grill (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Lumpiang shanghai, Pinakbet, Chopsuey, Sinigang na baboy, Sinigang na hipon, Sinigang na boneless bangus, Nilagang bulalo, and more. 

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Hukad (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Ngohiong, Sizzling gambas, Baked scallops, Bicol express, Cowrie pinakbet, Tinunuang nangka, Ginataang monggo, and more.

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Penong's Seafoods & Grill (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Chopsuey, Crispy pata, Fresh fruits, Halaan, Ice cream shake, Inato, Isol, Kangkong, Kinilaw, Lumpiang shanghai, and more. 

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Blackbeard Seafood Island (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Sinugba, Deep fried, Pica pica, Ensalada, Seafood chopsuey, Seafood pinakbet, Gambas, Sisig bagnet, Sinigang na baka, and more.

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BBQ Nation (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Grilled bangus, Sinigang shrimp, Balbacua, Inasal quarter cut, Mini Q kare kare, Native chicken adobo, Bihon guisado, Grilled boneless bangus, and more.

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Sunburst (Abreeza Mall)

Products: Crispy pata, Grilled tanguige, Beef ampalaya, Sizzling bangus, Sizzling tenderloin, Shrimp curry with rice, Fish fillet mix, Shrimp cutlet mix, and more.

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Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant (TriNoma)

Products: Baked salmon, Mango bravo, Linguine in pesto sauce, Beef caldereta, Gambas, Chicken, Beef strips, Shanghai rolls, Almond choco sans rival, Turtle pie, Black velvet, and more.

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Manam (TriNoma)

Products: House-made tapsilog, Pork tocilog, Saring-sari longsilog, Daing na bangsilog, House crispy sisig silog, Sugar-glazed corned beef belly silog, Beef salpicao and garlic, and more.

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Recipes (TriNoma)

Products: General’s chicken, Crack chicken, Chicken teriyaki, Garlic chicken, Adobo flakes, Pork binagoongan, Lechon kawali and kangkong, Bangus belly with mango relish, and more.

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Gerry's Grill (TriNoma)

Products: Lumpiang shanghai, Pinakbet, Chopsuey, Sinigang na baboy, Sinigang na hipon, Sinigang na boneless bangus, Nilagang bulalo, and more.

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Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant (Alabang Town Center)

Products: Baked salmon, Mango bravo, Linguine in pesto sauce, Beef caldereta, Gambas, Chicken, Beef strips, Shanghai rolls, Almond choco sans rival, Turtle pie, Black velvet, and more.

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Cabalen (Alabang Town Center)

Products: Kare-kare, Caldereta, Dinuguan, Bopis, Pork binagoongan, Pritchon humba, Pritchon paksiw, Pritchon bicol express, Pritchon kawali, and more.

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Casa Daza (Alabang Town Center)

Products: Empanada and Siopao


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