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    Sugi: Superb Japanese Restaurant in Greenbelt 2

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    high end japanese restaurant in the greenbelt area of makati and off course very sumptous japanese food. Sugi Restaurant had humble origins in the Philippines. it began in early 1983 as a simple Japanese Restaurant (one of the few Japanese Restaurants then) and they also popularized the Takoyaki Balls in the Philippines via Their Budget Foodcarts with takoyaki making ware and with the Sugi Logo. When Greenbelt was redesigned in the 2000's they relocated from Greenbelt 1 to the new Greenbelt 2 building and they quickly repositioned to be a luxe Japanese Restaurant offering a large selection of Regional Japanese, National Japanese and Kaiseki Japanese Meals. They also have monthly dishes on the menu which are replaced every month (duh).

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: what else but the soft shelled crab sushi at 380 pesos and order (for just 4 pieces), the Nabemono Soup with Seafood at 750 pesos an order, Shrimp Tempura at 700 pesos an order, assorted seaweed sushi appetizer at 450 pesos an order, california maki at 450 pesos an order and a lot more.

    to sugi inside assorted seaweed appetizer soft shell crab sushi nabemono
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    Pepper Lunch: sizzling japanese steaks

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

    first of all Pepper Lunch is a Different Chain from Sizzling Pepper Steak! Pepper Lunch is a Japanese Style Restaurant Offering Pepper Infused Sizzling Meals like Steaks, Chicken, Pork and Seafood that originated in Japan and has Branches here in the Philippines and the Sizzling Pepper Lunch is a Flipino Owned but Japanese Inspired Restaurant that offers practically the same option but at cheaper prices (and not as delicious as Pepper Lunch if I may add).

    Pepper Lunch secret to Succes is their secret patented sizzling plate where the assorted cuts of meat are cooked using their secret blend of pepper infused spices and special sauces and the pepper infused butter which is used to make the cooking plate sizzle and cook the meal you ordered. But be prepared to have a line during lunch and dinner times as their branches are a magnets for hordes of hungry people who longed for good sizzling meals.

    pepper infused and sizzling meals that are simply the best!

    this is their Branch at the Concourse Level of the Powerplant Mall

    Operating Hours:
    11am - 09pm (Monday to Thursday)
    11am - 10pm (Friday)
    10am - 10pm (Saturday)
    10am - 09pm (Sunday)

    according to their website:

    Pepper Lunch (¥Ú¥Ã¥Ñ©`¥é¥ó¥Á Peppaa-ranchi) is a "fast-steak" restaurant concept that originated in Japan in 1994.
    It was created by Japanese chef and inventor, Mr. Kunio Ichinose who wanted to serve quality, fast food without the need to train a chef for years.

    At Pepper Lunch diners get to cook their own food over a patented electromagnetic plate that is heated up to 260 degrees Celsius within one minute.

    Choice cuts of beef, chicken, pork and salmon are served with rice and vegetables for guests to cook and season using flavors of teriyaki, onion sauce, honey brown sauce (Amakuchi) or garlic soy sauce (Karakuchi)¡ªand that dash of freshly ground pepper to give you that delicious, flavor-filled meal.

    Now there are over 200 Pepper Lunch outlets in Japan and all over Asia, including South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

    Favorite Dish: the choice beef cuts are imported from australia and from meltique beef, which is like a poor man's wagyu kobe beef! an order of the famous rib eye steak sizzling pepper lunch meal costs 700 pesos an order, the New York Cut Sizzling Pepper Steak at 670 pesos an order, sizzling curry rice at 329 pesos an order, Sizzling Beef Pepper Rice at 225 pesos an order.

    the facade facade sizzling pepper beef the sizzling pepper steak new york cut sizzling pepper steak
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    Basix: 24 Hour Buffett in Dusit Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    Basix is one of the 6 restaurants and bars of the Dusit Hotel Manila in the Ritzy Ayala Center Part of Makati City and this is the default buffet breakfast place where hotel guests eat and like in many major philippine hotels, they have separate cooking stations for different dishes like a bread station, Japanese station, Chinese Station, European Station, American Station and Filipino Station. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets but they are open 24/7 as you can order ala carte meals from the Restaurant too.

    Hours:
    Breakfast buffet: 06:00 to 10:00
    Lunch buffet: 11:30 to 14:30
    Dinner buffet: 18:00 to 22:00

    Favorite Dish: breakfast buffet cost 1,400 pesos for non hotel guests, lunch buffet at 1,800 pesos and dinner buffet at 2,000 pesos. they have your typical carving station besides the several cooking stations and my favorites here are their assorted sushi and maki selections and the chinese breakfast dimsums and congee.

    entrance yummy! can't decide what to eat glutton more choices
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    Umu: Royal Japanese Resto of Dusit Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    Umami at it's Best!

    this is my Separate Umu Restaurant Tips from the Seasonal Kobe Beef Festival which the Luxe and Expensive Japanese Restaurant does seasonally every year during september.

    Umu Japanese restaurant in Dusit Hotel Manila in Makati City is knowned for really expensive but very satisfying japanese cuisine and they have seasonal promotions for the different japanese regional cuisines with the japanese goodies flown strait from japan hence the amazing authenticity and steep prices of their japanese goodies. I have eaten a few times on this wonderful japanese restaurant and I would rate it upon the top three japanese restaurants of the philippines in terms of the food, the ingredients, the ambiance and the price.

    Opens from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: meals here are really expensive as befitting a Luxe Japanese Restaurant like an iced teal drink will cost 300 pesos an order, tempura at 500 pesos an order. A Gindara will cost 700 pesos an order. All Shrimp Tempura costs 900 pesos an order. An order of A5 just 6 ounce Kobe Beef Rib Eye Steak at 5,800 pesos, beef teriyaki meal order at 750 pesos an order.

    luxury many choices! Robatayaki glutton's delight more choices
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    Cafe' Mediterrenean: Mediterrenean Food Mix (2)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    part two of my Cafe Mediterrenean Tips with more pictures

    mediterrenean and middle eastern food in the heart of Poweplant Mall in Makati and they offer different menus of which there are some changes in the food every quarter.

    Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Food is now part of the growing sophistication of Filipinos and one chain with the number of Mediterrenean Inspired dishes is the Cafe Mediterrenean which offers different dishes from where else but countries in the mediterrenean like Spanish Cuisine, French Cuisine, Moroccan Cuisine, Greek Cuisine, Italian Cuisine and Algerian Cuisine. The dishes range from Italian Pastas and Paninis, Moroccan Tagine Dishes, Greek Gyros and a lot more. They even offer Vegetarian Options.

    They now have 6 branches across the Metro Manila Area.

    This is their branch at the Powerplant Mall in Makati Cty

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    In 1994, two siblings, Gonzalo and Giovanna Mabanta, along with Gonzalo¡¯s then sister-in-law Marla Moran, put their heart, their soul, and their passion for good food and cooking into a restaurant idea that, in those heady days of the 1990s, was still unknown in Manila: a kitchen dedicated to the distinctive cuisines of the sunny Mediterranean.

    Taking the name, The Cafe Mediterranean from a long defunct early 1960¡äs beatnik hangout in Berkeley California, they opened their doors to their first restaurant in Greenbelt Mall, within the Makati CBD. It was an instant hit amongst the corporate crowd with its emphasis on fresh, light, yet flavorful, slightly unusual menu offerings. The traditional cooking of the 14 or so countries located within the Mediterranean allowed the team tremendous flexibility in terms of developing an interesting menu, while at the same time keeping certain key ingredients ¨C olive oil, garlic, and tomato ¨C as unifying elements.

    Favorite Dish: greek gyros (also known as middle eastern shawarmas, they have both styles) cost 160 pesos an order, beef kebabs with buttered rice cost 280 pesos an order, italian pizzas at 450 pesos an order, moroccan chicken cooked in tagine at 280 pesos an order and a lot more.

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    Cafe Mediterranean: Mediterranean Mix Cuisine (1)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 12, 2014

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    this will be a two part tip with more pictures of the food

    Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Food is now part of the growing sophistication of Filipinos and one chain with the number of Mediterrenean Inspired dishes is the Cafe Mediterrenean which offers different dishes from where else but countries in the mediterrenean like Spanish Cuisine, French Cuisine, Moroccan Cuisine, Greek Cuisine, Italian Cuisine and Algerian Cuisine. The dishes range from Italian Pastas and Paninis, Moroccan Tagine Dishes, Greek Gyros and a lot more. They even offer Vegetarian Options.

    They now have 6 branches across the Metro Manila Area.

    This is their branch at the Powerplant Mall in Makati Cty

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    In 1994, two siblings, Gonzalo and Giovanna Mabanta, along with Gonzalo¡¯s then sister-in-law Marla Moran, put their heart, their soul, and their passion for good food and cooking into a restaurant idea that, in those heady days of the 1990s, was still unknown in Manila: a kitchen dedicated to the distinctive cuisines of the sunny Mediterranean.

    Taking the name, The Cafe Mediterranean from a long defunct early 1960¡äs beatnik hangout in Berkeley California, they opened their doors to their first restaurant in Greenbelt Mall, within the Makati CBD. It was an instant hit amongst the corporate crowd with its emphasis on fresh, light, yet flavorful, slightly unusual menu offerings. The traditional cooking of the 14 or so countries located within the Mediterranean allowed the team tremendous flexibility in terms of developing an interesting menu, while at the same time keeping certain key ingredients ¨C olive oil, garlic, and tomato ¨C as unifying elements.

    Favorite Dish: greek gyros (also known as middle eastern shawarmas, they have both styles) cost 160 pesos an order, beef kebabs with buttered rice cost 280 pesos an order, italian pizzas at 450 pesos an order, moroccan chicken cooked in tagine at 280 pesos an order and a lot more.

    packed ambiance the spicy yougurt based sauce beef w/ buttered rice beef kofta meat ball shawarma
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    Golden Spoon: Yogurt that tastes like Ice Cream (now closed)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    it's all about taste like their logo says. they offer a wide assortment of yogurt ice cream and other yogurt based concoctions. It was formerly housed in the Magallanese Arced just beside the Rustans Fresh Supermarket on the space that was formerly occupied by Luk Yuen Restaurant, but unfortunately, this place also closed down in 2012.

    Favorite Dish: the yogurt off course

    order yummy the yogurt me choices
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    Bob's: Bacolod Style Food now in Makati (Now Closed)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

    a regional philippine restaurant specializing in western visayan cuisine, specifically from the negros occidental province like the iconic batchoy, chicken inasal and more. this is their first branch in the Capital Region.

    unfortunately it closed down in 2012 after only 2 years.

    Favorite Dish: their version of the famous La Paz Batchoy

    front inside fruit drink bob's batchoy lengua con setas
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    Bubba Gump: Run Forrest Run!

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    this will be my Restaurant Tips, I have a separate tip for the Bar Section.

    we all know who made this restaurant chain popular!

    Bubba Gump Shrimp and Company Restaurant is easily one of my favorites . Almost everyone is familiar with the movie "Forrest Gump," and this is an excellent commercial adaptation of that theme and story in a fun eatery. Launched in 1996 by Viacom Consumer Products and the Rusty Pelican Company, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. became the first theme restaurant inspired by a film. The restaurant has also gained fame for its unique paging system consisting of two license plates on the tables marked "Run Forrest Run" from Jenny's famous quote and "Stop Forrest Stop" based on the signs used to help Forrest when he played football at the University of Alabama. The red "Stop Forrest Stop" sign is used to signal that a table needs service and the blue "Run Forrest Run" means that all is well. This is their Only Branchin The Philippines, located in the Swanky area of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

    Hours:
    Mon-Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

    Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

    Favorite Dish: The menu at Bubba Gump consists mostly of shrimp dishes, but also other seafood, as well as Southern and Cajun cuisine. Of the company's menu, the company's CEO says (quoting from the movie) that "shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried, there's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. Th-that's about it."

    Boat Trash Seafood Bucket cost 950 pesos an order, Orphillo Crab Meal at 900 pesos an order, hamburger and fries with cajun dip at 460 pesos an order, Popcorn Shrimp at 550 pesos an order and a lot more.

    the chain inside menu burger popcorn shrimp
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    Furusato: Budget Japanese Noodle House (now closed)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    these japanese restaurant was formerly the most expensive japanese restaurant in the philippines in the 1990's. it started a budget noodle house here at the second floor of the Magallanes Arcafe (ground floor is a Rustan's Fresh Supermarket and Starbucks) but this place closed down in 2011.

    dining have an appetizer sushi bento box sizzling beef sukiyaki
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    Travel Cafe Philippines (now closed): Became Popular in Japan, now in the Philippines

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    unfortunately this place closed down in 2011

    Filipino Food with Japanese and Asian Fusion.

    Travel Cafe is a Japanese Company specialising in coffee shops cum bistros in Japan and in 2005, the owners offered the Philippine tourism officials a travel cafe site to promote philippine products and food in the tokyo area and the rest, like they say is history! due to the popularity of the cafe, they decided to open one here in makati city to offer the best of filipino fusion cuisine with a japanese and asian twist. The place is gaining in populairty in the Greenbelt 5 area and is full of tourists (albeit more korean than japanese).

    opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the place has filipino dishes like the crispy squid, crispy ukoy, mackerel ceviche (kinilaw), to the ubiquitous Pandesal (bread of salt in Spanish) paired with Filipino favorites like Menudo, Adobo, Longganisa; to the customary Lumpia or Philippine Spring Roll, tweaked with japanese and asian taste and the menus cost about 250 to 450 pesos an order. the desserts are Fruit Suman Sushi (see my pictures) , Filipino Triolet (a set of three traditional Filipino desserts: Philippine custard [leche flan], banana and jackfruit spring roll [turon], and sweet sticky rice [suman]) see my pictures and Nangka Cream Cake. the prices of the desserts starts at 150 to 250 pesos an order.

    the piece d' resistance here is what else but philippine coffees! from the Liberica Beans Kape Barako, Mount Matutum Arabica Coffee, Cordillera Organic Arabica Coffee and the Most expensive Civet Cat Coffee or Coffee Alamid!

    A cup of the first three cost 80 pesos while alamid coffee costs 250 pesos!

    entrance! they also sell high end philippine coffees sushi like philippine desserts again filipino sweet with japanese fusion coffee alamid, philippines civet cat coffee
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    Dayrit's: Classic Roastbeef, Chicken Galantina,Macau Sausage

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 11, 2014

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    Was A Classic Quick Service Joint in the 1960's to 90's that went under but since 2005 has reopened with it's timeless cuisines and slowly but surely is getting to be popular and sought after as a quick service place again. This is easily the most packed restaurant in the Magallanes Arcade area with the patrons mostly in the middle years who are used to the classic flavors of this restaurant.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: the Timeless roastbeef at 290 pesos and order. the mouthwatering chicken galantina at 220 pesos an order, the roast beef spaghetti at 215 pesos an order, the Macau Sausage at 160 pesos an order, the humoungous beef hamburger which was more famous than jolibbee in the early 80's at 160 pesos an order and a lot more!

    Nostalgia! different ambiance the menu! roast beef to die for! the meal!
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    Luk Yuen Noodle House: Mid Price Chinese Noodle House (now closed)

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    unfortunately, this branch is now closed. the nearest branch in Makati City is in Glorietta 5 Mall or along Cash and Carry Supermarket.

    Luk Yuen is one of the oldest chinese style noodle houses in Manila, it was started in 1983 and eventually became popular as a mid price noodle house. More Expensive than the Budget Fast Food Chowking but cheaper than Super Bowl of China. It is in the noodle business since 1983 which makes it truly a feat since many chinese noodle houses come and go here everytime.

    Favorite Dish: the best congee in the metropolis, an order costs 140 pesos and has a mish mash of dumplings, crackers, beef bits, pork innards and egg! then there is the special seafood in fried seaweed dumpling with chili sauce as dipping at 95 pesos an order. the fried shrimp balls with the fresh taste of river shrimps at 100 pesos an order and the assorted jelly (seaweed-caregeenan) with different flavors plus strawberry ice cream at 60 pesos. Such indulgence on a measly budget is very refreshing!

    Entrance! simple design fried shrimp balls seafood in seaweed fried dumplimg assorted jelly w/ ice cream
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    CHATIME: REFRESHING DRINKS and PEOPLE WATCHING

    by davidjo Written Apr 4, 2014

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    You will find Chatime in the Landmark, Makati just near the exit towards Glorietta Mall. They have a selection of teas, juices, coffees, ice creams and many more. There are a few tables in a busy section of the mall where you can sit and watch the people as they walk from one section to the other. I had some type of lemon yoghurt drink which tasted good, but too much ice. There are several branches of Chatime in several malls and more branches are due to open up soon.
    Would i buy another drink there? Possibly!!

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    CAFE TI-AMO: ICE CREAM TO DIE FOR

    by davidjo Written Apr 1, 2014

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    Cafe Ti-Amo is located in Greenbelt 5 and the ice cream here is out of this world, and although it may be considered expensive if you are a local it is actually very reasonably priced. Besides ice cream there are a good selection of waffles, coffees and hot chocolate. See the menu below should you be interested in visiting this wonderful cafe.

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