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    CAFE AT IMMIGRATION: HUNGRY WHILE AT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE

    by davidjo Written Mar 30, 2014

    Not quite sure if this eatery has an official name but it is on the ground floor of the immigration office, just exit the office by the door near counters 30-35, then turn right through the front garden and the small cafe will be 10 meters away. A selection of local food and cold drinks are available for employees and visitors to the Immigration Department. While the food is quite simple it is certainly edible and saves you walking outside and searching for an alternative. Rice with a topping and a drink will set you back around 100 pesos.

    A FEW CHOICES 6 or 7 tables for diners

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    Mango Tree: Really great Thai food.

    by Madasabull Updated Feb 4, 2014

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    I love Thai food, and I really love Thai food in a really great restaurant, and the Mango Tree was just that.

    I wasn't paying for this little lot, and just as well, as we would have been eating boiled rice only. The price was a little high at first glance, but then, the food and service was of the highest standard, and, I wasn't paying.

    We had all sorts of things, including a seafood platter, rice in a pineapple, sate, some great Thai curry, and they even served us the best lamb chops I have had in a long time.

    One thing was a little weird for me, not liking Sashimi. It was raw tiger prawns. They had been butterflied and the cord removed, so they were looking really good, but also looking really raw!

    I was asked if I wanted to try, and I said no at first, but then said OK. I picked one up, put it in a spoon, and placed it over the candle at the table to cook it. It got a few laughs, and I was only joking of course, but then I had to eat this thing, dipping it in a spice lite dip, and you know, it was actually pretty tasty. I didn't have another though :)

    All in all, a great restaurant, great food, great service, and if I am back there and can afford it, I will be eating there again.

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    Spiral: Sofitel

    by Applelyn Written Jan 23, 2014

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    Fantastic Spread, You can never finished trying all!! It has special cold room that stores a wide variety of cheese and hams. Lots of chocolates and desserts,

    Favorite Dish: I like the Japanese Spread and seafood. It is fresh!!

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    Corniche: Main Buffet Dining Area of the Diamond Hotel

    by machomikemd Updated Dec 24, 2013

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    the Corniche Restaurant is the main Dining Area of the Diamond Hotel and the Default Breakfast buffet area. they also do lunch and dinner buffets here and the selections are international, ranging from local filipino to other asian goodies like japanese, thai, chinese, singaporean, indian to american food and continental and european cuisine. the restaurant is open fro 6:00 am to 10:00 a, for the compimentary buffet breakfast for check in hotel guests, for non guests, the price of the breakfast buffet is 1,200 pesos. Lunch buffet at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and dinner buffet at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm with prices at 1,600 pesos per person for both.

    Favorite Dish: they have the typical international buffets which are divided into several sections like the pasta section, baking station, several asian and western stations and a dessert station.

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    Zark's Burger: Biggest Burger I have encountered so far!

    by Kellydhotbabe Written Nov 20, 2013

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    Zark's Burgers

    The biggest Burger I have encountered so far!

    Their huge burgers, named Jawbreaker and Tombstone, are the must-tries!

    Cons: The restaurant needs expansion and renovation.

    Favorite Dish: They also have the JAWBREAKER CHALLENGE!

    Burger Height: 5 inches
    Width: 4 inches
    Weight: 1.5 lbs.

    Consume within 5 minutes and you will get it for FREE!

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    Yakumi: Luxe Japanese Restaurant of Solaire Casino 2

    by machomikemd Written Nov 7, 2013

    Part two of my Yakumi Japanese Restaurant tips with more pictures.

    Yakumi Japanese Restaurant if Solaire Resort and Casino along Manila Bay is the showpiece and very expensive Japanese Restaurant of the Casino. It was the brainchild of Japanese Chef Norimasa Kosaka, who specializes in Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine and the main draw of this Luxe Japanese Restaurant is that many of their fresh Japanese Seafood are flown directly from Tsukiji Market of Tokyo everyday via aircraft, hence the astronomical price.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Whether it’s sushi, sashimi, robatayaki or the freshest fish and crustaceans, world-class ingredients are the highlight of this Japanese restaurant featuring an expansive open kitchen. Chef Nori imports his ingredients almost entirely from Japan and blends traditional techniques with modern presentations to woo all your senses. Enjoy two private teppanyaki rooms for intimate occasions. Ask our sake sommelier for his recommendation to compliment your meal. One delicious bite and you’ll think you’re in Tokyo.

    Favorite Dish: as this restaurant specializes in Kaiseku cuisine, expect the prices to be expensive and that many of the seafood ingredients to be astronomical, like hokkaido caught king crab will cost 7,500 pesos an order, blue fin tuna sashimi at 900 pesos an order, an 8 ounce Kobe Rib Eye Steak at 4,500 pesos an order, kurobota stewed pork at 1,200 pesos an order and more.

    prepare to spend at least 2,000 pesos per person.

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    Yakumi: Luxe Japanese Restaurant of Solaire Casino 1

    by machomikemd Updated Nov 7, 2013

    Yakumi Japanese Restaurant if Solaire Resort and Casino along Manila Bay is the showpiece and very expensive Japanese Restaurant of the Casino. It was the brainchild of Japanese Chef Norimasa Kosaka, who specializes in Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine and the main draw of this Luxe Japanese Restaurant is that many of their fresh Japanese Seafood are flown directly from Tsukiji Market of Tokyo everyday via aircraft, hence the astronomical price.

    Opens: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    according to their website:

    Whether it’s sushi, sashimi, robatayaki or the freshest fish and crustaceans, world-class ingredients are the highlight of this Japanese restaurant featuring an expansive open kitchen. Chef Nori imports his ingredients almost entirely from Japan and blends traditional techniques with modern presentations to woo all your senses. Enjoy two private teppanyaki rooms for intimate occasions. Ask our sake sommelier for his recommendation to compliment your meal. One delicious bite and you’ll think you’re in Tokyo.

    Favorite Dish: as this restaurant specializes in Kaiseku cuisine, expect the prices to be expensive and that many of the seafood ingredients to be astronomical, like hokkaido caught king crab will cost 7,500 pesos an order, blue fin tuna sashimi at 900 pesos an order, an 8 ounce Kobe Rib Eye Steak at 4,500 pesos an order, kurobota stewed pork at 1,200 pesos an order and more.

    prepare to spend at least 2,000 pesos per person.

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    PLATO WRAPS: ANOTHER TASTY TREAT

    by davidjo Written Oct 25, 2013

    Plato Wraps can be found in the food courts at most shopping malls and are a delicious sandwich type treat available from around 50 pesos. Chicken, tuna, ham and cheese, veggie are all available and come wrapped in a flat bread, rather like a chapati.

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    JAMAICAN PATTIE SHOP: GREAT SNACKFOOD

    by davidjo Written Oct 25, 2013

    In most of the malls you will find food courts and most will have a Jamaican Pattie stand which sells a variety of patties with beef, mushrooms, spicy, cheesy and they are well worth trying. The price for a pattie is around 50 pesos and i was quite satisfied by eating two of them.

    delicious and spicy!!!
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    KHALSA DIWAN SIKH TEMPLE: FREE INDIAN FOOD--AN EXPERIENCE

    by davidjo Written Oct 22, 2013

    Want to try something different? Then visit the Sikh Temple where meals are provided free to anyone who enters. One sits in a row with your legs crossed after helping themselves to the 10 or 12 pots of Indian delights that are on offer. The milky Indian 'chai' TEA is particularly delicious just like the wonderful tea that i used to drink in India 20 years ago. After eating you must place the used utensils by the sink in the kitchen.
    Not great food but a different experience. You can make a donation in the box provided but you are not forced to do so.

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    ERRAS: GREAT FOOD AND CHEAP BEER

    by davidjo Written Aug 3, 2013

    While in Manila i usually stay in Adriatico Street and always have at least one meal at this restaurant/drinking place which opens up in the afternoon and will stay open all night until sunrise in the early morning. Seats and tables are also set up in the street as it is so popular. There is a good selection of food and there are usually quite a few foreigners there too, (as well as the usual local girls). A bucket of 6 beers cost around 180 pesos, probably the cheapest in Malate, and meals run from 100 pesos to 200+. My wife had the bangus (milkfish) last time we were there and i normally go for one of the spicy beef dishes.
    Flags of different countries adorn the walls and ceiling
    One disadvantage- - - If you are staying in the guest house across the road which overlooks the street you will not get much sleep due to the noise.

    the restaurant beer prices--can't beat them tasty food menu bangus

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    Dong Bei Dumpling Restaurant: Go to alleyways and look for the most authentic

    by jayjayc Written Jul 7, 2013

    -Is the place filthy? Sure it is, and that makes it more authentic LOL

    Favorite Dish: -They make their own Dumplings
    -Menu is rather posted on walls - see the photo (in red paper) and you'll know what the next problem will be

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    Hooters, Manila, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jul 1, 2013

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    When you are in Mall of Asia, just keep on walking to the direction of sea, pass the stores and pass the iceskating area, and as you reach the end of the building just use the staircases to go down to street level, across the main street, turn to the right and walk along the bay about 5 mins.

    And there you are, "Hooters" ... :)

    Giant burgers, perfect shrimps, ice cold beer and else whatever you wanna taste is awaiting you now ... Start with a salad and keep on with wings menu, lol, depending on your taste ...

    I love the bay area, many restaurants and cafes, live music on several places, such a joy ...

    I strongly advise for you to try the "Hooters", delicious food, good service and also many promos depending on the hour of the day for food and beverages ...

    Besides this one, I've seen on web page that the "Makati" branch is on the go now, too, so shall give a try, enjoy .. :)

    Favorite Dish: Burgers, sidedishes, fries all are very tasty, but my favorite are always the seafood, shrimps and oysters, yummy ... :)

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    Padi's Point, SM North, Manila, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    One of my most favorite places in Manila .... :)

    Always ice cold drinks, many sorts of dishes, burgers, fish chips, salads, soups, also several local food to taste ...

    Padi's Point has several branches thruout Philippines, this one is located at Quezon City in Manila, at Skygarden, where restaurants, bars etc find place next to the giant SM North Edsa Shopping Mall ...

    On weekdays 12noon till 8pm and on weekends 12 noon till 6pm "Happy Hour Promo" time, where u can have bundle of beers and drinks for a lesser prices ...

    Every Night live music, perfect singers, and fun .. The place is two storey, where the lower floor is located on the connection way from main SM Mall to Annex part of the Mall .... And the upper area which u can reach w stairs has more tables to seat at open air ... Also an indoor area is available, which is mostly pre-reserved and occupied w groups of birthdays, gatherings etc ...

    Very recommendable place to enjoy .... :)

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    Chowking, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    Very delicious and budget meals of well known "Chinese" foods, Chaofan Fried Rice, Noodle Soups, Pancit Canton w Shrimps, Lauriat etc .... I suggest u grab the menus as drinks might be included as free, or less price on desserts etc ....

    I like that there r many branches all over Philippines, and food is always fresh prepared as u order, and also on "open kitchen" style mostly, sothat u can see as they prepare ur food ...

    At the cashier u make ur orders and then u r given a number, as u get ur table as u wish, ur food will be served in ca. 5 mins .... So, thats a mix of selfservice and dine to table ...

    Very recommendable restaurant, also they serve breakfast in case u r an early bird ... :)

    Favorite Dish: Pancit Canton, Beef Noodle Soup, and Buchi Lotus as Dessert ...

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