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    Zamboanga: Typical "Pilipino"

    by ahoerner Updated Dec 8, 2004

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    Nice restaurant and atmosphere, main courses are philippine specialities and sea food. You taste the mix between the Spanish and the local "Pilipino" cuisine.

    Favorite Dish: Try the "Paella Negra", a paella (sea food cooked with rice Spanish style) with black octopus ink.... superb!

    We at Zamboanga Restaurant
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    Kenny Rogers Roasters: More chicken to eat...

    by shintarojon Written Apr 4, 2004

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    This restaurant offers delivery.

    Open for lunch and dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Only
    a) 1/4 chicken - PhP 80
    b) 1/2 chicken - PhP 150
    c) 1 whole chicken - PhP 280

    Side Dishes:
    Regular size - PhP 33
    Large size - PhP 54

    a) Corn & Carrot Nibblets
    b) Coleslow
    c) Chorizo Potato Salad
    d) Steamed Vegetables
    e) Chicken Macaroni Salad
    f) Macaroni & Cheese
    g) Baby Corn & Mushrooms
    h) Mashed Potato
    i) Potato Salad
    j) Garlic Butter Mushroom

    a) Coke 1.5L - PhP 36
    b) Softdrinks in can - PhP 24
    c) Nestea in Can - PhP 24
    d) Bottled Water - PhP 18

    Graduation Blow Out (Mar.30 - April 30, 2004)
    All for 500 only!!! Good for 4 - 8 persons!

    8 pcs roasted or krispy chicken
    3 large side dishes
    8 solo steamed rice
    1 pitcher of iced tea or softdrinks
    900 ml. nestle back to back ice cream


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    Ziggurat: A shrine to Middle Eastern cuisine

    by Tijavi Updated Jan 27, 2005

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    The restaurant offers a good variety of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Mediterranean cuisine - from Indian samosas to the ubiquitous (and extremely necessary) kebabs to Spanish and Italian cuisine (hey, they still share the same Mediterranean Sea!).

    The restaurant initially consisted of a few monobloc chairs and tables, arranged along a converted sidewalk, sans any decor. Now, they have converted an adjoining property into an Arabic-themed place, complete with the cushions and thick carpets.

    Favorite Dish: The chicken curry exude a warm, exotic taste, so refreshingly un-Filipino (heavy, greasy), although those after spicy curries are in for a disappointment. The kebabs are cooked just right-a notch higher than well-done. And the Indian samosas are light, yet filling, with its citrusy sauce leaving subtle sweet taste, which goes well with the orangy flavor.

    The baklava, though, was a disappointment - too dry and almost tasteless.

    You should also try their authentic Middle
    Eastern tea concoctions.

    Now open 24 hrs Now open 24 hrs

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    Chowking: Chinese - Pinoy Resto...

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 9, 2004

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    Two choices of your favorites - Chinese or Pinoy dishes...Chowking is the best place to visit!

    Favorite Dish: Breakfast:
    1. Kings Special - PhP 66
    2. Danggit Tapa Special - PhP 66
    3. Chinese Ham - PhP46
    4. Brewed Coffee - PhP 19

    1. Chicken Lauriat - PhP 86
    2. Spareribs - PhP 59
    3. Lumpiang Shanghai - PhP 36
    4. Kangkong with bagoong - PhP 23

    1. Chopsuey - PhP 79
    2. Fish Fillet Tausi - PhP 72
    3. Sweet and Sour Fish - PhP 62
    4. Almond Jelly - PhP 29

    1. Dimsum Platter - PhP 55
    2. Butchi - PhP 29
    3. Pork Siomai - PhP 29
    4. Siopao - PhP 39

    Chowking Logo
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    Greenwich Pizza: From Pasta to Pizza....

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 19, 2004

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    To be honest with you, I love pizza here compared to Shakey's Pizza & Pizza Hut! I used to order baked macaroni and lasagna too which are my favorite to eat.

    Pizza Flavors:
    1. Primo
    2. All-meat Primo
    3. Pepperoni Overload
    4. Pizza Square
    5. Greenwich Special
    6. BLT
    7. Pizza Burger Deluxe
    8. Garden Fresh
    9. Hawaiian
    10. Ham and Cheese
    11. Mozzarella Garlic

    Pasta Dishes:
    1. Chicken Pasta
    2. So Meaty Spaghetti
    3. Lasagna Supreme
    4. Baked Macaroni

    Favorite Dish: (date took my merienda - March 19, 2004)

    1. Baked Macaroni - PhP 63.00
    2. 4-Season Pearl Coolers- PhP 15

    Baked Macaroni

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    Shakey's Pizza Restaurant: The # 1 Pizza in the Philippines

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    Favorite Dish: (as of March 8, 2004)

    "Wholesome Combos & Hot Hero Meals"

    1. Bunch of Lunch - PhP 86
    2. Salad, Chicken 'N' Pizza - PhP 81
    3. Chicken 'N' Pasta - PhP - 71
    4. Hero 'N' Mojo - PhP 68

    just add PhP 10 for a 12 oz. softdrinks!!!

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    Luk Yuen Noodle House: (Affordable) Chinese fit for a Taipan

    by Tijavi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I must admit that I am a great fan of Chinese food, with almost regular cravings for dimsum or wanton noodle soup. Whenever these cravings hit me (and when there's nothing to warrant any splurging; read: simple days), I head off to any of the Luk Yuen branches in Metro Manila (my favorite branch is in the old Greenbelt in Makati, fronting another Filipino food institution - Max's Fried Chicken).

    It is during one of these cravings that I have realized Luk Yuen, despite their very affordable prices, could please the palate of a taipan -- oh no, not just a taipan, but THE taipan -- the well-respected and highly regarded Henry Sy, Sr., major shareholder of the SM chain of supermalls! Arguably, Mr. Sy is the most well respected of the Philippines' Filipino-Chinese taipans.

    Anyways, while enjoying my usual wanton noodle soup and shrimp dumpling at Luk Yuen's SM Megamall branch, Mr. Sy silently and unassumingly entered the resto along with his wife and perhaps their personal secretary, ordered some food, silently enjoyed them and without any fanfare, left the resto.

    Now I could finally claim I have dined with a taipan (well, not really together, but at least, at the same time and place ) :-)

    Favorite Dish: The wanton noodle soup and shrimp dumpling are my personal favorites here. Sometimes, I also have some machang, but you have to ask for the freshly prepared ones.

    Where I dined with Mr. Sy, Sr.

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    Tramway Garden: Wallet Wise and Tummy Wise

    by allelli Written May 25, 2007

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    The food is rich and elegant buffet a combination of pilipino, chinese and japanese menu in one. This is a cheapest buffet in town that serve 30 to 40 dishes for the price of US$4 net per person, Try this place you wont regrets its yummy.....

    Favorite Dish: dont forget to try there sweet and sour pork i love it, and the butchie w a sweet mongo felling inside.

    tramway restaurant

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    Cafe Havana: Cuban Restaurant

    by joysweet Written Oct 5, 2006

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    Located on the busy street of Remedios in Malate, Cafe Havana is part of the LJC Restaurant chain (Cafe Adriatico, In The Mood, Bollywood among others)

    Lunch buffet was great although it wasn't all cuban food - they had my favorite food served that day - Shrimp :)

    Getting the lunch buffet was considerable cheaper since most entrees start at 295+

    Favorite Dish: Lunch buffet - 345
    Coke Light - 50+
    Cuban Sandwich with choice of soup - 295+

    What i liked on their buffet:
    1. Pepper Steak Hemingway - although this was a bit too rare for me
    2. Shrimp
    3. Ube (for desert)
    4. Tostados

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    by allelli Written Jun 10, 2007

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    Pan de Manila, the bread house that never sleep, they uses the traditional brick oven in baking its popular pandesal, all the breads were cooked/baked using fire from wood with a large brick oven situated right infront of the display area. The preparation was done manually except that the ingredients were already pre-mixed. Throughout generations, the humble pandesal has always had a special place on the breakfast table of Filipinos Pandesal have a natural, freshly–baked and distinct "pugon" taste, with no added preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. So if you visit phillipines never forget to try this delicious pandesal, they have so many braches nationwide, always hot from the oven and 24/7 services

    Favorite Dish: It is a rounded in shape, has a crunchy outside but very soft inside with a powdery texture and can be prepared in a number of ways by using numerous sandwich spreads. like butter, cheese, various filled scrambled egg or omelets, sausages, bacon, Spanish sardines, jams, jellies and marmalades, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. YUMMY


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    Serye: Serye

    by joysweet Written Aug 3, 2006

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    A "member" of the famed Aristocrat Restaurant family (together with the Grandmother of Restaurants in the Philippines - the Aristocrat, and their fastfood grandchildren owned Reyes Barbeque). They serve similar meals - mostly native food - sinigang, crispy pata, etc. Their specialty is still their Chicken, Pork and Sparerib Barbeque with Java Rice.

    Great service, when I requested to remove the sticks on the pork barbeque, they did. :)

    Favorite Dish: We ordered:

    Pork Barbeque with Java Rice and atchara (native salad?) - P155

    Surf and Turf (Chicken Barbeque and choice of: Salmon or Tuna Barbeque) with Java Rice and atchara - P195

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    MAX'S: Pinoy Chicken - Local

    by moonlighting Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    This is a truly "homegrown" restaurant. Food is truly Pinoy. Especialty is chicken - roasted. Flavor of chicken and other foods is a satisfaction to those with Filipino palate. They also serve pancit (noodles), other Pinoy dishes like Kare-kare, Sinigang, Lumpia, etc. Soups and desserts are available too. But chicken is really the main feature that is why it's so annoying that a lot of times we go inside and wait to be seated (usually 1 hour before closing time), the restaurant staff will tell you ahead that chicken is no longer available. And considering that their tag line is: Max's Fried Chicken- Sarap to the Bones (delicious up to the bones)

    Favorite Dish: Spring chicken, breast-part. Hototay soup, very hot.

    boljakool & the restaurant's security guard
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    Zensho: Japanese food in manila

    by allelli Written May 25, 2007

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    The restaurant is not that big like any japanese restaurant the waitress will welcome you in japanese language, it is not a typical buffet restaurant that the food is already in the buffet table, this time you need to order the food you like and they will cook it for you. left over is not allowed, so you will only order the food that you can consumed.

    Favorite Dish: There oyter is bake and served with sauce, this is the best oyster i ever try, i recommend this restaurant to my freind and they say the oyter is really fresh and tasty my whole family keep going back this place.

    Zensho restaurant

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    WAIYING: The Best Dim Sim in The Philippines

    by allelli Written Jun 8, 2007

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    The restaurant is a narrow space like a typical small Chinese restaurant were you can see at the entrance an aluminum counter that serves for cooking noodles and congee. Despite the fact my house is walking distance to Greenhills shopping area were you can find many different kind of restaurant, we still visit Waiying Restaurant even parking is so difficult plus the fact going there it take us half hour and more because we need to fast the one of the busiest place in manila a university belt were a traffic is so heavy specially school days.

    Favorite Dish: Who can resist there delicious siomai (steamed pork dumpling w lots of shrimps Php45), There famous fried Tofu, my son favorite hamsoikuk and my daughter die food salad roll.

    siomai salad roll hamsoikuk fried tofu

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    Teriyaki Boy: Ika Fry, etc.

    by moonlighting Updated Mar 8, 2005

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    Of all the Japanese fastfood restaurant I've tried, I like Teriyaki Boy the best. I heard from someone who's been to Japan that Teriyaki Boy in Japan is considered as fast food. But here, I consider it as full service restaurant, minus the service charge. Food is fresh, always hot, management and stuff are generally friendly and helpful, and Iced Tea is refillable. Some branches, like the one in Megamall Megastrip Building B, they have a non-smoking dining area which is really outside the restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Ika Fry I eat at Teriyaki at least twice a week and I always have Ika Fry (breaded, deep fried squid cuts). The squid used is fresh and the breading delicious and the order comes with fresh shredded cabbage and dressing. Sometimes I get the Seafood Teriyaki which is equally delicious.

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