Old Swiss Inn is the In -House Resto of Garden City Plaza Hotel. It has 2 branches, one in Manila (main branch) and one in Makati. The restaurant has been in the business since 1940's, and were able to establish pools of clients esp at their Manila branch.
They offer tasty Swiss and European cuisines. Never miss their chocolate fondue for their desert. It is said that their fondue was voted to be the numebr one desert in Manila.
Their steaks, salads and soups are really great! Big serving at a reasonable price.
Favorite Dish: Chocolate fondue, Ceasar Salad, Steaks (all kinds-heheh)
Spiral is one of the in house resto of Hotel Philippine Plaza. Their buffet is really good with wide selection of seafoods- i love their Salmon! They have Japanese, Chinese, Indian & Italian Cuisines. For deserts, they have ice cream, cakes, puddings, fondue, creme brulee' and a lot more.
So eat your heart out and enjoy!
WE've tried eating couple of times at the in house resto's of Hyatt Casino. One of which is the Market Cafe. Just as the same floor as the Casino :-) Their 24 hrs service mostly caters to the casino gamblers :-)
Their food was average compared to other Buffet Resto. Their buffet area and dining area are too small, and if you prefer to sit on a couch type chair you will find yourself having osteoporosis after dinner hahahaha. The couch is too far from the table giving yourself an extra effort and uncomfortable poise to have your dinner.
Last Christmas Eve, they had a promo dinner. In their brochures, it was stated "celebrate a white romantic Cristmas Eve with us" and so we were expecting a grand presentation and a fantastic dinner for a special occassion. Unfortunately it was a total disappointment. The food wasnt really good. Hard to chew grilled beef plus oily chocolate fondue! Their desserts wasnt really good as expected.
TGI Friday's is one of our favorite resto in Manila (though they have branches in Makati). The interior is not a typical american resto but it is lavish, well decorated and the waiters head dresses are really cool.
Their food is really great..from salads to steaks, from burgers to desserts. Youwill never get enough of their food :-)
They have a small bar wherein they serve alcoholic drinks.
The background music and the Tv volume can be an ear bugging.
Favorite Dish: Caesar Salad with grilled chicken
Chicken breast fillet with Barbeque Sauce
Jollibee is a well known local food chain in the Philippines. You can find their stores almost in every corner and because it is famous, expect a jam packed customers everyday.
It has dominated the food chain industry in the Philippines making Mc Donald's their second choice.
They have wide selection of food from burgers, fries, soup, salad,fried chicken, side dishes etc. plus the fact the taste is trully Filipino :-)
Jollibee has expanded their market opening several stores in US, Hongkong and Middle East adn hoping to open additional stores soon.
picture is taken from their website
Favorite Dish: Macaroni Soup, Spicy Chicken and their rocky road sundae
Mr. Choi Kitchen is my favorite Chinese resto. The food is really great! Ive tried most of the foods in their menu hehehehe. From seafoods, pork, beef, chicken and peking duck.
Most of their food are cooked only when you order. It may take a little time but guaranteed fresh and hot.
The interior is very nice and cozy.
Courteous and attentive staff.
Favorite Dish: peking duck
beef with brocolli
Gerry's Grill was the venue's when we had our vt meeting last July.
The resto caters on grilled foods either meat or seafoods and Filipino foods. The food taste really great but the service is bit slow esp when takign orders.
This restaurant features huge meals with a fantastic cultural dance show after. The show is everyday at 8:30 PM. Particulary interesting is a dance that has the dancers weaving in and out of bamboo poles as they are struck together rythmetically.
Pier One is a local restaurant built on reclaimed land on the Manila harbour. It has a nautical theme and features music every night in addition to food. This was the site of the VT meet I attended in Manila.
Thanks a lot for Cielo (VT member jasmine_trias) for arranging and accompanying me to have lunch at the Zamboanga Restaurant. I had a good time here and this restaurant serves very good local food, especially the seafood and chicken. There is even a stage which hosts cultural dancing for big groups of tourist which did not happen when I was there. Im not sure how much the lunch cost as it was included as part of my Manila city tour :)
the sushi shoooss my my mouth from chattin'
raiRaiKen serves the best seafood ramen and susheeeess (ebi bacon, kani, tuna, unagi..and all the.. aakiiisss..). their fried rice, too, could hypnotize your sense..loL!
Favorite Dish: seafood ramen and susheeeess (ebi bacon, kani, tuna, unagi..and all the.. aakiiisss..)
The fastest and the largest fast food chain in the country. Jollibee has over a hundred stores in the whole Philippines and branches at San Francisco and Hong Kong. This food chain was established to be a burger chain, our country's answer to Mc Donald's.
Funny, what started as a burger chain, now considers chickenjoy (fried chicken) to be its bestseller.
They deliver too!
Favorite Dish: chickenjoy, of course!
junior champ with cheese
longganisa meal for breakfast
The Jollibee is perhaps the most successful local fast food chain in the Philippines and can be seen almost everywhere, of course including Manila especially in major shopping centres. This place sells the usual burgers as well as some local Philippine food but done in a fast food style. A good place for budget travellers to get their meals.
Max's Restaurant is my favorite chicken restaurant. Chicken is juicy and tender. Tasty up to the last bite!
Each restaurant has a homey appeal with darkwood furniture, leather seats and brick walls. The original restaurant in Quezon City dates back to 1945. Most Pinoys celebrate baptismal parties and even hold wedding receptions and meetings here.
It's so popular among Pinoys that they even have branches in San Francisco, Glendale and Sacramento!
On their website below, click on menu (left side) and click on the folder-like menu folder (right side) that opens up for you to see the list of food items.
Favorite Dish: Half chicken is P150
Quarter chicken with rice, pancit (noodles) or spring rolls P130-170, iced tea included.
Kare-kare (oxtail with vegetables cooked in peanut sauce - served with shrimp paste)
Halo-halo for dessert (jackfruit, custard, yam, banana slices with milk and crushed ice)
ambience is great - kinda romantic and cozy, with interesting decors...
not too many people eat here, i dont think many ppl know this place has great food, shh, it's our lil secret.
Favorite Dish: order the chapatis (indian bread) and any dish in which u dip the bread into..ask the waiter, i forget the names. theyre there in the menu hehe
try the samosas - theyre veggies inside this deep fried bread
and udad papad - appetizer made from garbanzo flour and other spices, theyre fried
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