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    Italliani's: classic Italian American Cuisine

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

    the popular italian-american chain has a branch at the Alabang Town Center

    Italian Cuisine is easily the most popular cuisine in the world as everbody has their version of the iconic italian classics like the spaghetti, pasta, pizza and calzone. Italianni's is an international Restaurant Franchise that started in 1991 as a spin off restaurant from the Carson Group, who introduced TGI Friday's and this international Chain is now found aside from the United States, in Mexico and Guatamela. The Italianis chain serves Classic Italian American Comfort Food (Italian American food uses more sauces and meat than the original Italian Cuisine) and are into large servings for sharing. this branch is located here at the Glitzy Alabang Town Center..

    they have more than 18 restaurants around the Philippines.

    opens: 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight everyday

    according to their website:

    At Italianni's, we believe in making our guests feel like they're in a real family-owned restaurant

    American-Italian cuisine, coupled with its unique shared style dining concept as essayed by its slogan 'Amore di Merrier', made Italianni's an instant hit among Filipinos.

    We brought the Italian family art of eating for everyone to enjoy. An Italian passion evident in every item on our menu, authentically prepared with the finest ingredients and built on a wide selection of American-Italian flavors.

    Every meal starts with a complimentary home-baked Tuscan and Foccacia bread served with olive oil and aged vinegar.

    Favorite Dish: the florentine style USDA Choice Rib Eye Steak at 14 ounces is 1,800 pesos an order is my favorite. . besides the freshly baked foccacia bread and Tuscan farmer's bread from their ovens and dipped into olive oil with balsamic vinegar, the assorted thin crust pizza's like the quattro carne all meat pizza at 600 pesos an order and the seafood cioppino at 650 pesos an order. I also like their 12 ounce USDA Choice Rib Eye Steaks at 1,800 pesos an order.

    inside my fave florentine style steak grilled pork chops scampi lasagna
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    Cafe Ano: Chic and Modern Cafe

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

    serving filipino-spanish dishes with a twist and also loaded on the bar and cocktail lists. This place was formerly a Larry's Bar and it closed down and was replaced with this Cafe which specializes in Regional Filipino and Filipino-Spanish Cuisine. they also host. parties at the second floor. they also have a rather large selection of cocktail drinks like margaritas and pina coladas.

    opens: 8:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

    according to their facebook page:

    Cafe Año serves sumptuous Regional Filipino cuisine. We serve dishes from popular Filipino breakfasts, to classic lunch fare, to the typical merienda all the way to dinner. Every meal can be topped off with a dessert that has a Filipino twist to it

    Favorite Dish: a lot but especially the lengua con setas and the chicken galantina and an order of lengua con setas is at 360 pesos, chicken galantina at 340 pesos, beef tapa with garlic fried rice at 220 pesos an order and a lot more.

    the resto inside special food! outside
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    Sophia Cafe (now closed): Mediterrenean Flavors

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

    a fusion of different mediterrenean cuisines featuring greek, turkish, french, spanish and moroccan flavors. This restaurant was formerly popular with diners but it got closed in 2010 unfortunately.

    I heard that they relocated to another area in Nearby Paranaque City in Pergola Mall in BF Homes Village.

    Favorite Dish: a lot like the osso bucco (Italian beef shanks in tomato sauce) at 550 pesos an order, Italian Style Calamari at 380 pesos an order and french onion soup at 220 pesos an order.

    outside inside french onion soup greek style calamari italian osso bucco
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    Cafe Breton: crepes galore in Alabang

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    a favorite of mine since the old days.

    Cafe Breton is a chain of French Style Crepes in the Philippines that started more then 20 years ago. Their specialty is the paper thin french crepes which are cooked in a flat black iron crepe maker and they offer a variety of crepes with many fillings which can be eaten as a meal, a snack or plain dessert. Besides the crepes, they also offer fast meals like ceasar salad, steak ala pobre, quiche lorraine, pancakes, waffles and pastas. This is their branch in westgate center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City

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

    Favorite Dish: the seafood crepes, filled with assorted seafood at 240 pesos an order, mango crepes with grand marnier wine at 220 pesos an order, crepes suzette at 250 pesos an order, lasagna at 260 pesos an order, salad bretonne at 230 pesos an order and a lot more.

    thr gang galette don quijote crepes suzette dracula salad bretonne
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    Hen Lin: budget Chinese Fast Food

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    budget chinese fast food in a gasoline station

    Henlin is the largest budget dimsum and dumpling takeway cum fast food place and is the cheaper version of the Philippine Filipino-Chinese Fast Food Chain Chowking. But unlike Chowking, Hen Lin is composed mainly of fast food cart type of dimsum and dumpling stands inside Major Malls and a just few full fast food restaurants and this branch of them in the Northbound Section of the South Luon Expressway (SLEX) is located in a Caltex Gasoline Station.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: they have typical dimsums like the siomai (siu mai in cantonese), shark's fin, Beef Dumplings and more at 45 pesos an order. rice meals like chicken feet with rice or pork spicy spare ribs with rice at 120 pesos an order. they have several kinds of Siopao (Bao Zi in Mandarin) at 55 pesos at a large order and a lot more.

    the fast food counter pork siomai (shui mai in cantonese) assorted foods lechon macau
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    UCC Coffee: Japanese Coffee House in Westgate

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    UCC Coffee is a Leading Japanese Coffeehouse that expanded into Asia. It originated in the Wagyu Beef heartland of Hyogo prefecture in the town of Kobe in 1933. from there they expended and now has branches throughout asia. They are also known for their combination fruit smoothies and what else but japanese dish and sweets as accompaniment to their coffee.

    Their Coffee is strong but very aromatic and with a bitter aftertaste since they grow different types of arabica coffee in japan. This is their branch at the Westgate in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

    Opens: 8:00 am to 12:00 am everyday

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    Favorite Dish: besides the iced coffee which is 136 pesos an order and brewed iced tea at again 150 pesos , the kiwi-strawberry and the strawberry-kiwi-mango smoothie at 180 pesos an order, they are really flavorful and zesty. they have the japanese style penne pasta which costs about 410 pesos and banana dessert that i could not recall the name.

    outside inside choices noodlles curry tempura
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    Old Swiss Inn (now Closed): classic Swiss Specialties and More

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    this stylish and delicious restaurant is now closed since 2011.

    this swiss style restaurant goes a long way and started in 1946 by a swiss national in manila and now have 4 branches. and here at their branch in Alabang in the BMW Showroom , is a 24-hour restaurant that has long been a favorite of yuppies and executives, isn’t just a place for business meetings, conferences and power lunches. Ever since it installed free wireless Internet, the restaurant has had a steady stream of students coming in to read their notes over coffee and fondue, along with nervous young couples on their first date.

    Favorite Dish: Fondue Bourguignonne at 900 pesos. The beef cubes are served raw; you have to spear it on your fondue fork and dip it in boiling oil for a few seconds before you can fish it out, glistening in its natural juices, in order to dip it in your favorite sauces (which include pepper, mushroom, tomato concasse, herbed butter and mayonnaise dips flavored with paprika, garlic, curry, mustard, and marmalade). My other favorite is the swiss corned beef which are corned beef sliced rib eye of beef with saurkraut and rice at 425 pesos. Other signature dishes of the Old Swiss Inn include the Raclette (P700), a double serving of melted Swiss Raclette served with marble potatoes, gherkins and pearl onions; fresh corned beef brisket served with sautéed cabbage and boiled potatoes (P350), Zurich Geschnetzeltes (P310), shredded pork with mushroom cream sauce and potatoes; Pepper Steak Swiss Inn (P450), prime beef tenderloin served with green peppercorn sauce; and Bunderteller (P495), a selection of air-dried meat specialties such as prosciutto, dried beef, salami, smoked bacon and Landjaegger sausage.

    Opens from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm today. Su, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Su, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    dine the bmw cars below Fondue Bourguignonne swiss corned beef cheesecake
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    Hula Hula Hawaiian Restaurant (now Closed): A Slice of Hawaii in Alabang

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    fusion of hawaii and asian cuisine. this hawaiian inpired restaurant offers assorted polynesian and hawaiian style buffets at lunch and dinner times, it started in 2005 in westgate but it eventually closed in 2009 and the place is now a Whistlestop Restaurant.

    entrance! steak pork belly bamboo rice inside!
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    Ilustrado: Old Colonial Spanish-Filipino Cuisine

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

    this famous institution started as a heritage filipino-spanish restaurant in Intramuros in the City of Manila and they offer good ole heirloom Filipino Dishes and Spanish Inspired Filipino Dishes and some Spanish Dishes bought from Spain.

    Unfortunately it is now closed since 2011.

    come inside have a seat paella pollo sopas
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    Leslie's Alabang (Now Closed): Big Native Restaurant in Alabang

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

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    Leslie's Alabang is now closed since 2010.

    Leslie's is a Native Filipino Restaurant that started in Tagaytay City. It was not the first to offer native foods and Bulalo (Native Beef shank boned in soup) but it became the number one due to word of mouth that today, Leslie's Restaurant is synomymous to the cholesterol laden (but very good) bulalo. This popularity allowed the group to have branches in other areas of Cavite Province, Laguna province, batangas province and Metro Manila Area. This branch is located in upscale Alabang.

    Favorite Dish: What else but the Cholesterol Laden and Very Sinful Bulalo! a large order good for 6 people is 500 pesos! the also sinful and cholesterol and uric acid laden Chicharon Bulaklak (fried pork pancreas) at 250 pesos an order was also sought after. the Sinigang Sugpo (large prawns in sour soup) with large servings at 450 pesos an order. dessert using ripe mangoes at 180 pesos an order. Come inside now!

    get together! stuffed there's a presentation glutton what are you laughing about?
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    Luk Yuen: Budget Congee and Dimsum Place

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 8, 2014

    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. They have 5 branches around the Metropolitan Manila Area

    This is their branch at the Alabang Town Center, just beside the Makati Supermarket, where it gets packed with people at all times.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Favorite Dish: they have set meals good for one starting at 170 pesos an order and includes one small glass of iced tea.they also have the best congee in the metropolis, an order costs 160 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 125 pesos an order. the fried shrimp balls with the fresh taste of river shrimps at 130 pesos an order and the assorted jelly (seaweed-caregeenan) with different flavors plus strawberry ice cream at 80 pesos. Such indulgence on a measly budget is very refreshing

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    Just Thai: Carefully researched Authentic Thai Cuisine

    by nixca316 Written Jul 2, 2014


    Thai Food is one of my favorite cuisines. Most of the dishes have chili in them and chili has many healing benefits, most especially for diabetics like me.

    JUST THAI is located in Molito Lifestyle, a park like dining district just across Alabang Town Center in Madrigal Avenue. The size of the place is just right for cozy gatherings with your family and friends. The place also has a romantic air that makes it conducive for dates and engagements. The servers are friendly and the food is very delicious.

    Thailand is also one of my favorite Asian countries and I have many fond memories there. I have walked the streets of Bangkok and I've experienced horrendous traffic even worse than Manila. I've experienced being massaged in Phuket and I've been to her awesome beaches. I've also gone to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, et cetera, et cetera. The cuisine is really fabulous that I keep looking for it here in the Philippines. I have favorites already and I am adding Just Thai to my list.

    I am not knew to Just Thai food. I get to taste their food in our bazaars and before going to this branch, I have ordered take out. The taste of their food is authentic. It is obvious that they have carefully studied, tried and tested their dishes before they served them.

    It's a pity I couldn't go to their restaurant everyday, but if I could, I would.

    If you haven't been there, whether you love Thai food or not, please drop by. It's just beside that fabulous dessert place called Sweet Bella. I assure you that you would have an authentic Thai cuisine experience that is not too heavy on the pockets(Affordable, not cheap).





    Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang +632 808-4058

    email: justthai@molito.com.ph

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    Their menu



    Favorite Dish:

    Tod Mun Pla | ทอดมันปลา-one my "benchmarks" when I visit a Thai restaurant is to check if their fish cakes are any good. This dish passes with flying colors. The batter and the sauce are a great combination.

    Thai Fried Chicken- my seven-year-old nephew loves this

    Crab Meat Fried Rice- delicious and can be shared

    Squid in Garlic and Pepper Sauce(Bplah Pla Muek Kratiem)- The squid is tender and easy to bite. The sauce is delicious.

    Tha Kho- Coconut pudding with corn(similar to maja blanca or maja mais) wrapped in pandan leaves. It's a layered delightful dessert.

    Tod Mun Pla | ทอดมันปลา Fish Cakes Squid in Garlic and Pepper Sauce Thai Crab Fried Rice Tha Kho
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    Melo's -Westgate: Scrumptious food, romantic ambiance, & gr8 service

    by nixca316 Updated Jul 1, 2014

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    We've been fans of Melo's since the late 1980's. I fondly remember the joint celebrations of my uncle and auntie in October...the mouthwatering beef and other delectable delights were favorites during the last of my teen-aged years. From Pasay Road, to P. Guevara, and Greenbelt (If I remember it correctly, Melo's Greenbelt was somewhere near where Starbucks Greenbelt I is), we loved our visits to Melo's.

    It's sad that I don't have digitized pictures of the first years and the more recent ones are with my friends(please send me copies). The others are in my files(something's wrong with the external drive, I'm still trying fix it...I was able to save a lot of pictures from different folders already).

    Anyways, I'm not here to talk about blasts from the past, but this branch at Westgate.

    This branch has a romantic setting and perfect lighting. It's a place where one could plan the perfect proposal or celebrate one's anniversary.

    Mom celebrated her 70 something year and we enjoyed everything.

    They even sang for her and gave her a chocolate cake with a lit candle to blow. The very, very delicious moist cake with a butterfly design was from Sweet Bella Cakes and Pastries, owned and managed by Melo's eldest daughter, Tintin(Cristina Santiago Rivera), who is also one of the managers of the restaurant chain.

    This branch, by the way, is managed and operated by Paul and Caron Macasaet. Caron(Ma. Carolina Santiago Macasaet) is also one of Melo's four daughters and was a playmate of mine, but we haven't seen each other since the 80's and Melo's was not even existing yet. If not for FB, I would just wonder how she is. I am very glad that she's doing a great job in all her businesses.

    All four Santiago sisters(Cristina, Carmina, Carolina and Camille) and son, JG, are making their father proud in handling the ins and outs of their businesses.

    Melo's-Home of Certified Angus Beef and Wagyu FB Page

    Favorite Dish: I think I can surely say that they have the best beefs in town. The way they cook them, prepare them, all the ingredients, and the love they put into it, would surely make the best steaks in this neck of the woods...the foie gras is to die for!

    The seafood is also cooked with the same love and effort, making them very, very "juicy".

    Sweet Bella creations (the desserts) shouldn't be missed.

    and The Waldorf Salad with Duck Breasts is divine.

    I'm so happy that they published the recipe so here it is:

    Waldorf Salad with Duck Breast

    This recipe makes enough for one large serving or two small servings. For a larger serving, increase the amount of ingredients proportionately.

    1 duck breast (or substitute chicken breast)
    1-2 tbsp cooking oil
    50 g mixed lettuce (assorted lettuce leaves such as romaine, bibb, etc.)
    2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts
    2 tbsp raisins
    1red apple, cubed
    3-4 tbsp mayonnaise
    Cranberry salad dressing

    For the cranberry salad dressing: Makes about 1 cup
    1c canned cranberry sauce (see note)*
    1c water
    1 tbsp sugar

    Pan fry duck breast in oil then slice thinly into serving pieces. Arrange lettuce leaves in a salad bowl. Spread duck breast over lettuce. Scatter the walnuts, raisins and apples over lettuce. Add mayonnaise and toss to coat the ingredients.

    Drizzle with cranberry dressing. Serve with grilled lamb chops or with steak.

    To make cranberry salad dressing: Combine cranberry sauce, water and sugar in a saucepan. Heat while stirring, until cranberry liquefies and mixture is smooth. Drizzle as much as desired over the salad. Store any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator.

    Note: For its cranberry salad dressing, Melo's uses bottled cranberry sauce. However, this may not always be available. You can use the canned jellied cranberry sauce available at supermarkets and follow the recipe above to make the cranberry dressing.

    The Entrance Oysters Florentine Halibut in Salsa Verde Waldorf Salad with Duck Breast (This is so good!) Grade 8 Wagyu Filet Mignon
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  • The Sapphire Lounge - Westgate: Top Notch Food

    by Expatinalabang Written Mar 2, 2014

    The Sapphire Lounge is a modern bar and restaurant. The varied menu serves everything from high quality bar food, to Australian steaks and US scallops. I have been here a number of times already, and regardless whether I have ordered from the more comfort food side or from high more fine dining dishes, the food and service have been top quality. The drinks are also of a very high standard, but I will tell you more about them in the bar section!

    Favorite Dish: The variety on the menu makes it difficult to choose a favorite dish so I will divide it into bar food and the more fine dining options. For the bar food, the all day breakfast is the best I have had in the Philippines, clearly only high class sausages and bacon are used. For a lazy Sunday when I don't want to cook at home, the cottage pie fits the bill. This contains a large quantity of ground beef, topped with creamy mashed potatoes and cheese. Other bar items that hit the spot include the sausage sampler as well as the buffalo wings. One warning here, these do have a kick, just the was I like them!

    From the fine dining side, the scallops are a fine starter. Rich, juicy scallops are served on a creamy truffled risotto. For the main course you cant go wrong with the Australian Angus tenderloin. Having spoken to the staff, they told me this is wet aged in transport and not frozen, hence the depth of flavor. My other favorite is the Occo Bucco, which is a Australian lamb shank, that literally falls off the bone.

    Desserts are never my most important past to a meal, but both the home made creme brulee and apple crumble are worth a try!

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    Crimson Hotel's Cafe 8: Great ambience, food and service

    by nixca316 Updated Feb 17, 2014

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    I wonder if we just entered during a good evening, but everyone was pleasant that night. From the receptionists, to the service crew and even the other diners, everyone seemed cheerful.

    There are tables with great views and probably good for proposals of any kind.

    The food selections are great too. They don't stick to one theme, so allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised.

    If you don't like to eat much, then you can always order a la carte.

    MODE OF PAYMENT
    Cash and major credit cards

    BUSINESS HOURS:

    6AM TO 11PM

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