The place is called “Balaw Balaw” after that very Tagalog side serving cum appetizer or sauce made from “alamang” mixed with rice and some herb called “angkak” to give it a reddish coloring. Fermented for some 3 days, this side serving goes well wrapped in “mustasa” or mustard leaves, and eaten with anything grilled like fish or meat. Some actually use it like one would use “patis” or fish sauce with their “sinigang” or sour broth.
Favorite Dish: Sinigang na kanduli
Grilled hito or catfish
Minaluto, which is really like a ‘binalot’
This is just one of the rings of the chain of PADI's Point restaurants, but maybe the best point. You will find it on the Sumulong highway, joining Antipolo with Marcos Highway. The refreshing breeze from the hills and the wonderful view of Metro Manila make the place more important than the dishes served. Especially good for evening leisure and sunset watching.
The place is a simple garage turned restaurant. No air condition. Place is clean. Food is great... INIHAW na liempo, manok, hito, tilapia, hotdog, squid, pork chop, talong, tinadtad na mangga w/ bagoong, itlog na pula. It will be grilled as you order. Price is reasonable! No spoon & fork.... eat by the hand. Food is served using banana leaf on a rattan plate.
Favorite Dish: Inihaw na squid!.. cooked perfectly! & the chicken wings... i tried everything except the hito... and it's all yummy!
Max's at Antipolo has basically that same cozy, clean ambience as other Max's branches. It's fried chicken is the restaurant's specialty, but they have many items in the menu that will surely satisfy the hungry traveler- from main entree' to desserts.
Favorite Dish: Aside from the fried chicken, I like best the fresh lumpiang ubod or crispy-fried lumpiang ubod which is healthy and delicious.
Although it is situated practically in the heart of Antipolo City, the Crescent Moon can very well be your own vacation house in the country. Large koi happily swim about in a huge pond, as if to welcome each visitor. The sound of flowing water breaks the silence. Lush greenery abounds. The main dining hall is bright and airy, with the beautiful pottery works of artist-owner Lanelle Abueva-Fernando on display (and for sale) in one corner of the room. Some art pieces are also in actual use, among which is the unique chandelier-like but electricity-free (!)candelabra. The menu is non-existent. You simply get called to sit at one of several dining tables when the food is ready, just like home. We started with a refreshing wrap-your-own- appetizer of an alagao leaf which you then fill with a choice of chopped kamias (a tart fruit similar to starfruit), chopped ginger, chopped onions, fried shrimp, chopped leaves (basil?), toasted coconut flakes (nicely arranged in the artist's signature bowls) and topped with a cashew-honey sauce . The wonderful flavors explode in one's mouth. Lest I pre-empt your own personal sensory experience, let me stop here. Suffice it to say that the Crescent Moon is well worth the trip to Antipolo City.
Favorite Dish: Definitely, the appetizer is first, and then the dessert and then everything else in between! It's the simplicity of the dishes that makes dining so homey and downright enjoyable. For some unexplainable reason, using Lanelle's plates and bowls and mugs definitely adds to the nice dining experience.
Southeast Asian food that tastes authentic but with a twist. The cook is very generous with spices and coconut milk, ingredients that are often left out in other Thai restaurants to cut down costs. They don't use any MSG or powders for their curry.
In the compound of the restaurant are two ponds with Japanese koi, exotic plants, and a stoneware studio owned by potter Lanelle Abueva Fernando.
Favorite Dish: The homemade suman is a must try! You can eat it on its own, no sugar needed.. That's how yummy it is!
Don't go without trying their Alagao appetizer, their adaptation of a Thai streetfood but using Pinoy ingredients.
This original restaurant is not easy to find. Advertising is very limited. I found it from customers' reports in the web. It is located in a big garden with many trees and goldfish pools. In the same lot there is the "Studio Pottery", with artistic ceramics of modern design.
We noticed some Filipino TV actors with their families and friends eating and enjoying there.
Both the restaurant and the pottery is owned by Lanelle Abueva - Fernando.
A phone-call for reservation is not obligatory but useful.
Favorite Dish: -
In the restaurant, the menu costs 400 pesos, comprising apetizers and four different plates of the local kichen, like porc, chicken, fish and vegetables, of "eat all you can" style (and rice of course). Beverages not included.
A Swiss style Restaurant in a Tropical environment? Yes! On the Antipolo hills, overlooking Manila, you can have a really good meal of Italian, French or German style; that's the Swiss kitchen. Good experience, although overpriced.
located in the hills of Antipolo, Leonardos has a great view of its neighboring towns and of metromanila. they have a videoke place where anyone and everyone can sing. Just get ready with yours coins.
Delicious and very affordable food, you may notice that there are few people eats here, but the majority of its customers do "take out".
Favorite Dish: Spicy Calamares the best.