Mandaluyong Travel Guide

  • SM megamall view from Edsa Shangrila Hotel
    SM megamall view from Edsa Shangrila...
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Mandaluyong Things to Do

  • Adelina's Ham

    Adelina's Ham is an icon in the Mandaluyong Area and is famous for making Chinese Style Ham (which are not too salty) and is very popular around the Metropolitan Manila Area, specially during the long Christmas Holiday Season. They started making the not too salty chinese style ham in 1955 and since then became an icon. Adelina's Chinese Style Ham...

  • SM Megamall

    This will be my things to do tips for SM Megamall, I would have separate shopping Tips for it.The Big Malling culture is a phenomenon in Asia and the Middle East and here in The Philippines, there are many large malls which are literally small cities in it's own right, with evenb chapels and prayer rooms for the religious. If you want to see the...

  • Visit a Dermatologist :)

    There is a rise in Medical Tourism in the Philippines and even though there is no category for this kind of tip in VT I felt that I have to write down a tip to contribute to this growing phenomenon. If you are looking for a good dermatologist or good cosmetic surgery service while in the Philippines, go to Belo's at The Podium or Mega Atrium. The...


Mandaluyong Restaurants

  • International Buffet

    Seven Corners serve buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Although their spread is not as large as that of, say, Vikings or Triple V, what they do have is good. The buffet features dishes from the different continents and most of the dishes are crowd pleasers. My favorites aside from their crispy lechon de leche are their kani salad (they do...

  • famous Japanese-French Fusion Dessert...

    Famous International Dining and Dessert Chains are now sprouting all over the Capital Region of the Philppines and one of the new entrants is the Saint Marc's Cafe. It is a famous Japanese-French Fusion Bakery and Cafe that started in 1998 at the trendy Ginza District of Tokyo and it now expanded throughout Asia and it now has more than 300...

  • Original KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

    Kyochon is the First of the coming wave of the now becoming world famous KFC (Korean Fried Chicken! not Kentucky Fried Chicken, OK) and this South Korean Fried Chicken Company started in Osan in South Korea's Gyeongi Province in 1991 and it now has more than 1,000 stores worldwide but is only started in the Philippines in 2014 with it's first...

  • Singaporean Hawker Food and More (2)

    part two of my tips with more picturesMy Singapore Food Street is a renovated Restaurant that formerly was named Orchard Road and was renovated and had new owners and was reopened in 2013 in the Building A area of SM megamall. The Restaurant is patterned after the hawker centers of Singapore, with an open faced kitchen where you can see the chefs...

  • Singaporean Hawker Food and More (1)

    My Singapore Food Street is a renovated Restaurant that formerly was named Orchard Road and was renovated and had new owners and was reopened in 2013 in the Building A area of SM megamall. The Restaurant is patterned after the hawker centers of Singapore, with an open faced kitchen where you can see the chefs cooked the scrumptious meals and hand...

  • Artisanal Burger Chain

    8 cuts burger blend is a local artisanal hamburger chain that specializes in different kinds of hamburger made from the different cuts of beef (about 8 cuts like the chuck, ground round, brisket, sirloin, hanger steak, rib eye, flank or the short rib)) and the dizzying arraw of 23 toppings to choose from. You can also order their pre mixed beef...

  • Taiwanese Cuisine and More (2)

    Part two of my tips with more picturesLugang Cafe is a taiwanese cuisine inspired international food chain that started out in Shanghai (it is named Ballagio Cafe in Mainland China (and for obvious reasons, it may not be named as such outside or the Bellagio Group of the MGM group of Casinos may give a howl) of which they have more than 40 branches...

  • Taiwanese Cuisine and More (1)

    Lugang Cafe is a taiwanese cuisine inspired international food chain that started out in Shanghai (it is named Ballagio Cafe in Mainland China (and for obvious reasons, it may not be named as such outside or the Bellagio Group of the MGM group of Casinos may give a howl) of which they have more than 40 branches around the mainland, hence it's...

  • Wagyu Steaks Anyone?

    the most expensive beef cut known to man (but they serve the cheaper Australian Wagyu, not the Luxe Japanese Kobe and the Ultra Luxe Japanese Matsusukaya Beef) Dinner here literally costs an arm and a leg for the average working class person. House of Wagyu is owned by the Melo's Chain of Steak Restaurants and they have several Melo's, House of...

  • Superb Buffett Place in EDSA Shangrila

    seving the best international buffets on this side of the Metro Manila AreaHeat is the Main Buffet Restaurant of the Edsa Shangrila Hotel and is where the Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for Hotel Guest eat. Heat is one of the most Popular Buffet Restaurants in the Philippines due to it's open kitchen type of presentation, involving several cooking...

  • the resto of Astoria Plaza Hotel

    providing an assortment of international food buffetts with different sets for breakfast and lunch and dinner. This Buffet Restaurant is the main restaurant of the four star Astoria Plaza Hotel in Ortigas District and is where local check in guests of the hotel have their complimentary buffet breakfast which starts from 6:00 am to 10:00 am...

  • Part of the Ramen Craze in The Capital...

    The Ramen Craze goes full blast in the past two years in the National Capital Region of the Philippines and there are literally japanese ramen places mushrooming around the area, both locally owned and international franchises coming from Japan. One of the Early Birds of international franchises is the Ikkoryu Fukouka Ramen, which is Tonkotsu style...

  • Good coffee, tea, sandwiches, desserts...

    Located at the sixth floor of the very posh east wing of Shangri-la Plaza is this delightful Coffee Shop that serves cupcakes, sandwiches, good aromatic coffee, healthy and delicious teas and other great stuff(they are also in partnership with SHELTER).The service is great too and non-discriminating.The atmosphere is awesome and I believe it's also...

  • Great Desserts and Drinks

    Chez Karine Bakery's 2nd branch opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning at the upper ground floor of SM Megamall Fashion Hall beside Superdry.The timing is perfect because this weekend is the Lunar New Year of the Wooden Horse. Whatever your belief may be, I'm sure you'll join in the celebration.These delectable delights welcomed us and we...

  • Affordable Truly Asian Cuisine...

    Malaysia claims to be truly Asia in ads, so I think that is why the owners of this restaurant chose Asian Fusion over being a purist in Malaysian food.For around PhP200-300 Pesos, your tummies would satisfied.The place is clean and service is OK. Cuisine: Modern Asian (Malaysian, Singaporean, Indian, Vietnamese etc.)Sundays: 10:00 am - 10:00...

  • Cakes, Good food, Great Coffee, and more

    There are a variety of food that you can order here. From soups, pies, cakes, Asian Dishes, International Cuisine, juices, and the like.If you are looking for a place with a good atmosphere, but there is value for money, Secret Recipe® is the place to go to. It caters to almost everyone and appeals to almost everyone too. Your tummies would be...

  • One of the popular Chinese Food Stall in...

    This is easily one of the More Popular Restaurants in the huge Robinson's Galleria Complex in Mandaluyong City. It can be packed on most days since the Chinese food style here is typically Cantonese type of Cuisine, which is the most popular of Chinese Cuisine in the Philippines. Mr. Choi's Kitchen started here and branched out to Makati City and...

  • A surprise

    It was one of those things. You are asked to suggest a venue for a cozy VT dinner meet and you've tried almost all the Filipino restaurants in a specific area (in this case, SM Megamall)... What do you do? Google it, of course!!! I found C2 online and suggested that we meet there for a VTer balikbayan friend. I am glad that we chose to meet there!...


Mandaluyong Nightlife

  • Luxe Bar in Edsa Shangrila

    the main nite spot of the luxe edsa shangrila hotel in Mandaluyong city and also very expensive for drinks, a bottle of san miguel beer here costs 220 pesos and cocktails like my favorite mai tai and long island iced tea and cosmopolitan costs 380 pesos a shot. The E Bar is located along the Second Floor of the EDSA Shangrila Hotel and is one of...

  • center of the Nitespot in the Ortigas...

    is one of the main nite spots in the ortigas district, it may be the nearest to the business district but is eclipsed by the more popular nite spots of Saint Francis Square and Metrowalk nearby. It is a walking distance from the Podium and SM Megamall and inside the Square are assorted restaurants and bars like 1771 Cafe, Congo Grille, Rack's, Song...

  • one of the Nite Spots in El Pueblo

    one of the more popular eating and drinking joints in the el pueblo complex of bars and restaurants in the ortigas business district area. this joint is always full. They have separate rooms for large parties with videoke style music for the singer in you. they offer assorted local meals and bar chow like sizzling sisig, liempo, calamares, fried...

  • a favorite nite spot in my youth

    this bar hs been at the ortigas area for ages! it was a favorite hang out of mine during the 1990's and I am wonderfully surprised that is it still open and packing them in. They have their own microbrewery here where they brew assorted ales and beer, both lager and dark was closed down in 2012 unfortunately smart casual

  • German Beer Galore and Restaurant

    Singapore's Famous German Beer Bar and Bavarian Themed Restaurant (founded in 2006 in Singapore, with 5 outlets) is now here in The Philippines.Their first Branch in The Philippines, located at the front of the Edsa Shangrila Mall, in Ortigas area of Mandaluyong City, opened in January of 2014. I have been to their Branch in Malaysia, so I'm quite...

  • Barkada Trip

    The place is not too big or too small. Just enough to give you a comfortable feeling. Affordable. People are friendly. The crowd is just cool. Crowd ranges from early twenties to cool oldies. Nice band. Videoke is on when the live band stops. Really fun! Anything casual is in. Sandos are a "no no."


Mandaluyong Shopping

  • Famous International Swedish Brand now...

    Sweden's famous International Fashion Export is now in the Philippines and the huge swedish International Fasion Brand, H & M now has it's first store in the Philippines, located at the fourth floor of the New Mega Fashion Hall Building of the Mall of which they reportedly had fans lining up the day before opening to be able to be among the first...

  • Largest Mall in the Philippines

    This will be my shopping tips for SM Megamall, I would have separate Things to do Tips for it.SM Mall of Asia might be the largest mall in the Philippines in terms of Land Area, but the newly refurbished SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City is the Largest Mall in the Philippines (and also in South East Asia) in Terms of Retail Space at 506,435 square...

  • High End Shopping Area of Ortigas

    has lots of retail tenants and restaurants and bars that offer mid to high price goodies. The Podium is the SM Mall Group Initial Foray into the Luxe Mall Market for the Upper Middle Class and Affluent Segments as their market is almost based on the lower middle class and Class D market. (they also have a new Luxe Mall as a counterpart to the...


Mandaluyong Off The Beaten Path

  • Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall

    the Mega Fashion Hall is the newest addition in SM Megamall that was only opened in August of 2014 and is located along the former open air car park near the Edsa Shangrila Hotel and this New annex of SM Megamall made the SM Megamall into the largest Mall in the Philippines in terms of commercial leasable space (beating SM Mall of Asia by a slight...

  • Mega Atrium of the SM Megamall

    the Mega Atrium of the SM Megamall is a fair;y new addition to the sprawling mall and it was only made in 2008 and is located along the bridgway that connects The Two Main Building of Megamall, Building A and B and inside the Mega Atrium are various restaurants, Medical and Dental Clinics, Nail and Foot Spas and the Huge Roman Catholic Chapel...

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    The Famed Ortigas Skyline

    by machomikemd Updated Aug 18, 2014

    Favorite thing: ortigas has many high rise buidlings that rivals Makati as it is the second Central Business District of the Capital Region, however, it was surpassed in Popularity by the Fort Bonifacio Global City in Nearby Taguig City. Among the Landmarks here are the Asian Development Bank, Shangrila Plaza Mall, EDSA Shangrila Hotel, Richmonde Hotel, The Manila Stock Exhchange, SM Megamall, Capitol Commons, Metrowalk and Metrotent, Robinson's Galleria, Crowne Plaza Hotel and a lot more.

    the business district old pic ortigas ,more building podium
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