There's just something about this place that would make you want to enter when you drive along Aguirre Avenue. It is very, very inviting.
Once you enter the place, you would not regret a single thing. The service is fast, without compromising the quality and taste of the food, unless the thing you order requires longer cooking.
When you start eating you would want to concentrate on the food that you eat because they are very, very mouthwatering.
From the simplest appetizer, to the soup, to the main dish, the desserts, and even the beverages, you would not be disapppointed.
Opens 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Sunday to Saturday)
Major credit cards and cash are the modes of payment
This place used to be where a family friend resides, then it became a Pre-School, and for sometime now, it transformed into BI WON KOREAN RESTAURANT. Bi Won(비원, 秘院) means Secret Garden. If my friend Jay had not invited me to meet his friends and to dine with them, I wouldn't know how affordable their set meals are.
They do have more expensive dishes, but we were six and dividing the bill among ourselves, the average per person is around PhP167.00.
The side dishes are yummy and I love the way the Bibimbap was served.
Service is good too.
I have to go back there to try the other stuff.
M, T, W, F, Sa, Su: 11:00am - 10:30pm
Th: 11:00am - 11:30pm
Mode of payment:
Cash and major credit cards
Restaurants have been popping here and there in the BF Homes area and the competition is stiff. Sometimes the patrons are what we call ningas cogon. Cogon is a type of grass that when you put to flames, will first burst into big flames, but will burn out quickly. Sadly, this is one of the traits Filipinos are known for. There is a restaurant closer to home that is slowly being the favorite of people in the vicinity, but Big Plate is still a tough contender.
Compared to that other restaurant, Big Plate is still more affordable than they are and they offer certain things that they don't.
The servers are nice. Maybe they won't be listed as the world's greatest, but they are definitely helpful and courteous.
They were very, very nice to my brother, RJ, who is now in heaven, so they will always have a soft spot in my heart. You might say they were just doing their job, but we did encounter a few places around the metro that did not treat him well. :(
I love the way they make us feel at home and they will always be one of the places in the area that will be always on my list.
Favorite Dish: The food is tasty enough for the foodie, and healthy enough for the people who are conscious of what they eat.
They have a wide array of appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and the like.
What's my favorite?
I love the Breakfast meals, the salads, and the fish.
You must also try their cakes and other desserts.
They have buffets during breakfast, lunch, and dinner with two options: Get all you can(in one plate) and Eat all you can(self explanatory).
Big Plate's Facebook page
Aling Asiang’s Best Kept Memories and Recipes
Clara Reyes Lapus, President of Mama Sita Foundation
Mama Sita's Official Website
I chose to put the links on top to introduce to you two great women of our history who became a part of almost every Filipinos kitchens and homes: Aling Asiang and her daughter, Teresita (Mama Sita).
Since I'm not on my %[http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/cfc2c/702/]PHILIPPINES page, which I have to update soon, I will just focus on this branch found at Santana Grove.
It is a bit pricier than the other restaurants in the whole Parañaque City, but I think about average, if it's only the area we are going to talk about.
They have wines, teas, coffees, cakes, known Filipino dishes and some International favorites.
Favorite Dish: I love the Sweet and Sour Lapu Lapu, Kare Kare, Sinigang, and the barbecues the best.
Serye is the anagram of Reyes, the family name that brought to us the famous Aristocrat Chicken with java rice, Reyes Barbecue, Mama Sita's sauces, etc.
Restaurants, barbecue places, and so many other food establishments, are appearing like mushrooms at the Aguirre Avenue Strip that sometimes you don't know which one to try first.
Laiya Grill is one of the famous food establishments in their category and at first glance, it wasn't something I was excited to try in BF Homes, because it looked too dark, but I was also curious about it.
It took a while before I finally got to try eating at this famous spot known for mouthwatering sisig, barbecues, and grilled food. I brought along my friends who are not so easy to please when it comes to food(visual appeal and taste) and like me, they love it there.
The place from the inside, except maybe when it's a bit late and everyone's drinking, could be a bit romantic too.
Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Mode of payment:
Cash and Credit Card
Favorite Dish: You must try the grilled food. I think the secret to their delicious taste is the way they marinate them.
When this Cakehouse opened a few years ago I thought it was going to be just another bakeshop. Baking and Churning are my specialties so I am very, very critical of those people who claim that they can bake moist cakes and pastries, but do not meet my expectations.
The time I was able to walk in this Cakehouse, I was not disappointed at all. They may not be designer cakes, but the quality of their cakes, bread, and pastries are world class.
Favorite Dish: Moist Chocolate Cake
This restaurant belongs to the family of restaurants with different themes found in Aguirre Avenue(i.e. Le Souk and Alma de Cuba) and it offers you authentic Thai food at an affordable price.
Songkran(สงกรานต์ It literally means astrological passage or a portal that could bring you to another dimension) Restaurant was named after the famous festival in Thailand, though different in origin, is similar to the way the feast of St. John the Baptist is celebrated in the Philippines.
The place looks good has a welcoming atmosphere that you can feel very relaxed there.
Service? The people are very, very nice.
Favorite Dish: I don't have a favorite yet, but the food is OK. The plating still has room for improvement, but they are not bad to look at and the ones I ordered taste good too.
My favorite Thai restaurant is still People's Palace at Greenbelt 3, but this place is OK too.
I think I can compare the prices of their dishes to Oody's, but Sen Lek is still more affordable.
Cash and Credit Cards are accepted
For lack of a better term, I think I could call this a Thai Diner. Maybe I could even call it a kiosk, but I think it's slightly bigger than a kiosk, but its atmosphere is like that of a restaurant.
Like in a fast-food eatery or restaurant, you should order and pay first before you sit down. Since the place is rather small compared to the crowd that goes there, my advise is, if you have at least one companion with you, to let one person go ahead to the booth or table of your choice.
The food is very affordable here and if you eat light, the price per person could go down to just slightly higher than a dollar or maybe two, depending on what you will drink.
Favorite Dish: The noodle soups are mixed with herbs and spices that will give you a fresh feeling inside. Their Thai Milk and the Green Tea concoctions are very delicious.
I'm a "hopeless" romantic and I must say this place is an ideal "date" place for me. If someone pops "the question" here, I "might" say yes. Haha.
Yes, there are those that look more posh than this, but this place is very, very cozy.
The minute you arrive you feel like you are transported into another country and at times, there's live music you can enjoy too.
They also have an array of the finest wines you can choose from and the service is great too!
All major credit cards are accepted
8:00am - 11:00pm daily
Favorite Dish: The Tapas Sampler
Gustos de Tanguigue
Patatas a la Catalan
Callos a la Madrilena
Mejillones y Almejas Horneados En Su Concha
Pavo con Patatas y Setas (Turkey with Potatoes and Mushrooms)
Cordero Asado (Roast Lamb)
I often visit th BF homes area of Paranaque City when I'm in the area since i have many friends and some relatives there and also because thy have a large and ecletic collection of restaurants and bars and watering holes in the area. BF homes is like a self contained Mini City and this thai restaurant called Songkran is one of the Restaurants that are packed with people everyday. Songran is a thai New Year Festival and they named their restaurant after it.
Favorite Dish: they have the typical thai selections like the pad thai at 150 pesos an order, khao kluk gapi (bagoong rice to filipinos) at 130 pesos an order. Phat Sieu at 200 pesos an order and Cha Yen (Thai iced Tea) at 80 pesos an order.
Opens from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Su, M, T, W, Th, F, Sa: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm