The name of the restaurant caught my attention. I love Japanese food, especially maki and sushi so I make it a point to try the Japanese restaurants at the mall, whether big restaurant or small. The crowd inside the restaurant also made me think the sushi there must be good.
Favorite Dish: I liked their assorted sushi and California maki. My husband liked their beef curry bento box.
I have not personally tried eating here, but I heard Kamay Kainan is a good option for tasting local foods. You can eat the dishes like the locals do, ala-"kamayan" (eating with your hands), but you can always request for utensils.
Pirate ship-inspired motif of the restaurant was amusing; restaurant was generally clean; there's a separate room which can be reserved for family and group events; clean restrooms and separate wash basins for hands; more convenient place to eat seafoods than in Dampa-inspired restos where you buy the seafoods yourself and have the restos cook the dishes.
Favorite Dish: I like their Salt & Pepper Crab, oyster rockefeller,and boodle feast
Again I've Always wonder why cantonese restaurants are so Plentiful in the Philippines and Fujian Cuisine is practically non existent even though more than 90% of Immigrant Chinese in the Philippines came from Fujian Province and Not from Guangzhou Province (can somebody anwer why?). This Cantonese Restaurant was Started by as a Spin Off Branch of the Chinese Restaurant Hai Shin Lou in Pasay Road, Makati. From the looks of It, This Restaurant is Among the Packed Places in Piazza Serendra. This restaurant is mid price and not as high end as Gloriamaris or Tin Hau of Mandarin Oriental.
Favorite Dish: They also have chinese fusion like the suckling pig and chiken sushi at 120 pesos an order and the dipping sauce was hoi sin off course. We also tried the Appetizer "suckling pig and then some" (it comes with roast suckling pig chinese style and chinese barbecue and century egg plus cuttlefish) which was good and costs 500 pesos an order. Soyed Chicken with Seaweed (see picture) was a knockout at 280 pesos an order. For soup, chicken with abalone mushroom was very filling (see picture) and yummy!. the Fish Fillet in Satay sauce was another fusion cuisine and costs 380 pesos an order and the hangchou fried rice was very richly topped with many toppings like shrimp, pork meat, snow peas, egg and fish. It cost 180 pesos an order.
Lots of Sinful and Deelicious Deserts! When eating in Piazza Serendra, it is a tradition that you will eat dessert from a separate place where you ate your main course and the top two choices are Cupcakes by Sonaja (NY Style Cupcakes) and Miss Desserts, we chose the latter. Although Cupcakes by Sonja has more customers, Miss Desserts have more selections (I admit, I don't like cupcakes that much) and it won the Cheesecake Challenge done last year by a Known Filipino Restauanteur and Chef Gene Gonzalez. Cheesecakes here are comparable if not better in taste from the Cheesecake Factory in Macy's Union Square in San Francisco (see my SF Pages).
Opens from 12:00 pm - 12:00 mn today. Su, M: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
T, W, Th, F, Sa: 12:00 pm - 12:00 mn
F, Sa: 12:00 mn - 1:00 am
Favorite Dish: The New York Classic Cheesecake with generous flavors of Philadelphia cream cheese (they even has a sugar free version). It cost 100 pesos a slice and 120 pesos for sugarfree. A Glass of freshly squeezed orange juice is 90 pesos. The Belgian Chocolate Maquis (extra sinful and super decadent!) at 105 pesos a slice. The White Macadamia Cheesecake was also very sinful and price was 112 pesos slice, boy I was sooo stuffed!
This restaurant has made a comeback! It was a popular restaurant and dining place in Greenbelt Makati in my youth, serving the best jambalaya and baby back ribs in the Metro Manila Area but it closed down in the 1990's due to mismanagement. Presently the owners also owned Claw Daddy beside it (Claw Daddy specializes in Sea Food and also ribs!) that you can order both menus while in one restaurant or in the other.
Favorite Dish: Jambalaya Rice! Baby Back Ribs! Cajun Chicken! Cajun Fish! they are excellent and not that spicy, a real treat and really filling since servings here are meant for sharing ok! prices are also for sharing! that 1 order of Pork Ribs with Jambalaya Rice is 900 pesos and an order of Cajun Chicken with rice is 450 pesos and the Cajun Dory fish at 500 pesos. A Slice of Mudpie Cake (the specialty dessert) is about 180 pesos and is loaded with lots of chocolate!
Chelsea, the sister restaurant of M Cafe, opened in Serendra last April 13, 2007. It offers a theme of the recently Gentrified and hottish scene in the Chelsea section of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, particularly at the Large Chelsea Market which has numerous restaurants, Non-stop food tours and tastings happen there every minute. It is also the new home of the Food TV Network and is the "in" thing for new york yuppies aside from SOHO (South of Houston) and Tribeca (Triangle Between Canal).
The restaurant definitely looks like one of the cushy bistros you would walk into in downtown New York. Deli goods, wines, big-muscled rustic breads, crates of fresh veggies, a shelf of gourmet sauces for sale, all-nations cheeses, stacks of china in different places for the waiters to grab, and an attention-getting showcase of complex cakes and desserts that you must have space for.
Chef Sau del Rosario (also of M Café) oversees the place teeming with a dozen or so of mild-mannered wait staff and young chefs dressed in their whites. In terms of ambiance, Chelsea’s got it, so people drop in to have their slice of New York via the pizzas, the Wagyu Steak sandwich, the salads, the fondue and the heavy dishes such as lamb shank with tabbouleh and couscous. And they are also taking home gourmet sauces and the homemade breads, making the motions of “We’ll be back again!” to the friendly waiters.
Favorite Dish: So many items on the menu seem excellent choices like the pizza (served on a wooden chopping board) and the salads (served in a really huge bowl) Toblerone torte (P160)--layers upon layers of mellow chocolate mousse speckled with bits of nougat alternate with soft, light meringue layers and topped with a block of Toblerone. The result is a scrumptious dessert that tickles the tastebuds. A glass of strawberry iced tea (P95) and Peach Iced Tea also at (95 Pesos) is a great thirst-quencher, with bits of fresh strawberries adding a fruity sweetness to the drink. And surprise! The prices are reasonable, considering you’re in the current darling place of Ayala Land, The Serendra. No wonder it is the ideal place to be seen—social istambay notwithstanding
This Cafe is a tribute to the venerable italian Giacomo Puccini, a famous opera Composer in yesteryears but eclipsed by more popular opera singers like Luciano Pavarotti!. And so this cafe is also italian as espresso!
Favorite Dish: why the margherita pizza (thin crust, which is the italian way) at 380 pesos an order and the capuccino which was 130 pesos an order. finally a dash of the world famous italian gelato (strawberry flavor) at 150 pesos a scoop. bellisimo!
Cold Rock Ice Creamery is Autralia's Number One Super Premium Ice Cream which is Comparable to American Haagen Daz but is is slightly cheaper than it. (note, super premium ice cream means the ice cream has at least 17% butterfat to make it creamier, the ordinary ice cream contains only 12-14% butterfat). It was Founded in Queensland Australia in 1996 and quickly became the number one premium ice cream there!. Here in Cold Rock, customers get to choose their favorite flavors from the ice creamery's wide range of imported signature super premium ice cream and select the mix-ins that they would like to combine their ice cream.
Mix-ins are fruits, confectionery and pastry treats that customers can choose from to customize their ice cream concoctions. Cold Rock offers an unparalleled variety of mix-ins ranging from imported Australian fudge, candies and berries to classic Filipino favorites like Chocnut and choco mallows. The customer's choice of ice cream and mix-ins are then mixed and smashed on the "Cold Rock", a patented frozen granite slab that prevents that ice cream from melting during the mixing process.
Hours: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Daily
Favorite Dish: the Mango Sorbet (picture) which costs 180 pesos (I prefer no mix ins) the other choices are about 150-200 per scoop plus 50 pesos for the mix ins. (note: sorbet is different from ice cream, a sorbet has NO CREAM! just sugar and fruit while Ice Cream has all three!)
Kaiseki is An Upscale Japanese Restaurant owned by enterpreneur Josephine Wu. kaiseki in Nihonggo meaning comes from the story that said Buddhist priests in strict Zen training used to keep a hot stone (seki) in their kimono pocket (kai) in order to make their fasting more bearable, it also means a graceful and artistic Seasonal Cuisine.
It is one of the Mainstays in the Fort Strip Area in Fort Bonifacio.
Opens Daily from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Favorite Dish: their specialty is the crazy maki, a maki topped with shredded imitation crabs or surimi and it costs 150 pesos and order (see my picture). Their Beef Sukiyaki is to die for and it costs 450 pesos and is good for 3 people! the shrimp tempura is 380 pesos and another favorite of mine is the Gindara (made from codfish) which costs 450 pesos an order. for the dessert, i would recommend the green tea sorbet and the lemon sorbet at 130 pesos are not that sweet but very flavorful!
Good Ole American Southern Cuisine is resurrected in this Restaurant. Their theme is southern and cajun cooking with emphasis on crabs that's why it's called Clawdaddy. When you enter the restaurant and order, the waiters (or clawmasters as their called) will show you live crabs to tempt you into ordering them and depending on the size (it cost about 100 pesos per 100 grams of crab) and the style of cooking (cajun, thanh long, chili crab, black pepper crab, crab maritess, etc) that leaves you with no choice but to order these succulent crustaceans! then you can also order other things in the menu like lobsters, crawfish, beef ribs, pork ribs etc.
Favorite Dish: the crabs off course (singaporean chili crab style!) and a 1.5 kg crab costs 1500 pesos, the Clawdaddy King Sampler of assorted crustaceans and corn at 895 pesos, the southern beef ribs at 850 pesos and the baby back ribs at 900 pesos! gluttons galore!
opens 10:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.
When I read that there is a newly open cake shop with a New York standard in Manila I immediately go to this bake shop, I am a cake fanatic, the place is cute and simple, but different for what I expecting, Nothing extraordinary about there cupcake, the sponge is dry and too sweet. For its price? Not worth it!
This is the firsts Hawaiian-themed restaurant that I visit , I have know idea what to expect if you say Hawaiian food. As you entered the place one thing you would notice it is full of tikis, and the waiters would gree you with an Aloha means welcome.
Favorite Dish: I order Da Polo kai Baby Back Ribs falling of the bones barbecue ribs with there special sauce, my husband favorite grilled pork chop with lots of spices.
We love the atmosphere. It's very, very clean and even if there are lots and lots of clients, the waiters don't forget to serve us.
The food is great.
The price? Just right.
Favorite Dish: You should try General Cho's Chicken, their noodles with mixed seafood(I let them remove anything that resembles shrimps because I'm allergic---but sometimes, I let them set it aside for the others who want to eat it), the fried tofu in salt and pepper, the spareribs in black vinegar. and of course, the duck! =)
an all time favorite bar that started out in the malate area of manila and now has a branch here at swanky serendra area of fort bonifacio.
Favorite Dish: the calamares