On the other side of Poblacion, stands this Spanish-Italian bistro called La Collina. Our new favourite restaurant where food and ambiance is KING.
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Friday. End of a workweek. Finally! It’s payday, you reach out to your ATM get some moolah and group message your friends and ask them all out to the nearest watering hole or dive bars.
Night time is the crazy out of town cousin of daytime. Because he has a different set of rules, more tolerance and an enabler most especially after hours. We do things we don’t do during daylight. We’re more open to friends of friends of friends of friends. Wait I lost connecting the levels. But you do get me right? After a few buckets of beer or emptying the bottle of that mid-range liquor at past 1 am. You all pay the tab and in a harmonious mindset, the final fight would be how awesome it is to go grab some food. How satisfying it is to go grab that cheeseburger, that Chelo Kebab or that hot tapsilog after hours of a drinking session? Late night is the easiest time to eat like a no one is watching you because eating like nobody is watching you is all about self-pleasure and very little else.
We’ve rounded up 10 highly recommended places around Metro Manila that are open late down to being open 24/7 to gratify your NEED to munch. All these menu recommendations for TASTE had been rated 4 Extra Rice Rating. If you don’t know what is our rating scale is, please click this link.
Hungry after a drinking session? Here are the top 10 food you should get! You’re late night guide around Metro Manila
1) Hungarian Meal at Whistlestop (24 hours)
Whistlestop 2.0 is a nicely designed restaurant with retro touches, much different from its original cowboy-styled incarnation. It’s open 24/7 and with ample parking spot and steady location.
2 pcs Hungarian sausage, 3-4 pcs of honey cured bacon on a bed of their glorious rice mix. This is good to share for 2-3 people. Depending on how awesome your hunger is. If you eat like a MAN, then just share this with 1 person nevertheless. Ask for a side of honey mustard and a glass of ice cold coke.
Address: # 28 Jupiter Street, Makati City.
2. The Shawarma at Ziggurat Makati (24 hours)
Smack behind the alley in Makati’s red district lies a 24-hour tower of Middle Eastern cuisine, a good place for dinner but an even better place for post-drinks grub. This is by far the only middle eastern restaurant with the most extensive selection. One of our favorite hidden place in Makati.
You can never go wrong with a good shawarma roll. It will outlive most food trends available in the metro. Perfect one hand snack that you can bite into furiously.
What makes their shawarma special is they don’t mince the meat so small and just spread it out. They serve it as sliced beef strips, with roasted onions and bell pepper.
Address: Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Tigris, Makati.
3. The Beef Pares at The Original Pares Mami House (24 hours)
I recommend ordering the classic Beef Pares of course, the camaron rebusado and their campto soup. Good food stands the test of time. You do not need so much forward thinking concepts and expensive restaurants to satisfy your search for palate satisfaction. A complete set of Pares will cost you 110php.
Pares. Do I need to say more?
Address: N.S Amoranto Sr. Avenue, La Loma, Quezon City
4. The Tapsilog at Tapsi ni Vivian (24 hours)
It’s sweet and salty, garlic infused with vinegar. They’ve been serving their tapsilog since the 1980’s. Open 24 hours and 7 days a week. A Plate of Tapsilog will set you off for 90php.
Photo Credit: @tapsinivivian
Address: (Multiple Branches)
- Mayor Gil Fernando Ave, Marikina
- Lauan St., Project 3, Quezon City
- Ortigas Ave Ext, Sto. Nino, Cainta, 1900 Rizal, Philippines
5. The Pad Thai at Dusadee (24 hours)
Authentic Thai food that is cheap, clean and decently tasty. They source their spices directly from Thailand as the owner is from Thailand.
Photo Credit: @kuhrla
Their Pad Thai’s comparable to Fort or Makati restaurants that will charge you double or triple the price. The noodle is bouncy and chewy perfectly covered with the sauce, the right amount of meat and topped with fluffy eggs. Big serving size for just 110php.
Address: 40 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
6. The Unli Samgyupsal at The Premier Samgyupsal (24 hours)
When only one order of meat is not enough try the Unlimited Samgyupsal Beef and Pork set of Premier Samgyupsal. Their unlimited sets includes unlimited sides, unlimited egg, and a seafood broth. This is on top of their Aged Pork, and USDA Beef. It’s such a steal at 580 PHP per person.
They have several branches in Malate, Tomas Morato, and Las Pinas area.
7. The Carne Asada at El Chupacabra
From the same group that brought us Mexicali, Cafe Mediterranean, Fishbar Boracay fame. El Chupacabra is located along Felipe Street near the corner of Polaris Street with the table overflowing into the actual street.
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One of the best taco place in Metro Manila. It is cheap, and it is greasy the way a street taco should be.
Address: 5782 Felipe Street, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
8. The Goulash and the Gnagi at Old Swiss Inn (24 Hours)
Old Swiss Inn opened their first branch in 1946, and after 70 years, they still serve consistently good European fare. The best thing is they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Their Goulash is a thick tomato broth with tender beef and stewed vegetables. It’s rich in flavour and has the right amount of spice. Warm and comforting. The Gnagi, on the other hand, is exactly what you want after a night of drinking, think the German version of the crispy pata, served on a bed of sauerkraut. You have that crispy skin, tender meat and the right amount of fat.
Best part about this is, if you have a sweet tooth you can always have their Toblerone fondue.
Address: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia Bldg. Makati Ave corner Sto. Tomas St. Urdaneta, Makati City
9. The Beef Shawarma Rice at Yalla Yalla
Sliced beef with chopped vegetables on a bed of biryani rice. Drizzle the right amount of their garlic yogurt sauce and let the flavours melt together. Shawarma is always a good idea.
Address: 5652 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
10. The Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at Borough (24 hours)
The MAN-WICH grilled cheese comes in their in-house buttery brioche bread seeping with cheddar and gooey mozzarella. Dip it in the small pot of slightly sweet roasted tomato soup. Bite, sit back and chew while smiling.
Address: G/F Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
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Finestra at Solaire: Aperitivo Epico happens every third Friday of the month and it already started last October 19th from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Reasonably priced at 1,295php ++ (*Price is inclusive of VAT and subject to service charge).
Da Gianni is everything you want in a casual neighborhood Italian restaurant —flattering lighting, plenty of exposed brick, terra-cotta floors, and wood tables with just the right amount of space between one another
Perceptive palates will be in for a solid treat when they visit Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., from July 27 to September 28. Enjoy an amazing an astounding Cheese and Charcuterie Buffet for only P1,800 net per person.
They have recently introduced a grazing buffet menu as part of their banquet offers, and the cheese and charcuterie is part of the variety of what they have to offer. Overseeing the whole kitchen operations is executive chef Merlinda Junio who also captained the hotel’s culinary team to win in the Philippine Culinary Cup at SMX Convention Center last 2017.
Alfred at Makati Diamond Residences
The curated grazing menu selection is made remarkable with its shaved-on-the-spot Jamon Serrano and mouth-watering scrapings of melted Raclette cheese.
Highlights of the buffet include the jamon serrano from Spain, sliced thinly and generously; raclette cheese from Switzerland, partnered with bread, fruits, and nuts; slow-cooked US beef belly; and pinakbet paella with crispy bagnet.
Enjoy starters consisting of well-loved cheeses such as Baked Brie with caramelized walnuts, Dates with cheese, and Caprese Skewers. There starters created a nice sweet-savory-salty bite that was a perfect pairing with the Gin.
Delectable spread of Chicken Sate with a cucumber yogurt sauce, hummus with beets, Emmentaler Tart, Onion and cheese pastry, Pate en Croute and Baba Ghanoush. Finish it off with Rose Macaroons, and dip your fresh fruits, and small bites in their chocolate fondue.
Explore the interesting world of gin and tonic creations (inclusive in the buffet price ) with six different brands— Bombay Sapphire, Tanqueray, JJ Whitley Elderflower, Beefeater, and local fine drinks like Sirena and Premium Gin. Gin cocktails are wonderfully garnished with herbs and spices that will put the accent on the flavor profile of the gin.
Fat Girls Day Out Drink of Choice: Whitley Elderberry Gin with Mediterranean tonic water, pink peppercorns, and rosemary. A smooth refreshing drink with just a bit of a peppery bite that completes the whole Cheese and Charcuterie experience.
Experience delights from Alfred at the Diamond Residences Makati grazing menu selection of assorted appetizers, cold cuts, Raclette and heavier fare of US Beef Belly and Paella. For more details, call 0917 636 4875 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org. #Alfred24Hours #BestLocationInManila
Note: Guests will experience a rotating selection of food for a different experience every visit
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El Chupacabra in Poblacion, Makati is a Mexican restaurant which earned its credo to be serving really good street tacos and cheap local beers. I remember stumbling at this joint back in 2012 while my former date and I wanted to still hang out and […]
We spent hours in front of our computers and everything is on repeat, everyone is in a hurry to get things to do, to go from point A to point B, and experience the same mundane things. We’re in the loop for the next 4-5 days. The crowded city life makes us numb and mindless most of the time, but it is our own way of coping up with our current environment. We’re supposed to stop feeling and engaging to get through our chaotic day. We often think of escaping, daydreaming that we’d rather be spending one lazy afternoon disconnected and just staring at the sea. We daydream of tranquility and serenity. Bauan, Batangas is the perfect getaway from all of the busy, chaotic, and bipolar Metro Manila. It is just a 2 1/2- 3 hours drive from the city. Far enough for that much needed quick retreat yet close enough to return back home.
Whenever you here Batangas, our top of mind recall would always be Anilao (diving and snorkeling), San Juan (beach), and Nasugbu. Bauan never really takes the spotlight for us. Bauan is one of the municipalities in the province of Batangas. Most of its barangays are situated near the coastal area. There are a lot of wonderful beaches in the municipality but most are not composed of fine sands and wide shores. The place is also known for dive sites which have ridiculously abundant in marine life.
The Fat Girls Day Out crew were invited to experience what Bauan has to offer which is thru an intro dive course and a whole day snorkeling. Thanks to the lovely folks at Bus Stop Dive Resort. Skip your typical malling or heading up to Tagaytay City. Go on a retreat and partake what nature has to offer.
How to get to Bauan, Batangas
From Manila, you can take the bus from Cubao or LRT Buendia going to Batangas Pier for 165 or 157 respectively. Then take a jeep from Grand terminal to Bauan. Travel time: 2 and ½ to 3 hours depending on the traffic.
From Dasmariñas Cavite, you can take a van from Pala-Pala terminal. A little tip is to take the van route that goes from Lemery to Bauan, saves you from the traffic plus you get to have a peek of Tagaytay.
Where to Stay
Bus Stop Dive Resort
Proper beddings and memory foam pillows to make sure that you get that much-deserved rest after a good dive or swim.
What’s important after a dive sesh is a good solid sleep. Check out their comfortable rooms here BusStop DiveResort rates starts at 2,200php/ 43USD per person including full board meals and boat transfers. Minimum of 3 pax to reserve a room.
What to Do
SCUBA diving is known as a thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes adrenaline boosting sport, however, most do not know that SCUBA diving has many health benefits. Especially for your mental health. Most consider diving as a way of meditation. When underwater all you hear is your own breathing, the sound of your heart and the tranquility of your surroundings.
Initial on-boarding and safety procedures will be cascaded before anything else. Safety is the primary priority.
The sea is clean and has no garbage. It is a great place to snorkel or dive. There was a school of fishes when we went there, and it was really beautiful.
World-class diving and snorkeling experiences are right in our front yard – there’s no need to travel elsewhere in Anilao or in El Nido perhaps. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned diver, or even a casual snorkeler,
Enjoy Bauan’s Beautiful Sunset
The best part of the day was when we watched the sun set slowly. The entire island turns into Sepia color and will make you make sappy and look for your old 90’s rock-ballad music on your playlist. Find a good spot under a nice branched tree and just wait.
Come thru this isolated cove in San Pablo, Batangas. Explore the wonders of the deep blue ocean. All in just a 2 ½ hour drive from chaotic Manila.
As we always say. Go forth and wander and become your own storyteller.
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For perceptive travelers who are willing to go great distances for the rewards of pine air smell and pristine mountains. Sagada is unpredictable regardless of how many times you’ll visit the place.