February 23, 2010
One of our main considerations for choosing Makati Med versus St. Luke's in Bonifacio Global City is that MMC, at present, has the best hospital restaurant in the country! Not only that, you can buy the best siopao in Makati in this hospital. Floating Island has been a fave secret resto among foodies in Makati. It is one of the better Filipino restaurants in the country and has been operational since 1969.
Floating Island Menu:
Seafood, Japanese Corner, Vegetables, Noodles, Rice | All Day Breakfast, Omelettes, Griddle Gems, Side Orders, Appetizers, Soup, Salads, Filipino Favorites, Beef, Pork, Chicken | Pasta, Sandwiches, Fresh Fruits, Filipino Delights, Fountain Special, Ice Cream, Fresh Fruit Shakes, Beverages
Floating Island offers a comprehensive line-up of Filipino comfort food. Look for something you are craving for, and they would most likely have it in the menu. Thing is, I wouldn't say all their dishes are good, you still have to know what to order.
Foodies all around are raving about Floating Island's siopao. It is still served "old school" (very big and pillow-soft). The adobo filling is all meat -- you can taste the flavor in every meat strand. I also like the fact that they put a nice portion of itlog na pula as part of the filling.
Have you tasted this?
You will seldom see this dish served in restaurants in Manila. But Floating Island's chicken skin could rival the famous chicken skin of Sler's. I know it is not good for the health, but paminsan-minsan lang naman...
We love this. We ordered this first thing after Rache gave birth. They serve it extra hot and you can really taste the garlic in this clear soup. Certified super yummy! :)
Nothing special and a bit too oily. I like the big, tasty shrimps though.
This is also one of their bestsellers. Sometimes we would meet with friends here and just order Adobo Rice because it is a complete meal in itself and can actually feed more than 2 people.
The beef is tender, tasty and served in a big portion. A bit expensive though for P340.
We were disappointed when we ordered this tiny longganisa. Each piece is about P30 and it does not have that authentic Vigan Longganisa taste. It also should have been served with sukang Ilocos.
Don't order this.
Of course, to celebrate a birth or a successful operation, you always have to have the Halo-Halo. There's really nothing special about this Halo-Halo, but it's good enough to satisfy your craving.
Floating Islet Food Counter (see Menu).
There is a take-out counter outside the restaurant where you can order the siopao.
Floating Island Restaurant
1st Floor, New Annex Building, Makati Medical Center
8888999 local 66 (room service)
Note: MMC has a Ground Floor, and then a First Floor (so, technically, it is located on the second floor). The best part about it is you can order and have food delivered to your room in MMC. If you don't like the standard hospital food, you can easily order from Floating Island.
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