We enjoyed our Makansutra experience. The place is especially great if you miss the hawker food culture in Singapore.
Our favorites are Donald & Lily’s Laksa, Geylang Claypot Rice Pots, Bak Kuh Teh, and the Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee’s Salted Egg Prawns. Some may perceive the pricing to be expensive at P250-P300 per dish. Budget about P500/head.
Best to order from the Singaporean stalls to ensure what you’re getting is authentic and the best that you can get in Manila.
The exhaust was already fixed when we visited so you don’t have to worry about smelling like a hawker afterward. I like that they implemented the hawker system of one person specializing in cooking one dish throughout the day.
Best to go here with a group of friends or with the family so that you can order and try many dishes. But if you are going on a date, make sure to know and do your research so you can be confident of what to order.
Congratulations to the whole Makansutra Team! Wishing you great success in 2017 and beyond! 🙂
TOMATITO MANILA is an 80’s-inspired Spanish Tapas and Paella restaurant by Shanghai-based El Willy Fun F&B Group (by Chef Willy Trullas Moreno) in partnership with the Rambla/Las Flores/La Lola group (by the Barcelona trio of Uri Singla, Dani Aliaga, and Sergi Rostoll).
The name is inspired by Spanish Flamenco guitarist José Fernández Torres, also known as Tomatito. It also means “little tomato“–a fun brand name since it easily rolls off the tongue. The concept is a mix of Spanish popular culture, the 80’s bar, and a seductive red theme.
So is the concept really sexy? We tried Tomatito with our former P&G friends and here’s what we think about it…
Watch the first ever destination mini-documentary of our family adventure with the four 4 boys during All Saints’ Day in Sagada.
It’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we travel and feature a destination on the OAP blog. It also documents our Sagada misadventures, culinary discoveries, and unforgettable moments during our Sagada 2016 Trip with Team Our Awesome Planet.
The film was made by Mofilm DirectorGian Mawo in collaboration with Ford Philippines.
We love SAMBA! It simply is one of the best restaurants to open in Manila this 2016!
We really liked the unique Peruvian flavors because of the authentic ingredients used, like the chilis, leche de tigre, corn beer, and pisco. It’s also healthier to eat here because the cuisine is more focused on seafood, vegetables, grilled cooking, and the use of extra virgin olive oil in their soups.
I recommend ordering the following 3-course meal but served family style:
Appetizers: Ceviche Limeño, Conchas al carbon, and Anticucho de Pulpo Main Course: Brazilian Moqueca de Camarao, Arroz con Mariscos, and Lomo Saltado Dessert: Merengado Chirimoya and Trio de Arroz con Leche
Budget about P1,000/head for a full 3-course meal experience + drinks.
The drinks are expensive, but if you were to try just one Peruvian cocktail, I would recommend the pisco sour.
The clubhouse ambiance is a bit boring, but it’s fun to eat at the al fresco area with the cool breeze and the view of the pool.
Congratulations to the entire Shangri-La Fort team for this successful Peruvian dining concept!