#Restaurants, Food

BINONDO: 15 Places to Try on your Next Binondo Food Crawl!

Make sure to download Our Awesome Guide: Binondo Food Crawl for information, food, and pasalubong tips when in Binondo, Manila! :) 

Every year the streets of Binondo Chinatown become busy as the Chinese New Year approaches. Binondo having its own character will give you an experience of a different culture, full of colorfulness, different smells, and rich history while walking on its chaotic streets.

What's more, exciting than bargain shopping at Chinatown is experiencing its gastronomic landscape

binondo food crawl map

This food crawl isn't about your typical meal at President's, or go to dumpling shop at Ying Ying and Wai Ying, nor your favorite fast food chain like Tasty. We curated this food walk searching for your money's worth yummy mid-range eateries and family owned businesses that are celebrated in Binondo.

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Anyeonghaseo: An Introduction to the Food and Culture of Korea

Korean culture has long been a subject of international interest since the Halyu, or Korean Wave, of the 2000’s. Everywhere from music, fashion, technology, and food has found its way into the norm of the Filipino palate and style.

The Korean mainstream was introduced through telenovelas on our local airwaves, which grew in popularity due to the new style of storytelling. The fascination towards these telenovelas fueled the interest in Korean music, food, and culture.

Check out the introduction into the Korean culture in this basic guide to their entertainment, food, and drinks.

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TXANTON: Jamon Iberico de Bellota & Finest Spanish/French Wine Tasting!


TXANTON (pronounced as shan-ton) is the first Jamóneria in the Philippines and bodega showcasing the finest Spanish and French wines.

Its name is a tribute to Paulino Txanton Aboitiz, who was the first of his family to arrive in Manila in 1898. It is the retail sister company of Antique Wine Collections (AWC) Philippines, which supplies the finest wines to hotels and restaurants in Manila.

Here are some tips on planning your awesome Jamón experience at Txanton …


2294 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, 2nd Floor Smithbell Building, 1232 Makati, Philippines
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Telephone: +632 812-2040 (loc 112)
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Txanton
Instagram: @TxantonPH

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A Paparazzi Anniversary (A Photo Essay) @EdsaShangriLa

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PAPARAZZI is Edsa Shangri-La’s signature Italian Restaurant serving an iconic Bistecca Florentina with 1.2kg of Tuscany T-bone Steak from young grass-fed cows from Ireland.

We celebrated our anniversary at Paparazzi with our boys during our Edsa Shangri-La Staycation. Here’s what to expect at Paparazzi…


Second Floor, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: (63 2) 633 8888 ext. 2922
Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday)
Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Website: Paparazzi

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted in Paparazzi.

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HEAT’S MAD FOR LOBSTER: Ultimate Lobster Feast in Manila! (Every Friday @EdsaShangrila)

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MAD FOR LOBSTER is an eat-all-you-can lobster feast every Friday night at Restaurant Heat in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. 

HEAT transformed their seafood buffet Fridays into a lobster-themed buffet to cater to indulgent celebrations and to make the buffet price worth it. 

Here are some tips to plan your awesome lobster Friday…


Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: +632 633-8888 ext. 2740
Operating Hours: 6 pm to 10.30 pm, last call for buffet at 10.00pm
Mad for Lobster: P2,415 net/person (Every Friday Dinner)  
For more info, visit Restaurant Heat website

Related Blog Post: HEAT’s Mad For Wagyu: Create-Your-Own 10 Course Wagyu Degustacion! @EdsaShangriLa

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SOLSTICE: A Story About Transitions (One Way 2.0s) @PowerPlantMall


SOLSTICE is a modern European restaurant by Joseph Assad of One Way Restaurant and Jackie Rodriguez, the innovator behind the Bistro Group (TGI Fridays, Italiannis) and Global Restaurant Concepts (CPK, IHOP). 

Its name is inspired by the astrological transitions that happen in June (summer solstice–the longest day of the year) and December (winter solstice–the shortest day of the year). This is why the Solstice restaurant concept is all about transitions.

First, both owners have moved on from their previous projects and invested on this homegrown 8 Rockwell restaurant. 

Second, the restaurant menu will start with One Way dishes and then evolve as they feature known chefs every three months, to showcase their cuisine for a week and leave a few recipes. 

Third, they will also feature Indian food on Mondays and Mediterranean cuisine on Tuesdays.

We tried Solstice a day after they opened the restaurant (during the winter solstice) and here’s what we think about it…


Solstice Bistro & Boulangerie
8 Rockwell, Hidalgo Drive, Rockwell, Makati

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HEAT’s Mad For Wagyu: Create-Your-Own 10 Course Wagyu Degustacion! @EdsaShangriLa

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MAD FOR WAGYU is Heat Edsa Shangri-La’s Eat-all-you-can Wagyu buffet, which will be held every Saturday dinner for P2,415 net, to kick off 2016.

Did you know that we are one of the biggest consumers of Wagyu meat outside of Japan? Manila is sure to go crazy over this Wagyu buffet experience!

Here’s what you need to know about Mad for Wagyu and how to plan your Wagyu attack…


Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: +632 633-8888 ext. 2740
Operating Hours: 6 pm to 10.30 pm, last call for buffet at 10.00pm
Mad for Wagyu: P2,415 net/person (Every Saturday Dinner)  
For more info, visit Restaurant Heat website

Related Blog Post: HEAT’S MAD FOR LOBSTERS: Ultimate Lobster Feast in Manila! (Every Friday @EdsaShangrila)



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THE WHOLESOME TABLE Salcedo Breakfast in Makati! @BiancaElizalde

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The Wholesome Table is an organic comfort food restaurant with a passionate commitment to all things wholesome and healthy, inspired by the food that Bianca Araneta-Elizalde cooks at home.

The standalone Salcedo Makati branch is the only branch that opens at 7 am to offer a truly healthy, wholesome breakfast treat. The other branches are located in malls that open at around 11 am.

It’s the perfect place to go to after an early morning run or simbang gabi, or for a power breakfast meeting when you’re in the Makati area.


G/F Infinity Tower, H.V. Dela Costa Corner L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Operating Hours: Open Daily: 7 am to 11 pm
Telephone: +632 848-7777
Mobile: +63 917 885-7520
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @TheWholesomeTable

Related Blog Post: THE WHOLESOME TABLE Organic Comfort Food Resto by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde (A Review)

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ITALIANNI’S Breakfast: Blissful Creation by Chef Josh Boutwood @ItaliannisPH (Video)

It’s still a surprise to some people that Italianni’s serves really good breakfast created by Chef Josh Boutwood. 

They actually offer breakfast comfort food favorites of Continental and Filipino dishes (not just limited to Italian breakfast). The Italianni’s branch at Greenbelt 2 is vibrant as early as 7am, with power breakfast meetings being held or friends hanging out on a slow lazy morning.

Facebook: Italiannis Philippines
Instagram: @ItaliannisPH
Twitter: @ItaliannisPH

G/F, Greenbelt 2, Makati City
Telephone: +632 728-0289 / 728-0283

Quadrant 5, Space 1E14, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
Telephone: +632 856-4904 / 856-3890

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