For Your Summer
8 New Restaurants
to Check Out
By Therese Aseoche
It’s officially summer season! When you’re planning your barkada get-togethers and family reunions, why not try out someplace new rather than settle for your usual hangout spot? Here are just some of the newly opened restaurants around Metro Manila you can check out this April!
Friends & Family
This new restaurant under the Raintree Group pays tribute to the diners and eateries from our childhood by offering its customers a variety of traditional dishes and Pinoy comfort food like Arroz Caldo, Kare-kare, and Seafood Bicol Express. You can choose to dine indoors or alfresco. Just as its name suggests, this definitely will be your next favorite restaurant to bring friends and family to!
Alter Ego’s goal is to serve dishes we know and love, but with unique and surprising twists. Bringing together the tastes of European and Asian cuisines, it delights you with delicious fusions that you’d never imagine such as the Bibimbap Pasta, Chicken Pandan Paella, and French Onion Soup Dumpling (or french soup in gyoza form).
La Mère Poulard
Seeking an all-new fine dining location for your special occasions and celebrations? La Mère Poulard is worth being in your radar. This authentic French restaurant dates as far back as the late 1880s and is an icon in the culinary world that has drawn inspiration from French cooking techniques. It’s here where you can try the well-known omelette soufflé as well as a number of other lavish dishes such as the Jumbo Scallop, Salmon, and Cod in Copper Cocotte and the Beef Caldereta in Burgundy Style. Their meals don’t come cheap, but they’re definitely worth it!
We can never have enough ramen shops in the metro. Hailing from Shinjuku, Tokyo, Tongara Ramen was brought first to Cebu City, captivating the hearts and taste buds of locals. Now that they’re finally expanding to Manila, we get to experience what makes its ramen bowls so special. (Hint: it’s in the broth, which is made using pork and chicken bones.)