to Get Excited About
By Shen Mascariñas
Brace your bellies, people. Manila’s dining scene is about to get even better with an awesome set of global food concepts arriving this year. From Michelin-starred restaurants to a shoe brand-turned-café, look forward to exciting new eats setting up base in our turf.
Be on the lookout for these 8 upcoming restaurants from around the world!
Coffeeholics, rejoice! A world-renowned café from Kyoto is now on soft opening in BGC, and foodies are raving not only about its coffee. %Arabica’s bright, minimalist interiors is incredibly refreshing to the eye—the perfect background as you get your expertly extracted caffeine fix and as you munch on some tasty snacks. Plus, the rumor is their cookies are pretty addicting.
Here’s one that won’t be dangerous for your health resolutions. Hailing from Australia, Roll’d offers innovative Vietnamese street food, featuring fresh ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. Get ready to try their versions of banh mi, spring rolls, pho, buns, coffee and more.
There’s a new pizza parlor coming to town, and word from its home base is it has an extensive Italian menu. The UK’s Pizza Express has four different types of pizza crust—the thinner Romana, the 1965 Classic, the low-calorie Legerra and the rectangular Calabrese. Each of these comes in a plethora of delicious, customizable flavors that make deciding on just one frankly difficult AF. There are also great options for starters, mains, sides, and booze.
Liao Fan Hawker Chan
Hawker Chan is the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred food spot, bumping off then most affordable Tim Ho Wan. This Singaporean food stall is acclaimed for its Soya Sauce Chicken Rice meal—something that’s sure to be a hit for the Pinoy palate. When it arrives this 2018, don’t forget to order the Soya Sauce Chicken Noodles and Combination Platter featuring pork rib, char siew, and roasted pork as well.