Welcome July with the expectation (and back-up plan) for frequent rain pour and parking-lot-crazy traffic. Accept it: Most days, going home will be a challenge. But, hey, you can turn any gloomy day around through good food! As you wait for the rain to stop, get your stomach well acquainted with these exciting new restaurants.
8. Bean & Yolk
Bel Air Soho Suites, Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City
0920 926 7587 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm
Budget for two – P500
Bean & Yolk puts the spotlight on eggs and coffee. They make simple dishes like grilled cheese and chorizo sandwiches much more comforting with eggs. Don’t forget to pair your egg-centric dish with specialty coffee, too. Their Latte Gianduja is a must-try.
7. Ooma Rockwell
GF Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Amorsolo corner Waterfront Drive, Rockwell, Makati City
(02) 958 6712 | Facebook
Open every day from 11am to 11pm
Budget for two – P1500
With Ooma’s huge success in Megamall, it almost needs no introduction. But for those who have yet to try Chef Bruce Ricketts’ magic: Know that Ooma is one of the best sources for modern Japanese food.
And finally, they’ve opened up a new branch in Rockwell. This outlet has an awesome addition you have to try—a sake bar! Also look forward to exclusive dishes like the Tempura Soft Shell Crab Maki and the Maguro Zuke.
6. The Yard at Xavierville
83 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City | Facebook
Open Monday to Sunday from 4pm to 12mn (soft opening)
Looks like even the rainy season can’t slow down the food park trend. There’s a new one almost every month, but is anyone really complaining? The only downside may be deciding where to take your next food trip, but The Yard at Xavierville makes that choice easy.
It features 30 stalls with awesome concepts like sweet and savory Belgian fries, sushi-burritos, delectable doughnut cones, pizza combined with roti and many, many more. Check out all the stalls here.
5. Uma Uma Ramen
Uma Uma has set foot in Manila to make every ramen-lover’s dream come true. This ramen joint hails from Fukuoka, Japan, and it’s been wowing foodies since 1953. Up to this day, Uma Uma stays true to the family recipe they started with—renowned for its robust and aromatic tonkatsu stock.
All in all, their dishes are packed with flavor without MSG. You can be sure that the umami you’re enjoying is coming from only the freshest ingredients.