After your break from the non-stop pig-out sessions the holiday season beautifully came with, get ready for awesome new rounds of food adventures this 2016. The Philippines has recently welcomed culinary gems from other parts of the world, and many other international food hotspots are soon to follow. So, what are you waiting for?!
Get that cleanse, diet and healthy-eating streak going already so you can fast forward to the days of indulging at the new restaurants in town! For the sake of your belly’s excitement, here are 8 international restaurants to visit and watch out for this 2016.
A place can never have enough pizza joints, especially when the addition brings huge, ultra-cheesy and scrumptious pies. Hailing from Singapore, Peperoni Pizzeria recently opened last December 28, 2015. Spend your next lunch break enjoying Peperoni’s signature thin-crust and wood-fired pizza, along with other Italian comfort food dishes that are sure to please.
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The hype over Din Tai Fung’s Manila opening last month was so intense that not only was the line to get a table insane, even PNoy was present on its first day. Their famous Xiao Long Bao has gotten many Pinoy foodies excitedly heading to Ortigas for their dumpling fix, only to be overwhelmed with the waiting time to get inside.
Hopefully the craze has slightly mellowed down, and you can finally indulge in Din Tai Fung’s renowned dishes. Try your luck this 2016 and you’ll find the effort absolutely worth it once you get a taste of their distinct Taiwanese fare.
Burger-lovers, rejoice! One of the most longstanding fast food chains from Los Angeles is coming to Manila. With the tagline “The Last Great Hamburger Stand,” you can expect to have your burger cravings more than satisfied. Despite being a fast casual restaurant (and its infamous name), Fatburger goes the extra mile to serve fresh food. Their burgers are made to order, made from 100% lean beef burgers and are accompanied with fresh vegetables.
The opening date of Fatburger hasn’t been announced, but you can look forward to 15 outlets to frequent for burger cravings.
Local hotdog stands better step up their game with Los Angeles’ iconic hotdog chain entering the Philippine culinary scene. Pink’s Hotdogs is ranked 16th on The Daily Meal’s list of Best Hot Dogs in America. Try their seemingly unlimited combinations to judge for yourself if you agree.
Say goodbye to boring hotdogs, “spiced up” only with standard condiments and the ubiquitous bacon. Look out for Pink’s Hotdogs opening and say hello to dozens of toppings as well as menu items named after celebrities. The opening date is yet to be announced as well.