and Long Weekends:
8 New Restaurants
to Try this August
By Therese Aseoche
With all the long weekends we’re looking forward to the most this month, August is the best time to schedule your barkada HOHOLs and special dates! Here are 8 new restaurants to try to make the most out of your staycations.
Papi’s Pinoy Kitchen
Papi’s Pinoy Kitchen is your next go-to spot for your Filipino favorites like tapsilog, chicken inasal, and more but with a unique and creative twist. Try the Hainanese Style Chicken Tinola called Tinolanese, the crispy and succulent Bagnet, and the Barbistek or barbeque na bistek.
Alice Tea Salon
It may not be completely Alice in Wonderland-themed, but Alice Tea Salon is the closest we have to being transported to Wonderland! With its dainty set-up and IG-worthy drinks and treats that scream “Drink/Eat Me!”, Alice Tea Salon is the place we wouldn’t mind being the cause of us running late for a very important date.
Emack & Bolio’s
Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
(+632) 718 55 10 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Budget for two — PHP400
Ayala Malls The 30th is becoming the latest hangout spot for barkadas and lovers around Ortigas because of its unique and must-visit restaurants and cafés, including this quirky, retro-inspired ice cream parlor!
Emack & Bolio’s features deliciously satisfying artisanal flavors like the Grasshopper Pie (mint and chocolate chips), Marsh Mellow Waffle Cone (with the Fruit Loops), and Espresso (with rice crispies) — perfect for whenever you need comforting.
GEN Korean BBQ House
Building J, SM By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
(+632) 541 27 67, (+63) 945 123 8530 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Thursday from 10 A.M. to 12 A.M., Friday to Sunday from 10 A.M. to 2 A.M.
Budget for two — PHP3,000
If you’re a fan of Korean barbeque, GEN Korean BBQ House is a must-try! Hailing from Los Angeles, this restaurant makes the KBBQ eating experience as grand as it should be with cozy, contemporary interiors and premium cuts like the Gen Premium Steak, Woo Beasal (beef belly), and Red Wine Samgyubsal to name a few.
Weekday lunch costs PHP798++ while weekday dinner and weekends will cost you PHP1288++.