A new year has begun, the holidays have ended, and we’ve sworn to ourselves that: 1) we will absolutely not splurge on food anymore; and 2) we are definitely signing up for regular workout sessions at the gym.
But sometimes, our cravings are much stronger than our will to pull through with our “New Year, New Me” resolutions. Will you be able to resist the temptation of eating at these newly opened restaurants and cafés this January?
Tiger Sugar Philippines
The milk tea craze in Manila seems to be getting bigger and bigger, especially with the arrival of the popular milk tea shop from Taiwan, Tiger Sugar! Said to offer one of the best tasting brown sugar milk tea, Tiger Sugar sees long lines every day since its opening last December. And if you’re patient enough (or just craving really bad), you’ll understand why people would spend over an hour in line when you get to taste their best-selling Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse — it’s simply divine!
Curry Hun Japanese Curry House
3F, Regis Center, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Open every day from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Adding to the rather short list of curry houses around the Metro where you can get authentic Japanese curry is the newly opened Curry Hun along the busy Katipunan Avenue. With prices that are friendly for the student budget, Curry Hun is a great place to satisfy your cravings for PHP 200 or less. Among the simple dishes you can order here are Vegetable Curry, Fried Chicken Curry, Thinly Sliced Beef or Pork Curry, and Cutlet Curry.
Le Rêve Pâtisserie
Paris-trained Pastry Chef Angeli Nasser is baking fresh goodies and sweet treats daily with a touch of local flavor at Le Rêve Pâtisserie, where comfort and luxury will delight any dessert aficionado. Indulge in familiar favorites sprinkled with that extra extravagance: the French Apple Crumble, the 70% Chocolate Lava Cake, the Calamansi Tart, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Hua Ting Brasserie Chinoise
2F, Hilton Manila, 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City
(+632) 239 77 88 | Facebook
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M., 6 P.M. to 10 P.M.
The newly opened Hilton Hotel in Pasay City has a few restaurants that are worth your visit. One of them is Hua Ting Brasserie Chinoise, a Chinese restaurant that your relatives across all generations will love. The service, menu, and most especially the interiors give off a feeling of extravagance, and yet the place is perfectly cozy enough to celebrate any occasion — formal or not.
WYLD Kitchen x Bar
Unit 2, 2F, The Grandia Place, 143 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:192 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5 P.M. to 1 P.M., Thursday to Saturday from 5 P.M. to 3 P.M.
A place cozy enough to have intimate catch-up sessions with your friends and romantic enough to impress a date, WYLD Kitchen x Bar is where you should head for some delicious American-Italian evening grub. Must-tries are the Grilled Herb Marinated Flank Steak, WYLD Beef Burger, Spicy Hot Wings, and the crowd-pleaser Spinach Dip. Complement these with unique cocktails like Flora x Fauna and Mulberry Sangria!
Hotel Céleste, 2 San Lorenzo Drive Corner Antonio Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo, Makati City
(+632) 887 80 80 | Facebook
Open every day from 9 A.M. to 11 P.M.
When making plans for Valentine’s Day next month, consider surprising your date post-dinner at this classy bar inside Hotel Céleste! Hemingway’s Bar has a varied selection of cocktails, wine, tequila, vodka, whisky, and more that you can enjoy on cozy seats and a relaxed environment — perfect for those who’d rather not stand around awkwardly at a packed bar in Poblacion.
After Twelve Kitchen + Bar
Calle Bistro, GF, Ever Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth Avenue, Old Balara, Quezon City
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.
This well-loved restobar has opened its second branch at Calle Bistro in Ever Gotesco Mall, welcoming anyone with a craving for Filipino comfort food, a penchant for simple all-day buffets, and an appreciation for live music in the company of close friends.
Who would have thought that a Korean BBQ restaurant could be cute and Instagrammable?
Pink Bird lets you enjoy picture perfect interiors with hunger-busting grilled meats anytime the craving hits you, making it a fun spot to be with friends and family. It even has a photo wall with 3D art where you can strike a pose for your social media feed!
Which one of these places have you tried this month? Sound off in the comments section below!