Since I've been in the Philippines, I've been trying out different Filipino restaurants in Manila. I've enjoyed dishes that I've never tried before, and of course, some of my favorite dishes.
Baby lechon. It may seem so wrong because it's a baby pig, but wow, the meat is so clean tasting and so tender.
Milky Way Cafe, Makati
If you're in Makati, this is a classic restaurant to try some traditional Filipino dishes.
Pancit Molo Soup
Shrimp and pork dumplings in a clear broth. A comfort dish that makes for a good starter.
Fresh lumpia. A nice light plate to share.
With shrimpy sauce, shrimp and chicharon bits. This is one of my favorite dishes, and this place did it pretty well.
A classic Filipino dessert. This is definitely one of the better halo halos that I've tried. The ube ice cream is delicious!
Abe, Fort Bonifacio
My parents took me to this place because of it's consistency. It does a great job of serving classic dishes in a nice restaurant setting.
The Beer Pairing
San Miguel Super Dry. I enjoy this beer because it resembles the taste of Japanese lagers.
Mangos soaked in salt, sugar, and water.
The burong mangga is eaten with bagoong to contrast the flavors.
Cooked in it's squid ink. A fun starter that was like a Spanish tapa.
Kanilaw ng Tanigue
Ceviche. I love the cut of fish because it was meaty, yet tender.
Pritong Baby Hito
Crispy Hito, or catfish. Nicely fried.