USDA Prime Angus ribeye at Mamou; Father’s Day cakes from the Bake House, Shangri-La at the Fort.
Food & Drink Restaurants

Where to order the best steaks, BBQ pork ribs, cochinillo for Father's Day

From big steaks to sweet cakes, there’s no reason not to order dad’s favorite dishes for this Father’s Day weekend, or for that matter, any day of the week. By CYRENE DE LA ROSA
ANCX | Jun 20 2020

Whether it’s this Sunday or next, it’s never too late to treat the men of the house to a celebratory meal or two at home—or at the restaurant if it’s open—to show our love and appreciation. Here are 10 restaurants with special Father Day’s picks that you can order for pick-up or delivery, or in some cases, enjoy on site.


Rinderragout from Brotzeit

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Rinderragout. Photo by Cyrene de la Rosa

If your dad is into hearty stews, send him this spicy Bavarian beef stew braised in red wine, with olives and pearl onions, served in a rustic multigrain bread bowl, together with a bottle of dark beer. Prost!


Japanese DIY dishes from Ikomai and Tochi Dessert

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Buta Kakuni

If your dad is yearning for Japanese food, check out the DIY (Do Ikomai Yourself) ready-to-cook and ready-to-heat dishes of this neighborhood Japanese restaurant in Salcedo Village. Highlights are the DIY Tebasaki (Nagoya-style chicken wings), DIY Kushikatsu (Japanese deep-fried skewers), and my favorite DIY Buta Kakuni (braised pork belly). Don’t forget to order a dessert or two as well from sibling Tochi Dessert. Must-tries include a matcha dipped chocolate cake bar and chocolate macadamia cookie.


Laksa by High Street Café at Shangri-La at the Fort

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Shang Fort has a lot of interesting Father’s Day offerings, ranging from burger and steak kits from Raging Bull to a selection of well-priced cakes from the Bake House. But what I will always order by default is its “legit” take on Laksa made fresh daily upon order, and conveniently available for take-out or delivery via a ready-to-heat pack.


The Singleton Whisky x Bolzico Beef at Chingolo

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Bolzico Beef striploin. Photo by Chris Clemente

For a good value steak cut to cook at home, it is hard to go wrong with Chingolo’s Bolzico Beef striploin from Argentina. For dads who are into steak and scotch, Chingolo has an ongoing The Singleton Whisky x Bolzico Beef promo (valid until June 24), featuring 2 slices of Bolzico Beef New Zealand T-bone Wagyu steaks with The Singleton pocket scotch, plus a Chingolo canvas bag at P3,300 only.


Coda alla Vaccinara by Cibo, IG @ciboph

Coda alla Vaccinara. Photo by Cyrene de la Rosa

All of Cibo’s branches are now open. But if you would rather celebrate at home, you can treat your dad to some of Cibo’s new dishes that are part of their Father’s Day special sets. My favorite is Cibo’s take on a classic Roman stew called Coda alla Vaccinara made with braised oxtail. It’s a humble-looking dish with the most tender meat, full of flavor, reminding me an extra tasty osso buco that tastes even better the day after it’s cooked. The dish is available in two sizes, good for 3 or 6.


Potluck Selections from The Grid Food Market

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Samyan’s Tom Yum Fried Rice; Gochu-gang’s Smoked Bacon Kimchi Rice

Just in time for Father’s Day celebrations at home, The Grid Food Market launched its Potluck Selections. These are party trays good for 4 to 5 or 6 to 8 persons consisting of bestsellers from some of my favorite food stalls. These include Samyan’s Crispy Aromatic Pork Strips + Papaya Salad and Tom Yum Fried Rice; Bucky’s Fried Chicken, Meatloaf or Baked Ziti; and Gochu-gang’s Smoked Bacon Kimchi Rice Platter.


USDA Prime Steaks at Mamou

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USDA Prime Angus Ribeye Steak with sides. Photo by Chris Clemente

Through the years, Mamou has always been the most consistent with its steaks. While most of its branches are still just doing take-out and delivery of cooked and ready-to-cook steak and pasta kits, its outlets at Ayala The 30th, Rockwell (at Made Nice), and Serendra now accept a limited numbers of customers for dine-in. To make your Father’s Day celebrations even more special, Mamou is offering live Maine lobsters and Alaskan King Crabs this Sunday, June 21.


BBQ Pork Ribs from Mimi & Bros

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BBQ Pork Ribs

This casual diner-style restaurant in BGC has been getting raves for its Southern-style fried chicken. But if you’re checking it out for the first time this Father’s Day, may I suggest you try the BBQ Pork Ribs instead. You can order the dish as ready-to-eat (that’s what I did) or as a ready-to-cook DIY kit. One order can easily feed 3 to 4 people and comes with a selection of sauces, garnishes, and sides. Make sure to request for extra barbecue sauce.

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French dishes, wine, cocktails by Mirèio à la Maison, IG @mireioatraffles

Pan-fried Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta; bottled cocktails from Mistral. Photo by Cyrene de la Rosa

Raffles Makati’s popular brasserie Mirèio launched its online delivery just in time for Father’s Day, offering à la carte selections, 2- or 3-course set lunches, as well as sous-vide kits. Among the dishes, the must-try is the Pan-fried Tenderloin with Creamy Polenta. You can also pair your order with wine or a selection of bottled cocktails from the hotel’s rooftop bar Mistral that you can enjoy at home too.


Cochinillo and other Spanish dishes from Txoko Asador

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Quarter Cochinillo. Photo by Chris Clemente

The folks behind the popular Bar Pintxos group of restaurants just reopened its new asador in time for Father’s Day (limited to 30 diners). Those looking to treat their fathers to a special Spanish meal may want to try Txoko’s updated take on familiar Spanish dishes. Some celebration-worthy dishes to try include the Quarter Cochinillo, Suckling Lamb, Callos, and Paella Butifarra with pork trotters. All these dishes are available for take-out or delivery if you opt to celebrate at home.


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