REWIND: 10 most talked about food finds in 2018

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 02 2019 05:11 PM

MANILA – From mango float to pares with bone marrow, here’s a look back at 2018 food finds in Metro Manila that generated the most buzz among ABS-CBN News readers.

1. MAXI MANGO

This humble shop from Davao struck gold this year, opening one branch in Manila after another as customers line up for hours for a deceptively simple yet strangely addictive mango float.

Read more about Maxi Mango here.

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2. ISLA SUGBU SEAFOOD CITY

This restaurant from Cebu opened a branch at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig last December, bringing the “paluto-all-you-can” concept to Manila.

Read more about Isla Sugbu Seafood City here.

Angelo G. Garcia

3. CORNER MARKET FOOD HALL

Ortigas had a new food hall with the launch of Corner Market last April. Located at The Podium mall, it features a contemporary design and curated gourmet options.

Read more about Corner Market Food Hall here.

Joko Magalong-De Veyra

4. SEASCAPE VILLAGE

Seascape Village opened in Pasay City last May, redefining the “dampa” concept with its own clean and organized wet market for fresh and live seafood and a mall-like setting with properly designed restaurants.

Read more about Seascape Village here.

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5. LUMU

Opened last January, this Makati restaurant owned by chef Luigi Muhlach is a glorious throwback to the Pinoy beerhouses of old.

Read more about Lumu here.

Jeeves de Veyra

6. ISLAS PINAS

Located in Pasay City, this food and heritage village by chef Margarita Fores showcases everything Filipino. The 2,500-square meter space has been crafted to look like the Philippines, from its life-size bahay kubo to street food carts and a real jeepney.

Read more about Islas Pinas here.

Angelo G. Garcia

7. SHORTHORN PARES

Bulalo and pares make a perfect pair in this Quezon City eatery. Aptly called “High Blood Pares,” the dish consists of braised beef, bone marrow, clear soup, garlic rice, and homemade chili sauce.

Read more about Shorthorn Pares here.

Barbie Salvador-Muhlach

8. FAT FOOK TAIWANESE KITCHEN

This homegrown concept from the Nagi Group allows diners to sample Taiwanese food without hopping on a plane to brave the night markets. Located at SM North Edsa, Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen has rice and noodle dishes, dumplings, and other street food favorites.

Read more about Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen here.

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9. HAWKER CHAN

Singapore’s much-lauded soy chicken became available in Manila with the opening of Hawker Chan’s first branch in Manila last July. Located at SM Mall of Asia, this eatery promises Michelin-quality meals at affordable prices.

Read more about Hawker Chan here.

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10. FYRE

Located in hip Poblacion, Fyre is a bar/lounge concept by Locavore chef Kel Zaguirre. Playing with the concept of fire on the menu, the restaurant offers roasted, grilled, and smoked dishes.

Read more about Fyre here.

Jeeves de Veyra