3 days to X'mas: 7 classic Greenhills treats while you shop

Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 22 2016 08:06 AM | Updated as of Dec 22 2016 08:35 AM

MANILA – For many, Christmas won’t be complete without a shopping trip to the popular Greenhills tiangge.

While the Greenhills Shopping Center has undergone a massive redevelopment, there are still a number of tenants which have been operating there for decades.

If you are planning to do your Christmas shopping in Greenhills, why not include a food trip in your itinerary? Here are some treats that are unique to Greenhills and will definitely bring back memories for those who grew up in the area.

Old-school spaghetti and hamburger steak. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

1. The Coffee Shop at Unimart

The long-time Greenhills tenant Unimart is set to be relocated. Before that happens, have a meal or snack at The Coffee Shop. It now has several viands on display, food court-style, near the counter but for regular customers, this restaurant is synonymous to the spaghetti and hamburger steak, which can be ordered as a set meal.

This ham is perfect not just for noche buena. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

2. Majestic Ham

For many, Christmas won’t be complete without this Chinese-style ham. But you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy a slice of Majestic ham with pandesal. Majestic has a stall at Unimart, near The Coffee Shop.

Baked goodies to take home or for gifts. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

3. Kookie Korner

Just a stall away from Majestic is another Greenhills fave -- Kookie Korner, which is famous for its oatmeal cookies and other old-school baked goodies.

Regulars come here for the fresh lumpia. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

4. New Sunbeam

Tucked away in the sprawling tiangge area at the ground floor of V-Mall is this humble Chinese eatery, famous for its fresh lumpia.

Cuapao and chocolate cake. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

5. Chocfull of Nuts

Take a quick break from the shopping and head to Shoppesville for this small snack shop known for its cuapao and chocolate cake.

Kamicos has been serving tacos since the 1980s. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

6. Kamicos

Another popular snack bar one floor up is Kamicos, which has been the go-to place for tacos for those who hangout in Greenhills since the 1980s.

The Pork Spareribs rice topping is an all-time favorite. Vladimir Bunoan, ABS-CBN News

7. Le Ching

Greenhills boasts of several grand Chinese restaurants but many still flock to this classic tea house in Shoppesville for its dimsum and rice toppings like the bestselling Pork Spareribs.