After a long day at work or at school, one of the best ways to reward yourself is to get great food. There are some hidden gems around the Taft area that everyone should try!
It helps living in an area where everything is accessible, and offers plenty of choices when it comes to delicious food. May it be to start or end your day. Some of the establishments are also good when you want to eat in the middle of the day as your snack or for your afternoon merienda. Thus, if you are planning to live in Manila, like in a condominium around Taft avenue such as Kizuna Heights, Vista Taft, or Plumeria Heights, the restaurants below are offering some of the best tasting food that everyone will surely enjoy.
Here are some restaurants and bake shops that became everyone’s favorite comfort food or just their go-to everyday meal.
Topside is a nautical themed diner that offers eight masterly crafted chicken wings as their specialty. Customers can also pair them with burritos, tacos, flauta, nachos, fries, and signature drinks. They offer affordable prices to cater to the students or anyone who is on the budget. The theme of the restaurant is like being on a ship for customers to feel like they are dining in a restaurant on the ship. It is a great place to take selfies and pictures with your friends, blockmates, family, or loved ones.
Their signature or student’s all-time meal is their Garlic Parma topped with a generous amount of cheese paired with their signature tropical drink which is a radiant rainbow colored juice. This diner is for people who love chicken wings because of the variety of the food selection here.
Topside Diner is located at 2589 Leon Guinto St., Vito Cruz, Malate Manila just a few minutes walk from Vista Taft and Kizuna Heights.
Becky’s Kitchen offers home baked goodies such as their famous chocolate cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cheese roll, ensaymada, and others. The shop looks like an old house in the corner where customers can take home goodies for their loved ones. The woman behind the bake shop is Ms. Rebecca Villegas who was a teacher in St. Scholastica’s. She started baking after teaching in her Manila home in 1987. The variety of baked goods is suitable for birthday celebrations, Mother’s day, Father’s Day, or other gatherings. People can also opt to just buy there for snacks, merienda, or even when they are just craving for some cakes or breads.
The shop is located at 1061 Ocampo St, Malate, Manila, just a few minutes walk from Vista Taft and Kizuna Heights.
Kanto Freestyle has many branches around Metro Manila but it started its first branch in Pasig City. It offers all-day breakfast food featuring affordable Filipino and Western fare such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, chicken, and the usual Filipino silog meals. The owner conceptualized and wanted to revolutionize the kanto or karenderia image, by showcasing the same variety of items that people find in eateries all over the country. The aesthetic of the restaurant is also good for taking pictures and the food is very Instagrammable.
It is called Kanto Freestyle because customers can mix and match their favorite morning food such as tapa, sunny side eggs, scrambled eggs, bacon, tocino, and more. Their best-sellers are New Zealand beef tapa, crispy corned beef, and honey garlic chicken.
Kanto Freestyle is located at 2466 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, just a few minutes walk from Plumeria Heights and Vista Taft.
Bugis Chomp Chomp Asian Street Food
Chomp Chomp is an asian restaurant which offers Singaporean cuisine such as Laksa, Chicken Rendang, Satay, Singapore ramen, Curry Tonkatsu, and other Singaporean specialties. Bugis or Kampong Bugis in Malay is an area in Singapore which covers Bugis Junction shopping mall and Bugis Street. It is named after the Malay sub-group with origins in South Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Customers must try the Singaporean Laksa. It is served in a head-turning steel pot over a small fire to keep the soup at the right temperature. The soup has a creamy, spicy, and rich coconut milk broth with a strong seafood taste. It consists of thick egg noodles, squid balls, shrimp, and crunchy bean sprouts as a garnish. Chomp Chomp is one of the best Singaporean cuisines in Malate.
Chomp Chomp is located at 2450 2F Bellagio Residence, Leon Guinto cor Estrada Streets, Malate Manila, a few minutes walk from Plumeria Heights and Vista Taft.
Ate Rica’s Bacsilog
Ate Rica’s Bacsilog started in Taft near De La Salle University-Manila as a humble mobile food cart by the founder Rica Penalosa. It began as a hole-in-the-wall eatery near Taft La Salle, where students on a budget would flock to during lunch hours
After some time, they opened a permanent stall in Agno located at the back side of DLSU. In April 2015, they extended their service to Espanya to cater to the students in UST. It has also quickly become a Thomasian favorite. Today, they offer several branches in and outside Metro Manila after it ventured into franchising, having Baconnoisseur Corporation with their business partners.
The stall offers famous Filipino silog meals at an affordable price starting at 74 pesos. Ate Rica’s Bacsilog is famous for their creamy and delicious cheese sauce on top of every silog that their customers order. They have a wide-array of meals such as tapsilog, nuggetsilog, tocilog, etc. Aside from that, they also offer sandwiches in their Agno branch such as Burger for 20 pesos, Tuna, Ham, Bacon, Tapa, and Tocino sandwiches.
Ate Rica’s Bacsilog is located at DLSU Agno St., Malate, Manila, a few minutes walk from Plumeria and Vista Taft.
These are just some of the best restaurants and bake shops where people can go if they are living in a condominium around Taft avenue, Malate Manila. Topside Diner, Becky’s Kitchen, Kanto Freestyle, Bugis Chomp Chomp Asian Street Food, and Ate Rica’s Bacsilog are for people who are on a budget or who do not need to break a bank just to reward themselves with great food.
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