Food trips: Manila

Days 2,3,4 and 5 in the Philippines were spent munching on some great food. Actually, all days have been spent eating at some really amazing places, here are my stand-outs.

Kamayan Experience 

I’m not surprised that a mall has this culinary experience for only $25 for 5 people! Eat it with your utensils or use your hands. This was definitely a family experience. Barbecue, fried rice, grilled tilapia, shrimp, grilled squid, and stir fry! We also ordered pork sinigang to go along with this feast!


Mango & Banana flambé!   

I got this amazing dessert at Skillets & Grill, inside BF Resort. Mind you, this restaurant knows its food. Shout out to Chef Ed’s boneless chicken in mushroom gravy, because I can literally lick the sauce out of that plate. SO SO SO GOOD. This chicken was so great, I didn’t even have time to take a picture of it. The whole family destroyed that dish.

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Sweet & Sour Pork 

I really liked the way this Chinese restaurant did their sweet and sour. Instead of using pineapples, they used peaches for that sweet factor! Wow, definitely using this idea in a recipe!


Korean & Japanese food! 

Can’t go wrong with a Gyu Don and ramen. Filipinos definitely love their Asian food.

Mango Crepe!

If there’s a dessert that I would order every single time in the Philippines, that would be a mango crepe. Seriously, the mangos here are amazing! This is a mango crepe I got from Cafe Breton. They also served a pretty great coffee with a kick milkshake (it had Kahlua!).

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Mystic Cafe

I really enjoyed the food here at Mystic Cafe. Their rice bowls, chicken a la king and adobo flakes, are pretty solid. I enjoyed their mint jasmine tea (since I was under the weather) and their mango crepe rolls!

Mang Raul’s BBQ

Mang Rauls never disappoints. My brothers were finally able to enjoy this place! I can definitely eat 10 sticks of grilled meat EASY. This is a sure easy meal.


Telong’s at BF Resort

Of my three days in the Philippines, I spent 3 meals eating at Telong’s. Their pares (marinated beef in a sweet sauce) has been a constant favorite. They also served some great chopsuey (sauted veggies), tokwa’t baboy (tofu and pork), lugaw (Filipino rice porridge) and inasal (grilled chicken).


If you want to try something near and dear to every Filipino kid’s heart, you definitely need to eat taho. Eat it for breakfast or for a snack, this Pinoy street food will get your sugar up. It’s aged tofu with a sweet molasses sauce and mini boba.

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With all these great food, I think it’s safe to say that I’m better off living in America. If I stayed in the Philippines, I would have gotten so fat.


Happy Eating!

JeaTheJetsetter bka HungryJea

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