Top 10 Culinary Experiences in the Philippines
Philippine cuisine is enjoyed for its distinct blend of tastes coming from various cultural influences and regional specialties. In almost every corner in the Philippines you will find a variety of dishes and delicacies that can tease your palate. Try out this Top 10 culinary experiences that you will surely enjoy. Osmanthus Nitrogen Ice Cream at Zenses For a molecular gastronomy experience, try the yummiest nitro-ice cream created from scratch, right infront of your eyes. Zenses claims to be the first and only restaurant that serves this pleasurable dessert. The Zenses sweater is a treat to try as well. Liquid nitrogen is poured into a tequila/lime-based shooter creating a smoky effect inviting to the eyes and the mouth. Zenses Neo-Shanghai Cuisine is located at A.Venue, F109 Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Duck Confit at Antonio’s
Antonio’s is a food paradise where you pay for a dining experience with perfect ambiance, perfect service and perfect food. Chef Escalante’s Duck Confit is a favorite delectable dish of duck baked in its own fat. The house specialty, Spanferckel is a boneless 40-day old pig roasted and stuffed with potatoes, fennel, herbs with horseradish cream, and served with a homemade applesauce. There are other mouthwatering dishes like the roasted Chilean sea bass, bed of Aglio Olio pasta with Portobello mushrooms; grilled marinated Angus-certified rib eye, spring lamb cutlets or spring chicken. Antonio's is at Purok 7, Brgy. Niyogan, Tagaytay City, Philippines.
Delectable Canapés of Canapés Chef
Canapés Chef makes mouth watering, readily available canapés that can satisfy everyone’s craving. With each bite, you experience a burst of flavors that brings you to an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. The delectable canapés stimulate your appetite to ask for more. You can find Canapés Chef at the Makati Tuscany, 6751 Ayala Avenue, Makati or at 49 Soliven III Avenue Ext., Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City, Philippines.
Parmesan Crusted White Fish at Cookbook Kitchen
Cookbook Kitchen is a feel good place where you can enjoy a homey ambiance, nice company and of course very good food. Situated in an inner street in Mandaluyong, it remains to be a quiet place that makes you feel you are eating home cooking. They are best known for their baked Parmesan Crusted White Fish, and their blood red Kittin's Scarlet Cake, only found in their kitchen. You would not want to miss their homemade Cream of Squash Soup and Pork Steak with Honey Mustard Sauce as well. Cookbook Kitchen can be found at 8 Socorro Fernandez St., corner Luna Mencias St. (near Shaw Blvd), Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
Black Chicken Soup at the Little Store on the Hill
Little Store on the Hill is a small Chinese grocery store and restaurant that serves authentic home-cooked Chinese food. Aside from selling fresh vegetables and a variety of Chinese delicacies, the restaurant serves the best Chinese lumpia in the city. Little Store is known for its medicinal Black Chicken Soup that is a Chinese delicacy made from a black-skinned Chinese chicken. They also serve Balut Misua that is a mix of the Philippine balut and the Chinese misua. Little Store on the Hill is located at 2 Jose Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, San Juan City, Philippines
Chicken a la Mado at Top Meals Food Haus
The restaurant serves authentic Bicolano food. Food is cheap, served in plastic plates in an open eating area right next to the street. Their famous Chicken a la Mado is an inherited secret recipe of the owner’s grandfather. Serves as well is Bicol Humba, and Tuna Sisig. Located somewhere in the non-commercial area of Makati, in the middle of nowhere, is Top Meals Food Haus at 5994 J.D. Villena St. corner Mabini St., Poblacion, Makati, Philippines
Home Style Thai Cuisine at Azuthai
Azuthai serves favorites like Shrimp and Fish Cakes, Pad Thai, Crispy Duck Salad, Ruamit, Massaman Lamb Curry, the Thai Halo-Halo as dessert, and the classic Thai Iced Tea and Singha Beer. Not to be missed are the Poo Ob Woon Sen, Thai Stir Fried Alaskan King Crab with Glass Noodles and the Poo Pad Pong Karee, Stir Fried Alaskan King Crab with Yellow Curry. Their Steamed Whole Apahap with Lime is very delectable as well. Azuthai is located in the Milkyway Building on Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
The Crystal Room is a hip French bistro which menu includes simple “comfort foods” like an Open Cheeseburger and Fish and Chips. The soup selection is as simple as Traditional Onion, Cream of Mushroom, Clam, and Tomato Soup. You can visit Crystal Room at The Establishment, Unit A, The Fort Entertainment Complex, 26th St. corner 5th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
Lusso’s Foie Gras Burger
For those looking for a unique eating experience you can try the Foie Gras Burger at Lusso's. The flavorful, juicy, to die for taste of the US Beef is better than delicious and the Foie Gras is the surprise taste hidden inside the burger bathe in melted Cambozola cheese and Prosecco Onions. You can also enjoy Lusso’s Roast Capretto (young goat) with pepper duet, and hummus and green olive bread. Look for Lusso at the Greenbelt 5, Makati City, Philippines
Mango Bravo at Conti’s
Conti's Pastry Shop and Restaurant makes you crave for more good food. T restaurant serves an eclectic mix of European, Filipino, and a few Japanese dishes Your visit to Conti’s will not be complete without trying their delectable desserts, especially their famous Mango Bravo, a crunchy sponge cake with cashew nut filling, coated with very thick vanilla icing and topped with ripe mango. Their sure winners are the Lengua Estofada, Fried Calamari and Baked Salmon that would surely make you head over to Conti's Pastry Shop & Restaurant, at 61 President Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque City, Philippines and its other branches in Greenhills, Makati, Quezon City, and Laguna.
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