Celebrate Araw Ng Kalayaan With Uniquely Philippine Dishes


Let the feast begin at the heart of BGC.

If there?s one thing we can all agree on, it?s that the Philippines offers a plethora of the richest, most savory dishes in the world?and it?s something we should all be proud of. For today, set aside your political differences and take pride in the glorious flavors of the country served by the finest restaurants in the city.


Rekado, 2/F Bonifacio Stopover

Fan of tortang talong and longganisa? Rekado combines the best of both dishes with their signature Talongganisa — eggplant omelet topped with toasted longganisa and white cheese. Best with banana ketchup, of course.

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Kartliya, Two Parkade

Kartilya proves Filipino food can perfectly go with cheese with their very own Liempo Queso Fundido, which is grilled pork belly paired with torched three-cheese mornay sauce.

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Manam, Net Park

Pinoy food is also a master when it comes to indulging your afternoon delight. Try Manam?s Crispy Pancit Palabok filled with chicharon bits, squid, and shrimp. For dessert, gorge into their serving of bibingka topped off with thick leche flan finished off with grated coconut and salted egg slices for the perfect mix of sweet and salty.

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Elias, C3 Bonifacio High Street

Expect a seafood feast in this high-end restaurant in BGC, which has Tuna Belly, Binusog na Pusit, Crispy Hito, Hipon, Inihaw na Tilapia, Bangus Belly, Tahong and Atchara. Servings are generous and the flavors are rich. Plus, their dishes are named after significant players in Philippine history. Who knew dining and learning could be so delicious?

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Abe, Serendra

Taste the best of Pampanga here at Abe. Must-trys include: Spicy Sisig Pampanga, Arobung Kamaru (Kapampangan delicacy with rice field crickets sautéed in tomatoes and onions), and Sinigang na Boneless Bangus Fillet with Ripe Guava.

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Kabisera, B3 Bonifacio High Street

If you want some downtime after office hours, Kabisera ng Dencio?s is the place to be. Designed with modern interiors, the restaurant offers your favorite local beers and Pinoy dishes, which we all know is a match made in heaven. They have everything from street food (kwek-kwek, fish balls and kikiam) to famous best-with-rice dishes (kare-kare, lechon kawali and kilawin salmon). Drinks tonight, anyone?

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Aracama, The Fort

How about a shot of quirky and classy? Get this mix at this posh restaurant along The Fort. You know its chef has a special sense of humor when he whips up a meal called This Malunggay Mozzarella Dip. It reminds us of our go-to spinach and artichoke dip but made better for our local-loving palate. They also have Manok sa Tanglad and Crispy Pata which are best paired with a bottle of beer.

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Jonas, The Fort

The perfect meal after a night on the town? Jonas?s famous pares, rice, and soup combo is here for you. Drunk or sober, you?d agree that their pares is still one of the best in town.

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7107 Culture + Cuisine, Treston College

In collaboration with Treston International College and MASE Investments Inc, this spot takes you on a gastronomical journey. Filipino food fused with international flavors, this destination is divided into four stations: 1) Kanto Cuisine (serves local appetizers), 2) Dampa Dining (indulges your seafood cravings), 3) Talyasi (pleases the palate with traditional local dishes), and 4) Himagas (lets you in on the country?s most loved hot and cold desserts).

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Recovery Food, Crossroads

One item you shouldn?t miss on the menu: Tapa de Morning. And don?t forget to opt for the Aligue rice. Another winning meal after a night out!

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Lorenzo?s Way, C2 Bonifacio High Street

Made to appreciate the essence of Filipino and Spanish dishes, this restaurant wows you with their Binukadkad na Pla-Pla and Lengua Estufada. Plus, the ancestral interiors instantly make you feel at home.

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