WEEKEND EATS: Indulge In These New Filipino Faves For Your Last Minute Father’s Day Weekend Celebration And Beyond
Mesa Ni Misis at M Dining
3/F Alegria Alta Building, 2294 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, (02) 810-3565
Just for the month of June, M Dining’s executive chef Tom Bascon has created a very special vegetable dish in cooperation with Mesa Ni Misis, an advocacy started by Juana Manahan Yupangco that encourages the public to cook healthy using sustainable ingredients, especially local vegetables. You can support Mesa ni Misis by ordering Chef Tom’s 100% local salad made with shredded singkamas, frozen pineapple, fried kangkong, dehydrated siling labuyo powder, and kalamansi-kangkong dressing. The Mesa Ni Misis campaign hopes to encourage restaurants to use local vegetables in new and delicious ways that go beyond traditional Filipino recipes. Mesa Ni Misis also conducts healthy cooking seminars for mothers held at public schools and barangays in cooperation with MovEd. To learn more, visit mesanimisis.com.
DoubleDragon Plaza, EDSA Extension corner Roxas Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City
Favorite Filipino street food snacks available here
Jeepney, overpass, and food stalls to recreate Manila’s busy streets
Give dad a cultural one-stop shop at this food and heritage village by Asia’s Best Female Chef, Margarita Forés. Islas Pinas definitely has it all from taho and street food, down to your favorite Filipino dishes. You can enjoy an archipelago worth of flavors from the Philippines. DoubleDragon envisioned Islas Pinas as a food hall to promote Filipino food and culture to visiting tourists and locals alike—all to be enjoyed in air-conditioned comfort. Hurry now and experience this Instagram-worthy Pinoy food hub with your family this weekend.
Luzviminda 6: Timeless Flavors at F1 Hotel
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 908-7888, www.f1hotelmanila.com
Litson Liempo Tinomok
For its sixth year, F1 Hotel brings the flavors of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to its F1 All-Day Dining outlet until June 30, 2018. F1 Hotel executive chef Chubby Timban, with guest chefs AJ Reyes and Zhe Jacinto, collaborated to prepare traditional and inspired Filipino dishes that showcase the breadth and complexity of Philippine regional cuisines. Among the highlights are the Ensalada and Longganisa stations, Kinilaw na Lobster, Litson Liempo Tinomok, Chicken Piyanggang, Bulcachong, Beef Belly Tapa, Grilled Bicol Express, Brazo de Ube, Tamales Blanca (with an amazing salted caramel popcorn sauce), Kalabasa Flan, among many others. This Luzviminda spread is available for lunch or dinner for P1,699 net per person.
Papi Mio BBQ Buffet at Casa Roces
J.P. Laurel corner Aguado Street, San Miguel, Manila, (02) 735-5896, 488-1929, (0917) 550-9743, www.casaroces.com
Located in the heart of Manila, Casa Roces is an ancestral home-turned-restaurant well known for its heirloom Spanish and Filipino dishes. This Sunday, June 17, Casa Roces hosts its annual Papi Mio Father’s Day feast in honor of dads. This year’s special barbecue spread includes grilled pork ribs, sausages, fish skewers, chicken iberico, vegetables, plus sides like cheesy macaroni with roasted pimientos and bacon crumble, mashed potato, and morcilla rice, plus leche flan and chocolate mousse. The Papi Mio buffet is available this Sunday, June 17 for lunch or dinner at P850 per person or P2,999 for a family of four.