WEEKEND EATS: Make The World Your Plate From Thai Classics And French Crêpes, To Spanish Tapas And Global Dishes With A Tarlac Twist
Barcino Wine Resto Bar
276 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, San Juan City, (0977) 097 6784
Listen up ladies! It’s time to gather all your girlfriends and start your weekend right with a glass of sangria in your hand because Barcino just opened its newest branch at the Santolan Town Plaza! This part of town may not have a lot of options when it comes to wine hangouts, so it’s with much joy that locals and residents are welcoming this popular Spanish restaurant to their neck of the woods.
Wide selection of Spanish wine
Get enticed by a slice or a hundred slices of jamón Serrano
Known for serving authentic Spanish tapas and other dishes, Barcino is the one of the best places to dine, catch up, and drink! Treat yourself this weekend for surviving that stressful week. You know you deserve it.
Get the party started with croquetas
Spanish cheeses and cold cuts to go with your glass of wine
Paella is a must in Barcino!
Don’t know a thing or two about wine? Ask your server which style of wine goes best with your dish.
Spanish reds and whites by the glass or the bottle
What are you waiting for? Plan fast and head on over to Barcino this weekend and celebrate because it’s always wine o’clock somewhere. —Monique Suzara
It’s best to wine and dine at Barcino!
(Photos courtesy of Barcino Wine Resto Bar Facebook page)
G/F The Ignacia Place, 62 Sgt. Esguerra Avenue corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City, (0935) 933 0512, IG: @halfsaints, FB: fb.com/halfsaints
Looking for a new place to do your catching up sesh with friends and family? Check out this neighborhood café and bar along Sgt. Esguerra in Quezon City called Half Saints. Its contemporary interiors use repurposed materials, evoking class, art, and warmth. Crowd favorites include the 64% Dark Chocolate Tart with Himalayan pink salt, both sinful and heavenly with its melt-in-your-mouth Davao-sourced cacao; as well as the Chicharron Risotto, which uses Camiling, Tarlac’s special bagnet, and is served with salted egg cream sauce, roasted eggplant, tomatoes and cilantro salad. The Arroz con Pollo is a Puerto Rican chicken paella with coconut cream. The Gallo Pinto x RBM is Costa Rican dirty rice and beans topped with Pinoy-style braised beef, egg, bacon, and roasted bone marrow. The Chicharron Teriyaki is their Tarlac-meets-Tokyo signature starter, with an unexpected combination of bagnet, teriyaki, cream cheese, and nori. The servings are big enough to be shared. The puff pizzas go perfectly with their craft cocktails and house wines. —Rhia Grana
Half Saints features an architectural knit installation, symbolizing the founders’ passion and creative journey.
Dark Chocolate Tart
Arroz Con Pollo
Gallo Pinto x RBM
Ratatouille Puff Pizza
High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, (02) 621 3233
Mango Tree has been a known favorite when it comes to authentic Thai dishes. This elegant yet casual restaurant ensures that their guests gets to experience the most memorable Thai adventure, with such classics as pomelo salad or Yum Som O with fresh prawns and grated coconut; chicken, pork and beef tender satay dishes paired with rich peanut sauce; down to their hearty Pad Thai that definitely deserves a spot on their bestseller list.
Fried Shrimp Cakes served with sweet chili dipping sauce
To up your Thai cravings to the maximum level, Mango Tree developed new menu offerings that sit alongside their bestsellers.
NEW ON THE MENU: Thai Chicken Skewers Grilled marinated chunks of chicken skewed with cherry tomato, bell peppers, white onions and pineapple served with sweet vinegar sauce. Visit us today and enjoy thai cuisine at its best! #mangotreemanila #thaicuisine #thaifood #chicken #skewer #instafood #foodporn #letseat?? #foodie #instafood #instapic #whattoeat #wheninmanila #loolooapp #zomatoph #foodporn #grilledchicken #new #thaidish #happyeats #goodfood #bgc
Grilled Thai Pork Skewers with cherry tomato, bell peppers, white onions, and pineapple
Marinated Prawns wrapped in pandan leaves
Sweet, sour and crispy Tom Yum Chicken Wings
Pad Thai to the next level with soft shell crab
Often a combination of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, the dishes at Mango Tree give you an intense explosion of flavors that marry well in each bite. So swing by this weekend and get a full-bodied Thai lunch or dinner with your family. —Monique Suzara
(Photos by Monique Suzara and courtesy of Mango Tree Manila Instagram)
168 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City, (02) 435 6191
A crêpe is a thin made pastry that’s usually served with a variety of fillings like butter, chocolate, jam, or fruits. (A savory crêpe is called a galette and traditionally has ham, cheese, mushrooms, among other fillings.) While crêpes come from France, lucky for us, there’s no need to book a flight to be able to devour this French favorite. Crepeman Café can satisfy our cravings from a savory delight or a charming dessert. Their perfectly made crepes are cooked fresh daily and get assembled right in front of you. From bacon and cheese to the classic mango and Nutella, Crepeman has definitely got you covered.
Porky’s Bacon Crepe
Aside from crepes, they also serve all-time favorite Filipino breakfast bowls like Tocino with Garlic Rice and Egg, Daing Medley, Boss Longanisa and their bestseller, Crepeman’s Tapa all day long. And if you’re tired from the usual, why not try their new Chicken Longanisa for a change.
Why don’t you order a cup of joe or a glass of their refreshing Mylk Tea to go with your breakfast extravaganza! And did we mention that if you order two Mylk Teas, you get to have the third one for free! This promo runs until June 30. Sweet! I think it’s time to call your friends because there’s a new hangout in town! —Monique Suzara