8 Fun Food Finds We Spotted At Zomato’s Best of 2019 Food Fair
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Food is always an adventure, and foodies don't mind trawling the streets, going to food fairs, and checking out all the new restaurant, all in the search for the next new dish to excite the taste buds. There is nothing like that gratifying feeling when you've discovered something new that just tastes soooo good.
We decided to help you out by tasting our way through Zomato Philippines’ Best of 2019 The Food Fair, held early this month in Makati. It was, as you may have guessed, a one-of-a-kind foodie adventure. If you missed it, don't fret. We at Metro.Style did the work for you and found these eight cool concepts that you can try for yourself.
No, it’s not a riding app. JoyRide MNL serves customizable rice bowls that will "take you on a gastronomic adventure." The Build-Your-Own-Bowl lets you design a meal dictated by your personal preferences, choosing from a wide variety of mains, starches, veggies, and sauces. The best part is every bowl is served fresh and hot. Mercato Centrale, BGC, or follow them on Instagram.
They don't just serve good food but fine entertainment as well. Sammy Isidro has been callled ‘The Singing Chef,’ and he gave quite a performance at the Zomato Food Fair to the delight of the hungry crowd. SAMMY'S, his restaurant, is known for breakfast and dinner comfort food. Drop by in the mornings or evenings, and order favorites like the Corned Beef Aglio Olio, the slow-cooked Pork Belly with Laing, Chicken Waffle Sandwich, and the eponymous SAMMY's Breakfast. 14 Raspberry Bend St., Valley View Executive Subdivision Phase 3, Cainta, Rizal, or follow them on Instagram.
3. Tipsy Cream Manila
If you like dessert to feel like a party, Tipsy Cream Manila is the place for you. A hotspot for boozy iced treats, their menu has a variety of alcoholic ice creams and popsicles to choose from. If you can’t choose a flavor, we suggest you go for the Tipsy Sampler which is three flavors at once. Do try the Vanilla Beer, Hot Chocolate Brandy, and Calamansi Mojito Sorbet. Mercato Centrale BGC and Glorietta, or follow them on Instagram.
4. Ambassador's Ice Cream
Delicious, dairy-free, and vegan — is the promise of Ambassador’s Ice Cream, which serves plant-based ice creams in flavors like Mango Float or Tsokolate Tablea Ice Cream Pie. If you've room for one more, do ask for the Horchata, which is simply unforgettable. Level 3, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, or follow them on Instagram.
5. Zoru Izakaya
This restaurant boasts of its “New Nippon” style food that combines of traditional and modern cooking techniques to create new dishes. Explore their menu, from the sashimi and sushi plates, to the donburi bowls and teppan dishes. Check out their promos like hotpots and takoyaki! With branches in Tomas Morato and Maginhawa, Quezon City, and in BGC, or follow them on Instagram.
6. Buns & Bros
Not just another burger joint, Buns & Bros' specialty burgers give them leverage amongst the other burger joints in the metro. Try their best seller, The Assassin, or settle back with a rice meal. Don’t leave without dessert: the French Toast Crunch, Oreo Cheesecake, Toasted S'mores, and Maple & Bacon donuts are great. 2F Ayala North Exchange, Ayala Avenue corner Salcedo Street, Makati City, or follow them on Instagram.
7. Kyoto Chaya
Kyoto Chaya is a great placeto get your fill of Japanese. Onigiri balls and bento lunches are great, and they take pride in their signature coffee beans that are carefully handpicked at harvest. If you're not a coffee drinker, try the Mocha or Iced Houjicha Latte. Metro Park Bay Area CBD, MET Live Mall, EDSA ext. cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, or follow them at @kyotochaya.
8. Medley Modern Mediterranean
If you love Mediterranean cuisine, you'll love this grab-and-go concept which makes it so easy for busy people (like you and me) to get their fill of fresh, flavorful Mediterranean dishes. Favorites include the Baked Falafel Bite Salad, Garden Medley, Hummus Shake, and Baklava. Bonifacio High Street and Ayala Malls Manila Bay, or follow them at @medleymodernmed.