Monday, December 03, 2007


Based on Marketmanila's and Dessertcomesfirst's recent blogs I have compiled the top 50 places I will visit/order from when I go to Manila. Check it out:

1. The French Corner: 
Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue 
Westgate Center, Filinvest Corporate City
 Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(ube cheesecake)
2. Karen’s Kitchen: (KEY Specialty Foods)
 428 Adalla St. Palm Village, Makati
632.8982280 (trio of frozen brazos)
3. Paisley Pastry: by Gina J. Lopez
0920-9280528 (chocolate fudge)
4. Chelsea Market & Café: 
Bonifacio High Street, Serendra,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
909-7011 / 909-7012 (cookie dough cheesecake)
5. Jill Sandique of Dèlize: 
33 Sunrise Drive, Cubao, Quezon City
721-7022 (ask for Lea, Mimi, or Vangie)
Allow a minimum of 2-3 days for your order(s). (cheesecake)
6. Sweet Bella
: 844-0680 / 844-9905 / 0928-5025027
1730 Banyan St.
Dasmariñas Village, Makati (chocolate and Strawberry charlotte)
7. Apartment 1B: Gourmet Comfort Food
One Lafayette Square
132 L.P. Leviste Corner Sedeno St
Salcedo Village, Makati
Tel: 843-4075 (white chocolate cake)
8. Chocolate Cake of Celine
Caltex at the corner of Buendia and Pasong Tamo, Makati.
9. Cibo, Pepatos, Café Bola
10. Café Ten Titas
11. Mamou, Abe
12. People’s Palace Green belt
13. Sala at Locsin Bldg Ayaa cor. Makati Ave.
14. Antonios
15. Lolo Dad’s
16. Galileo Enoteca Mandaluyong and another Italian place in front of San Antonio in Forbes
17. Cantinetta Pasong Tamo Ext.
18. Recipe’s Greenbelt
19. Casa Armas
20. Café Juanita Pasig
21. Amici
22. Trellis
23. Heaven and Eggs
24. Gaster Deli Ayala25. Bistro Filipino (Net One Bldg., the Fort; 856-0634/856-0541)
26. Xocolat
27. La Grotta
28. Chateau Verde
29. Krung Thai near Marikina Public Market
30. Mom and Tina’s
31. Three Sisters BBQ at Tiendesitas
32. Manos Greek Taverna Tagaytay
33. M Café Makati
34. JT’s Manukan
35. Guernicas Malate
36. Kopi Roti T. Morato. Blue Ridge, Mall of Asia, Naia
37. Everybody’s in Pampanga
38. Bellini’s Cunao and Trattoria Uno ali Mall
39. Katre T. Morato
40. Gourdo’s Fort
41. Brazil Brazil Metrowalk
42. Old Swiss Inn
43. Sebastian Ice Cream Podium
44. Kalye ni Juan Mall of Asia
45. Uno off T. Morato
46. Cely Kalaw’s foodstuff at Market Market
47. In-yo E. Abada QC near Katipunan
48. Roti Mum SM Megamall
49. La Resurreccion Tsokolate Binondo
50. KKK West avenue


Bandit said...

Waaaah I'm so inggit!! You better bring me back some of that chocolate cake by Celine. I would love to try it!

Anonymous said...

check out my site, maybe u wanna add some restos:)

ragamuffin girl said...

Hi Jeff.

I did check out your site and I am adding restos, your list is very interesting, mostly hole-in-the-walls. :)

pvbeley said...

Abe has really good Pampango cuisine. Amici has been the family fave Italian resto. Go to JT's for cheap inasal and sidewalk dining ambiance (don't think Derrick will go for this though). Suggest that you try out the Salcedo Market which opens only in Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm. It's a foodie's paradise. See you guys in Manila.

Anonymous said...

what a fabulous list! thanks for posting this.

AMICI is definitely a family fave. we always buy stacks and stacks of boxes of their fluffy ensaymadas to take back to the US. We order them in advance and then put them in the freezer/fridge once we get back to LA. The box keeps quite well.

Roti Mum: Can't get enough of them, too! When we came back from the mall with a box of them, my cousins nearly tackled me over to get to them. The aroma filled the room.

There's a new place at Greenbelt 5 called Classic Confections I would like to suggest to you. Their Nono's Chocolate Oblivion Cake is rated one of the ten best desserts by Food Magazine. they also have a fantastic Mocha Sans Rival and Mango torte.

TV and Chef guru Heny Sison also opened up a new cafe and school at the Waltermart across Amici's in Makati. She is famous for her lemon torte. Prices are also good.

BIZU - you must try their desserts - any of their cakes are mind boggling. The macarons are also a must-try.

Red Ribbon - I have an affinity for this bakery as I grew up on it. Their new Dulce de Leche cake is divine. Soft, soft and light, light.

Starbucks - new cake out this February - chocolate caramel cake - this has fast become our favorite to down our cup of java with.