There is a certain allure attached to “the south”, more particularly, the Alabang area. Aside from the perception that its residents are among the most affluent, there is also the added bonus of having a number of top-notch dining destinations.
So, if you’re looking for a reason to brave the traffic of the express way, here are 10 of Alabang’s best restaurants that you should try today:
Ramen Yushoken is one of the top reasons you’d find a northerner all the way in the south. The famous ramen bar arguably serves the country’s most authentic version of the Japanese favorite.
Their rich broth is boiled with tonkatsu for 12-hours, served with perfectly al dente noodles and topped with either a slab, or shreds of melt-in-your-mouth Chasu (braised pork). Their ramen is best paired with an order of Gyoza and a side of Aji Tamago.
The Black Pig is a charcuterie, bar and restaurant by Chef Carlos Garcia who used to work for the famed michelin star restaurant, Gauthier Soho in London. The “secret” restaurant’s concept focuses on the luxurious Spanish Black Iberico Pig which is particularly enjoyed as your starter. For the best experience, pair your meal with a drink from their extensive collection of Holgate craft beers.
Neil’s Kitchen takes Filipino food to a whole new level. Taking Spanish influences, along with inherited family recipes, Chef Neil Ramos elevates your favorite Pinoy dishes in a way you’ve probably never seen before.
Combined with its charming interiors and the telltale ambiance of a family-owned restaurant, Neil’s kitchen is definitely a must-visit restaurant if not for the Filipino-style paella alone.
If you’re up for a fancy delicious dinner or an intimate celebration, Caviar is your place. The elegant yet cozy interiors of the upscale restaurant alone is enough reason to convince you that it’s worth the splurge.
Caviar is most famous for their Brunch meals where diners get to feast on a set menu specially prepared by seasoned chefs. If you’re a wine or champagne connoisseur, the restaurant has its own wine cellar and fully stocked bar to satisfy even the most discerning of drinkers.
Burger Geek is THE go-to burger joint in Alabang, no questions. The hip restaurant serves classic American cheeseburgers with different types of toppings and add-ons that will keep you coming back. While you’re at it, make sure to order their perfectly cooked sides of fries or onion rings to complete your meal!
Tus’ which means “yours” in Spanish is a family style European restaurants located in Westgate Center. The duo responsible for the restaurant are two young chefs and friends who transformed their passions into a beautiful (and delicious!) business. Their dishes are the epitome of hearty comfort food both young and old would enjoy. If you love cheese, you’re in for a treat.
A few restaurants can capture the look of ancient china as much as Chairman Wang’s. With its hanging lanterns and traditional chinese design, you know you’re in for something authentic. If you’re visiting for the first time, you can’t miss out on their hand-pulled noodles prepared fresh in their open kitchen.
If you’re looking for an authentic Japanese experience, Sushi Ninja isn’t your place, but that’s exactly what makes it one of the greats. The genius behind the restaurant is Chef Matt Tanjuakio who studied in the prestigious Sushi Academy in LA.
With the inspiration of his Japanese mentor, family background, and Filipino flair, Chef Matt was able to curate a menu filled with exciting modern twists on our Japanese favorites.
Exchange Alley Coffee House (EACH) is the perfect place to catch up with friends or have a productive study session. On top of their specialty coffee, they also serve great food and have high-speed WIFI! The owners of EACH are the same names behind Magnum Opus Fine Coffee, so you’re free to have high expectations.
DIY Poke in the tiny boutique mall, Madison Galeries, is one of the first restaurants to start the Poke craze in the city. The Hawaiian concept takes sushi bowls to the next level with their combination of sauces and toppings to make one filling yet healthy meal. Since it’s DIY, customers are encouraged to experiment with their choices but there are ready made options available on the menu as well.
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