Restaurants

Top Choice Filipino in Manila

Purple Yam

Bringing fine dining to Malate (and a much-needed lifeline) Purple Yam of Brooklyn, New York fame, have expanded their horizons to open up inside a renovated ancestral home on a boutique strip of Nakpil St. It's an …
Top Choice Filipino in Puerto Princesa

Kalui

Kalui has a lovely Balinese ambiance – wooden floors, colourful paintings, sculptures and masks adorn the walls, and there’s a general air of sophistication. Choose from a few varieties of seafood, all served with v…
Top Choice Filipino in Davao

Balik Bukid

Three siblings – a chef, a decorator and a farmer – have opened up this 'barn to table' restaurant in which they've vowed to get back to the basics. Most everything – primarily, except the fresh fish – on the plate …
Top Choice Filipino in San Juan (La Union)

Angel & Marie's

Run by a friendly pair of local surfers, this great little thatched restaurant in the middle of Urbiztondo has a loyal following thanks to their banana pancakes, and their tuna kilawen (ceviche) is making us drool o…
Top Choice Filipino in Tagaytay & Lake Taal

Josephine

Views just don’t come better than at Josephine, a long-running favourite that serves up some of the best food on the ridge. Enjoy spectacular lake panoramas while feasting on anything from lavish seafood platters to…
Top Choice Filipino in Kalibo

Roz and Angelique's Cafe

This metal-roofed plantation hut has a surprising burst of style and dishes up some tasty fare in large portions. It's known for patatim (pig leg) and Peking duck. This place is moving to an undetermined location i…
Top Choice Filipino in Hinunagan

Captain's Place

Captain's Place is cool and comfortable with a fantastic menu centred on fresh seafood – the spicy ginataán sugpô (prawns in coconut milk) is sensational. There are also lots of vegetable dishes (from P40) to gladde…
Top Choice Filipino in Pagsanjan

Aling Taleng’s Halo Halo

What’s better after a hot day on the river than a cup of sugary, milky halo-halo, the national icy treat? This simple place right by the bridge has been making dreams come true since 1933. Also does hearty homestyle…
Top Choice Filipino in San José

Kusina ni Lea

Kusina has friendly service and a good seafood selection, including sweet-and-sour lapu-lapu (grouper) and grilled squid. It also might be the only restaurant in Occidental Mindoro – except for Jollibee – with air-c…
Filipino in Baguio

Solibao

The casual Session Rd branch of a venerable Baguio institution provides a belt-loosening course in Filipino classics such as beef kare-kare, crispy dinguan (pork fried with chilles and pig's blood) and pinakbet, as …