5 Restaurants That Make Us Proud to Be Pinoy
Celebrate Independence Day with good old Filipino cuisine.
(SPOT.ph) Everywhere in the world, a spotlight never fails to loom on Filipino talent. They are what give us hope despite all the negativity surrounding politics and traffic. You know what else makes our Pinoy pride soar to even greater heights? Our terrific, mouthwatering cuisine! We give you a quick roundup of the gastronomic places that makes us love our Philippine heritage all the more.
Formerly known as Namnam, the restaurant is synonymous to Filipino food fanfare that spells comfort with an easy familiarity. Points for thoughtfulness go to the place for giving one a choice if they want their main dish the Classic way or, for the more adventurous palate, with a Twist. The Manam experience wouldn’t be complete without their creativity.
Manam has branches at Greenbelt 2, Makati City; SM Mall Of Asia, Pasay City; and Fairview Terraces, Quezon City.
Sarsa Kitchen + Bar
We’d probably be eternally grateful for a place that recognizes and celebrates our intense love for sauces. That’s another Pinoy trademark we’re proud to call our own. Chef JP Anglo, who hails from Bacolod, creates his signature variety of sawsawan that provide a new take to Filipino-Negrenese cuisine.
Sarsa has branches at Forum South Global, Bonifacio Global City; SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and Legazpi Village, Makati City. Read more about Sarsa Kitchen + Bar.
Fely J’s Kitchen
It always feels like you’re in the home of a balikbayan for a timely reunion—complete with potluck for handaan—when you step inside Fely J’s Kitchen. It may be because of the all-around homey feel from the interiors down to the menu which features actual treasured homemade recipes of LJC Restaurant Group founder Larry J. Cruz’s mother.
Fely J’s Kitchen is at 2/F Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
If you simply can’t make up your mind on what kind of Filipino food to have for lunch or dinner, we’ll make it a little easier for you. Why not have a little bit of everything, from the exotic to the authentic to street food, and then wash it down with unlimited San Miguel beer or buko juice at La Fiesta? There’s also live music and a cultural show to complement your hearty feast.
La Fiesta is at By The Bay Leisure Park (across SM Mall of Asia), Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City.
The similarities between Jose Rizal’s novels and the restaurant don’t end with the restaurant’s namesake. It extends itself to most of the dishes in the menu whose names are also conceived from the other characters’ names in his works. Describing itself as the “turn of the century Filipino dining,” Chef Florabel Co-Yatco sprinkles the traditional with just a hint of the modern.
Crisostomo has branches at Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City; Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City; Fairview Terraces, Quezon City; Newport Mall, Pasay City; and UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.