10 New Restaurants You Need to Try This June
New picks for your eats list this month.
(SPOT.ph) Stumped for ideas on where to eat? Are there too many choices? We’re breaking down Manila’s extensive dining landscape with a list of places to try every month. Always keep your restaurant index fresh!
There's nothing like a little unpredictability to spice up your next meal. Kyo-to is an unassuming kaiseki restaurant in the heart of Legazpi Village. Unlike the similar multi-course omakase, a kaiseki dinner depends on what's in season—hence, you'll never quite know what you're going to get on your visit. Be sure to head straight for the eight-seater counter, where you can watch Chef Ryohei Kawamoto showcase his culinary prowess up-close.
Kyo-to is at G/F 199 C. Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul
Pastel-themed Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul isn't just the prettiest Korean barbecue restaurant you'll set foot in—it's cheese heaven, too. The newest K-barbecue restaurant from HappyFood Corp. (who's also behind Sariwon and Soban K-Town Grill) celebrates the street food of Myeongdong and Itaewon, in all their gloriously cheesy goodness. Don't forget to try their Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice, which explodes with cheese "lava." You wouldn't want to have fried rice any other way after this.
Sibyullee Flavors of Seoul is at G/F Ayala Malls the 30th, 30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
Whether you're a self-confessed coffee nerd or just love a good cup of brew, Need Coffee is the café for you. The drinks list here is no-frills and straight to the point—it's all about appreciating the robust flavors of their locally sourced beans (from Yardstick) and learning about the different ways you can enjoy coffee. Their quaint and intimate ambience also makes it the perfect cozy hangout for when you just, well, need coffee.
Need Coffee is at 252-B Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
Rolled ice cream is a food trend that's currently on a roll (see what we did there?). One of the newer ones to offer this sensational frozen delight is Elait. Their Strawberry Trifle, with fresh strawberries folded in strawberry yogurt, cream cheese, lady fingers (broas), and strawberry drizzle is pretty much the stuff dairy dreams are made of.
Elait is at 2/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
The Pigpen Restaurant & Bar
A long-time favorite at Nuvali, The Pigpen has finally branched out to Makati City just this June 2017. With their casual yet finely crafted dishes by Chef Carlos Garcia (of The Black Pig fame) and signature cocktails by Jericson Co of The Curator, this resto-bar could be your new laid-back escape from your busy city life.
The Pigpen Restaurant & Bar is at G/F Eton Tower Makati, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Macao Imperial Tea
Are you the only tea lover in a group of die-hard coffee aficionados? Macao Imperial Tea may have "tea" in their name, but they're more than just milk tea. The Macau-based franchise offers a wide range of milk tea, coffee, and even soda which come in pretty gradient colors and adorable reusable tumblers. Be sure to check out their Cream Cheese series, which has milk tea topped with a rich homemade cream cheese sauce, and For You, their iced caramel macchiato which comes in a cute tumbler.
Macao Imperial Tea is at 780 Banawe Street, Quezon City.
If you're a lover of anything vintage, you have to check out Café Libertad in Legazpi Village. The quiet but welcoming space is full of knick-knacks, which the owners have decided to upscale, like old photographs and film cameras. Of course, the coffee is excellent, too—Café Libertad sources most of their beans from Benguet.
Café Libertad is at G-IV, G/F The Gallery Building, Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Everyone loves doughnuts, but you've most likely haven't had them like they do at Overdoughs. Overdoughs offers three kinds of doughnuts: Loukoumades or a kind of Turkish pastry, Beignets, and Doughnut Holes. The moist bites all come with your choice of dip, from classics like Dark or Milk Chocolate to Matcha White. It's hard to break up with your usual doughnut haunt, but with Overdoughs in the game, it sure is tempting.
Overdoughs is at 3/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
Cu Chi Bar
You don't have to head far for a taste of classic Vietnamese cuisine. Cu Chi, with Chef Tung "Ryan" Pham, offers favorites like Fresh or Fried Spring Rolls, BBQ Skewers, and Pho just the way you would have it in the streets of Vietnam. For you Instagram addicts, the mural showing elements of the vibrant Vietnamese culture is seriously double-tap worthy, too.
Cu Chi Bar is at 5767 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Are you starting to get tired of the usual party scene? With their chill vibe and cool dive bar-inspired interiors, Yes Please is the new night hangout for the anti-clubbing crowd. You'll feel serious nostalgia too with their '80s and '90s pop culture-themed cocktails, like the Devon Sawa and the Flying V.
Yes Please is at 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio.