Robinsons Galleria Is Getting a Makeover and Of Course We Went to Check Out the Food Choices

Yay to new things!


( Robinsons Galleria has been a constant shopping destination throughout the years for its accessible location and a great selection of shops that you can rely on whenever you need a dose of retail therapy. Recently, the multi-level lifestyle mall started to up their game by updating the overall look of the place, creating a younger and friendlier atmosphere for shoppers. Although the renovation won't be fully complete until 2018, we can't wait to try—what else?—the food choices! Of course, no makeover would be complete without adding a few restaurants to the roster. Here's a list of exciting eateries you can expect at the revamped Robinsons Galleria: 





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Deluxe Mixed Set



Known for their ultra-filling katsu sets (think unli-rice and sides), Yabu has been a long-time favorite of deep-fried food aficionados. Their Deluxe Mixed Set (P595) is perfect for the fickle-minded eater who just can’t decide if they should get pork, chicken, seafood, or everything, because here, you can mix-and-match to your tummy’s desire. Meanwhile, one of their newest menu items is the Buta Kakuni Don (P495) which highlights tender, sweet braised pork belly cubes on a bed of fluffy white rice. It's also served with two perfectly soft-boiled eggs and a dollop of tangy Japanese mayo for that extra layer of oomph.





Tiramisu Mille Crepe


Paper Moon Café

Everyone loves a great dessert—and at Paper Moon Café, well-executed confections are the star of the show. Their beautiful crepe cakes are layers upon layers of whipped-cream goodness that don't overwhelm the palate because of its light and semi-sweet taste. We suggest you try their Tiramisu Mille Crepe (P225/slice, P2,000/whole) for something out of the ordinary without sacrificing the signature creaminess of their originals.





(Front to back) Grilled Chicken and Prosciutto on Flatbread, Caramel Coffee Crunch Frostino


Costa Coffee

This British franchise updated their new look across all branches, revealing a sleeker and edgier vibe. In spite of that, their handcrafted espresso drinks are the same, fresh-quality beverages we’ve all come to love. The Caramel Coffee Crunch Frostino (P185/primo, P200/medio, P215/massimo) is decadently sweet and delicious, with crunchy chocolate sprinkles on top. Pair it with the Grilled Chicken and Prosciutto on Flatbread (P185) for a savory and salty contrast from the Italian dry-cured ham.





Supremo Pizza



The vibrant carnival-themed snack joint is about as colorful as its wide-ranging pizza flavors. Choose from over 15 signature kinds including the Curry Pizza (P110/slice, P529/whole), which bursts with robust Asian spices and herbs, and their classic Supremo Pizza (P110/slice, P529/whole), made up of beef, olives, green bell peppers, and mega-gooey cheese. Not only that, but Pezzo is the first and only pizza chain in the Philippines to offer a 100% halal menu.





Strawberry Bingsu


Café So Dam

Opened in 2016, Café So Dam has gained a steady following of bingsu and churro fanatics from all over the Metro. Their Strawberry Bingsu (P280) is guaranteed to turn your dreary day upside down as the spoon-licking frozen delight is laden with fresh strawberry slices atop a powder-soft mound of Korean milk ice. Apart from that, this pretty iced snack is served with a light strawberry jelly, chocolate drizzle, and a generous swirl of whipped cream. Sweet!





Triple Cheese Florentine and Multi-Grain Cranberry and Honey Bread


Bakers Maison

If you’re longing to sample freshly baked bread that’s not from your trusted neighborhood bakery, then maybe you should head over to Bakers Maison. This Australian brand is Gardenia’s first-ever foray into the specialty bread segment, where you'll find no-frills French-style breads and pastries daily. The Triple Cheese Florentine (P50) is one savory treat—chewy and so, so buttery—while the  Multi-Grain Cranberry and Honey Bread (P65) can be one good reason to break up with your usual breakfast wheat bread.





Mix and Match Fajita Trio



Every day is a feast at Chili’s. This long-time favorite boasts humongous servings that are almost always fit for a king (and his men). The Mix and Match Fajita Trio (P800) is literally a hodgepodge of bold Mexican-American flavors. Whether you choose chicken, beef, or shrimp to match their homemade toasted tortilla, you’d still get that familiar spicy flavor of the traditional fajita. You’ll end up licking the assorted sauces that come with it from your fingers, for sure.





Red King


Ramen Nagi

We’re certain we’re not the only ones who always have a hard time picking a flavor at Ramen Nagi. It's inevitable that you'll end up getting more than what your tummies can take (and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, right?). For chili heads, the Akao or Red King (P410) is the stuff of your hottest food fantasies—this spicy version of the Butao (P390) has its al dente noodles swimming in a bright-red broth. But don’t worry because the heat doesn’t linger too long in the mouth, making you want to eat it until the very last drop.


Photos by Hans Fausto


Robinsons Galleria is at EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City. Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday) and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday to Saturday). For more information, log on to Robinsons Galleria's Facebook page.

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