10 Best Things We Ate in July
Noteworthy dishes in this food-filled month.
(SPOT.ph) If you didn’t already know, here at SPOT.ph, we love food. You need it to live, but we find that there are some dishes that go well past the virtue of necessity. While others content themselves with a deep fryer and the usual salt and pepper, there are some who make—or at least try to make—an art out of it, with delicious displays and even yummier flavors. We believe those that go above and beyond their duty deserve necessary recognition. So here are our top picks among the dishes we ate throughout July.
Goryeo Korean Dining’s Sogogi Modeumgui
For the ultimate Korean treat, head over to Goryeo Korean Dining at Okada Manila, where Chef Hojin Lee serves Korean food the traditional way. The Sogogi Modeumgui or assorted beef set with prime rib and brisket is a noteworthy indulgence. An order will not just get you prime beef cuts but also assorted vegetables and a variety of lettuce so you can experiment with different flavors and textures for your wrap.
Goryeo Korean Dining is at Restaurant Promenade, U/GF Okada Manila, New Seaside Drive, Parañaque City.
“Deep Purple” Chip from Emack & Bolio’s
At Massachusetts-based ice cream parlor Emack & Bolio’s, you can get out-of-the-box ice cream flavors with fun names like “Deep Purple” Chip, which has the no-fail combination of raspberry and chocolate, with purple raspberry ice cream and white and dark chocolate chips. You can get your scoop in a Marsh “Mellow” Cone or a waffle cone made sweeter and crunchier with sweet cereal like Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, and more.
Emack & Bolio’s is at G/F Ayala Malls the 30th, 30 Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
Jing Ting’s Shanxi Noodles with Minced Pork and Eggplant
It’s easy to stick to your usual favorite Chinese restaurant whenever you’re craving a bowl of noodles, but Jing Ting at City of Dreams is worth a try. Their Shanxi Noodles with Minced Pork and Eggplant has noodles that are so light, they
Jing Ting is at U/GF City of Dreams Manila, ASEAN Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Parañaque City.
Gelare’s Classic Waffle
While you will go to Australian-based ice cream parlor Gelare for their incredibly thick and creamy ice cream, you will stay for their waffles. An order of the Classic Waffle will get you a plate-sized waffle that’s pillowy soft yet crisp around the edges. Drizzled with lots of maple syrup with notes of sweet vanilla, it will remind you of childhood breakfast pancakes.
Love Monday Café’s
With colorful murals and quirky knickknacks, Love Monday Café is a delightful coffee joint in Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Their menu is equally fun, too. The
Love Monday Café is at 19 San Rafael Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Crosta’s Basic B*tch Pizza
The Basic B*tch Pizza at Crosta is certainly anything but.
Crosta is at The Social on
SOUV By Cyma’s Lamb Bowl
SOUV By Cyma is at G/F Net Park Building, 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
Mr. Roboto’s Nori Nachos
It’s hard not to be dazzled by Mr. Roboto, with their Japanese robot-themed interiors that’ll turn any Martial Law baby into puddles of nostalgia. Their Japanese food is just as fun and colorful, like the Nori Nachos, which has crispy-fried nori chips,
Mr. Roboto is at G/F Alabang Town Center Corporate Center, Muntinlupa City.
Blocleaf Café’s Avocado Cheesecake
The Avocado Cheesecake from this hidden café in Malate is a seasonal menu item, so consider yourself lucky if you chance upon it. Each creamy bite of this cheesecake bursts with so much avocado flavor, you’ll wonder if this is the actual fruit disguised as cake.
Blocleaf Café is at 1850 M.H. Del Pilar Street, Malate, Manila.
Chili Chippy Pie at Early Night?
With Chef Fernando Aracama heading the kitchen at Early Night?, it's no surprise this hip bar sticks to its Filipino roots with innovative takes on classic street food and Pinoy snacks. The Chili Chippy Pie is easily
Early Night? is at Fort Bonifacio Unit C, The Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.