ILLUSTRATOR Chichi Romero

Your Go-To Summer Treat, Wherever You Are in the Metro

Indulge in a delicious cool-down no matter where you are.


 

(SPOT.ph) An ice-blended drink or a scoop of ice cream sounds about right for when the insane summer heat is just too much to bear, but don’t limit yourself to these usual cold treats. We present a selection of delicious, summer-friendly eats—savory, sweet, and everything in between—in every part of the Metro, so you know what to get wherever you may be. Enjoy!

 


 

Alabang

Hiyashi Chuka from Ramen Yushoken (P400)

Nix the steaming bowl of ramen for a soothing cold-noodle mix! And if you think Ramen Yushoken's expertise is only, well, piping-hot ramen, think again. They cook up an amazing chilled-noodle dish, too. Similar to a salad, this savory soupless meal comes with two kinds of dressing: Sesame and shoyu. Have it with their best-selling Japanese-style fried chicken while you're there!

 

Ramen Yushoken is at Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

 


 

Bonifacio Global City

Eton Mess from St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert (P380)

This ice-cream shop smack right in the middle of BGC is a haven for sweet tooths. Besides their handcrafted ice cream, don’t leave without trying other desserts (they’ve got an extensive menu dedicated to gourmet confections), like the Eton Mess. Soothing, fruity, and delightfully sweet, this treat with strawberries, raspberries, and meringue will remind you of lazy days by the beach. 

 

St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Dessert is at Unit C3-104 High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.

 


 

Makati

Cucumber Frost from The Wild Poppy (P260)

Poblacion is a melting pot of bars and restaurants so you’re sure to find something you like whatever your mood is. At The Wild Poppy, craft cocktails, like their Cucumber Frost, are under the spotlight. Take a sip of this gin, lemon juice, and fresh cucumber cocktail perfect for balmy summer nights al fresco.

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The Wild Poppy is at 2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City.

 


 

Mandaluyong

Italian Sangria from Galileo Enoteca (P250)

Galileo Enoteca is a low-key restobar tucked in the quieter parts of the Metro. This traditional Italian joint is perfect for date nights and dinners with friends if you’re not a fan of crowded places. With their wide assortment of wine, it’s hard to buy just one bottle—if you want to take it light and easy, however, there’s always some fruity sangria waiting. Cheers to cooler weather with a carafe of this thirst-quenching drink!

 

Galileo Enoteca is at 80 Malinao, Calbayog Street, Mandaluyong City.

 


 

Marikina

Pistachio Milkshake from Udderly Delicious (P125)

Don’t let the season pass without dunking a straw in a tall cup of creamy, icy milkshake. Udderly Delicious serves up out-of-the-box flavors, as well as classics that are hard to resist. Take, for one, their green-tinged Pistachio Milkshake made up of earthy-rich pistachio ice cream. If that’s not decadent enough, you have the option to add toppings and mix-ins, too.

 

Udderly Delicious Milkshakes & Desserts is at 60 Lilac Street, Marikina City.

 


 

Parañaque

House Horchata from Drive-By Taco Shop (P60)

Tame all the spice that comes with your Mexican meal with a refreshing and milky drink like the horchata. Drive-By Taco Shop is one of the best places in the Metro to get this South-American delicacy because they make fresh batches daily. 

 

Drive-By Taco Shop is at 167 Aguirre Avenue, Parañaque City.

 


 

Pasig

Mul Naengmyeon from Masil (P350)

If you want something filling and unconventional, you can slurp your way to happiness with a large bowl of cold noodles steeped in an icy beef broth. Mul naengmyeon is a popular Korean dish you need to know about, especially if you’re a big fan of the cuisine (we bet it all started with K-barbecue!). Masil in Pasig is a good place to start—it’s currently the restaurant’s crowd favorite!

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Masil Charcoal Grill Restaurant is at Oranbo Drive, Pasig City.

 


 

Quezon City

Affogato from SGD Coffee Bodega (P155)

Add some extra zing to your caffeine quota for the day! SDG Coffee Bodega’s Affogato features a shot of 100% Arabica espresso topped with a scoop of rich and silky ice cream. This menu mainstay lets you enjoy hot and cold sensations at the same time—and it’s perfect if you want the best of both worlds (coffee and dessert, that is).

 

SGD Coffee Bodega is at Coffee Science Center, 45 Maaalahanin Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City.

 


 

San Juan

Sunburst Lemon Cake from Angels’ Kitchen (P238)

There are many cool hangouts and restaurants in San Juan City. Angels’ Kitchen is only one of them, giving off a chill and homey vibe that will remind you of better days minus the deadlines. Fluffy, zesty, and topped with light cream, the Sunburst Lemon Cake here tastes just like summer—and it’s great with iced coffee!

 

Angels’ Kitchen is at Connecticut Street, Greenhills, San Juan City.

 

Illustrations by Chichi Romero

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