10 Tasty Lunch Options Under P300 in Bonifacio Global City (2019 Edition)

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(SPOT.ph) We can’t deny it: Bonifacio Global City has quite the reputation for being one of the priciest places in the Metro. It’s why most people working in the area would rather bring packed lunch than shell out for a meal every single day of the week. Not to worry—with all the eating options here, there are plenty of places where you can get a great lunch under P300. Here are 10 of them.

Medley

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This Mediterranean concept is ideal for those looking for a quick meal without going over budget. Just because the food here comes quick and easy, doesn’t mean that the restaurant sacrifices flavor and freshness. All meals are made-to-order, with locally sourced ingredients. Their Beef Kofte bowl with Mediterranean Rice (P269) not only comes with peppery, tender beef, but also with a zesty tabouleh salad, a corn and sumac onion salad, and a chickpea salad, giving you bang for your buck. Those hoping for a lighter option can order the flavorful Levantine Chicken, which can come either in a laffa, a kind of flatbread (P269), or pita (P199). The chicken is marinated in a blend of Middle-Eastern spices and is served with hummus, greens, fried eggplants, and a sweet-spicy sauce.

Medley is at G/F Fully Booked, B6 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.

Honolulu Café

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This famous Hong Kong export is known not just for their flaky, creamy Egg Tarts (P50/piece), but also for their fairly affordable meals. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can opt for the Stir-fried Flat Rice Noodles with Beef (P268), noodles combined with savory beef strips and crunchy beansprouts. If rice is more of your thing, you can try the Steamed Rice with Chicken and Mushroom in Casserole (P198), lightly flavored chicken mixed with shiitake mushrooms and a savory sauce. 

Honolulu Café is at LG/F SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City.

BirdBox

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This small yet colorful take-out joint along Lane P specializes in fried chicken. Not only do they serve crispy golden chicken for less than P200 (Chicken Box with Rice/P149; Chicken Box with fries/P169), you can also have it customized any way you want it. There are three specialty sauces to choose from: The sweet teriyaki-inspired Tebasaki, the hot and spicy Yangnyeom, and the hearty Kare (add P20), which is BirdBox’s take on the classic Japanese curry. Apart from the sauces, you can also customize your Chicken Box with a variety of ingredients like Japanese chili powder, kimchi (P10), and even a soft-boiled Onsen Egg (P20), which adds a layer of richness to your chosen meal.

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BirdBox is at 9th Avenue corner Lane P, Bonifacio Global City. 

Cobalabamba

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This colorful restaurant serves Mexican fare with a creative twist. Take their Chili Cheese Taco Dog (P225) for example—a cheese dog topped with classic Mexican ingredients like chili con carne, corn salsa, jalapeños, and two kinds of cheeses. But the real stars of the menu are the rice meals. Check out their Tipsy Pork (P205)—the name comes from their sweet tequila-based marinade, which is balanced out with peanut sauce. There’s also the Chipotle Chicken (P185), which comes with a strong citrus tang that helps cut the heat of the spicy chipotle sauce.

Cobalabamba is at /G/F Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

Eden Food Hall 

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If you’re the type of person who loves variety, then this food hall may just become your new home. There are 11 food stalls to choose from, each of them focused on a specific cuisine. Craving Thai fare? Check out the Bagoong Rice with Pork (P165) from Chang Thai. There are also Japanese rice meals like Katsudon (P140) from JD’s Takoyaki. Looking for some classic comfort food? Bulacan Lugaw Kitchen’s Lugaw (P50) may just hit the spot. The best part about Eden Food Hall? They’re open 24/7.

Eden Food Hall is at 32nd & 5th Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City.

Baker Brothers

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By fusing together Asian and European flavors, Baker Brothers comes up with unique dishes like the Spicy Cashew Chicken (P290/single), a combination of tender chicken slices and crunchy cashews, served on top a bed of spinach and corn brown rice. There’s also the Corned Beef in Sinigang Gravy (P295/single), tender beef slices doused in a thick brown gravy that has the distinctive sourness of sinigang. Plus, if you’re on a special diet, Baker Brothers also accommodates Keto, gluten-free, and Paleo requests. Just make sure to leave some room for dessert—they’ve got doughnuts, sweet croissants, and even a chocolate and peanut butter pie.

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Baker Brothers is at LG/F SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City. 

Rico’s Lechon

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Who says lechon has to be a purely special occasion meal? At Rico’s Lechon, you can get one-fourth kilo of lechon in both Original (P250) and Spicy (P290) variants. For those who can’t have lunch without carbs, have the Bam-I (P280), pancit Bisaya made with sotanghon, pancit canton, and loads of calamansi; or the Fried Rice Trio (P90), which is made with three kinds of dried fish and a ton of scrambled eggs.

Rico’s Lechon is at 5th Avenue corner 26th Street, Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City.

Sushi Nori

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At Sushi Nori, you can easily satisfy your sushi or sashimi craving without going over budget. They even have two stores in the area, a stall at SM Aura and a bigger store at the W City Center, providing BGC folks with easy access to sushi rolls and poke bowls. Bento Boxes are also available for those who want to try a little bit of everything. There’s the Classic Mix (P269), which comes with California Maki, Tamago Sashimi and Salmon Sushi, and Tuna Overload (P299), with Spicy Tuna Rolls, Tuna Sushi and Tuna Sashimi.

Sushi Nori is at G/F W City Center, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City; and Food On Four, 4/F SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City.

Nomi Matcha

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Although matcha is the star at this cozy café, they also offer delicious and filling meals. Check out their Power Bowls, which are made with fresh and healthy ingredients. The Chicken Power Bowl (P290), in particular, is made with roasted chicken, egg, grilled tomatoes, shredded carrots, and toasted cashews. If you’re hoping for a light meal, check out their Japanese-inspired sandwiches, like the crispy Pork Katsu Sandwich (P280) and the Shrimp Katsu Crois-Sandwich (P250).

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Nomi Matcha is at G/F W City Center, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.

Marugame Udon

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This famous Japanese chain doesn’t just serve up satisfying bowls of udon, but rice meals and a wide variety of side dishes as well. A bowl of their signature Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon (P210/regular, P260/large)—which you can get either hot or cold—has chewy wheat udon noodles, poached egg, and beef marinated in a sauce of sweet onions, soy sauce, and dashi. If noodles aren’t really your thing, you can opt to get the Gyudon (P170), which features the same flavorful beef, just on top of fluffy Japanese rice. Make sure to leave some room for their side dishes, like the Chicken Kaarage (P60), Pork Tonkatsu (P75) or even rice balls like the Tuna Omusubi (P40).

Marugame Udon is at B7 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.

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