Treat Mom to These Great-Tasting Dishes + Set Meals for a Truly Delish Mother's Day

Nothing like expressing your love through food.

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PHOTO BY Hilton Manila, Instagram/angkusineroph

( Moms and mom figures are, for a lot of folks, the most important women in their lives—and with Mother’s Day coming up this weekend it’s only right to show them your appreciation. As far as expressing your love goes, you can’t beat bonding over a hearty spread of great food! Whether you’re looking to dine out or stay at home, you’ve got plenty of tasty options—the most drool-worthy of which we round up below.

Also read: 10 Superb Cakes That Mom Would Love for Mother's Day

Hit up these restaurants and online sellers for scrumptious eats this Mother’s Day 2022:

Squid Ink Bamboo Rice at Tatatito

PHOTO BY Tatatito

Filipino food is practically a no-fail when dining out with Mom—and if she’s looking to have a bite that’s at once novel yet familiar, we say head over to Tatatito and try their Squid Ink Bamboo Rice. With rice turned dark and briny with squid ink, cooked in bamboo, and given pops of sweetness and juiciness with roasted garlic and cherry tomatoes, it’s the kind of rice dish that pairs beautifully with just about any viand—but is also tasty enough that you could have it on its own.

Tatatito is at OPL Building, Carlos Palanca Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. You can also check out their Facebook page.

International Eats at City of Dreams

City of Dreams Manila
PHOTO BY City of Dreams Manila

Go ahead and take Mom on a tour of global flavors by trooping over to City of Dreams, as the hotel’s got special dishes and menus across their different restaurants. At Crystal Dragon they’ve got Cantonese and regional Chinese specials like the ​​Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Baby Abalone and Himematsutake Mushroom; for a Japanese-style bite head to Nobu Manila and go for their brunch buffet that features sushi, sashimi, skewers, and more. Haliya’s got your back if you love Filipino fare—including their famed Haliya Adobo with foie gras—and for dessert, drop by Café Society and pick up a Chocolate Rose Bouquet or Hazelnut Praline Passion Fruit Cake to take home.

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City of Dreams is at Entertainment City corner Macapagal Avenue, Aseana Avenue, Parañaque City. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Thai-Style Ribeye, Roasted Halibut + More from Carlito’s Catering

Carlito's Catering
PHOTO BY Carlito's Catering

Prefer to have your Mother’s-Day feast at home? Carlito’s Catering has a five-course set meal (P5,500/good for three to five) made especially for the occasion. Featured is a balanced mix of meat, seafood, and veg, with starters of Herb & Garlic Boursin and a Summer Salad and mains of Thai-style US Angus Prime Ribeye, Butter-Roasted Halibut, and Cheesy Shrimp and Scallop Lasagna.

For orders, send a message to 0917-125-7264 through Viber. You can also check out Carlito’s Catering’s Facebook page.

Asian and Continental Sets from Ang Kusinero

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PHOTO BY Instagram/angkusineroph

Online seller Ang Kusinero is a go-to for stellar savory dishes that span different cuisines, and they’ve come up with special sets right in time for Mother’s Day. Each set has different main courses—Set 1 (P2,499) has their Crunchylicious Porchetta; Set 2 (P3,499) has Slow-Roasted U.S. Angus Beef Belly and Giant Hokkaido Scallops; Set 3 (P4,499) has Peking-Style Roast Duck 2 Ways and Prawn Hot Salad—and all come with a medium serving of their Peach Mango Crumble for dessert.

For orders, contact 0918-898-4253 on Viber. You can also send them a message on Facebook or Instagram.

Seafood, Set Meals + More at Hilton Manila

Hilton Manila
PHOTO BY Hilton Manila

If Mom loves seafood we’ve got just the thing. Take her to Hilton Manila’s resident buffet Kusina Sea Kitchens, as they’ll be having a spread of sustainably sourced seafood and great-quality meats grilled and prepared a la minute. Rates go for P3,200 nett per head. You can also drop by Madison Lounge & Bar for cakes, Filipino and Western platters, and cheese charcuterie sets that you can take home.


Hilton Manila is at 1 Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. You can also check out their Facebook page.

Modern French Bites from Apero

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How’s about treating Mom to French-inspired fare given contemporary spins? Apero’s got Mother’s-Day specials available for dine-in or takeaway. Start with the savory-sweet Raspberry Parma Camembert Puff (P1,450) before moving on to the rightfully smoky Whole Smoked Chicken (P1,240) and/or the melt-in-the-mouth Slow Roasted Wagyu Shank (P4,800)—and definitely leave room for dessert, as they’re baking up a special Rose Tea Lemon Cheesecake (P1,350/nine inches) with cheesecake steeped with rose tea.

For orders, send a message to Apero on Facebook or Instagram.

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