Restuarants to try: Twenty One Plates, Frutti Froyo + 5 Steals and Deals

Have you tried Twenty-One Plates and Frutti Froyo? Plus, Richmonde Grill’s P550 dinner buffet, eat-all-you-can Max’s chicken for P165, and more!

New menu at Twenty One Plates, BF Homes Parañaque

Twenty-One Plates Gallery. Click for more photos.
Twenty-One Plates Gallery. Click for more photos.

Twenty One Plates, the neighborhood BF Homes resto which takes its name from the twenty-one dishes on the menu, now has new items that are worth a try: Chicken skin with bleu cheese, Fried chorizo, Linguini carbonara, Spaghettini with roasted red pepper pesto, Udon with sesame and polonchay and Grilled Lemon Chicken.

Owned by Tinette Miciano, a former professor, arts manager and stage director at the University of Asia and the Pacific who is passionate about food, the resto’s five themed dining rooms make for intimate dining: the Al fresco or smoking area, the Lounge, the Purple Room (seats 2-6 people), the Library (seats 6-8 people), and the Gray room (seats16-22 people). The rooms may also be rented for small get-togethers or meetings during off-hours.


Twenty-One Plates’ Wine Buffet Weekends is also "a reason to wine." Starting on June 25, drink all the wine you want from their wine selection from 8-11 p.m. for only P450 per person. Upgrade to P550 per person and get an appetizer sampler with the wine buffet which includes tuna croquetas, tina-pate, fried chorizo, and fried feta. The wine buffet with dinner is only at P700 per person, with set meal choices that include Kani Salad, Sesame Udon with Polonchay and Fish Tempura; and Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Spaghettini with Sundried Tomato & Chorizo, and Kaldereta.

Twenty One Plates is at 205 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque City. Tel. Nos. 825-7348, 215-0005

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Frutti Froyo in Quezon City



Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough of frozen yogurt, another froyo place brings you more yogurt flavors to choose from. With raspberry, taro, chocolate, and green tea flavors as part of the selection, Frutti Froyo also has over twenty-one toppings - nuts, fresh fruits, cereal and chocolates-that you can pile on top of your yogurt.


Self-serve (you can put as much yogurt as you want in your cup) at P18 per ounce, Frutti Froyo’s version mixes the right amount of tang and sweetness.

Frutti Froyo branches are at: Tomas Morato extension (corner Scout Madrinan), Quezon City and Petron La Vista, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

A TriNoma branch is set to open soon.

Sunset Bar Buffet at Sofitel on June 21

Head to the Sunset Bar at the Sofitel on June 21, Monday and enjoy French fare with free-flowing beer and wine at P1,188+ with soulful melodies of jazz blues and soul with Johnny Alegre and Humanfolk, The Mar Dizon Quartet, Sinosikat, Nykó Macá Presents Gafieira, Drip and Mike’s Apartment.

The buffet starts at 5 p.m. Alliance Française de Manille members and students get 30% off the Sunset Bar buffet. Please call 832-6988 for inquiries.

The Sunset Bar is at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex, Pasay City.


Kickin’ Chicken Bundle at Tokyo Tokyo


Tokyo Tokyo’s Kickin’ Chicken Bundle (P600) comes with six pieces of chicken kaarage, onion rings, and four exclusive Karate Kid tumblers, all for P.

Every purchase of the Kickin’ Chicken Bundle entitles you to a promo card for a chance to win free movie tickets to Karate Kid.

Promo until July 4 at all Tokyo Tokyo branches.

Super Bowl of China’s Dimsum Platter at P130



Get 50 percent off on the Dimsum Platter at Super Bowl of China which includes: pork siomai, hakaw, deep-fried wanton, Barbeque pork siopao, and spring roll.

Available at all Super Bowl of China branches for dine-in, take-out and delivery orders.

Order from Jollibee’s Express Delivery Service and get a chance to win a Yamaha Vega


From June 1 to July 31, every P450 food purchase through Jollibee Express Delivery Service will get you the chance to take home one of 50 brand new Yamaha Vega motorcycles that will be raffled off nationwide.

Order the new Chicken Bucket treats (starts at P320) or indulge with your favorite Jollibee meals: Jollibee Chicken Joy, Breakfast treats or Jollibee Spaghetti.

The winners will be chosen through a raffle draw on August 12, 2010.

All-you-can drink beer at Baja Mexican Cantina for only P250

Chug down all the beer you can drink at Baja Mexican Cantina every Friday from 6-8 p.m. for only P250. Match it with fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and margaritas for a Mexican-themed happy hour.


Baja Mexican Cantina is at 3rd Floor Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City. Tel. No. 756-0127.

Chef’s Dinner Buffet on June 25 for P550 at Richmonde Grill


Sumptuous entrees, a fresh salad bar, a dessert spread and more make up the Richmonde Grill’s dinner buffet for only P550 per person.

The Richmonde Hotel is at San Miguel Avenue cor. Lourdes St. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 638-7777

Chicken-all-you-can at Max’s for only P165



If chicken is a meal staple, you can now enjoy all the chicken you can eat at Max’s for only P165 from 6p.m. to 10 p.m. daily (rice not included, add P39 for bottomless Pepsi).

Chicken will be served in quarters and available for dine-in only.

Promo is valid until July 17 at all Max’s branches.

50 % off on cocktails at Murray and D’ Vine from 2 to 7 p.m.

Head to Murray and D’ Vine any day of the week from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy all these discounts: 50 percent off on all cocktails and liquor, 30 percent off on all beers and wine and 30 percent off on select happy hour pica-pica items.

Murray and D’ Vine is at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-3723.

Photographs by Luis Cruz of Lightchasers Photography (Twenty-One Plates), Frutti Froyo,

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