FOODIE FAVORITES – SOUTH EDITION
Woohoo it’s another weekend, folks! And Friday means food trip day! Let me help you with a few suggestions on where to eat today, alright? 🙂
Since we have lived in the South since we were kids, we have practically tried almost every resto here already. We have the classic go-to places when there’s no ulam at home, there are the new hip hole in the wall restos, and others that have sadly already closed.
There are a lot of good places to try in the chillax part of Metro Manila and I will be recommending more soon but for now, here is a very quick round up of my three new foodie favorites down South!
- LA CHINESCA
Well, well, if it isn’t this genius chef Bruce Ricketts. Oops he did it again! After successfully capturing the sushi lovers’ hearts with Sensei Sushi, he puts up yet another stellar foodie haven in the same area at BF Homes Paranaque. This solo venture of his is dedicated to his love for Mexican cuisine.
La Chinesca is a tiny hole in the wall that serves the most delicious and unique Mexican fusion dishes I have ever tasted! Unfortunately, the place is really tiny and cramped – no exaggeration. I think they can only seat 10 people max. And they don’t accept reservations. So I suggest going there on weekdays and not during peak hours.
Our favorites are: The Carnitas (P100/taco) Achiote pork confit, bean puree, pickled onions, roasted pineapple chicharon; The Carne Asada (P110/taco) Hanging tender, esquites, Chinesca cream, salsa fresca; The Huanchinango (P90/taco) Battered snapper, cabbage, salsa fresca, Chinesca cream, salsa macha; and two favorites from the off the menu specials – The Uni Tostada and The Wagyu Cheek Taco. (DROOLS)
This place is a MUST TRY in the South. It will be worth your trip, promise. Oh, and please do me a favor and use your hands! No spoon and fork please!
Congratulations Chef Broosy! PS please move to a bigger place!
La Chinesca is located at 248 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque City.
We might have gotten off the wrong foot the first time we met since we came here during their soft opening. Talk about disaster service! But Miyazaki surely seems to be a promising Japanese destination for us Southerners. Located in Molito’s new wing, the two-floor resto attractively boasts a cool Japanese interior. They even have cute private areas at the second floor for small family gatherings.
Miyazaki’s Japanese chef Konichi Kondo seems to be very efficient but he needs his staff to get into groove as well. The food has really great potential and I can imagine it being one of the top Japanese places soon enough.
Miyazaki is located at Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang Muntinlupa City. Contact number +632-8048813.
- DIY POKE
Simple and straightforward, DIY poke serves the trendy Poke Bowls bursting with so much flavor! The Sumo bowl I tried was a tasty treat and quite pretty to look at too. And don’t underestimate their small dining area. It did not feel like a fast food with its charming modern Japanese appeal.
Unfortunately, the Sumo Bowl had white rice (it was very heavy for me since I already ate before coming here). But true to its name, you can customize and make your own DIY Poke Bowl. Might be better to do so. Pricing is pretty much the same as the other Poke Bowl joints so no problem.
DIY Poke is located at 2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa. Contact number +63995-473-6224
Check back soon for more foodie favorites from the person with the biggest appetite – ME! 🙂
Have an awesome weekend!
Always a Foodie,