I love Japanese food, and I’m always on the look out for good plus value for money for Jap cravings! Marugame Udon recently opened in Bonifacio High Street, and I highly recommend it for Udon (and they really have good Kaarage!). With the scorching heat in Manila during lunch time, you’ll be surprised that this place has a line outside, and mostly with Japanese in line (so you know already you’re getting an authentic taste of Japan!). The prices are reasonable starting at P95 for Udon, up to P270 only. Kaarage and Tempura are only P60/piece! With the fast food, self service queuing, lines are moving quick since food is served right away, you don’t have to wait too long outside, it’s definitely worth the visit.
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Where: B7 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City (across Fully Booked)
There are 3 places to get craft beers in BGC, Fort – Tap Station (Burgos Circle), The Brewery at the Palace (Palace Pool Club), and The Bottle Shop (Net One Center). While it’s a toss for me for me between The Bottle Shop and Tap Station, I recommend Tap Station for local beers on tap! If you prefer having a variety of choices for bottled beers (imported and local craft beers), you’d like The Bottle Shop.
Tap Station usually have 25 beers on tap, and they have the local Philippine craft beers from Craft Revolt, Brewery at the Palace, and Pedro Brew. They also serve my favorite imported beer on tap – Hoegaarden Rosee, this is the sweet beer which I recommend to non beer drinkers! Since I also like Rosee wine, I love this beer. I personally like Belgian wheat beers and IPA. I usually order beer samplers because I like having the choice of trying a lot of beers rather than focusing on one. You can order Beer Flight in Tap Station for P295.00, and get to pick 6 from the available beers.
There’s only store in BGC that will supply all the baking needs and supplies you need, and it’s in “All About Baking” in Uptown Mall! Baking ingredients can be bought here and there in the groceries, you can find some liners and pans in Gourdo’s, but for a one-stop-shop, everything you’ll need can be found in here!
If you’re just starting with baking, you can find the most basic essentials you need here like pans, measuring cups, spoons, spatula and basic baking ingredients.
For the more experienced bakers, this is definitely a baker’s heaven, there’s assorted ingredients like food color gels, assorted chocolates like Malagos, chocolate chips and bars, toppings for cheesecakes, cupcake toppers, boxes, cupcake liners, and the like.
They also have assorted party needs! If you’re throwing a small birthday bash, you will find random containers, decors, and other party needs. Baker or not, definitely worth a visit when you’re in the mall!
Where: Lower Ground, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
There used to be only one Greek restaurant in the area, Greeka Kouzina in SM Aura. The good news is Cyma finally opened in BGC with Souv by Cyma! Cyma favorites are being served in the restaurant with additional items in the menu. Roka Salata has always been my favorite salad, so happy I can get it anytime!
Where: Net Park on 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Ever wondered where can you get Taho in BGC, Taguig? Where can I get my childhood craving satisfied? Manong Taho is so elusive, you usually don’t see one within Fort area. You can get Taho in these 3 places: a. Sinangag Express in the 2nd floor IPC foodcourt (outside the building) in Mckinley Hill, b. Taho Boy in G/F of Market Market near BPI ATMs, and c. Manong Taho along the streets of Lawton Ave and Bayani Road.
Taho in Sinangag Express are the cold taho and costs P30.00
Taho in Taho Boy has both the hot and cold version, pricing below, starts at P32.00 for hot and P35.00 for cold.
No time to go to the market/grocery, and craving for butter garlic shrimps? The Fishmongers Daily Catch deliver fresh catch from the sea! They post fresh catch of the day in their Instagram account fishmongersdailycatch, which they will deliver in your doorstep and they definitely delivery in BGC, Taguig!
Cost: Varies, inquire for the available grams/kg. Delivery is free if you meet the min P1,000 and P100 in Taguig if you don’t.
Where: Instagram: fishmongersdailycatch and Facebook: facebook.com/fishmongersdailycatch
The most common recommendation might be eat in a buffet, but the answer would be in Moe’s Southwest Grill, Watami, and Texas Roadhouse in Uptown, BGC. Since these 3 restaurants are by Bistro Group, you can actually cross order from these 3, just ask the waiter to bring the menu. I’ve eaten here on numerous occasions craving for all sorts of food, and random orders from the 3 restaurants. I recommend sitting in Watami or Texas Roadhouse then just order from Uncle Moe’s for the restaurant feel vs fast food vibe in Moe’s.
Moe’s Southest Grill
Where: 4th Floor, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig