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December 9, 2016

Restaurants: Where to Eat NOW at SM Manila #ManillennialEats

Restaurants: Where to Eat NOW at SM Manila #ManillennialEats

Restaurants: Where to Eat NOW at SM Manila #ManillennialEats 

SM Manila wants you to experience a whole new dining and gastronomic journey. 
Never did I imagine that SM Manila has cool hangout places and restaurants that are Instagram-worthy and offers delicious food in student-friendly prices. The kind of places that you would want to hang out in after office hours and during break time.


SM Manila invited us over for a #ManilennialEats Food Crawl to taste the best dishes from 11 restaurants in the mall.




SM Manila is one of the closest SM Mall to my home, but we rarely go because it is not very accessible - and we thought that there is not much to see and experience. It was a pleasant surprise for me to discover new gastronomic destinations. 

1. Buffalo Wing n Things

Buffalo Wing n Things from New York is every thing for the athletic and sporty. You can enjoy a piece of the 3-piece handful sized Buffalo Burger paired with Bacon N Cheese Fries or Chicken Quesadilla. The best is the chicken wings in Garlic Parmesan flavor.

 Buffalo Wing n Things SM Manila
 Buffalo Wing n Things SM Manila


Ask for the spiciest flavor level and get your face on the Wall of Fame if you finish the entire serving. 

2. Teresita's of San Fernando

If you want home-cooked meal and craving for Pinoy comfort food like Kare-kare, Caldereta and Palabok, you can get the best deal at Teresita's. Don't forget to order Halo Halo :)
The Beef Kare Kare Meal is only Php 130!
The Palabok and Halo Halo Combo is only Php 160!

Teresita's of San Fernando
Teresita's of San Fernando
Teresita's of San Fernando


3. Choobi Choobi

The rare times I would want to get my hands dirty - when eating seafood. You can get the best and delicious seafood from Choobi Choobi (read my Choobi Choobi experience in Cebu).  You can have the Stan's Black Pepper Shrimp with a around 18 - 20 pieces.

Choobi Choobi
Choobi Choobi


4. Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

If you want to experience and eat a chicken meal as big as your face, go to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. Hot Star has chicken meals, and chicken dishes adapted for the local market such as the Chicken Lumpia. You guys have to try the Chicken Skin too!

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken


Read more about Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

5. Tokyo Joe

I love the cool name of this Japanese restaurant that offers fast, easy and light meals on budget. If you are craving for Japanese comfort food, you can order the Super California Maki, Gyudon Rice and Katsudon. 


Tokyo Joe
Tokyo Joe


6. Ramen Cool

I was mesmerized when we walked inside the store. The place is so #instagrammable with its interesting lamps, cubicle and Cherry Blossom themed ambiance. Enjoy the unique Shuyo and Miso based soup - served hot - no cool :)

Ramen Cool
Ramen Cool
Ramen Cool


7. 8 Street Bites

It would be everyone's happy place with dishes like Freeway Nachos, Country Fried Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Fries and Chocolate Chip Cookie-Covered Ice Cream!
I love the street-style and cool atmosphere perfect for hanging out with friends.

8 Street Bites SM Manila


8. Red Table

We are adding a touch and taste of Korea on this food list with Red Table. We love the Samgyeopsal (always my favorite!) with its tender beef. You must also try Korean favorites - gyoza and kimchi best enjoyed with a date :)

Red Table
Red Table
Red Table


9. Big Daddy's

Big Daddy's takes big servings seriously with dishes like steak, seafood penne, shrimp bucket and pork ribs perfect for couples and families for sharing.

Big Daddy's SM Manila
Big Daddy's SM Manila


10. Mad for Pizza

Mad for Pizza is one of my favorite restaurant destinations of the SM Manila Food Crawl. I love the pop posters all over the store which are as instagrammable as the food! I previously featured Mad for Pizza in Quezon City, and I was quite surprised with how they revamped the brand.

Mad for Pizza  SM Manila
Mad for Pizza  SM Manila
Mad for Pizza  SM Manila
Mad for Pizza  SM Manila
Mad for Pizza  SM Manila


If you love Pizza, order and enjoy 10 inches of 8 original pizza flavors or create your own pizza!

11. The Wicked Waffle

I purposely put the Wicked Waffle at the bottom of the list - because saving the best and dessert for last! But seriously, you can have your waffle anytime of the day - breakfast or dessert - who cares?

The Wicked Waffle
The Wicked Waffle
The Wicked Waffle


Wicked Waffle offers more than waffles, but also Ribs and Chicken dishes. Enjoy meals at a very instagrammable cafe!

That's it for a fun sneek peek at SM Manila! Take your pick and take a pic! I assure you that both the food and ambiance are equally instagrammable. I love that SM Manila has more eating options for students, workers, families, friends and couples.

I wish we had these restaurants back when I was in College and our favorite hangout place was Robinson's Place Manila and SM Centerpoint :)




Which ones have you tried? Which one would you visit first?
Post your photos with #Manilennial hashtag!

For more information about SM Manila, check out:
www.facebook.com/SMCityManila
IG: @smcitymanilaofficial
Twitter: @smcity_manila


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