The holiday season means pre-gaming, heading off to the party, then making an appearance at the afterparty. But what happens after the afterparty? If the world's spinning and you feel a tiny bit queasy, appease your inebriated system by sobering up in one of these 24-hour food joints.
1. Cafe Adriatico
Cuisine: Spanish, Filipino
Why we love it: Iconic for a reason, this ambient restaurant is a date place of choice for many. It's good for much more than romance, though—their Salpicao Rice is just the thing to ward off an impending hangover.
Address: 1790 Adriatico Street, Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila
Why we love it: This is real-deal, homecooked Korean goodness served right to your table. Our favorites include Fried Mandoo, Samgyupsal, and the Salmon Bibimbap!
Address: Second Floor, AIC Gold Tower, Garnet Road, Ortigas, Pasig City
3. Staple & Perk Bakery
Cuisine: American and European pastries
Why we love it: Their best-selling cheesecakes come in four flavors: Sweet Potato, Dayap, Three Cheese, and Chocolate Chunks! If you're craving something savory, order the TPK (Tomato, Pesto, Kesong Puti) Flat Bread to share.
Address: Ground Floor, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City
4. The Plantation
Cuisine: Filipino, American
Why we love it: If the weather allows, you can get some air and dine al fresco on the garden-inspired terrace! Try their Adobo Flakes (all-day breakfast, yay) and Country- Style Pork Chops for tasty, standard crowd-pleasing fare.
Address: Ground Floor, SCC Building, 106 Carlos Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
5. Old Swiss Inn
Why we love it: Dip their Triple Grilled Cheese sandwich into a hearty bowl of goulash for the perfect nightcap. If you're feeling it, order their Cheese Fondue, too!
Address: Ground Level, Somerset Olympia , Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St., Makati, Metro Manila
6. Erra's Ramen
Why we love it: Authentic ramen (co-owner Tajima Satoshi swears by it!) for P60-90 a bowl? Yes, please!
Address: Zone 076, 1755 Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Cuisine: Indian, African, Persian
Why we love it: Colorful Middle Eastern ambiance, check. To-die-for Lamb Curry François, Souvlaki, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Lamb Shawarma, check.
Address: Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Tigris, Makati, Metro Manila