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Preview Editors Spill Their Favorite Food Finds in Manila

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Preview Editors Spill Their Favorite Food Finds in Manila
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Wondering where you should have your next meal? You’re in the right place. After all, Preview girls are known for their discerning taste in fashion and, if you must know, food. Keep reading to find out which spots in the metro serve the editors' favorite grub! 

Favorite Pizza

Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza

Bautista cor. tordesillas Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati

Start with the Burrata Caprese (the cheese is house-made!), then load up on the SMEG (sausage, mushroom and egg) Pizza drizzled with their spicy honey, and end with a bowl of Nutella Soup—it’s comfort food heaven. —Jacqui Salonga, Managing Editor

Favorite Buffet


Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Spend at least three hours going through the amazing buffet at Spiral. The selection in the charcuterie and cheese room alone makes it worth it, but come dinnertime, you can add servings of foie gras at the French kitchen to your heaping plates. —Isha Valles, Editor-in-Chief


Favorite Burger

Pink’s Hot Dogs

Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City; tel. no. 772 1147

One would be forgiven to think otherwise since it’s not what they’re supposed to specialize in, but the best thing about Pink’s Hot Dogs is the burger! Order the Cheeseburger for the juicy, meaty essentials, but ask for the Barbecue Cheeseburger stacked with onion rings for a more sinful indulgence. Get the loaded Crispy Potatoes, too! —Jae de Veyra Pickrell, Features & Copy Editor

Favorite Xiao Long Bao

Din Tai Fung

SM Mega Fashion Hall

The soup is light and not greasy at all, the filling is excellent, and the skin is light and delicate—the restaurant best known for their soup dumplings simply does not disappoint. —Loris Peña, Associate Fashion Editor

Favorite Korean BBQ

Lee Hak

United and Brixton Sts., Kapitolyo, Pasig

I’m obsessed with Samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) and Lee Hak has an unlimited Korean barbecue buffet that has pretty much become my happy place. Their unlimited Angus beef—available only during dinner time—is definitely a reason to go multiple times. —Ning Nuñez, Fashion Assistant


Favorite Ramen 

Mendokoro Ramenba

IVV Corporate Center, Soliman St., Salcedo Village, Makati

Mendokoro’s ramen is so good, my husband and I were craving for their Tantanmen even after we arrived from Tokyo. Their Ebi Ramen is also delicious—the broth is stewed with shrimp heads for richer flavor. —Daryl Chang, Fashion Director

Top 3 Favorite Sinigang

Sinigang is a Filipino sour soup with either pork, fish or prawns as the central ingredient. Pro tip: Order rice and always eat with a side of fish sauce—each bite should be the perfect balance of sour and salty.

1. Sentro 1771

Greenbelt 3

Unlike the usual pork or shrimp, Sentro’s sinigang uses corned beef.

2. Mamou Too

Power Plant Mall

Their sinigang is served with marbled Japanese Kurobuta pork.

3. Manam

Net Park, 4th ave., Bonifacio Global City 

Their sinigang comes with a twist: a sweeter rather than sour Beef Shortrib Sinigang in Watermelon. —DC

*This article originally appeared in Preview Magazine August 2017 issue.