This week in Filipino food aberrations: milk tea shop sells fries topped with boba pearls

There are two types of gut reaction (pun intended) we generally have when it comes to F&B news of this particular nature: “Huh, we’d... Read on

What ube crisis? Dunkin’ Donuts introduces the ube munchkin

Remember how two weeks ago, jam makers in the mountain city of Baguio were forced to release a line of white ube (purple yam)... Read on

Limited edition butterball-flavored soft serve to hit dessert café Lost Bread this October

There’s an old Filipino adage (that we just made up) that says nostalgia is often the best seasoning. That certainly explains the viral popularity... Read on

Jingle Bells, your coffee smells: Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Philippines Starbucks today

Christmas is officially around the corner, and because it’s the tropics and we have no fall colors to usher us in that autumnal mood,... Read on

Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee is bringing Panda Express to Manila, Filipino foodies react

The rumors are true: Panda Express is coming to Manila, and its first store will open in SM Megamall in Pasig City. While the... Read on

Hey, caffeine junkies — Tim Horton’s is doing a deal for National Coffee Day this weekend

The caffeine junkies among us probably already know that Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day. Even if you’re just a casual coffee drinker, it’s... Read on

Bao down: Lugang Cafe brings back PHP598 unlimited dim sum deal for one month

We’re clearly big fans of all-you-can-eat promos in this country — the thought of stuffing our faces with as much food as we care... Read on

Good Shepherd Convent sells ‘white ube’ jam, says climate change makes purple yam difficult to grow

Probably the least threatening thing to come out of worsening climate change effects in recent memory: reports of a strain of white ube (purple... Read on

Nonstop nom nom: Charlie’s Grind and Grill is doing a PHP300 unlimited burger deal

It’s gonna be raining munchies at Charlie’s Grind and Grill next week, as the local dining joint will be celebrating its 11th anniversary by... Read on

McMarketing Mondays: Once-a-week McDonald’s breakfast deals running until early Oct

Thirsty for McMuffins? Then you might like the new breakfast deals that American fast food chain McDonald’s will be offering every Monday morning from... Read on

Teh-riffic: Nanyang has a new PHP9 milk tea deal on this month

Singaporean brunch joint Nanyang announced early last week that it will be selling its milk tea at PHP9 (US$0.17). We’re used to seeing some... Read on

Hot diggity dough: Churreria La Lola’s giving a free dip for its churros now to the end of Oct

Pick a flavor: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or salty caramel. Go on — you’ve got nothing to lose, friends, because customers at Churreria La... Read on


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Coconuts Manila Food & Drink

Restaurants are opening left and right; the best chefs have reached rock star status; and diners are willing to empty their wallets just to try the latest food trends —without a doubt, Manila’s F&B industry is thriving! Coconuts Manila is here to report on the most gastronomical destinations you’ve got to check out (or avoid). From craft beer bars to the cutest cafes, we’ll let you in on some of Manila’s best kept secret spots. Where to take your balikbayan guests for dinner? Where to get the best homemade dessert? Where to enjoy the crispiest lechon skin? Coconuts Manila regularly publishes food guides that can help you eat your way around the Metro. We’ve also traveled in different parts of the Philippines in search of the best culinary gems that the country has to offer (Bulalo from Iloilo, anyone?). Coconuts Manila writers are always interested in eating and learning about good grub. There’s always space in our tummies for sinigang and adobo, for cinnamon rolls and ice cream cakes. We try to keep up with the latest food trends, from the most affordable street food vendors to the finest 5-star dining restaurants. Over the years, Coconuts Manila has become known for a series of videos called Carinderia Crawl, where we visit the most interesting eateries in the Metro. We also have regular food columns like the Coconuts Hot Spot and the Critic’s Table. Watch this space, and we’ll serve you all the food and drink stories you can handle.