Just Desserts: Cavite bakeshop’s Manila Bay cake takes jab at dolomite scandal

Rage is what many Filipinos are feeling whenever the controversial multi-million Manila Bay rehabilitation is brought up, but for a small bakeshop in Cavite... Read on

Manufacturer of Reno Liver Spread apologizes to PH gov’t, applies for license

Calm down, Pinoys. You’re probably missing Reno Liver Spread by now, but the decades-old food product may soon make a comeback– if it gets... Read on

Pinoys fume after FDA warns against eating ‘unregistered’ Reno Liver Spread

Add this to the list of surprising batshit crazy things that had to happen in 2020. The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday... Read on

Got tea? This Thai-inspired beverage shop in Manila has an interesting proposition

This tea shop out of Tondo, Manila is serving single-sized, insanely affordable (PHP50/US$1) Thai-inspired milk teas—a welcome addition to any boba lovers’ quick-fix list.... Read on

Have Your Cake: Metro Manila shops that satisfy sweet tooth and sanity during lockdown

No offense to homemade banana bread or to people discovering a newfound talent in baking while quarantining, but sometimes a proper fudgy cake with... Read on

Send help! From halal options for Muslim frontliners to hot meals for homeless families, pitch in here

Still feeling anxious and restless, like you could be doing more to combat that pesky virus despite being cooped up inside your house now... Read on

Two-for-One Deal: This QC veggie drop scores you cheap produce *and* supports Benguet farmers

In a spot of both good news and do-gooder dealing, farmers from the town of La Trinidad, Benguet are doing a veggie drop this... Read on

Crazy-Tasty Reincarnation: This Filipino sticky rice dish with salted fish is back as a cookie

Champorado with tuyo — a chocolate porridge dish topped with smoke-dried, salted fish — is a beloved staple in Filipino breakfast bowls, but does... Read on

Pinoy food joint in Seattle wins James Beard Foundation’s ‘America’s Classics’ award

Ever been to a carinderia in Manila? The little roadside eateries serve cheap, filling, home-cooked meals in chafing dishes that let you just “point... Read on

Matcha Looking For: Starbucks introduces new green tea, espresso drinks

The Philippines doesn’t have a winter, per se, but the weather has been a bit chilly these past few days, making it a great... Read on

RIP Champ: Jollibee phases out two large, iconic meals

Hankering for a meaty, beefy Jollibee Champ Burger this New Year? How about a Big Burger Steak? Tough luck, because the rumors are true:... Read on

Gorge on all-you-can-eat holiday meats at Ruby Jack’s this weekend until January 1

From this Saturday until the 1st of January, Tokyo steakhouse import Ruby Jack’s will be offering their holiday tasting menu, giving diners two hours... Read on


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Mysticism, folklore, and the craft beer culture in the Philippines

It’s a wonderful time to be a beer drinker in the Philippines. Thanks to the recent explotion of the craft beer culture in the country, there’s now a broad range of local beers available in bars, restaurants, and even on the liquor aisle of your favorite supermarket. The industry’s...

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.