A Quezon City chicken joint is now accepting chili peppers as payment for its food

This is taking the expensive sili (chili) memes to a new extreme. A local chicken joint has started accepting chili peppers in exchange for their wings. This is just the latest and perhaps most extreme version of the expensive sili (chili) meme trend that’s currently going viral on Philippine social media. For those not familiar with the trend — people started ...

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We lined up for almost 4 hours at a MAXI Mango pop-up to see what the hype is all about

We lined up for almost 4 hours at a MAXI Mango pop-up to see what the hype is all about

Most Filipinos know Davao for its durian, but as MAXI Mango tries to prove, the province also grows the most delectable mangoes. The Davao-based business that started in 2017 has...

Jollibee’s ‘Amazing Aloha Yumburger’ with pineapple and bacon is back in PH, and it’s actually pretty good

Jollibee’s ‘Amazing Aloha Yumburger’ with pineapple and bacon is back in PH, and it’s actually pretty good

The late Anthony Bourdain called the Jollibee Amazing Aloha Yumburger a “very tasty burger” with a “nice char.” But even for Jollibee fans like me,...

Yet another US chain restaurant coming to PH: Red Lobster

Yet another US chain restaurant coming to PH: Red Lobster

Here we go again. After news that Shake Shack and Popeyes would be coming over to the Philippines, another United States casual dining chain has announced that it will open its...

Popeyes ‘Louisiana Kitchen’ is returning to the Philippines; netizens rejoice

Popeyes ‘Louisiana Kitchen’ is returning to the Philippines; netizens rejoice

Popeyes is making a comeback here in the Philippines. Netizens rejoiced yesterday after the news came out via a Business Wire press release that the American fried chicken...

From NYC to BGC: Magnolia Bakery brings its famous cupcakes, banana pudding, and more to Manila

From NYC to BGC: Magnolia Bakery brings its famous cupcakes, banana pudding, and more to Manila

The original Magnolia Bakery in New York City has, in some ways, become a pop culture icon in itself — it was even filmed in a scene of Sex and the City, and was...

Black Scoop Cafe opens in Quezon City with build-your-own-dessert options

Black Scoop Cafe opens in Quezon City with build-your-own-dessert options

Maginhawa Street at Teachers’ Village in Quezon City has a much-deserved rep for being one of the best places to eat in the metropolis. And, the busy road has just welcomed...

First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

First look: Ante, the new on-trend tea shop offering tea blends and booze-spiked teas

When Filipinos say “tea,” they usually either mean milk tea with pearls, traditional Chinese tea served in ceramic pots, or English high tea in one of Manila’s...

Singapore’s Hawker Chan, of Michelin-starred food stall fame, opens in Manila this week 

Singapore’s Hawker Chan, of Michelin-starred food stall fame, opens in Manila this week 

When Singapore hawker stand Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodle earned a Michelin star in 2016, a nod that the dining guide typically reserves for high-end establishments,...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Shake Shack coming to Philippines

IT’S OFFICIAL: Shake Shack coming to Philippines

After years of rumors that New York-based burger chain Shake Shack was coming to the Philippines, it’s finally official. Shake Shack itself announced that it will be...


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Of course you need to know about the newest places in town! How else will you impress your next Tinder date or your balikbayan cousin who’s coming to visit next month? Coconuts Manila’s food buzz will let you in on the latest trends and happenings in the F&B universe. We’ll tell you about the newest food hangouts and hotspots in Manila even before they open. We’ll also let you know the most interesting food promos and restaurant deals to help you get the best bang for your peso. Food buzz articles are typically short and sweet. Unlike our columns and reviews, these pieces are very basic and straightforward. We tell you all that you need to know so that you can just check out the restaurant yourself.