The Coconuts Taste Test: Here’s the lowdown on Christmas hams worthy of your noche buena feast

One of the best things about a Filipino Christmas is the noche buena tradition, an opportunity for the whole family to gorge on delicious food on the midnight of Dec. 25. Local dishes are commonly served during the feast, but some families (like mine) make sure that one dish takes pride of place on the ...

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Review: Grand Cafe 1919, the restaurant that resurrected an abandoned colonial-era building in Manila’s Chinatown

Review: Grand Cafe 1919, the restaurant that resurrected an abandoned colonial-era building in Manila’s Chinatown

Walking around Manila, you don’t get a sense of the city’s rich and layered history from the street level. Destruction from World War II and the severe lack of...

Modern Merienda: Manam Cafe recreates classic Filipino snacks

Modern Merienda: Manam Cafe recreates classic Filipino snacks

In the Philippines, merienda is a light snack that’s just as important as any other meal.  Usually consumed once in the morning and another in the afternoon,...

Review: Kisoya, the Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant from South Korea, comes to Quezon City

Review: Kisoya, the Korean-Japanese fusion restaurant from South Korea, comes to Quezon City

Apparently, in the past few years, Robinsons Galleria has transformed from a run-of-the-mill mall into a legit destination for hip, trendy types looking for new food and shopping...

Wine not?: Wine-drinking tips from the sommelier of La Petite Parisienne, Isagani Natividad

Wine not?: Wine-drinking tips from the sommelier of La Petite Parisienne, Isagani Natividad

After a stint at a San Francisco Bay Area winery and 15 years of working in a cruise ship as a cellar master, sommelier, and wine educator, Isagani Natividad is back in the...

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,...

10 Manila restos and cafes with seriously divine desserts: Ice cream, macarons, bingsu, cakes, shakes, and souffles

10 Manila restos and cafes with seriously divine desserts: Ice cream, macarons, bingsu, cakes, shakes, and souffles

A lot of desserts are often made to look cute and froofy nowadays, and even if they are — we Manileños do not mess around when it comes to getting a proper serving of sweets....

Inside the Paw Club Philippines: A pet cafe, grooming salon, and hotel in one

Inside the Paw Club Philippines: A pet cafe, grooming salon, and hotel in one

Time spent with pets is never time wasted, which is why we at Coconuts Manila did not think twice about trying out the new Paw Club Philippines with our furry best friends.  The...

What’s good at The Grid, Rockwell’s new curated, minimalist chic food hall

What’s good at The Grid, Rockwell’s new curated, minimalist chic food hall

Food parks and food halls don’t usually go for that minimalist chic look — it’s usually multi-colored LED lighting, bold colors, and a converted shipping...


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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.