1229 V Concepcion Streetsampaloc, Metro Manila
A personal favorite. As the name suggests, this restaurant serves authentic Thai food. Not only that, but they also infuse familiar Filipino flavors. Their seafood fried rice is the bomb dot com.
Alright, now we go to our local cuisine. This is one of those usual Filipino side-of-the-road eateries that serve grilled items like liempo and other home cooked meals. After you get your fix on the main course, make sure you try their banana rhum-a. It’s banana wrapped spring roll-style, deep fried with sugar and then dusted on top with more sugar and sesame seeds.
Manila Dapitan St, Manila
This is actually a photocopying center turned into a small cafeteria. On one side, you have the photocopying machines and on the other side you have your tables. Lovelite isn’t really for those who are in a hurry because this place is so small there are only around five tables and you’d have to wait to get a table. Don’t worry, it’s worth it. Their menu has a few items but I highly suggest the burger steak meal. There’s rice, egg, one piece of burger steak and bacon. Bacon. And they’re all on your plate, swimming in gravy. Their burger steak will make that red bee who wears a suit cry.
And then there are the isaw and fishball stands along the sidewalks. If you want to go on a food adventure in Espana, be extra careful! This place may be flooding with food, but it’s also flooding with aggressive robbers.
- Ynna Vistan
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