More and more new restaurants are opening up in the metro, and we just can’t keep up with all the glorious eats popping up in the city. Now that we’re in the middle of the year, we give you a list of new restaurants you can try as well as the upcoming ones to look forward to for your next pig-out session.
Since Cebu’s famous lechon shop Zubuchon opened its first branch in Manila, it has continually expanded throughout the metro. After opening its first branch in Makati and then at SM Megamall, Zubuchon owner Joel Binamira announced that they will open four more branches in the metro: BGC, Eton Centris, SM Mall of Asia, and NAIA Terminal 3.
The four branches were previously announced to open around May or June 2018, and now you can visit them to feast on Cebu’s lechon — one of the reasons tourists flock to the Queen City of the South.
While you can try various Zubuchon dishes at the branches in BGC, Eton Centris, and SM Mall of Asia, the newly opened branch at NAIA Terminal 3 pre-departure area is a pasalubong kiosk, just like the one in Cebu airport. There you can buy their frozen goods before you fly.
DC Superheroes Cafe
Last month, DC Superheroes Cafe finally opened at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. DC fans and comic book enthusiasts alike will love the place not only for its delicious food but also the decor inspired by DC Comics superheroes.
Located at the fourth floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall, the new restaurant features comics, toys, and merchandise on shelves, which apparently are all for sale.
Of course, the menu here sticks to the DC superhero theme, and most of the the dishes and drinks come with stirrers and toothpicks shaped after the icons of famous DC heroes such as Batman, Superman, Flash and more.
Among the winning dishes you can try are the lamb skewers, 12-hour glazed pork belly, and the “crazy milkshakes.”
If you’re wandering around Salcedo Village in Makati and looking for a new restaurant to try, head to Antel Corporate Center, where you’ll find Sup? Chow. A Chinese restaurant owned by Chef Francis Lim of Nav Thai and Tipple & Slaw, Sup? Chow offers “refined” traditional Chinese fare.
The must-try dishes here are the rice bowls such as the Truffle Braised Beef and Char Siu BBQ Chicken. Though it’s a Chinese restaurant, it doesn’t look like one at all as it features a minimalist modern interior with wooden tables and hanging lights.
Another Asian restaurant is set to open in the metro this month: Hawker Chan. Originally a humble hawker stall in Singapore, Hawker Chan is famous for its Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, which received a Michelin star back in 2016. On July 26, Asian food lovers will finally discover what the fuss is all about when Hawker Chan opens its first branch at SM Mall of Asia.
Although the restaurant is famous for its soya chicken rice, it will reportedly offer other dishes such as fried chicken and additional menu items.
You must’ve heard the news already: Shake Shack is coming to the Philippines! The popular burger chain in New York will finally have its first Philippine branch, but we still have to wait as it’s set to open next year. Among the signature Shake Shack dishes you should try are the classic ShackBurger and everyone’s favorite cheese fries. We can’t wait!