2019 List of the Best Hole in the Wall Restaurants in Metro Manila
Sure, everyone has their own favorite restaurant – that place that serve their comfort food which reminds them of home. Always a great time when you bring special people there, right? It, however, wouldn’t hurt to try a new restaurant once in a while. Who knows what new dish you’d discover?
In this article, we will feature some of the “hole in the wall restaurants” we’ve discovered. Read on to know which one you can visit next time and be more ‘cultured.’ Let’s start with Century City in Makati, then explore the other locations.
Posporo, Makati City
Also known as “Taqueria Filipina,” Posporo adds a twist to tacos by incorporating Filipino favorites such as tocino, sisig, adobo, and even chicken inasal. For only P260, you can try their humongous rice plate with your choice of meat among the dished mentioned. They also have refried mongo, ensalada, pico de gallo, atchara, sour cream, and salsa.
The beef, Makati City
Who loves beef? This another “hole in the wall restaurant” in Century City claims their classic hamburger is “no clutter.”For P275, you can enjoy their juicy, savory patty with beef strips, along with the usual lettuce, pickles, tomatoes. Add only P20 to upgrade to cheeseburger.
Mister Delicious, Makati City
There are days you don’t want to eat anything, but a sandwich. It doesn’t matter if you’re avoiding rice, addicted to bread, or drinking with friends, this restaurant offers humongous slabs that would keep you filled for hours. They have the good ol’ classics such as bacon, pastrami, smoked pulled pork, and more. Complete the experience with beer.
PappaRam Malaysian Kitchen, Marikina City
Let’s get a little homey. This open-air eatery comes with knickknacks donated by PappaRam’s regulars to express how much they love the place and food. Owner Chef RamzuNasri spent worked as a chef for 12 years, servicing hotels abroad before settling down in the shoe capital of the country.
He serves Malaysian food to share some of the dishes in his home country, including: Curry Laksa Power (P165); Nasi Goreng USA (P175) and Beef Rendang (P255).
Wai Ying Fast Food, Binondo, Manila
Moving to Chinese food, you know the best and most authentic has to be in Binondo. It’s always the top-of-mind. When you visit the area and ask for the best Chinese restaurant, residents would surely point you to Wai Ying Fast Food. You can’t miss this one with their roast duck and chicken display. At first, it could be confusing to be inside a simple-looking restaurant with Chinese favorites on the menu that are quite pricey. You’d definitely understand why it’s worth it after trying their food.
Among the must try offerings in Wai Ying Fast Food are their Hakaw (P90/four pieces), best paired with Fried Rice (P110), or roasted duck rice here (P200).
Snackaroo, Quezon City
Located in Kamuning, you can travel up north for this restaurant that serve affordable steaks in QC. As disclaimers, Snackaroo could be difficult to find and it isun-airconditioned, but their home-style steaks are kick-ass. Want an idea on how affordable their dishes are? Here you go: try their T-bone (P160) or Porterhouse (P160) with Snackaroo’s signature creamy gravy. Add this with a sprinkle of Worcestershire and a cup of white rice.
Goto Believe, Mandaluyong City
This restaurant’s name alone is enough to catch your attention! Goto Believe is located at 630 San Rafael street in Mandaluyong. Those working in Ortigas travel all the way here for a serving of their leveled up Filipino porridge. Their Plain Lugaw sells at P30, while the Goto Heaven costs P55. You can make it special by topping it with hard-boiled, scrambled, poached, or even century egg.
There is absolutely variety in their menu, as they serve street food favorites such as isaw, chicken heart, and chicken liver, as well as fancy options of cream dory and bacon. Could it be the most picture-perfect carinderia go-to you’ll try?
Have you decided which restaurant you’d visit this coming weekend yet? It doesn’t matter whether you live near the restaurant or not – it’s always worth it to travel for good food. Lucky are those who live in near these “hole in the wall restaurants” though. We can only imagine their lifestyle and how their weekends look like. Location, indeed, is king when it comes to choosing and buying a property you’d settle in.
Chel Legaspi Del Rosario says
Food is life! How I wish we are near at those restaurants but i am province based. And i know that there are a lot of restaurants in City that served a good food.