Reviews

April 18, 2017
Obscure Restaurants Around Alabang

By Shen Mascariñas for 8list.ph

Alabang has undoubtedly become a culinary destination, attracting bellies from as far as QC. A food adventure here shouldn’t be limited to ramen (ehem Yushoken) or Mexican (ehem Chinesca), though. Hiding beyond and in between the most popular, commonsensical restaurants are delicious Southern secrets you’ve gotta try.

Uncover these 8. Quick, before everyone else does!

Confusion Diner

231 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
(02) 510 9209, 0977 2820 209 | Facebook
Open daily from 12nn to 11pm
Budget for two – P500

Sometimes all your belly really needs is fresh, affordable and scrumptious food—grub that tastes like your momma made it. You’ll find that and more at Confusion Diner.

Just some of the must-tries are the Longanisa Chili Fries, Fil-Mex Grilled Chicken and Pulled Pork Adobo Sandwich. And while you wait for your food, you’ll be entertained by the diner’s unique interiors.

 

Elbert’s Sandwiches

GF Commercenter, 1780 Commerce cor. Filinvest Ave., Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
(02) 519 5943 | Facebook
Open daily from 10am to 10pm
Budget for two – P1000

Power Plant’s well-loved sandwich shop moved down south, taking with it Elbert’s famous cheesesteaks and burgers. For first-timers, get yourself well acquainted (and soon after addicted) with the Classic American Cheesesteak. The Umami Burger will definitely make you swoon as well with its juicy medium-rare patty, mushrooms and truffle mayonnaise.

 

Crostatina Patisserie & Café

2F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa City
(02) 777 2837 | Facebook
Open weekdays from 10am to 9pm | Weekends from 10am to 10pm
Budget for two – P500

Your sweet tooth will be incredibly happy at this neighborhood gem. Crostatina offers an extensive pastry selection that will satisfy almost every dessert craving. After sampling their savory dishes, make sure you end your meal on the perfect note with their popular Strawberry Pavlova or French Butter Sansrival.

 

Soga Miga

Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(02) 807 3008 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 11pm
Budget for two – P1200

Korean cuisine purists, look no further!  Soga Miga is one of the South’s most authentic Korean restaurants, which is why it’s usually packed with locals looking for flavors from home. Make sure you try the Gochujang Samgyeoupsal and Bibimbap.

Tas Roofdeck

3F 31 Aguirre Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0917 7194 840 | Facebook
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to 2am | Sunday from 6pm to 12mn
Budget for two – P600

Tas has all the makings of an awesome hangout—comfort food, affordable booze and good vibes. Catch up with friends over their street skewers and signature wraps.

Interestingly, the latter is far from your typical shawarma. They let you choose your sauce base (ex: Margherita, Garlic Shrimp, Pesto, etc.) and skewer filling (ex: Steak Salpicao, Chicken Inasal, Falafel, etc.).

 

Kehl’s

163 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0917 8305 345 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 11pm
Budget for two – P700

This Swiss-Italian restaurant is a must-visit for all cheese-lovers. Treat yo’self to Kehl’s delicious cheese fondue and rosti with loads of melted cheese. Complete that indulgent experience with your pick from their wide array of Italian pizzas and Swiss sausages.

 

Picada Tapeo Restaurante

252 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
0956 8053676 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 1am | Sunday from 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm 
Budget for two – P700

Enjoy a Catalan feast in Picada’s cozy interiors inspired by Spanish wine houses. Aside from crowd-pleaser classics like Paella Negra, Paella Valenciana and Lengua Estofado, look forward to the awesome combo of pintxos plus unli-wine. You’ll definitely keep coming back to their veranda fora for al fresco dining and drinks.

 

Trattoria Altrove

858 Tropical Avenue, BF International, Las Piñas City
(02) 776 4388, 0917 820 1858 | Facebook
Open weekdays from 5pm to 11pm | weekends from 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 11pm
Budget for two – P1200

Trattoria Altrove is a celebrated Italian restaurant in El Nido and Coron. The Slovenian owners decided to position their third branch in BF International, and southerners couldn’t be luckier.

Although far from a beach, the restaurant still manages to evoke a relaxing, almost vacation-like ambiance. As you feast on Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery and fresh air. Don’t miss the Prosciutto Crudo con Tartufo.

 

 

Article originally published in 8list.ph