If there is one thing that we Filipino’s enjoy doing aside from travelling, that is our continued love for food, or eating-so to speak. And we cannot deny the fact that one must have a delightful tummy treat whenever, and wherever!
Our love for food have grown so much and with restaurants springing left and right, we are just so lucky to have trusty tummy companions to keep us happy and satisfied in this side of the city.
With that, we have visited 5 of Raintree‘s famous restaurants to taste some of their best dishes and to experience their service. Check it below and go indulge!
By the way, we are going to make a second entry about their restaurants, so be sure to check this spot from time to time.
Located on the corner of Makati Ave and Dela Rosa Street, one won’t miss this beautiful restaurant that glows through the double height glass windows, letting the passersby have a peek of the excitement inside.
It is one of Raintree’s first restaurant venture. It is a noteworthy dining-out option with its unmistakable spacious dining halls, captivating decorations, and exquisite interior design.
M Cafe or Museum Cafe is a restaurant that offers Asian cuisine with modern twists. It is also well-known with its top billing Pancakes and Waffles, perfect for breakfast. Also, you wouldn’t want to miss M Benedict, which they serve in two variations: Jamon Excellente and Smoked Salmon. They also serve congee, noodles, and dumplings, which we truly love! and Asian cuisine variations featuring Szechuan Style Crab + Pork Tofu Skins, Smoked Bangus Salad and Miso Gindara.
This place offers free wifi, apart from its relaxing bright ambiance!
Restaurant Details: M Cafe|Dela Rosa StreetMakati | Contact number: 0917 833 8277
On the other side of M Cafe is Raintree’s Filipino Bistro named “Kabila”. The name is a direct Tagalog translation of “the other side”.
It offers fresh and simple Filipino flavors that will continue to salivate you to goodness.
Our personal favorite? The Melted Butter + Quesong Puti served with pandesal crisps for the appetizer, the Classic Kare-kare, that boast off a perfect mix of peanut sauce and fresh vegetables, the sumptuous special Pansit Luglog, and boy! The dessert was perfect, the Impossible Cake and Ube Tres Leches are the best!
Their menu puts on a harmoniously paired local favorites which you can’t truly resist. Expect nothing but a good palate treat, if you’re a Filipino dish foodie!
Restaurant Details: Kabila| Ayala Museum Complex, Makati Ave.| Contact number: 0977 624 7778
Many Katsu houses have sprung in almost every corner of the city, but Saboten is the one, you wouldn’t want to miss, or else, your Katsu expedition is not complete.
Hailing from Shinjuku, Tokyo, in Japan, Saboten first opened its doors in 1966 with the goal of serving the best Tonkatsu one could ever taste and experience. Now, it has flourished into one of the largest Tonkatsu chains with over 500 shops in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, China and now, the Philippines. Raintree Restaurants, which operates a collection of innovative and successful dining outlets, now partners with Saboten to bring the famed mouthwatering signature Tonkatsu to the Manila for the very first time. (source)
Saboten specializes in serving Katsu, a breaded, deep-fried meat patty. They have different kinds of Katsu, that’ll get your Japanese Katsu cravings covered. What’s good is that, they live up to the quality set across over 500 chains, the service was outstanding and the ambiance is just cozy with its bright lighting that compliments the wooden interior of the place.
Restaurant Details: SABOTEN | Bonifacio Global City, Taguig | Glorietta 5, Makati City | Contact numbers: (02) 6252000, +63 9178160061
Located in Ayala Triangle, Makati, Simple Lang serves modernized local favorites with hand-picked ingredients presented with appetizing colors but budget friendly.
Simple Lang offers Filipino food. You have to try their signature dish called Sinigang na Crsipy Bagnet sa Watermelon, the soup was tangy enough to give you a perfect treat after a long day of work. It offers a fruity, delish flavor that is not too overpowering.
You also have to try their Grilled Bangus, Lumpia, Sisig Empanada and Monggo Bagnet Tinapa. As a Filipino food lover, this serves me great during the time when I visited their space.
The area is also perfect for small groups, if you just want to treat yourself or celebrate a simple occassion, this place is just the perfect nook.
Restaurant Details: SIMPLÉ LANG| Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City| Telephone: +632 621-6161, 621-6162
The bistro that is prominently located in Bonifacio High Street Central is a must experience restaurant when in the area. It offers a wide array of food delights from the West Coast, the Mediterranean and South America. What sets Stella apart from other Raintree Restaurants? They make use of natural wood in its dishes, imparting the most flavorful aromas unlike and other cooking technique.
Restaurant Details: Stella | Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City| Telephone: +63917 891 7053/ 621 3111 / 621 3222