There are a lot of things going in the south. For one, its food industry is ever-persevering. Yes, there’s a trove of nice restaurants, especially in Alabang.
1) Burger Geek in Molito Commercial Complex
Opened in late 2015, Burger Geek is an all-American burger joint. The restaurant’s name doesn’t only sound nerdy, but the concept is evident in the ambiance and, of course, the food.
Case in point: the colorful table of burger joint elements on one of its walls and the cleverly named menu. Perfect examples are B+ (bacon burger), The Principal (burger with fries and onion rings), The Class President (burger with cheese, veggies and shiitake mushroom), and many more.
Experience them yourself and indulge. The complex is just 1.5 kilometers away from Amaia Steps Alabang.
2) Milkbox in Alabang Town Center
Milkbox offers mainly fusion food and drinks. Its main crowd-pleaser is its wonuts (waffle + donut). Don’t expect mushy waffle slices since their waffles are deep fried hence are crispy. And, the wonuts aren’t just sweet. There are the cheesy varieties such as the Waffle Grilled Cheese Sammie with Rosemary Honey and Bacon Jam and Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwich.
The quaint diner also offers shakes and waffle sundaes. The best sellers are the Pumpkin Spice Shake and Tres Leches Waffle Sundae, respectively. Milkbox is an ideal after-lunch or -dinner resto.
3) Neil’s Kitchen in Westgate Center
Neil’s Kitchen, which is a splendid work of art from the outside, offers a unique take on the Filipino cuisine other than its peculiar yet homey interiors. Certainly Instagram-worthy!
To name a few, patrons keep coming back to taste their Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly, Bagoong Paella with Kare-Kare, Grilled Salmon in Miso Sinigang, Grilled Chicken and Crispy Pork Dinuguan Fondue, Calamares with Saffron Aioli, and Crab Fat Palabok. Their desserts like the Turon Napoleon, Puto Bumbong with Buco Jelly and Toasted Coconut, and fried suman, mangga and chocnut are not to be missed as well.
Feed your soul as well because Neil’s Kitchen houses a mini bookstore known as ‘My Father’s Bookstore.’
4) Ice Flower Korean Café in Molito Lifestyle Mall
Looking for a quick but tasty Korean fix? Ice Flower is the perfect place to get your bingsu. This super vibrant café is perhaps the only dining place in this area that specializes in Korean shaved ice dessert with the sweetest toppings.
While chocolate bingsu is the best seller, other flavorful offerings on the menu are injeolmi (Korean rice cake), red bean, black sesame, strawberries, mango, blueberry, and mixed berry yogurt. Some choices of toppings are chopped fruits, fruit syrup, adzuki beans, and fruit syrup.
Interestingly, there is an area in the diner where you can build your own snowman while waiting for your order or even after eating.
5) Hog’s Breath Café
An Australian franchise, Hog’s Breath is a haven for burger lovers. It’s actually a steakhouse, but its menu is so diverse it includes burgers, pizzas, pastas, ribs, seafood, and chicken dishes. The recommended dishes nevertheless are the Seafood Feast and Hogster Feast – the group meals.
Aside from the food, you may find yourself heading back to Hog’s Breath because of the ambiance and the friendly staff. The diner is very kid-friendly too. For one, it includes the Hogster’s Kid’s menu for children 12 and under. Each meal comes with a free drink and dessert.
Hence, if you are looking for the trendiest food concepts, Alabang is the place to be. Restaurants are sprouting like mushrooms in this part in the south!