11 places! FOOD CRAWL In 6 Hours!

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Keeping’ the paragraphs short and just get ready for eye-candy, delicious fooooood.

 It was one of the best FOOD CRAWLS I’ve ever experienced in Manila!

 Here’s a break down of all the 11 restaurants we went to at the launch of Uptown Parade in BGC yesterday! The foodie in me was extremely joyous from start to finish as each restaurant made us try their signature dishes and drinks, and by the end of this blog post, I’ll tell you my top go-to places amongst all, each with a different vibe and impeccable cuisine! It was truly a gastronomic, one-of-a-kind experience – my kind of thrill.

Come walk with me right now at Uptown Parade’s Food (pub) Crawl…

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1st restaurant… Salvatore Cuomo & Bar
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Salvatore Cuomo & Bar
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My seatmate, Ehra, almost all throughout the crawl!
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Salvatore Cuomo & Bar pizzas are a must.
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Salvatore Cuomo & Bar
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Salvatore Cuomo & Bar
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Samples being passed around…

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will be one of my top go-to places for Italian food in the metro. Another word I can add for them is CONSISTENCY. They will always have the same good food, hence the quality is always al dente.

 

IMG_3543Simple. Fresh. My favorite from Salvatore Cuomo & Bar, Caprese.

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My fave also at Salvatore Cuomo & Bar… Gnocchi!

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Off to the second restaurant with this bunch today…
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2nd restaurant… NAXIONAL South American Diner.
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More food at NAXIONAL!
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Their mojitos and other cocktails really go well with the food.
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Pretty good for happy hour! Strong and full of flavor!
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NAXIONAL.
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NAXIONAL.

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Was I starting to feel the “food coma” vibe at only the second restaurant?!?

Hahaha!

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Off to the third…
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3rd. CHAR Casual Dining.
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The samples being served at the table…
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I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TO ORDER THEIR SALTED EGG PORK. That was for the win. – and YES. I will come back for it
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The gang is ready for restaurant number 4…

Panalo ka din, CHAR. I underestimated you. You were so good! For your SG fix, come here-lah!

Now up next, Palate!!!

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Palate has an intricate design for food. For IG-worthy snaps, check out Palate.

Going to 5th… If you want good PORK, this is the place to go to. Scroll away…

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5th… Livestock.
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Whatever this was, it tasted wonderful!
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This pork belly roll is my favorite here! OINK, OINK!
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CRISPY PATA F-T-W.
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FAVE…. This is GORDA!!!
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CHEERS, foodies! Even their nachos tasted different in a very good way! YUM.
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YUM.
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Vibe. Live band every Wednesday and DJ on weekends!
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HORCHATA MORENA. A must try here! SO SO GOOD. Homemade roasted grains, whiskey + rum. They had me at “am”. It tasted so unique! I’ll come back for this and… THE REST OF THEIR DELICIOUS FOOD!
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THIS PLACE WON MY HEART. Vibe, food, drinks, owners. I can’t believe it was my first time to try this place. My husband will love it here too!
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GORDA.
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Bravo, Gorda.

Now, want some ramen?

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7th restaurant… Uma Uma!
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EVERYTHING WAS GOOD.
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What’s a crawl without it?
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Please. Do yourself a favor and order their ALIGUE RAMEN.
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It’s nice to have bite-size Gyoza. Winning.
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You wouldn’t expect the drinks to be good, just like in legit bars! Ramen place, level up.

On to the 8th… This is a no brainer. When my husband and I crave for delicious burgers in Manila, we always go here. It’s part of our top 5 burger joints in Metro Manila.

Say hello to SWEET ECSTACY!

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SWEET ECSTACY.
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SWEET ECSTACY. Do yourself a favor and try their burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Panalo dito, promise.
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Samples for everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9th… Namoo House
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KOREAN? This should be the place. Check out their interiors.

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Satisfy your Korean craving at NAMOO HOUSE. It will not disappoint.

If you want some good tapas and wine in the area, the next one is your next bet.

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10th… This is Pampas.
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PAMPAS.
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PAMPAS
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One more rest to go!!!
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Still alive after all the EATING!!!
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Hey, PAMPAS!

LAST STOP!!!!!!!!

Last but not the least… one of my new faves, HOOK!

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We made it!!!
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Hook. I love seafood and I love you!
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THIS. TOWER. IS. A. MUST. Imagine uni, salmon, clams, tuna, prawns, and oysters? YES, PLEASE!
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Hooked at Hook.

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Go for ’em oysters, Apples! SO GOOD.

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Out of all the dishes the whole day, can you believe that this is on my top list because they are SO FRESH? This is perfection.
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A champagne toast to cap off this amazing food crawl with the star studded gang.
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Congratulations, Uptown Parade!
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Thank you, Timmyyy!
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Baby you’re a? Haha! Good night everyone!!!

 

TOP RESTAURANTS FOR KAREL EATS (not in order):

  • Salvatore Cuomo (Italian fix in the metro! Their pizza with honey… Tried and tested.)
  • Char (NEW FAVORITE!!! Try the SALTED EGG PORK.)
  • Gorda (NEW FAVORITE!!! CASUAL DATE PLACE. The signature drink I told you about with the nachos alone, winner na.)
  • Uma Uma! (A different twist and that Aligue Ramen? YES!)
  • Sweet Ecstacy (One of my top burger joints in Manila! Always.)
  • Namoo House (Koreaaaaa. Beautiful interior plus winner Korean food.)
  • Hook (NEW FAVORITE seafood spot in BGC!!! Order the seafood tower or even the oysters alone!)

THERE YOU HAVE IT! TAKE MY WORD AND TRY my suggestions if you like. Come by Uptown Parade in BGC and get ready to EAT GOOD FOOD.

HAPPY WEEKEND, FOODIES!!!

Credits: A few of the food photos are from Daniel Tan

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