Thank you to all our blogger friends and foodies who joined the @SMMegaMall #MegaFoodTour2.0!
Here is a summary of the 9-Course Walking Degustation Tour of @SMMegaMall’s Latest Restos, which you can use as a guide for your own food trip in SM Mega Fashion Hall…
COURSE #1 (Appetizer): IPPUDO’s World’s Famous Ramen
IPPUDO is the most popular Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen in the world. It was founded in 1985 by Ramen King Shigemi Kawahara in Fukuoka City, Kyushu.
Its name literally means “One Wind Hall” and is symbolic for the restaurant’s going against the wind and revolutionizing the ramen era of the time. It was the first shop to offer ramen in a carefully crafted setting, so that both men and women can enjoy an elegant bowl of noodle soup. It was also the first to refer to its broth by colour Shiro (white) for the classic and Aka (red) for spicy.
After months of waiting, Ippudo Philippines has finally opened to complete the Ramen Craze in Manila. 🙂
3F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 470-1837
Operating Hours: Open Daily 10.00am to 10.00pm
Facebook: Ippudo Philippines
COURSE #2 (Main Course): LINGUINI FINI’s Pappardelle “Nose to Tail Bolo”
LINGUINI FINI by Chef Vinny is an Italian-American Restaurant based in Hong Kong but with a New York attitude. They specialize in fine pasta, which they make from scratch, and are advocates of Nose to Tail cooking and the Farm to Fork philosophy.
Thanks to the Moment Group, this Italian bistro is now in Manila! 🙂
Level 3, SM Mega Fashion Hall,
Edsa cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 10.00pm
Telephone: +632 531-3302
Facebook: Linguini Fini Manila
Course #3 (Main Course): ROSANJIN Grilled Mackerel Bento Set
ROSANJIN is a Japanese Restaurant specializing in Japanese Bento sets, and is from the same owners of Tajima and Sandaya. It’s named after the famous Japanese Potter Rosanjin Kitaoji.
The Rosanjin Japanese Set #2 above with Tempura, Grilled Mackerel, Sushi, Japanese Stew, and 4 Side Dishes only costs P450.
ROSANJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Course #4 (Dessert): CUPCAKES BY SONJA Cupcakes, Cakes in a Cup, and Birthday Milkshake
SONJA is credited for having started the Cupcake Craze in Manila since 2006, and is to blame for the Filipinos’ love for the Red Velvet flavor.
CUPCAKES BY SONJA
Ground Floor, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Mega Mall, EDSA Mandaluyong City (near Zara)
Facebook: Cupcakes by Sonja
Course #5 (Appetizer): TIM HO WAN’s Baked Buns
TIM HO WAN MANILA 添好運 has finally opened in Manila! It is the first international expansion after the Singapore branch, which owns the Asian franchise of this Hong Kong original. The Manila franchise is a partnership between Ricky Dee of Mesa Filipino Moderne and Todd English Food Hall, and Felix Ang of Cats Motors.
I love the clean and high quality taste of their dimsum, which are priced unbelievably well.
Note: Strictly No Reservations Accepted, No Take Out
Course #6 (Main Course): ERI CURRY’s Japanese Curry
ERI CURRY is a local Japanese curry brand concept by Chef Erica, a Filipina Chef who grew up in Japan and is very passionate about Japanese food. Its name means Goddess of Curry, and is also unofficially inspired by the name of the chef.
The Japanese Curry craze is still not taking off in Manila because of its strong curry flavor that Filipinos aren’t familiar with. Eri Curry aims to address this by having a sweeter, more Filipinized curry flavor, a Customize-Your-Own Curry option, and a Chef/Model to promote the brand.
3rd Floor, SM Megamall Atrium, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile: +63 927 554-6194
Telephone: +632 531-5033
Facebook: Eri Curry
Course #7 (Main Course): TRIPLE-O’s Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, & Milkshake
It’s named after its trademark “Triple-O” hamburger sauce (made of mayonnaise and hamburger relish). The name of the sauce itself came from the shorthand language used by the original order takers (known as carhops) to indicate the guests’ choice of extra mayo and/or relish. A Triple “O” on the order slip meant “plenty of everything”.
People who have travelled to or live in Canada are familiar with the brand and excited about the opening of the Manila branch.
TRIPLE-O’s by WHITE SPOT
3/F SM Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Sunday to Thursday – 10.00am to 9.00pm
Friday to Saturday – 10.00am to 10.00pm
Facebook: Triple O’s by White Spot – Philippines
Course #8 (Dessert): MOCHI CREME’s Matcha Delights & Baumkuchen
MOCHICREAM CAFE is the only store in the Philippines that sells authentic Japanese mochi cream (not ice cream) imported from Japan! The dessert cafe also specializes in DōMatcha treats and the King of Cakes, known as Baumkuchen.
MOCHICREAM CAFE PHILIPPINES
4F, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Facebook: Mochicream Philippines
Mobile: +63 933 199-3946 or +63 926 492-7282
Course #9 (Dessert): KOOL KIDS Nitrogen Ice Cream and FroDough
KOOL KIDS is an ice cream house by Miguel Aranaz and by Chef Mark Tan of Allium, specializing in Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. This is a unique dessert place you should not miss when you visit SM Mega Fashion Hall.
KOOL KIDS Ice Cream and Co
5F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 579-3495
Contact: Miguel Aranaz
Related Blog Post: ABS CBN NEWS.com | Food tripping in Megamall? 9 restaurants to try
Live an Awesome Life,
Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of SM Mega Mall for the Mega Food Tour 2.0 campaign. I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. For a 10th course, you can try St. Marc Cafe’s Choco Cro and Classic Fuji…
ST. MARC CAFÉ PHILIPPINES
Upper Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Facebook: Saint Marc Café Philippines