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The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in the South for June 2016

The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in the South for June 2016

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Damn, newly opened restaurants already on the top 10? That just means one thing: the hype is DEFINITELY real. This month, a new Asian street food joint spices up BF, and one famous dessert cafe from HK creates buzz in Alabang.

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10. La Maripili – Alabang Hills

137 Favorites
Last month’s #3

La Maripili

Photo from @la_maripili

La Maripili is a charming, rustic cafe specializing in a wide array of classic churros dipped in different sauces. It’s for anyone looking for a quick way to satisfy their sweet tooth. It’s not for those trying to avoid anything fried. We recommend their Chocolate Churros with Chili Mousse, Churros filled with Catalan Cream, and Churros filled with Dulce De Leche Cream. Our insider tip: Their chocolate dips are ordered separately from their churros.

Reservations are accepted
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G/F ATC Corporate Center, Alabang Hills,Alabang, Muntinlupa

9. Southern Dairy – Aguirre Ave.

155 Favorites
Last month’s #10

Southern Dairy

Photo from @kookiebuhain

Southern Dairy is the first ice cream parlour in BF Homes churning homemade gelato in various flavors crafted with love. For now, they only make 2 gallons of each flavor everyday to ensure freshness and quality. It’s for sweet tooths of the South. It’s not for people who are looking for dessert options other than ice cream. We recommend the Mango & Graham Chunks, Chocolate Oreos and their bestselling Butter Cake Cream Cheese. Our insider tip is to ask for their special Donut Ice Cream Sandwich. P.S. Check out our list of Unique Ice Cream Sandwiches in Manila.

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44-C Aguirre Ave. BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 2 503-4809

8. Paper Moon Cafe – Alabang Town Center

157 Favorites
New entry

Paper Moon Cafe

Photo from @rbg_lee

Paper Moon Cafe is a dessert cafe that offers the heavenly mille crepe cakes of Emy Wada, Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes and founder of Lady M in New York city. The handmade paper-thin 20-layered crepe cakes are available in mini, medium and large sizes. It’s great for post-meal desserts or afternoon tea time. It’s not for an all boys drinking affair. We recommend the Mango Mille Crepe. Here’s a fun fact: Paper Moon Cafe is a partnership between Emy and Mille Crepe Cake fan, Vic del Rosario of Viva Entertainment.

No reservations accepted
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G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 585-0797

7. Tipsy Tvrtle – BF Homes

169 Favorites
New entry

Tipsy Tvrtle

Photo from @jphilippego

Tipsy Tvrtle is a casual diner serving affordable Asian street food heavily inspired by the owners’ trips around Asia. Despite being indoors, the space is designed to have a street-style feel with its low tables and foiled plates. It’s for barkada nights out over good food, beer and long conversations. It’s not a family-style diner with big servings. We recommend the Isaw Inasal, Sate Lilit, and Chicken Curry Sate. Our insider tip: You can order their sticks a la carte or with a side of plain, Star (margarine) or kimchi rice. They also plan to release a new dish each month. Fun fact: The concept is by the same team that brought us Puzzles: Board Game Lounge.

Reservations are accepted
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287 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 777-1922

6. Sensei Sushi Bar – Aguirre Ave.

171 Favorites
Last month’s #5

Sensei Sushi Bar

Photo from @reyes_cassie

After his short stint with Robot Restaurant & Lounge, Chef Bruce Ricketts opened Sensei Sushi Bar: a humble local and seasonal Japanese and Asian-inspired restaurant offering his popular 12-course Chef’s Omakase and other a la carte dishes. It’s for adventurous foodies who are up for a Japanese, hole-in-the-wall experience. It’s not for people who don’t eat raw. We recommend the Chef’s Omakase. For a la carte, order their Torched Salmon Belly and Chutoro Sashimi. Our insider tip is that there is no corkage fee, and you could BYOB (bring your own bottle). You should also try Chef Bruce’s Tsukiji-inspired Ooma in SM Megamall.

Reservations are accepted
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268 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 917 515-7018

5. Burger Geek – Molito Lifestyle Mall

184 Favorites
Last month’s #7

Burger Geek

Photo from @dianeddelarosa

Burger Geek is a classic American cheeseburger joint that’s all about burgers, sides and milkshakes. It serves a custom blend of premium beef burgers pressed between 2 freshly baked potato buns with various toppings. It’s for burger lovers slash science geeks. It’s not for hotdog fans. We recommend the Class President, B. Mac and the Hangover burgers. Our insider tip is that they give complimentary seaweed flavored crackers (kropek). P.S. Visit on your birthday week to get free rootbeer float!

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16-A Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa
+63 2 801-2903

4. Ramen Yushoken – Molito Lifestyle Mall

191 Favorites
Last month’s #2

Ramen Yushoken

Photo from @nmogasawara

Ramen Yushoken serves tonkotsu broth ramen using a recipe from famous ramen master Yamagishi Kazuo. It’s a casual restaurant with traditional Japanese sensibilities like fast service and not offering any eating utensils other than chopsticks. It’s for ramen lovers in the South. It’s not for people who are closer to Megamall. We recommend the Miso Tonkotsu Ramen or the spicy Tantan-men with Aji-Tamago on the side. Our insider tip: Ask for their off-menu items. For foodies in Manila, you could also check out Mendokoro Ramenba (aka Yushoken 2.0) in Salcedo Village, Makati.

No reservations accepted
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Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa
+63 2 808-7424

3. Vikings Luxury Buffet – SM BF Paranaque

204 Favorites
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Photo from @joseph_jiao88

Vikings Luxury Buffet has redefined the buffet service industry completely; what was once mostly available in hotels catering to the upper classes has now been made available to the middle class. It’s for families and groups who are looking to celebrate special occasions affordably. It’s not for people who prefer the ambiance of a hotel buffet. Customers are loving their avocado ice cream. Our insider tip is to visit on your birthday month for a free meal. P.S. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID.

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2/F SM City BF Paranaque, Dr A Santos Ave, Parañaque
(02) 811-3888

2. Cafe Seolhwa Bingsu – BF Homes

225 Favorites
Last month’s #6

Cafe SeolHwa Bingsu

Photo from @otileunam

Cafe Seolhwa Bingsu is a Korean dessert cafe specializing in snowflake patbingsu or shaved ice made of milk topped with fresh fruits and other special ingredients. It also serves french toasts, croissants and other light meals. It’s for people looking for big desserts for sharing. It’s not for people who prefer traditional scoops of ice cream. We recommend the Mango Cheese, Injeolmi and Brownie Bingsu. Fun fact: Cafe Seolhwa is a Korean branded bingsu cafe and is not affiliated with any local partners.

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330 Aguirre Ave. cor. Tehran St., BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 917 891-2758

1. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen – BF International Village

232 Favorites
Last month’s #1

Photo from @mickcarinan

Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen is one of the South‘s biggest neighborhood secrets, but because good restaurants can’t hide forever, it is now a foodie’s destination for authentic Italian eats. It’s for families and children who enjoy eating in a homey setting. It’s not for people who don’t like to brave the Southern commute (but good news, they’ve already opened a branch in UP Town Center). We recommend the Risotto Tartufo Funghi, Spaghetti Seafood Olio and Pizza Tabarnes. Our insider tip: You may request to have 1 pizza in two halves–each with a different flavor.

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B1 L36 Tropical Ave cor Palace St., BF International Village, Las Piñas
+63 2 519-1977

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