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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Traditional Meets Modern at Manam in BGC


Weeks before I left the Philippines, I was having separation anxiety with Filipino food. I am glad my friends are willing to indulge me. One of the most unforgettable Filipino restaurants I have visited before I left is Manam Comfort Filipino in BGC. 

Caramelized Patis Wings

Manam's menu is divided into two categories: the Classics and the Twists. All dishes are available in 3 serving sizes: S (good for 1), M (good for 3), and L (good for 6). 

We tried dishes from the Classics and Twists menu. 

For starters, we had the Caramelized Patis Wings (Php 165 for S, Php 295 for M, Php 525 for L). We also ordered Crispy Pork Binagoongan (Php 205 for S, Php 360 for M, Php 645 for L).

Crispy Pork Binagoongan

I love the salty and sweet combination of the Caramelized Patis Wings, I wished I discovered that patis is amazing with chicken wings. I'm not much of a fan of bagoong (unless it's for Kare-Kare), but the Crispy Pork Binagoongan is impressive. 



We also had our favorites: the Kare-Kare with Oxtail (Php 295 for S, Php 495 for M, Php 980 for L) and Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon (Php 245 for S, Php 445 for M, Php 775 for L).

Kare-Kare with Oxtail
Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon



The Kare-Kare is beyond my expectations. The flavor of the sauce is spot-on, and the meat is so tender. It's definitely one of the best Kare-Kare I have tried in a while. Another impressive discovery is the Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon, which is a medley of sour broth with fruity sweetness of the watermelon. 

Aside from the delicious dishes, the prices aren't expensive as we expected (except for the dessert which is a bit expensive). The food and service are both excellent, and the ambiance is amazing. I will definitely return here when I go back to the Philippines. 

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Manam Comfort Filipino
Ground Floor, 
Net Park Building
5th Avenue, 
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City
Twitter: @manamph_ 

Other locations are in Greenbelt 2 and Ayala Fairview Terraces


Manam Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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