Instead of "ikaw bahala," "kahit saan," or "'di ko alam," make the restos in this list your ready answers the next time bae asks you where you wanna eat.
- Yo! Panda
If the bae takes his 'gram game a little too seriously, you're sure to get a double-tap for this recommendation. The booths and stringed lights alone already make for a great post, but wait 'til you see their take on Hong Kong's famous bubble waffles—totally a #needforfeed and a must for your sweet tooth! The desserts are the perfect pick-me-ups, but if you want a filling meal, they also have savory Asian dishes to satisfy your cravings.
Location: 4F SM Megamall Building A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
- Sunnies Café
Muted pastel walls, neon signs, picture-perfect everything (from the menu down to the dishes)—basically, there's not an unattractive nook in this café. We're not sure your bae would 100% dig the idea of dining here (probably because he’d assume the role of Instagram boyfriend the moment you step inside), but we're positive you totally would! So do yourself a favor and suggest this café the next time he asks.
Location: B3 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
- Makansutra Hawkers
No need to jet off to Singapore or Hong Kong the next time you and your SO crave for hawker food, because the ever so famous food center in Singapore is now easily accessible in the country! In true hawker fashion, there's an assortment of affordable authentic dishes from Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, and Malaysia among others. Currently with 11 stalls (and counting), it's easy to assume that Makansutra Hawkers is heaven for all foodies and hell for the indecisive.
Location: 2F SM Megamall Building A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
A trip to this place will probably turn your Taco Tuesday dates into a Taco All Day, Every Day thing. What's great about this resto is that you won't have to spend so much time deciding on your orders since the menu is pretty straightforward, and the dishes are guaranteed tasty, too. What with the no frills, honest to goodness, authentic tacos, we're sure that your beau will have you to thank for this enlightening and delish discovery.
Location: GF BSA Mansion, 108 Benavidez St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
- Gastro Park Kapitolyo Food Park
The perfect solution for when you both can't decide what to eat is going to a food park with 15 stalls that offer different dishes and specialize on a variety of cuisines a.k.a Gastro Park in Kapitolyo. It's a plus that the food is fast and the prices are affordable (think: a full meal for less than P150 or unlimited tempura with rice for only P249) because you can order whatever you feel like eating and share it with the bae—win-win!
Location: No. 12 1st St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasic City