Saturday, June 15, 2019

Where to Eat in BULACAN: Highly Recommended Restaurants with Branches in Bulacan

There's no business like the food business.

Aside from the growing numbers of homegrown restaurants and cafes in Bulacan, known and established food businesses started to enter the local food scene in the province in recent years.




Here is the list of highly recommended restaurants with branches in Bulacan.

WHERE TO EAT IN BULACAN?






1. Champas Mexican Grill and Taqueria



Champas is a Tex-Mex restaurant offering a fusion of Mexican and American cuisines at an affordable price.

Must Try: Tacos, Burritos, Quesadilla, Steaks

Budget: 300 to 400 pesos for two people

Address: Ground Floor, SM City Baliwag, Doña Remedios Trinidad Hi-Way, Baliwag, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0998 530 9128
                  www.facebook.com/ChampasMexicanGrill/

Origin: Pampanga, Philippines

Main Store: Ground Floor, SM City Clark, Manuel A. Roxas Hi-Way, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles, Pampanga

2. The Orange Bucket



Orange Bucket is dubbed as Pampanga's leading seafood restaurant. Their seafood bucket (crabs, shrimp, squid, and mussels) were boiled in their Cajun-style blend of spices and signature seasoning.

Must Try: Seafood Bucket, Baby Back Ribs, Country Style Fried Chicken, Mango Sticky Rice

Budget: 400 - 800 pesos for two people

Address: 3825 Cagayan Valley Road, Sitio Centro, Brgy Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan


Parking Area: Limited Parking Slot
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0917 961 8007 | 0939 927 9448

Origin: Pampanga, Philippines

Main Store: Erazone Square, Kalahi Business Road, Brgy San Isidro, San Fernando City, Pampanga

Branches: Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Balibago, Angeles City

3. Funnside Ningnangan








Funnside Ningnangan is Pampanga's leading grill and seafood restaurant. This Dampa-style family restaurant chain promotes Filipino and Kapampangan cuisines.

Must Try: Seafoods Paluto, Grilled Meat

Budget: 200 to 400 pesos for two people

Address:
          Dona Remedios Trinidad Hi-Way, Pulilan, Bulacan
          Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Sta Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan
          Brgy Bagbaguin, Sta Maria, Bulacan
          Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Marilao, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 11 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0943 492 4203

Origin: Pampanga, Philippines

Main Store: Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy San Matias, Santo Tomas, Pampanga

Branches:
          Mc Arthur Hi-Way, San Fernando, Pampanga
          Brgy Sampaga, Apalit, Pampanga
          Aniceto Gueco St, Angeles, Pampanga
          Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Brgy Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga
          Brgy San Matias, Guagua, Pampanga
          Malaria, Caloocan City
          Maharlika Hi-Way, Brgy Bayanihan, Gapan City, Nueva Ecija
          Brgy Sta Isabel, Dinalupihan Bataan
          Kawit, Cavite
          Bacoor, Cavite

4. Hanamaruken Ramen



Hanamaruken Ramen is a ramen franchise originated from Osaka, Japan. They are known for serving happiness in a bowl with their signature ramens and flavorful rice bowls.

Must Try: Signature Happiness Ramen, Pot Belly Ramen, Drunk Man Rice Bowl, Pot Belly Rice Bowl, Gyoza

Budget: 500 to 1,000 pesos for two people

Address: Ground Floor, SM City Marilao, Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Ibayo, Marilao, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (02) 753 5949

Origin: Osaka, Japan

Main Store: Second Floor, Trinoma Mall, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

Branches:
          New Wing The Garden, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
          The Grove by Rockwell, E Rodriguez Jr Avenue, Pasig City
          Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Poblacion, Makati City
          Ground Floor, Santolan Town Plaza, Santolan Road, San Juan City

5. Samgyupsalamat



Unlimited Korean barbeque restaurant established in 2012. Samgyupsalamat was coined from the words Samgyupsal which means pork belly in Korea and Salamat which means thank you in Filipino. 

Budget:
          11 AM to 3 PM: 399 pesos (Pork) | 449 pesos (Pork and Beef)
          3 PM to 2 AM: 449 pesos (Pork) | 499 pesos (Pork and Beef)

Address:
          383 NR (Door 5), By-Pass Road, Brgy Sta.Clara, Sta. Maria, Bulacan
          KM46 Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Pio Cruzcosa, Calumpit, Bulacan
          Cagayan Valley Road, Sitio Centro, Brgy Tabang, Plaridel, Bulacan
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slot | Side Street Parking
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: 0936 920 6163

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Main Store: Kapitan Tikong St. Malate, Manila)








6. Gringo Chicken, Ribs and Friends



Gringo is a homegrown Latin restaurant which specializes in flame-grilled chicken and ribs. They also offer Tex-Mex specialties like tacos and nachos.

Must Try: Flame-Grilled Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Nachos de Amigos

Budget: 600 to 1,000 pesos for two people

Address: Ground Floor, SM City Marilao, Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Ibayo, Marilao, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (02) 478 7503

Origin: Metro Manila, Philippines

Main Store: Ground Floor, SM North EDSA The Block, Quezon City

Branches:
          Third Floor, SM Megamall Atrium, Ortigas, Pasig City
          The Fort Residences, Taguig City
          Ground Floor, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
          Lower Ground Floor, Ayala Malls the 30th, Ortigas, Pasig City
          Ground Floor, UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
          Third Floor, Ayala Mall Feliz, Santolan, Pasig City
          Square 2 Building, Greenhills, San Juan City
          Ground Floor, OPL Building, Legaspi Village, Makati City
          Second Floor, Festival Supermall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
          Ground Floor, SM City Sucat, San Dionisio, Paranaque City
          Upper Ground Floor, SM Manila, Ermita, Manila

7. Thinoi Thai Fusion



Thinoi is a Thai-Filipino fusion restaurant that uses spices and flavors imported directly from Thailand. Thinoi was derived from the Thai words 'YuuThii' and 'Noi' which means Little Home.

Must Try: Chicken Pandan, Thai Milk Tea, Tom Yum, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Bulihan, Malolos City, Bulacan
Parking Area: Side Street Parking
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 10 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044) 305 4178

Origin: Pampanga, Philippines

Main Store: Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy San Agustin, San Fernando, Pampanga

8. Wing Bites


Muntinlupa's first and original unlimited flavored wings since 2016. The restaurant was born out of the owner's love for chicken and passion for food. They serve unlimited chicken wings with their 13 quality sauces (Parmigiano, Honey Barbeque, Teriyaki, Fire Cracker, Soda Pop, Mango Rojo, Maple Mustard, Sweet Sriracha, The Zing, Spicy Garlic, Buffalo, Blazing Hot, and Gravy)

Budget:
          215 pesos: unlimited chicken wings and rice
          59 pesos: unlimited iced tea
          289 pesos: unlimited chicken wings, rice, and iced tea

Address: 2 A Mabini Street, Brgy Mojon, Malolos City, Bulacan
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slot
Operating Hours: 12 NN to 10 PM | Sunday to Friday
Contact Details: 0916 498 3642

Origin: Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Main Store: 163 National Road, Tunasan, Muntinlupa City

Branches:
          Metro Manila: España, Las Pinas, Marikina, Paranaque
          Rizal: Antipolo
          Cavite: Biga Silang, Langkaan General Trias, GMA, Imus,
          Laguna: Calamba, Landayan San Pedro, Los Banos, Pacita, Sta Rosa
          Batangas: Lipa, Sto Tomas
          Pampanga: Macabebe

9. Arroz Ecija



Arroz Ecija is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant that puts Nueva Ecija in the spotlight. They specialize in rice dishes and serves heritage cuisines at an affordable price.

Must Try: Bagnet Con Pinakbet with Bagoong Brown Rice, Crispy Pork Binagoongan with Red Coconut Rice, Sinigang na Bangus with Milagrosa Rice, Puto at Kakanin.

Budget: 200 - 400 pesos for two people

Address: Second Floor, Robinsons Place Malolos, Brgy Sumapang Matanda, Malolos City, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 10 AM to 9 PM | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (02) 800 1166

Origin: Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Main Store: Arya Residences Tower 1, McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Branches:
          Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City
          Ground Floor, Uptown Mall, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
          Third Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, Kaunlaran, Quezon City
          Ground Floor, Robinsons Place Las Pinas, Talon Tres, Las Pinas City
          Ground Floor, Robinsons Otis, Paco, Manila
          Lower Ground Floor, Robinsons Metro East, Dela Paz, Pasig City
          Third Floor, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
          Ground Floor, Robinsons Place Dasmarinas, Dasmarinas, Cavite








10. Premier The Samgyupsal



Premiere The Samgyupsal is the first Korean barbeque restaurant known for their real aged samgyupsal and USDA certified imported beef with their coconut charcoal grill.

Budget:
          Unlimited Shabu-Shabu: 
                    500 pesos (10 AM to 4 PM) | 580 pesos (regular)
          Unlimited Pork and Chicken: 
                    450 pesos (10 AM to 4 PM) | 500 pesos (regular)
          Unlimited Mix:
                    500 pesos (10 AM to 4 PM) | 580 pesos (regular)

Address: Mc Arthur Hi-Way, Brgy Tikay, Malolos City, Bulacan
Parking Area: Limited Parking Slot | Side Street Parking
Operating Hours: 11 AM to 12 MN | Monday to Sunday
Contact Details: (044)792-07-03 | 0932-9880831

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Main Store: 1720 A Mabini Street corner Alonzo Street, Malate, Manila

Branches:
          Aseana Power Station, Macapagal Boulevard, Paranaque City
          Scout Lozano Street, Tomas Morato, Manila
          Second Floor, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
          Ground Floor, Banawe Lifestyle Center, Banawe, Quezon City
          Maria Orosa Street, Manila
          Xavierville Avenue corner Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
          Mitsubishi Citimotors Building, Alabang Zapote Road, Las Pinas City
          Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan City   


11. Coffee Project



The Philippine's most Instagrammable coffee shop is now in Malolos. Coffee Project opens its 36th store in Bulacan's capital city last July 2019. Aside from its picture-perfect interiors, they specialize in coffee and also offers comfort foods from pasta, sandwiches, salads and all-day breakfast. 

Must Try: Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Vietnamese Latte, Continental Breakfast, Beef Tapa, Apple and Raspberry, Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Sardine Pasta

Budget: 300 to 500 pesos for two people

Address: Vista Mall Malolos, Brgy Longos, City of Malolos, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 7 AM to 12 MN | Monday to Thursday
                             7 AM to 1 AM | Friday to Sunday

Origin: Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Main Store: Starmall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City




12. Amo Yamie Crib



Amo Yamie Crib is a unique cafe concept offering budget-friendly food and drinks. They ket go of the usual table and chair setup but instead created multi-level cribs where you can lounge and feel at home. This play is like a playhouse or dollhouse for people of all ages.

Must Try: Fairy Tale Frappes, Snacks

Budget: 150 - 300 pesos for two people

Address: 2nd Floor Eco Commercial Building, Brgy Guinhawa, Malolos City, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 9 AM to 8 PM | Monday to Friday
                            11 AM to 8 PM | Saturday
Contact Details: 0917 524 6585
                 www.facebook.com/AmoYamieCrib/

Origin: Angeles, Pampanga

Main Store: RB Castro Bldg, Sto. Entierro Street, Sto. Cristo, Angeles City, Pampanga

Branches:
          2nd Floor Gordi Plaza Bldg 2125, Legarda Street, University Belt, Manila
       3rd Floor, DB Bldg 1250, Padre Noval Street corner España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila
          3rd Floor Oracle Hotel, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
         2nd Floor FF Paras Building, JASA, Dolores Intersection, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga


13. Cafe Amazon



Cafe Amazon is a chain of Thai coffee shops owned by PTT Group established in 2002 and expanded in the Philippines in 2016 with their first store in SCTEX. They offer a Taste of Nature concept and serves the best and authentic Thai milk tea in the Philippines.

Must Try: Thai Milk Tea, Coffee, Ice Blended Drinks, Cookies, Blueberry Cheesecake

Budget: 150 - 300 pesos for two people

Address: PPT Gas Station, Dona Remedios Trinidad Hi-Way, Brgy Longos, Pulilan, Bulacan
Parking Area: Available
Operating Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM | Monday to Sunday
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Cafe-Amazon-Pulilan-1180484318717815
                www.facebook.com/cafeamazonphofficial
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cafeamazonphofficial

Origin: Thailand

Main Store: PTT Gas Station, SCTEX, Concepcion, Tarlac

Branches:
         PTT EDSA Veterans, Project 7, Quezon City, 
         McKinley Hill, BGC, Taguig City
         Ground Floor, SM City North EDSA Annex, Quezon City
         Ground Floor, Bravo Business Center, JP Laurel Hi-Way, Tanauan, Batangas
         Fudafari, Niog III, Bacoor, Cavite
         Primark, Tagaytay
         PTT Manila-Cavite Road, Santa Cruz, Cavite City, Cavite
         PTT, Dasmarinas, Cavite
         Manila South Road, Brgy Pansol, Calamba, Laguna
         Alfresco Area Building B, Pavilion Mall, Binan, Laguna
         PTT, Apalit, Pampanga
         OG Road, San Nicolas II, Lubao, Pampanga



P.S. If you have other must-try restaurants in the province of Bulacan, you may leave the name, location and recommended food/drinks in the comment box below. I will try to visit them soon and include it on the list above.


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