Stumped for ideas on where to eat next? We’ve got 7 choices to keep your dining index fun and fresh
And you can have them delivered to your doorstep!
There’s that old saying that goes, “Don’t mess with a good thing.” If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? The thing is, it’s always nice to switch things up every so often and try something new to keep things exciting—especially when it comes to your meal rotation.
Sure, you’ve pegged Mondays for burritos or Fridays for poke bowls, but don’t you think it’s time to shift your eating routine even it’s working perfectly for you? With Manila’s extensive dining landscape, there’s always new places to order from, and, yes, even familiar joints that beg revisiting.
This month, you’re in for a tasty treat, as we give you seven ways to spice up your already-lackluster weeknight or weekend eats. Our picks are all available via the SM Malls Online app for your next foodie “add to cart” (or tummy) sesh.
Even better: Order from two or more restaurants so you can use this exclusive voucher 2orMOREFREEDELIVERY to have your eats delivered for free for a maximum of P59 with a minimum spend of P600.
Vietnamese-Style Coffee from But First, Coffee
Ditch your usual brew for But First, Coffee’s Vietnamese-style blend. Crafted using coffee beans roasted between medium and dark, this drink is strong and bold with deep flavors and complex flavor notes—simultaneously sweet, savory, and earthy. Basically, it’s a medium full-bodied roast that can please coffee amateurs and fanatics alike.
Until the 30th, you can grab a one-liter bottle of the homegrown joint’s bestselling Vietnamese brew and get a free 16-ounce to-go cup for just P210 from P280 when you order from their cafes in SM Mall of Asia and SM City Fairview.
Dosirak from Soban K-Town Grill
If there are bento boxes in Japan, there’s dosirak in Korea. A dosirak refers to a packed meal usually consists of bap (cooked rice) and several banchan (side dishes), which is typically homemade but is also sold in train stations and convenience stores in Korea.
Soban K-Town Grill brings this traditional “lunch boxes” at their branches in SM Megamall and SM City North EDSA. The Korean restaurant carries 14 variations—from Honey Garlic Samgyupsal and Yangnyeom Woo Samgyup to Gochuchang Samgyupsal and Fresh Dak Galbi.
Each boxed meal’s served with four side dishes, lettuce, sesame sauce, and ssamjang (spicy dipping sauce). Until July 19, you can order your Korean packed meal from Soban for as low as P152. This is part of the restaurant’s 20% off promo on all their dosirak offerings.
Kettle Korn Bundles
You’ve got your movie queued up, you’re in your comfy pambahay clothes—all that’s left is picking the perfect snack. Swap your microwavable munchies with Kettle Korn’s bundles instead, which you can purchase at 20% off—now P145 from P208 until the 30th.
Available in their SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM City North EDSA branches, these bagged whole grain popcorn bundles are air-popped from large iron kettles and tossed with a sugar and salt mixture to give them a distinct flavor and texture versus classic popcorn that’s popped with oil and butter.
If you want a little bit of sweetness to your popcorn’s salty crunch, Kettle Korn’s bundles are the way to go.
Pad Thai with Fresh Shrimp from Greyhound Café
Spice up your Thai cravings with Greyhound Café’s modern plates. Inspired by their fashion roots and Bangkok’s street-food vibe, Greyhound offers Thai cuisine with a twist, taking Thai food to new heights. It’s an east-meets-west joint for Thai foodies located in SM Aura Premier and SM Mall of Asia.
A staple in all Thai restaurants is Pad Thai—but Greyhound’s version plays with deconstruction of this traditional dish. Condiments, such as chili flakes, fish sauce, sugar, and spicy vinegar, are served separately so you can season it according to your preference. Don’t worry, the stir-fry noodles are already cooked in tamarind sauce and tossed with fresh shrimps and tofu—now, the additional flavoring part’s up to you.
Order this demi-DIY Thai go-to at Greyhound for 20% off until June 30—now P572 from P715.
Macaroni Salad Big Plate and Litro Iced Tea Bundle from Wendy’s
The joint’s obviously known for their hefty meaty burger patties and buns and signature natural-cut fries, but there was a time when salad bars at Wendy’s were the go-to of the fast-food chain. Sadly, Wendy’s salad bars are now non-existent.
The good news is you can still order their classic macaroni salad alongside their one-liter iced tea at 20% off until month-end. ICYDK—the pasta salad is made of macaroni, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers in a sweet-tangy Thousand Island mayonnaise dressing topped with grated cheese on a bed of lettuce and tossed with red and green jello.
Now serving at Wendy’s in SM City Fairview, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Marikina, and SM City San Lazaro.
Brown Sugar Deerioca Crème Brûlée Milk from The Alley
Forget your standard Wintermelon or Okinawa milk tea and opt for a toasty cooler instead like The Alley’s Brown Sugar Deerioca Crème Brûlée Milk Tea.
This cup features The Alley’s signature and bouncy Deerioca brown sugar boba infused with rich and silky crème brûlée milk and a smooth custard topping. Buy three, take one of their bestselling, crowd-fave drink for only P465 (before P620) until the 30th.
Order your caramelized brown sugar drinks now at their branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, and SM City Fairview.
Ramen from Botejyu
There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of noodle soup to uplift your mood in gloomy, rainy weather. Now that we’re in the middle of the rainy season, a rich, flavorful broth can be just the thing to comfort us in the cold.
A warm bowl of ramen from Botejyu’s definitely in order. While the Japanese restaurant serves pork tonkotsu ramen and its miso- or soybean-based variety, we suggest trying their spicy iterations for some extra kick—just to heat things up for your palate and belly. Their spicy pork tonkotsu and miso ramen also has an extra serving of char siu (roast pork slices).
Until June 30, you can get 30% off on all Botejyu’s ramen bowls (limited redemptions only), starting at P349.14 (before P498.75). Next time it pours or when you feel like having a bowl of comfort food (so every day, basically?), order from Botejyu.
Available in SM City Fairview, SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Sucat, SM Southmall, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Bacoor, SM City Marikina, and SM City Grand Central.
Break out of a food rut when you check out all these exclusive foodie offers from your SM Malls Online app. Order from two or more restaurants and remember to key in code 2orMOREFREEDELIVERY to get free delivery (capped at P59) on your orders with a minimum purchase of P600.
To get first dibs on more old and new eats at great discounts and exclusive promos, don’t forget to visit SM Deals, too.