Coming in Hot: Fresh Meals and All-time Faves to Add to Your Dining Rotation


If you think you’ve already had every food item there is during the two-year lockdown, think again. Many people might feel that way, though, as staying solely at home during the peak of the pandemic meant ordering in and buying takeout from every imaginable dining spot that offers their menu online.

But the local dining scene is buzzing more than ever with a continuous influx of new establishments that provide a delicious atmosphere to savor the latest and greatest. So, there’s always something new to broaden your palate with and sink your teeth into.

Of course, alongside the sprouting of fresh eats is also the nostalgic satisfaction of enjoying classics and all-time favorites—all thanks to the SM Malls Online app that marries the best of both dining worlds, old and new, all in one digital space. All you have to do is to browse, add to cart, and checkout—and expect some gastronomic pleasure to arrive right at your doorstep. Yup, it’s that easy.

Up ahead, some fresh foodie finds and classics to add to your dining rotation this season—because contrary to your belief, you haven’t eaten them all. *wink*

Pad Thai from Basil

What’s not to love about a good plate of freshly made pad thai? This staple Thai fare from Basil is made with fried rice noodles mixed with fresh prawns and ground roasted peanuts in a tarty tamarind dressing.

Fun fact: This world-renowned dish was actually brought to life during the World War II in the period of Thai Prime Minister General Por Phiboonsongkram. That was a mouthful—and so is this one that’s 30% off until May 17. Order at their SM Mall of Asia branch for only P311.50 instead of P445.


Rice Meal from MOMO Korean Egg Drop

While popular for their hefty egg drop sandwiches, MOMO also serves a variety of rice meals. Think classic breakfast and Korean go-tos with buttered or kimchi rice—double yum!

Good news: Until May 17, the dining spot offers one free house blend iced tea when you buy any of their rice dishes for only P195. Choose from their Bacon Buttered Rice, Spam Buttered Rice, Beef Kimchi Rice, or Egg Kimchi Rice among many others. Grab a plate today at MOMO Korean Egg Drop in SM Mall of Asia.


Asakusa Special Tendon or Mega Chicken Karaage Donburi from Tenya

ICYDK—there’s a buy-1, get-1 deal at Tenya until May 31 featuring their Asakusa Special Tendon and Mega Chicken Karaage Donburi. If you’re anything like us who love authentic Japanese cuisine, this one’s for you.

One of the most successful tendon restaurant chains in Japan, Tenya aims to provide high-quality tendon and tempura at a pocket-friendly price. Have their Asakusa Special Tendon (three black tiger prawns, green beans, and Japanese rice) and get one for free at P325 instead of P650. Same goes for their umami-packed big serving of Mega Chicken Karaage Donburi that’s best eaten with their signature taru taru (tartar) dipping sauce.

Now serving at their branches in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Southmall.


Tender Bob’s Basic Burger from Tender Bob’s

It may say Basic Burger, but there's nothing basic about its meaty taste. Cooked over an open flame, the juicy burger patty is as succulent as it can get—with each bite even made more flavorful thanks to its side of Tender Bob’s signature chunky and crispy onion rings.

This good ol’ classic is at a buy-1, get-1 offer until May 31 for only P405 (before P810) at Tender Bob’s in SM Mall of Asia and SM City Bacoor.