So the girl you've been dreaming about asked you to get some grub somewhere nice...just when you're on a budget. Don't say no just yet, bud!
You don't have to spend a lot for an ideal date. Girls just want good food, some TLC, and some good chit-chat—here we help you out with the first one. Finding good restaurants that offer yummy dishes at affordable prices isn't the hardest thing to do especially when you're just around the metro.
From desserts to pizzas and rice meals, here are seven restaurants that will definitely save your heart's wallet from breaking.
1) KANTO FREESTYLE
This diner serves Filipino and American breakfast favorites 24/7 in gourmet style at very affordable prices. Their dining tables and chairs are set up along the sidewalk for a real kanto style dining. Famous personalities like our very own FHM babes Roxee B, Ehra Madrigal, and Diana Zubiri also visit the place. Who knows? You might get lucky.
Must-tries: Honey Garlic Chicken Breakfast (?95), Crispy Pork Belly(?95), Mixed Berry Pancakes (?95)
Location: 549 San Joaquin St., Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong / 6 Aquillina St. Cor Col. Divino, Sto. Niño, Marikina City
Pronounced as a swear word in Filipino (pun-ye-ta), this Latin American restaurant serves amazing food in big servings and stunning presentation. Live bands play at night and the joint packs a cozy bar feel. It should definitely be up on your list if you're looking for a taste of something different yet good.
Must-tries: Salpicado de Camaroncitos (?235)
Location: Liberty Center, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
Minandal is Army Navy at a cheaper price. Be sure to be early because the line gets really long—and it's only open from 6 p.m. to 12 mn.
Must-tries: Half Pounder Burger With Fries (?99), Creamy Carbonara (?75), Blueberry Cheesecake (?75)
Location: 16 P. Oliveros, Mandaluyong City
4) NAUGHTY KRATO
How does flame-grilled burger for ?50 sound? Awesome, right? That's what you'll get in this eatery in Sta. Ana. in Manila. It's a quarter pound of pure beef patty with tomato, onion, lettuce, cucumber, and super yummy melted cheese. They also serve fairly tender steaks under ?160. The place is just a stall on the side of the road, though which, gives you good reason to take your order (and your date) home.
Must tries: NK3 Ultimate Naughty Grilled Burger (?150), T-Bone Steak (?135)
Location: 2443 Suter Corner Calderon Street, Santa Ana, Manila
5) TASTY DUMPLINGS
While the restaurant's name is Tasty Dumplings, the pork chop is their tastiest dish. You can order it with rice or noodles. And oh, it's not your ordinary pork chop. It's huge, thinly cut, and coated with sweet breading.
Must-tries: Pork Chop Rice (?125), Hongma Rice (?125), Winter Melon Juice (?45)
Location: 620 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila
6) THE ISCREAMIST
Unlike other ice cream houses, this store uses liquid nitrogen in bringing the best out of their menu. See, once you dip your food into liquid nitrogen, it becomes very cold and crunchy. And when you eat it… Well, LOOK!
Must-tries: Dragon's Breath (?150), Nutella Cream Base (?150), French Macaron (?75)
Location: 46 D Magiting Street, Teacher's Village, East Diliman Quezon City
7) SUZU KIN
This traditional Japanese diner has been serving authentic Japanese food since 1981. Read that sentence again and you'll realize that there are only two things you need to know about this joint: (a.) It knows Japanese food and (b.) It's been around for so long because it REALLY knows Japanese food.
Must-tries: California Maki (?198), Nigiri Sushi (?165), Katsudon (?140)
Location: 9753 Kamagong Street Corner Sampaloc Street, San Antonio, Makati City