Katipunan Guidebook

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Antolin & Cha

Katipunan Guidebook

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Some 120 years ago, to say the word “Katipunan” was a risk, almost a crime. It meant a revolution, a going against the Spaniards who took over. Fast forward to 2019, the word has evolved entirely. “Katipunan,” as it is most popularly known today, still means a revolution, a riveting change transforming one of the most important parts of our being Filipinos – our bellies. From fast food to casual, fine dining to something unique, you will surely be gripped. Here's our Katipunan Guidebook with some of our recommendations to try while staying at our place. Go on now, ride your horses high to Katipunan Avenue and join the biggest revolution today (the food revolution that is)!
Some 120 years ago, to say the word “Katipunan” was a risk, almost a crime. It meant a revolution, a going against the Spaniards who took over. Fast forward to 2019, the word has evolved entirely. “Katipunan,” as it is most popularly known today, still means a revolution, a riveting change transforming one of the most important parts of our being Filipinos – our bellies. From fast food to casual, fine dining to something unique, you will surely be gripped. Here's our Katipunan Guidebook with some of our recommendations to try while staying at our place. Go on now, ride your horses high to Katipunan Avenue and join the biggest revolution today (the food revolution that is)!
Katipunan Avenue
Some 120 years ago, to say the word “Katipunan” was a risk, almost a crime. It meant a revolution, a going against the Spaniards who took over. Fast forward to 2019, the word has evolved entirely. “Katipunan,” as it is most popularly known today, still means a revolution, a riveting change transforming one of the most important parts of our being Filipinos – our bellies. From fast food to casual, fine dining to something unique, you will surely be gripped. Here's our Katipunan Guidebook with some of our recommendations to try while staying at our place. Go on now, ride your horses high to Katipunan Avenue and join the biggest revolution today (the food revolution that is)!
Shopping
The U.P. Town Center is marketed as the "first and only university town center" in the Philippines primarily targeting students from universities and other educational institutions along Katipunan Avenue such as the University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, and Miriam College.
U.P. Town Center
The U.P. Town Center is marketed as the "first and only university town center" in the Philippines primarily targeting students from universities and other educational institutions along Katipunan Avenue such as the University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, and Miriam College.
Food scene
For only P164, customers can order its famous Cowgirl Annie steaks that come in three flavors – original, honey mustard, and wasabi. Customers also have the option of having their steak come with unlimited rice, unlimited soup, and bottomless iced tea all for reasonable prices.
Brickfire
For only P164, customers can order its famous Cowgirl Annie steaks that come in three flavors – original, honey mustard, and wasabi. Customers also have the option of having their steak come with unlimited rice, unlimited soup, and bottomless iced tea all for reasonable prices.
Fine Dining
Amid townhouses and annoying constructions is this cozy 1950s house surrounded by lush gardens. The food is as beautiful and amazing too. Seafood is their specialty, so don’t miss out on their Halibut and Mussel (P845) or their Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon (P590). They have Wagyu (P1350) too for the meat-lovers. Because their menu changes often, regularly check out their Degustation set (from P1200) online. End with a Mango Pavlova (P245) or Strawberry Surprise (P260) or head on upstairs for some wine from all over.
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine
66 Esteban Abada Street
Amid townhouses and annoying constructions is this cozy 1950s house surrounded by lush gardens. The food is as beautiful and amazing too. Seafood is their specialty, so don’t miss out on their Halibut and Mussel (P845) or their Honey Glazed Grilled Salmon (P590). They have Wagyu (P1350) too for the meat-lovers. Because their menu changes often, regularly check out their Degustation set (from P1200) online. End with a Mango Pavlova (P245) or Strawberry Surprise (P260) or head on upstairs for some wine from all over.
Casual Dining
Cravings way back was just a small house-turned-bakeshop. Now, it is the Harvard of restaurants in Katipunan, and has, since then, expanded into a full-blown restaurant and cooking school. Aside from their best-selling Warmed Chocolate Caramel Cake topped with vanilla ice cream (P170 per slice) and their newest Twix Cheesecake (P190 per slice), their feels-like-home meals won’t disappoint too, like the all-time classics Lengua con Champignon (P475) and Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet (P365). For something filling, go for the Cravings Club (P265) or the Roast Beef Sandwich (P295).
The Cravings Group
287 Katipunan Ave
Cravings way back was just a small house-turned-bakeshop. Now, it is the Harvard of restaurants in Katipunan, and has, since then, expanded into a full-blown restaurant and cooking school. Aside from their best-selling Warmed Chocolate Caramel Cake topped with vanilla ice cream (P170 per slice) and their newest Twix Cheesecake (P190 per slice), their feels-like-home meals won’t disappoint too, like the all-time classics Lengua con Champignon (P475) and Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet (P365). For something filling, go for the Cravings Club (P265) or the Roast Beef Sandwich (P295).
Ask anyone, this is the best place to get a Mongolian bowl in Manila. On weekends, their breakfast buffet is a favourite of the morning joggers, serving crispy dilis, tocino, champorado, bibingka, among many glorious things. Cap off your meal with a slice of Pistachio Sansrival or New York Cheesecake.
Cafe Sweet Inspirations Katipunan
311 Katipunan Ave
Ask anyone, this is the best place to get a Mongolian bowl in Manila. On weekends, their breakfast buffet is a favourite of the morning joggers, serving crispy dilis, tocino, champorado, bibingka, among many glorious things. Cap off your meal with a slice of Pistachio Sansrival or New York Cheesecake.
Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants
The Four Cheese is to die for, especially when paired with their Summer Salad. The SMEGG, homemade sausage, mushroom, eggs, Gouda and cream, is such a smart and scrumptious combination. Their handmade pasta is equally good too, with the Salted Egg standing out. To end, have Nutella Soup because who says you can’t have soup for dessert?
Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
319 Katipunan Ave
The Four Cheese is to die for, especially when paired with their Summer Salad. The SMEGG, homemade sausage, mushroom, eggs, Gouda and cream, is such a smart and scrumptious combination. Their handmade pasta is equally good too, with the Salted Egg standing out. To end, have Nutella Soup because who says you can’t have soup for dessert?
For a reasonable price, you can either have a Shawarma Rice Meal, Beef Kabab Rice Meal or Keema Rice Meal, all with butter-topped rice and a bottomless drink. For the hungrier ones, a Chelo Kabab Kobideh Rice Meal Combo is perfect for you with two sticks of charbroiled ground beef and grilled tomatoes. The Ox Brain will always be a staple as well as the Beef Kabab in pita bread.
Ababu Persian Kitchen
75 Xavierville Ave
For a reasonable price, you can either have a Shawarma Rice Meal, Beef Kabab Rice Meal or Keema Rice Meal, all with butter-topped rice and a bottomless drink. For the hungrier ones, a Chelo Kabab Kobideh Rice Meal Combo is perfect for you with two sticks of charbroiled ground beef and grilled tomatoes. The Ox Brain will always be a staple as well as the Beef Kabab in pita bread.
For a reasonable price, you can enjoy any of their seven gourmet salads, Sgt. Steak Salad (sautéed mushrooms, seared steak, chimichurri dressing) and Sweet Caroline (sundried tomatoes, candied walnuts, parmesan cheese, honey balsamic) being our favourites. Not at all a fan of the greens? Don’t fret! They have snacks too, like the Garlic Hummus with Pita Bread or the Swiss Muesli. Finish with a Sea Salted Chocolate Whole Wheat Cupcake just because you deserve it.
Go Salads Inc. Elizabeth Hall
For a reasonable price, you can enjoy any of their seven gourmet salads, Sgt. Steak Salad (sautéed mushrooms, seared steak, chimichurri dressing) and Sweet Caroline (sundried tomatoes, candied walnuts, parmesan cheese, honey balsamic) being our favourites. Not at all a fan of the greens? Don’t fret! They have snacks too, like the Garlic Hummus with Pita Bread or the Swiss Muesli. Finish with a Sea Salted Chocolate Whole Wheat Cupcake just because you deserve it.
Unique Fast Food
Their Chubby Chicken recipe is something to look out for, especially when dipped in their signature white garlic-honey combo dip. Their Chubby Tacos, which may either be chicken or fish strips wrapped in a soft taco shell on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onions and cheese drizzled with their garlic dip is a must-try. Grab some deep-fried Twinkies before you head out to wash away the taste and smell of that garlic breath.
Chubby Chicken
41 Esteban Abada St
Their Chubby Chicken recipe is something to look out for, especially when dipped in their signature white garlic-honey combo dip. Their Chubby Tacos, which may either be chicken or fish strips wrapped in a soft taco shell on a bed of lettuce, tomato, onions and cheese drizzled with their garlic dip is a must-try. Grab some deep-fried Twinkies before you head out to wash away the taste and smell of that garlic breath.
The usual New York Style Chicken Wings cooked in the signature sauce and dip you prefer (we like ours cooked in the Original sauce with a Bleu Cheese dip). Or how about some Tenders? For the beasts, have a Chicken Parmigiana, and for the ladies, a Lettuce Wrap instead. Make sure to leave space, though, for their very famous Wicked Oreos which is such a sweet steal.
Flaming Wings
318 Katipunan Ave
The usual New York Style Chicken Wings cooked in the signature sauce and dip you prefer (we like ours cooked in the Original sauce with a Bleu Cheese dip). Or how about some Tenders? For the beasts, have a Chicken Parmigiana, and for the ladies, a Lettuce Wrap instead. Make sure to leave space, though, for their very famous Wicked Oreos which is such a sweet steal.