5 Places to Dine In At Ayala Malls The 30th
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A fairly new mall, Ayala Malls “The 30th”, is the first Ayala mall in Pasig. A sprawling commercial area with abundant open space and greenery, The Ayala Malls the 30th has the makings of becoming your new favorite getaway from the hustle and bustle of city-living. But what makes it stand out against other malls is its unique array of interesting restaurants that is sure to entice your inner foodie.
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You have to bring your friends to this Korean BBQ restaurant, with a twist: delicious melted cheese is served with the meat. Korean barbecue is already a culinary experience. Add in the cheese, and it is simply a delight. Their barbecue sets (good for 3-4 people) are a good deal considering the many side dishes that it comes with. But that’s not all! Their banchan (appetizers) are unlimited too.
Price Range: P1,800 for two people
2. Vampire Penguin
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If you’re familiar with Korean shaved snow (more popularly known as Bingsu), Vampire Penguin will feel like it. However, they also do a fresh take on Filipino desserts such as Halo-Halo and green mango. Their halo-halo can surprise your taste buds with its fresh take on the classic beloved Filipino dessert. It’s just something you have to try for yourself!
Don’t forget to complete your trip by asking why the shop is named that way. You’ll definitely get a lovely surprise.
Price Range: P450 for two people
3. Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room
Toast was a very unique experience for me. Their flavours bring out the best in Asian comfort food that leave you craving for more. Dish after dish, Toast does not disappoint. Their Wagyu beef cubes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, definitely something I would want to try again.
Another favorite would be their Blaksa. If you loved Southeast Asian Laksa before, you’ll love it even more with Toast’s Blaksa which gets its color from squid ink. Last but not least, try their Dark Chocolate Mousse. The delightful balance of sweetness and strong dark chocolate makes it a satisfying way to finish your meal.
Price Range: P900 for two people
4. La Maripili
If you’re craving for crepes, toast, or churros, La Maripili has got you covered. They have many flavors to choose from for each. Read more about it here. Their crepes even have a different menu for sweet and savory. If you’re not quite hungry enough for lunch or dinner but needing to grab a bite, La Maripili is a good place to go.
Price Range: P500 for two people
5. Floating Island Restaurant
This traditional Filipino restaurant originally started near Makati Medical Center offers no frills. They serve Filipino food the way your grandparents would have but it is precisely their original style of “lutong bahay” (homemade food) that has kept them in business for almost 50 years. So for a blast from the past, drop by Floating Island Restaurant and it might just tickle your fancy.
Price Range: P1,300 for two people
Ayala Malls The 30th is truly a hub of unique culinary treats. There are other restaurants to watch out for, but for me, these are the absolute “must-eats” in the area.