Top 10 #ManilennialEats at SM City Manila

When you enter a certain mall how do you decide where to eat? Everyday we are bombarded with a lot of new dining choices and for me the my first criteria is definitely it must be delicious. My usual pick would be a spicy ramen or anything with noodles❤ But, if I found something interesting I would always love to try something new. Second, I should get value for my money and lastly it should be IG-worthy.;)

So if your at school, at work, or looking for a date place or want to spend quality bonding time with the family, SM City Manila is always a reliable, dependable and enjoyable place to flock to.

Here are the Top Ten Delicious Destination at SM City Manila perfect for the millennials of Manila:


This is not my first time at Big Daddy's but my first time to try their Seafood Penne (P155.00 per serving) Quite affordable and a perfect choice for Filipinos who loves pasta on the sweet side.

Seafood Penne


This is my first time to visit 8 Street Bites and I fell in love with their Freeway Nachos (P98.00) a generous serving of freshly cooked corn tortilla chips topped with lots of melted cheddar cheese. Another must-try is their Country Fried Chicken (P148.00) deep fried breaded chicken breast fillet with roasted garlic and milk gravy. Yum!

 Freeway Nachos

 Country Fried Chicken

Taiwan-original 12 inches fried chicken is enough for 3 person but I think I can finish it in one sitting. LOL. It's definitely a challenge to finish but it can be done. They have 3 bestsellers: Original Large Chicken, Crispy Large Chicken and Crispy Large Fish. P145.00 each, a la carte. For first timer I recommend the crispy large chicken.

 Crispy Large Chicken


Japanese food that is fast, easy and light on the budget. Just like how Harajuku youth take it in Tokyo. The Super California Maki (P145.00) is tops, but you must try the Texas Maki (P85.00) too. Along with Gyudon Rice (P149.00) and the always dependable Katsudon (P159.00) and my favorite Joe's Chicken Bowl (P129.00) Easy to eat and easy on the eyes.

Joe's Chicken Bowl, Katsudon, Gyudon Rice & California Maki.


As I said in the first paragraph, I'm a fan of anything with noodles and RCool Ramen P260.00) is as pretty as it is delicious with its unique Shoyu and Miso based soup. I'm always a fan of this place and I think their ramen improved a lot compared to the last time I dined in.

RCool Ramen


This one got that cool 80's vibe interior! Every corner is IG-worthy and their wall is filled with 80's memorabilia. Aside from their mouth-watering pizza, their dessert is to die for. Funky Monkey (P68.00) is a caramelized banana cinnamon on vanilla ice cream with caramel and chocolate pizza, another one is Mango Supreme (P68.00) with graham.

Mad for Pizza is a place where you can enjoy 10 inches of 8 original pizza flavors and if that's not enough, you can create your own pizza for P288.00 each. They also have Danggit Pasta (P228.00), a must on your IG feed.

Chicken Havana

Danggit Pasta
Mango Supreme

 Funky Monkey


Best for the athletic type, an entire varsity team or a sporty barkada that enjoy all things flavorful and spicy! Take your pick from the Garlic Parmesan flavor and their house specialty, the Champion  Buffalo Wings. Seasoned chicken wings tossed in their signature or authentic sauces. P154.00 for the 1/2 Pound, P294.00 for the 1 Pound and P419.00 for the Triple Sampler.

Champion Buffalo Wings


Not your ordinary waffle this one is called Berry Banana Split (P170.00) a wicked twist for the usual boring waffles, it's a piece of heaven! Best enjoyed with friends during mealtime or a reward after a hard day's work.

 Berry Banana Split


Koreans are not just famous for their TV series or movies, they are known for their flavorsome food too. The Samgyeopsal (P195.00) which means Pork Belly BBQ is a standard, gyoza is great and the kimchi is enough to make you kilig. Take your date here and savor a meal together.



Get your hands dirty with delicious shrimps shipped fresh from Cebu. An order of Stan's Black Pepper Shrimp (P450.00) is a pound a about 18 to 20 pieces which is enough for a group of friends. This is the first time that I tried this kind of Singaporean style shrimp  drizzled with black pepper sauce.

Stan's Black Pepper Shrimp

Take your pick and take a pic! Only at the destination that has something for every generation. Celebrate your birthday, go on a date, treat your workmates or weekend dinners with your loved ones, at any given time, on any given day, discover delicious destinations at SM City Manila.

Natividad Almeda-Lopez corner A. Villegas
and San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila
Phone: +63 2 523 7044

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!