The HALAL GUYS in Manila & More Restaurants at SM MEGA FOOD HALL
Last year, I’ve mentioned how Food Halls or Food Marketplaces will ultimately change our dining experiences this 2015. While the experience is not as close as the Faneuil Hall in Boston, or Eataly in Chicago, where food halls are becoming the norm for locals, the closest we can get to this experience is the Hole in the Wall located at Century City Mall. Joining Hole in the Wall in this food marketplace trend is SM Mega Fashion Hall’s SM Mega Food Hall, many stalls of which are already causing much excitement to everyone in the metro.
Luckily, almost all stalls at SM Mega Food Hall are already opened! Glad to bring you once again, the list of stalls or “restaurants” at SM Mega Food Hall to get your wheels rolling with your food trip gang this coming weekend.
Sweetea’s by da.u.de
You’ve first met Renee Sebastian’s love for tea at Bonifacio Global City and then at Wack Wack Rizal, but Sweetea should keep all your mood fruity and lively as the refreshment of choice at SM Mega Food Hall.
SM Mega Food Hall is just near the SM Megamall’s famous Skating Rink, and if all that cold wind embedded underneath your skin isn’t enough to quench the beckoning summer weather, Little Tokyo’s famed Dojo Dairy ice cream will surely tempt you. Warning: It’s in the milk.
Do you love Chicken and Waffles? Can’t get enough of this breakfast combination? I’ve scoured the metro and found the most convenient Chicken and Waffles to be quietly sitting at Waffos, SM Mega Food Hall. Just a secret between us: Chunky Monkey over that Ham and Cheese waffles.
Everyone loves Mexican food nowadays, and Burritos, Tacos and Burgers are the best combinations you can find at Tex-Mex.
Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings
Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings seem to be drawing quite a crowd at SM Mega Food Hall. It’s easily the most popular choice at this latest food marketplace.
S&P: The Sizzling Plate Steak and Paella
If 2014 was the year of Mexican cuisine, I guarantee that Spanish cuisine will even play a bigger role in 2015. I loved S&P’s concept. It’s bringing our beloved Paella Negra, Paella Valenciana and Jambalaya into the mass market, making it an everyday food. But is their Paella a thumbs up as well? Time for you to find out!
The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys’ came a long, long way from their humble beginnings at 53rd and 6th Street in New York since 1990. Now, over 25 years later and a couple of copycats that couldn’t come close to these Egyptian geniuses, Fransmart franchising business is transforming the Halal Guys’ simple food cart business into a global phenomenon and bringing it to Europe and Southeast Asia. Look out Manila, The Halal Guys are sweeping you off your feet with the legendary white sauce drizzled on chicken and meat plates this October 13, 2015!
NAV Thai Cuisine
Who says Thai cuisine can’t be a star in food courts? NAV brings you the best from their restaurant in Kapitolyo and right into the heart of SM Mega Food Hall.
Chubby’s Rib Shack
Facebook: Chubby’s Rib Shack
A food hall ain’t complete without ribs, and Chubby’s Rib Shack seals the deal. If you’re up for getting messy with barbecued ribs, look no further.
Not a first at SM Mega Food Hall, but Yakitori One manages to survive its first stall at SM Aura Premier’s Sky Park and also at Robinsons Magnolia. I would have loved to see more Japanese variety, and it seems Yakitori One isn’t going to give you your Japanese craving fix. Anyway, if you’re dreaming of Omoide Yokocho at Shinjuku, Yakitori One is the closest to what you need.
And of course, a food hall in the Philippines won’t be complete without Filipino food. Miguelito’s brings you the twist with their Nanay’s Krispy Kaldereta, Angus Beef Sisig and Batchoy.
There you have it, the complete list of restaurants to try at the SM Mega Food Hall. I am a bit partial for The Halal Guys opening at such a glossy place. It deserves much more than being a stall in a food marketplace, and goes against its roots of being an unassuming, humble food cart. But then again, we should all welcome the Halal Guys in Manila.
What do you think of the stalls at the SM Mega Food Hall? Which ones will you try? Share your thoughts on Candid Cuisine!