A great little guide to some good places to eat in Metro Manila! Written by Alicia Colby-Sy (a long-time suki and commenter on marketmanila.com, I might add) with the help of some friends, this light, interesting guide to restaurants in the city is a TERRIFIC thing to have handy. I can’t always think of a place to eat at on short notice and this list of 115 places is a very good guide. I haven’t eaten at all the restaurants on the list, but I did participate in some of the identification and inclusion of several places. Not all of my picks made it in, and as I have said many times before, I don’t actually eat out that often, but I think it’s a very nicely put together guide. At PHP250, it’s less than the price of a bad meal… And a perfect gift for the holidays!
Full disclosure though — Marketman is one of several contributors to the book, but I do NOT receive any revenue whatsoever from its sale. And the small honorarium offered for writing a few lines was donated to charity so I have not gained anything from participating in this project. :) And if you’re wondering, they inadvertently misspelled my name in a few places in the first 1,000 copies in print, but I am assured they will correct that in all future runs… :)
Eat Out Now! should be available at National Bookstores in the days ahead, but be quick, I suspect these will sell out quickly. If you happen to drop by Zubuchon Escario and Mango Avenue stores in Cebu in the weeks ahead, we should have a few copies for sale until limited supplies run out. Any net revenue from the sale of books in our restaurants will be donated to the marketmanila.com feeding program in Cebu.
Most of my personal favorites did make it onto the list, but one that seems to have been passed over is Cyma, which I think should be amongst the others mentioned. I have had several terrific salads, some great lamb and other dishes at Cyma, and I would have had that as one of my 115… :)