New Restaurants, Menus, & Pop-Ups in Manila This Jan. 2024
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Delish News: New Restaurants, Menus, & Pop-ups in Manila This January 2024

The month of January not only signals the start of another year, it also kicks off exciting developments in the dining scene that will make you look forward to your next coffee stop or dinner out with friends. From new menus and bigger branches, to the highly anticipated opening of foreign brands in our shores, 2024 is shaping up to be a flavorful year for foodies.

Whether you're craving a new taste sensation or eager for a gastronomic adventure, be sure not to miss this month's lineup of new restaurants, menus, cafes, and more!

Common Man Coffee Roasters Ayala Triangle

Championing specialty coffee and the best brunch in Asia for over a decade now, Singapore’s Common Man has finally opened its doors at Ayala Triangle Gardens. You can always visit for a freshly brewed cup of coffee or swing by with friends to sample its all-day brunch. There are vegan and gluten-free options included in the menu as well such as the Turkish Breakfast, Not Your Common Pancakes, and Chili Chicken among others.

Location: Common Man Coffee Roasters, The Restaurants, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City

New Dishes at Kiwami Food Hall

One of the best things about dining at Kiwami is you can conveniently order from different restaurants after securing your table. To make 2024 more exciting for its patrons, Kiwami’s Japanese master chefs are introducing new dishes that you’d want to try on your next visit. Be on the lookout for Hannosuke Tempura’s Cold Soba, Hachibei’s Baked Hokkaido Oysters, and Yabu’s Tornado Omelette Curry. Got a sweet tooth? Cap off your meal with Hokkaido Soft Cream Sundaes in two new flavors – Maple Honeycomb and Hokkaido Boba.

Location: Kiwami, Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig City and Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Matcha Tokyo Quezon City

Matcha lovers in the north, rejoice! Matcha Tokyo just opened a branch at Gateway Mall so you don’t need to travel far to get your matcha fix. Some extra good news? The new branch is bigger than the MITSUKOSHI store so you have more chances of getting a table. Schedule your visit and order favorites such as the Matcha Latte, Matcha and Black Sesame Cookie, and the Japan Premium Matcha.

Location: Matcha Tokyo, G/F Gateway Mall 2, Araneta City, Quezon City

Starbucks’ January Drinks and Food Offerings

Already missing the holiday drinks from Starbucks? The coffee chain just released three featured drinks for January to fill the first month of 2024 with sweetness and just the right dose of caffeine kick. Make sure you try the Vienna Creamy Latte, a take on Viennese coffee topped with Mascarpone cream and aromatic burnt caramel powder; Honey Plum Pure Matcha Latte, a drink that balances fruity and matcha flavors; and Coconut Double Mocha Macchiato, a creamy and indulgent drink.

If you love cakes, you can pair your chosen drink with a slice of the Mango Float Cake or Acai Berry Bowl Cheesecake.

Location: Starbucks Philippines, multiple branches

Steak & Frice

Wondering what to pair your steak with? At Steak & Frice, you get a trio of perfection – a hefty serving of steak, fries, and rice. You can choose from U.S. Ribeye, S&F Wagyu Striploin, and Chateaubriand. To complete your meal, there are different sauces available too: Peppercorn, Béarnaise, and Chimichurri. The brainchild of Amado Forés, Steak & Frice also serves refreshing salads and its star dessert, the Vanilla & Strawberry Millefeuille.

Location: Steak & Frice, LG/F Central Square, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

Figaro x Kitchen City Lobby Café

Show some love to the homegrown coffee chain Figaro and visit its new store at the World Trade Center for a caffeine fix. Open daily, the coffee spot offers your favorite Figaro drinks, smoothies, fruit shakes, as well as cakes, salads, and soups.

Location: Figaro x Kitchen City Lobby Café, World Trade Center, World Trade Center Metro Manila, Mezzanine Level WTCMM Building, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City

Ramen Yushoken Quezon City

Get ready to slurp that ramen! Ramen Yushoken just opened a 70-seater branch in Quezon City, its biggest one to date. Here, you can order your ramen favorites such as the Shoyu Ramen, Miso Ramen, and Tantanment. Complete your dining experience with a serving of Gyoza or Karaage.

Location: Ramen Yushoken, Panay Avenue corner Scout Albano Street, Quezon City

Sunnies Coffee at Robinsons Magnolia

More coffee options are always better! If you’re shopping at Robinsons Magnolia, make sure to drop by the Sunnies Coffee kiosk for a caffeine boost. The new store offers Honey Latte, Salted Vanilla Latte, Spanish Latte, and specials such as Chocolate, Matcha, and even Strawberry Iced Tea.

Location: Sunnies Coffee, 2F, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

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