BY PEARL SOCIAS
A holiday destination with only a handful of food options feels restricting. Repetitive tables are not what you need to cap a whole year of grind, right?
Hence, Megaworld Lifestyle Mall’s Festive Walk Iloilo curated a milieu that will restructure Yuletide feasts. Situated in the 1.1-kilometer commercial strip at the heart of UNESCO’s Creative City of Gastronomy is a culinary scene of contemporary Christmas celebrations for all.
Meet up with friends, family, and loved ones at these food destinations and have the best holiday dining experiences.
This shop and dine place truly puts the “K” in KTown. Tokki-Tokki is a convenience store and samgyupsal restaurant catering to all your Korean food cravings.
It offers a wide range of food items, such as plain and flavored seaweed snacks, pouch drinks, and Korean Yakult just to name a few.
Indulge in the exquisite samgyupsal experience, featuring an unlimited feast of tantalizing flavors of marinated meat, including succulent chicken and flavorful pork.
Elevating your dining pleasure, this feast comes complete with unlimited servings of fragrant rice, an array of delectable side dishes, crisp lettuce, velvety cheese, and refreshing iced tea.
Their à la carte rice bowls – Pork Belly in Cheese, Sesame Chicken, Honey Garlic Pork, and Spicy Pork – are absolute best sellers.
Korean staples such as pajeon, bibimbap, tteokbokki, kimchi jjigae, and kimbap are also offered.
Dessert options include creamy Bingsu in matcha, chocolate, and tropical fruit flavors.
This transforming beverage hub is the perfect place for a sip of comforting drinks, be it amidst an afternoon grind or an exciting night out.
The cafe menu is served from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily while the cocktail and alcohol menu is served from 6 pm onwards.
Its black interiors set the tone for a laid-back ambiance.
Try the classic Spanish Latte or the Iced Americano, both of which are best paired with the Tiramisu Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake.
Get the best of both worlds with the Espresso Martini with Baileys Cream — the perfect blend of caffeine and alcohol.
The Black Sesame Latte and the signature Campfire Latte topped with toasted marshmallows are befitting the camping theme.
Friends who don’t drink coffee won’t be left out as the cafe offers decaffeinated options such as the Chocolate Matcha, Honey Yuzu Matcha, and Salted Chocolate Caramel.
One of Campfire Coffee’s latest creations is the Honey Lavender Haze, a fusion of honey and lavender goodness in a luscious latte.
The holiday break is a chance for many to catch up and rekindle relationships—an affair that calls for a good coffee break.
Coffeebreak NXT, your coffee haven in this southern city, is where conversations flow as smoothly as the brews.
Indulge in classics such as Caramel Macchiato, Gourmet Cappuccino, and a delicious selection of frappés and chocolate-based drinks.
These drinks are best paired with your choice of bread platter – either the carnivore (with adobo flakes, salmon cream cheese, and honey bacon) or veggie (with pesto sauce, hummus, and cucumber salsa).
The Adobo flakes sandwich perfectly suits the Pinoy palate while the Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato sandwich satisfies a classic Western craving.
Coffee Break’s Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad is a must-try nutrient-rich dish, perfect for the most discerning appetites.
The Chicken Alfredo pasta is also one of the cafe’s bestsellers.
Enjoy a good cup of coffee with delicious savory or sweet dishes over meaningful conversations!
Cooler holiday feels await in the winter wonderland of Mamaca dessert Place.
Its flagship product, the creamy frozen yogurt, comes in either cones or cups with various toppings such as fresh fruits, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, and marshmallows, just to name a few.
For an extra dose of happiness, two brand new toppings were added to the menu: the Berry and Lemon Crumble.
The milk-based Korean shaved ice dessert, more known as Bingsu, is best for sharing.
This mound of goodness comes in three flavors – Mangoes and Cream, Milo Dinosaur, and Matcha Red Bean.
Aside from the sweet, cold treats, healthy snack options are offered too.
Mamaca has Flavored Milk Kefir, Kombucha Tea, salads, and vegetable wraps.
The brightly lit shop with accents of pink emulates a snowy paradise, which
gives a complete experience whether you’re just having a quick solo break or a casual hangout among friends.
It’s time for your dream of experiencing Korean dining to come true this Christmas. Relive the trendiest K-drama food scenes with Seoul Mate Home Kitchen.
This diner offers a range of dishes adapted to the Filipino palate, all without
losing the distinct Korean feel.
Among the bestsellers were Dakgangjeong in spicy and garlic soy flavors, Yangnyeom chicken, jjigae varieties, beef bulgogi, Tangsuyuk, and a whole Korean market-style fried chicken.
The serving sizes will not disappoint as the dishes are best shared by groups, especially the budae jjigae with soup refills.
Arrays of non-spicy and vegetable options make the restaurant family-friendly as well.
Through the restaurant, the mom-and-son duo of Estrella and Mark Tristan
Pateña are able to share their love of the Korean gastronomic landscape with
Starting as a humble takeout food place, Seoul Mate Home Kitchen is now bustling as one of the best holiday feast destinations./PN