The other month, a travel vlogger from Italy, Antonio, came to Makati and asked me to take him around for a little bit. We were really pressed for time, so i was only able to bring him to three places (Purple Oven, Pat Pat’s and The Curator), but if we had more time i would of brought to lots of other local spots.

Antonio is taking the time to travel around Asia, because he has been based in Bangkok for quite a while but hasn’t really been able to travel the region yet.

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Most people will stay in Manila for only about 2 days, so it’s important to compress lots of experiences in that small amount of time, i’ve listed what i think is unique locally and gives a flavour of what the city is about, whether its filipino or influenced by the world.

Here are some of my favourite expriences in Manila.

Bars:

The Curator Coffee and Cocktails
The Blind Pig
Exit Bar
ABV
Niner Ichi Nana (full disclosure, one of mine)
A Toda Madre

Restaurants:

Mecha Uma
Sarsa
12/10
Wildflour Bakery and Cafe
Locavore
Your Local
The Red Light (pop ups – full disclosure, one of mine)
Crisp on 28th (full disclosure, one of mine)
Vask
La Cocina de Tita Moning

Bakeries:

Purple Oven
Kamuning Bakery

Hip Areas:

Cubao X
The Collective
Maginhawa Street
UP Street Food
Kapitolyo

Night Out:

Finders Keepers
Z Hostel
Palace Pool Club (full disclosure, one of mine)

Cultural:

Intramuros
Carlos Celdran Tours
Metropolitan Museum
Yuchengco Museum
National Museum

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