Traveling outside the country remains impossible as of the moment, but who said we can’t take a trip to some of the world’s top culinary destinations right from the very heart of the metro?
Araneta City is a food-lover’s haven with countless dining offerings that will satisfy even the most discerning gourmand. Here are some restaurants that you can visit and dine at to taste the best the world has to offer!
Indulge in a delicious Chinese feast at Gloria Maris in Gateway Mall and try some of its specialties like Crab with Sotanghon or Fried Lapu-Lapu with Soy Sauce. For an authentic taste of Hong Kong cuisine, Hap Chan in Ali Mall is now open for dine-in. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a warm bowl of delicious soup and noodles, SOUPer Hot in Shopwise Arcade is the place to be.
Taste the delicious flavors of Taiwan with Tien Ma’s; try its authentic soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao and one of its bestsellers, the Taiwan Style Beef Noodle Soup. Another Taiwanese special is Chicken Steak available at Chickilicious in Skywalk Ali Mall. It is made with chicken breast fried to golden perfection and seasoned with a variety of flavorings.
For Southeast Asian cuisine, My Thai and Pho Hoa in Gateway Mall are your best bets! From delicious and warming pho to complex and filling pad thai, you can experience the most delectable dishes from Thailand and Vietnam from these restaurants.
If Japanese fare such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, and tonkatsu are more up your alley, Araneta City has everything you want. There’s Sachi in Coliseum Circle, Teriyaki Boy in Gateway Mall, Karate Kid in Farmers Plaza, Tokyo Tokyo in two locations at Farmers Market Arcade and Ali Mall, and Kureji and Rai Rai Ken both in Ali Mall.
Up next in our culinary adventure is Korea! Araneta City is home to several restaurants that serve delectable Korean food. For delicious Korean barbecue or samgyeopsal, try Samgyupsalamat at Manhattan Parkview Arcade or Romantic Baboy in Ali Mall. For a modern take on some well-loved Korean dishes, Kko Kko in New Frontier Theater Arcade is a must-try. To end our Korean food trip on a sweet note, chill out at Hobing in Ali Mall, where different flavors of patbingsu or shaved ice dessert are served.
We’re leaving Asia for a bit to visit the beautiful continent of South America to try out some outstanding dishes from the continent! For authentic Cuban sandwiches, Pepi Cubano in Coliseum Circle will satisfy your cravings. Those who want tacos and quesadillas can opt for Taco Bell in Gateway Mall and Cyberpark 1 and Fiery Style in Gateway Tower.
Moving up a bit north, we visit the United States! We have Burgoo in Gateway Mall, Wing Zone in Coliseum Circle, Pancake House in Ali Mall, and Erin’s Artists’ Lounge and Café also in Ali Mall, each one of these having a different take on American food. For pizza lovers, Pizza Hut is in two locations: Ali Mall, and Cyberpark 2. For a cold and sweet treat, visit Dairy Queen in Ali Mall, and Gateway Mall.
What culinary tour would be complete if we don’t include Italian cuisine? First stop, we have Cibo in Gateway Mall where you can try Italian masterpieces like Penne Trio Formaggi, Pancetta, Prosciutto Praga and Coda Alla Vaccinara. For other pizza and pasta dishes, you can also visit Giovanni’s in Manhattan Parkway Arcade, Old Spaghetti House in Ali Mall, and Sbarro also in Ali Mall.
After our global culinary tour, we’re coming home to Filipino cuisine. We have a variety of choices like Café Adriatico in Gateway Mall, Max’s Restaurant in Coliseum Circle, Buddy’s in Shopwise Arcade in Ali Mall. There are also other Pinoy restaurants that serve various regional dishes like Gilligan’s in Manhattan Parkway Arcade, Gerry’s Grill in Ali Mall, and Empanada Nation in Cyberpark 1.
All of these dining destinations are welcoming customers who may want to dine inside their restaurants. Safety measures and frequent sanitization are practiced in all establishments to ensure health and safety of customers and employees, so visit Araneta City now and try out all the culinary finds it has to offer!