At Westgate Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, people not only get to taste various scrumptious flavors, but also experience the relaxed, cool environment that the South is known for.
With open spaces, pockets of greenery, fun water fountains for kids to play in, Westgate Center is the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch/ dinner with the family or a dinner out with friends.
Members of the press and bloggers got to grab a bite at some of Westgate’s restaurants at the Westgate Center Food Crawl, slated on August 9, 2017.
Westgate is a 9.2 hectare open-air retail concept that challenges the confines of the mall setting, creating a main street ambience conducive to relaxation and recreation. It is a ‘’village within a big village’’, combining innovative dining, retail, and lifestyle concepts in a street-style, neo-cosmopolitan setting. Showing off the Alabang lifestyle – passionate, relaxed, even artistic, Westgate is where the southern city reveals its more playful side. . It is a premiere development project of Filinvest Alabang Inc. in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
Talk about steaks and you talk about Melo’s. This restaurant is already an institution for quality steaks since its establishment in 1987. It is top of mind when certified Angus beef and the finest authentic Wagyu beef is being craved for. Their famed Steak Cart allows diners choose the cut and thickness of the meat before it is grilled to perfection. But take heart! Melo’s is about more than just steaks because; also on the menu are international classics, giving diners a taste of continental cuisine.
Established in 1999, Brother’s Burger has become a favorite for those looking for something simple and hearty, and by that, we mean juicy, delicious, honest-to-goodness burgers. They use only 100% prime choice imported beef and the freshest of vegetables. The restaurant is also known for specialties such as Brothers Cheese Steak, Crispy Fish, Grilled Chicken, Onion Rings, Fries, Salads, and Designer Burgers namely the Ranchero and Blues Brothers.
You do not know Spanish food until you’ve been to Alba’s! Since 1952, Alba’s has been synonymous with Spanish cuisine in the Philippines. Founded by Don Anasatacio Alba, the restaurant has become not only a mecca for authentic Spanish dishes but also a meeting place for the who’s who of Manila society. Popular among the lunch crowd in Alabang is Alba’s buffet where the best of their best are being served, which include Pollo al Ajillo, Solomio a la Pobre, Lengua a la Sevillana, Pescado en Salsa Verde, Chipirones en Su Tinta, and Paella Valenciana.
Translated from Japanese as “pork circle”, Butamaru is a specialty ramen shop that brings the flavors of Japan to the South. Their chef, Chef Jerome Lim, has trained under Sugimura-san of the Menko Noodle Company in Japan. The restaurant bases its menu on five basic kinds of ramen (shio, shoyu, miso, tantanmen, and curry tantanmen, using traditional Kyushu tonkotsu broth that is made for 16 hours. Other specialties include their fusion dishes such as the Curry Gyoza and the Cheese Hane Gyoza.
Neil’s Kitchen is one of the hottest dining spots in the South today. Chef Neil Ramos of The Hills at Silang fame takes Filipino classics and gives them a modern twist. The result is unique dishes such as the Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly, the Bagoong Paella and Kare-Kare, and the Fried Suman, Mangga, and Chocnut. Diners can also check out My Father’s Bookstore, a Christian bookstore by Miriam Quiambao-Roberto and husband Ardy Roberto, located at the restaurant’s second floor.
Sinigang Two Ways
Coming in from Japan, UCC is one of the most popular coffee chains in the country. Aside from their signature coffees, the chain is known for scrumptious desserts, as well as Japanese-inspired dishes, such as the Spinach Toast , Mille Crêpe Cake, and the Choux Cream cake.