Nothing feels more Filipino than being welcomed into one’s home and being invited to eat at the table with heaping mounds of homemade fare. Manam Comfort Food, which takes its cues from the word malinamnam—heartily tasty—was born from this tradition of unfolding homeyness to anyone and everyone. Since 2013 it has managed to guide diners, from the city and beyond, into a semblance of home in the Philippines.
Now on its 4th outlet in Bonifacio Global City (after Greenbelt 2, Mall of Asia, and Ayala Fairview Terraces), Manam is happy to add house-made ingredients like kesong puti and local sauces like vinegar and soy sauce, as well as new heartily tasty dishes to the mix, still in classics and twists. There’s the all-day breakfast with House-made Tapsilog or the Sugar Glazed Corned Beef. The all-day Pancit Sisig is sure to satisfy, with Manam’s award-winning House Crispy Sisig (currently No. 1 on Spot.ph’s list of the Best Sisig in Manila!) on top of addictingly flavorful Pinoy pancit canton, alongside equally tasty Pancit Bihon and Pancit Palabok. Sweet and memorable additions to the menu include a full roster of merienda favorites, like Bibingkang Galapong of Salted Duck Egg, and for a twist, there’s the Bibingkang Ube served with a swirl of ube and drizzled with a generous amount of grated coconut. These new dishes are perfect all day but especially for the Pinoy mid-afternoon snack or merienda. All these new malinamnam flavors at Manam’s new outlet is matched by a lovely high-ceilinged space, bright and as comforting and enjoyable as the food. A private room, good for 10, is available for any occasion.
“And that is at the heart of what Manam is meant to do for Pinoy cuisine – expand its occasions for having it. With atmosphere and with portion – so you can dress up or dress down and feel fine here. You can dine solo as a tourist or with your entire family or barkada and can enjoy Pinoy fare the way it is supposed to be enjoyed – with lots of ulam to choose from on the table,” says Abba Napa, one of the Moment Group restaurateurs.
This is the kind of house we’ve built, and nothing more feels quite like home than welcoming you to Manam’s tables.