The Podium is a shopping mall located along ADB Avenue in the Ortigas Center, a major business and commercial district in Mandaluyong City, Philippines and little that we know that the Level 5 of The Podium Mall has now become a food haven to a diverse list of restaurants that will give you one true gastronomic experience! Check out what we had!
Banana Leaf is a multi-awarded international restaurant that pioneered the introduction of Southeast Asian cuisine to Filipino diners since 2001 through the authentic delights of modern Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Indonesian foods.
FOOD: Southeast Asian Cuisine , Asian Fusion, SPECIALTIES: Roti Canai with Curry Sauce, Vietnamese Prawn Ball with Cheese, Malayan Beef Curry with Potatoes, Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf
Facebook: Banana Leaf PH
Keeping with the concept of letting you enjoy our time-honored okonomiyaki and authentic teppan creative cuisine, Chibo Okonomiyaki offers genuine Osaka okonomiyaki cooked in an outstanding style that can only be found at CHIBO.
Enveloped in a timeless, first-rate atmosphere interwoven with natural materials forming abstract shapes and light, Chibo promises to deliver an exceptional experience together with our time-honored okonomiyaki, teppanyaki, and sake.
FOOD: Japanese Cuisine, SPECIALTIES: Shirayukihime, Doutonbori Okonomiyaki, Omusoba, Soba Meshi, Gyoza Teppan, Osaka Ika Yaki, Hot tea
Facebook: Chibo Okonomiyaki PH
The indulging aroma of Cinnabon has been in the Philippines since 1999 committed to baking the world’s most famous cinnamon rolls, using the finest quality ingredients and serving them to you hot, right out of the oven.
FOOD: Freshly Baked Pastries, Coffee and Specialty drinks, SPECIALTIES: Cookies and Cream Minibon, Affogato Chilatta
Facebook: Cinnabon PH
Golden Cowrie has become VisMin’s go-to restaurant for Filipino comfort food. Highlighting on regional fares, such as Cebu’s famous lechon, and other truly Filipino tastes plus the offering of unlimited rice, Golden Cowrie signifies the purely Pinoy salu-salo that is never short on delectable food.
FOOD: Filipino Cuisine, SPECIALTIES: Pomelo Salad, Lechon Belly, Baked Bantayan Scallops
Facebook: Hukad – Golden Cowrie
Madeca specializes in Fil-Mex cuisine that is inspired by the Galleon Trade and the restaurant’s name is short for Manila de Acapulco, Spanish trading ships which for two and a half centuries linked the Philippines and Mexico across the Pacific Ocean.
FOOD: Fil-Mex Cuisine, SPECIALTIES: Sisig Burrito, LechonKawali Mexikanin
MOTORINO PIZZERIA NAPOLETANA
Motorino is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria founded by Belgian Chef Mathieu Palombino in 2008 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has branches in the East Village in New York City, Soho, Wan Chai in Hong Kong, and now finally, in Manila.
FOOD: Italian : Antipasti, Pizza, Artisinal Gelato, Wine, Tea, Coffee, Cocktails, Whiskey SPECIALTIES: Carne Trio, Salame, Torta Al Cioccolato, Ham and Mushroom
Facebook: Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana
Nhà Em is the latest restaurant concept from the Saigon Food Corp, which is part of the group that brought in Banh Nam, a grab & go banh mi and coffee concept from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The restaurant offers a wide selection of Vietnamese dishes that are best enjoyed with family and friends.
FOOD: Vietnamese Cuisine, SPECIALTIES: Gỏi cuốn (Fresh Spring Rolls), Bánh Mì Ốp la thập cẩm (Skillet Bahn Mi), Bánh Xèo (Crispy Crepe), Tôm kho tàu (River Prawns), Bún bò Huế (Spicy Beef Noodles), Salted Egg tofu
Facebook: Nha Em PH
SHI LIN is an authentic Taiwanese Restaurant which specializes in Dumplings, Buns, and handmade noodles which are freshly made everyday.
FOOD: Taiwanese / Cantonese Cuisine, SPECIALTIES: Xiao Long Bao, Shaomai, Hakaw
Facebook: Shi Lin Philippines
Tai Koo HK Roast is inspired by hole-in-the-wall roasting stores in Hong Kong. The partners realized that there was a lack of authentic Hong Kong roast specialty stores in the Philippines, and decided to create a brand that would serve authentic Hong Kong roast at affordable prices, at accessible locations. To live up to their claim of serving authentic Hong Kong roast, they’ve imported all their chicken and duck from Hong Kong, and is paired with the finest Jasmine rice to complete the experience.
FOOD: Hong Kong roasts SPECIALTIES: Roast Duck, Roast Char Siu, Roast Pork Belly
Facebook: Tai Koo PH
THE CAFE MEDITERRANEAN
The Cafe Mediterranean is a kitchen dedicated to the distinctive cuisines of the sunny Mediterranean. The traditional cooking of the 14 or so countries located within the Mediterranean allowed the team tremendous flexibility in terms of developing an interesting menu, while at the same time keeping certain key ingredients – olive oil, garlic, and tomato – as unifying elements. Serves a unique blend of dishes from the Eastern, Western, and Southern Mediterranean and a continuously evolving menu – from kebabs and couscous, to unique Mediterranean pizzas, falafel, and soupe au pistou.
FOOD: Mediterranean SPECIALTIES: Gyro, Hummus, Moutabai, Tzatiki, Tobbouleh, Falafel
Facebook: The Cafe Mediterranean
THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has grown into one of the largest privately-owned, family-run coffee and tea companies in the world serving some of the best coffee, specialty drinks and yummy cakes and pastries.
FOOD: Coffee, Tea, Cakes and Pastries SPECIALTIES: Blueberry Muffins, Chocolate Crinkle, Mango Tres Leches Cake, White Chocolate, Berry Cheesecake, Mocha Coconut and Caramel Coconut Ice Blended
Facebook: Coffe Bean Philippines
UMA UMA RAMEN
Uma Uma originated from Fukuoka, Japan and has more than 60 years of ramen-making experience behind them. Uma Uma Ramen’s broth is made from pork bones. They are cooked over high heat for between 10 to 12 hours to unlock the flavors held in the bones into the broth. This method gives the soup its characteristic richness. The robust flavours infused in the broth through hours of cooking also means that no MSG is needed to enhance the soup.
FOOD: Japanese Ramen, Don Buri, Japanese drinks and desserts SPECIALTIES: iUma Uma Ramen, Chasiu Don
Facebook: Uma Uma Ramen
Yaku started out as a restaurant that serves only Yakitori, but has now expanded into catering customers with their extensive menu that serves various authentic Japanese dishes. As one of the first outlets found in The Podium ever since it opened, Yaku has always been a Japanese favorite for its variety of yakitori (Japanese barbecue).
FOOD: Japanese SPECIALTIES: Yaku Platter, Saikoro Beef, Spicy Salmon Maki
Facebook: Yaku Japanese Restaurant
Come check out the Level 5 of The Podium Mall for your different food cravings! For sure, you will find your all-time favorite here and who knows, you might be finding a new favorite here too!
You may check out the list of restaurants and about The Podium Mall by following their social media accounts.
Facebook: The Podium Mall
NOTE: This article will also be published in the What To Eat PH site.