Bonifacio Global City or “BGC” is without a doubt one of the most fast-growing business-centric city in the Metro these days. With several multi-national companies and businesses that are currently situated in the heart of Taguig City, opportunities and demand for jobs just keep on growing day by day.
Aside from its business-centric side, BGC is also a well-known food and entertainment capital, housing some of the most notable food establishments, hotels, condominiums, and events places. And with its reputation, some tends to associate it as “high-end” and expensive.
A lot are actually asking me for recommendations on some of my favorite budget-friendly food trip places in BGC and of course, knowing the foodie that I am, challenge accepted! Although I know that there are more restos around that are much cheaper, I kind of also considered ambiance and taste / food quality aside from the price alone.
5. Fowlbread, Bonifacio High Street
I remembered adding this restaurant back in my Valentine’s food blog last year, and it made it here again! I personally love this resto because there are not much people around the area and their noodles taste really good! Although not everything in their menu are budget-friendly, their noodles are less than Php200 and you can also opt to share with your friends so it’s definitely affordable.
4. Soban K-Town Grill, One Bonifacio High Street
To those who love Korean dishes, this is definitely a go-to place for you. They offer a wide variety of delicious rice bowl meals that’s only around Php 200 pesos. They also have K- bbq grill good for barkada sizes. Although not unlimited like the usual, it’s still pretty filling and much cheaper when shared with friends.
3. Seoul Express, The Fort Strip
From one Korean resto to another, Seoul Express is probably one of the longest restaurants around that I know of. Although the ambiance is not as good as other Korean places, this restaurant is definitely budget-friendly with ramyun and set meals for only around Php200, dumplings around Php100, and they also offer Samgyeopsal for Php300, not bad for an a la carte pricing.
2. Mercato Centrale, 25th Street cor. 7th Ave
Okay, this is a little exaggerated but you’re not truly Pinoy (Filipino) if you haven’t tried their famous street-food finds or “tusok-tusok” around even for just once! Well I personally haven’t tried it since college so it’s so nice to have food parks like Mercato in BGC. They have several kiosks out there that offers different snacks, rice meals, drinks and more ranging from Php 50 pesos and up. How about a little booze to sum up the barkada night? Better catch up with their 50% off Happy Hours!
1. Eden Food Hall, 32nd & 5th bldg
This food hall opened last year (2018) and it definitely became one of my go-to places for quick lunch take-outs. They have gyoza a la carte as low as Php 60, Nasi Goreng for around Php 150, and Chicken wings for less than Php200. In terms of ambiance, they sport a minimalist/industrial theme which feels really modern and nice. And all their food choices are within the budget-friendly bracket and it tastes good. Definitely a two-thumbs up!