Ahh, Holy Week. A time for reflection and general kicking it back. You may find yourself out of your usual haunts due to both holiday closure and the lockdown, but that doesn’t mean you’re short on options.
But, worry not! We’ve gathered a list of places to get easy, simple, Lent-friendly meals this coming week just for you!
Enjoy the Philippines’ favorite fried chicken restaurant al fresco in any of Max’s SM Supermall branches with outdoor dining options!
This lenten season is made more special with Max’s new fish and chips. Along with old favorites like Sinigang na Bangus Belly and Sizzling Tofu, you’re not short with options for this week!
Banh Mi Kitchen
For a quick sandwich fix, Banh Mi Kitchen has a no-fuss menu that makes it easy for anyone to decide on a meal. Flavorful chicken and pork offerings with fresh vegetables will surely nourish that temple of a body.
Drive-thru options are still available at SM Mall of Asia, while the SM Aura, Southmall, Clark, and Pampanga branches will be open to make sure you get to have a bite of your favorite Vietnamese sandwiches to go! If you haven’t tried it yet, now is a great time to do so.
Osaka Ohsho at SM Megamall
If gyoza is what you are craving, why not go for the world’s number 1? The Philippines’ first Osaka Ohsho will have its doors open for as long as there are mouths to feed.
Image from Osaka Ohsho Facebook Page
You cannot go wrong with their original gyoza, but their must-try dishes would definitely be the Cheese and Nori varieties for added flavor. Osaka Ohsho at SM Megamall will take your orders to-go, or you can have them picked up for delivery.
Zubuchon at SM Mall of Asia
The taste of all-natural, all-local Cebu lechon is still within reach as Zubuchon remains open to serve your favorite dish al fresco!
Image From Zubuchon Facebook Page
But fret not as Zubuchon also comes with a robust seafood menu. Seafood kare-kare and Sizzling Chili Shrimp are just some of the ones that caught our eye!
Sometimes, all we need is something familiar to feel comfort. Mesa is loaded with everyone’s Filipino favorites and we’re certain that you’ll find something to fit your mood.
For this week, though, we are eyeing a hearty serving Sinigang na Salmon Head and Laing 2 Ways for a good dose of fiber. Mesa also has an excellent selection of fresh seasonal seafood, so there’s always something to look forward to.
Image from MESA Facebook Page
You can call Mesa at your favorite SM Supermall for their specials this week and arrange for pick-up or delivery from your service of choice.
Should you need some sweet pastries or cakes, Conti’s take-out nooks in SM Supermall branches will be ready for your sweet tooth.
Just in time for lent is Paella Madrilena!
Image from Conti’s Facebook Page
And with their beloved baked salmon and prawns on the menu, there is no shortage of seafood goodness at Conti’s. And for some good news, Conti’s at SM Mall of Asia offers outdoor dining, too!
Tim Ho Wan
Casual, authentic dim sum is the answer to many questions, including the ones you have not even asked. Tim Ho Wan may be known for its BBQ Pork Buns, but you can definitely extend the joy by taking on their menu further. Leave room for their exciting chow mein, and fried tofu with pork floss. If soups are more your speed, then you’ll surely slow down to savor the Hong Kong Wanton soup.
Image from Tim Ho Wan Facebook Page
You can count on racks to serve up fond memories along with their always dependable and comforting meals.
Image from RACKS Facebook Page
Take-out and delivery options are up at SM Megamall. RACKS branches at SM Supermall branches at Mall of Asia, Southmall, North Edsa, Seaside Cebu, and Pampanga are all blessed with outdoor dining options, so you can still safely enjoy this week without worrying about dishes to wash!
Looking for a grand finale? Come and wrap things up at Tsujiri! This matcha heaven serves up the most delectable flans while also armed with a complete dessert menu that will not leave anyone hanging. There’s coffee, tea, cakes, and traditional Japanese desserts. There is something new to try with every visit!
Image from Tsujiri PH Facebook Page
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at SM Aura Premier’s Skypark
Image From SM Aura Facebook Page
You can still grab afternoon coffee at SM Aura’s Skypark! Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is brewing favorites per usual and you can safely sit and enjoy that hot cup of joe in peace.
To help you with your food planning, check-out the curbside and call-to-deliver services at your favorite SM malls!
Got your plans all set? Don’t forget to share your food pictures on Facebook and Instagram to show us what you’re eating!