Dining Out: Top 5 restaurants in the Philippines

Tue May 4, 2010 1:01am EDT
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SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - The Miele Guide to Asia's finest restaurants is written by food experts who know and love the region (www.mieleguide.com).

This is a list of the top 5 restaurants in the Philippines, where dining out choices have increased greatly in recent years. It is not endorsed by Reuters.

Public voting for the 2010/2011 edition of The Miele Guide begins now until 19 May.

Top 5 restaurants in the Philippines

1. Antonio's

Warm smiles from the staff welcome you as you enter chef Antonio Escalante's one-hectare property that has evolved from home to private dinner venue to full blown restaurant. A doorman will lead you in where guests may appreciate portraits of the Escalante family as well as other family memorabilia while waiting to be seated on a busy night. But the service here is excellent and the wait is never long and within minutes you are seated, handed a menu and offered the restaurant's signature dalandan, or a local orange, juice. The house specialty is a dish called Spanferckel, a roasted boneless 40-day-old weaned pig stuffed with herbs and fennel and served with sauerkraut, horseradish cream and homemade applesauce. The whole piglet is presented to the table, so it is recommended that you enjoy this with at least nine other guests. This dish should be ordered a day in advance.

Purok 138, Barangay Niyogan

Tagaytay City, Cavite

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