MANILA, Philippines—Avida Land successfully launched its first ever Avida Food Hunt last March. Led by renowned chef, JJ Yulo, guests were treated to a thrilling epicurean adventure as they sampled amazing restaurants and cafes within the area of one of Avida’s prime developments in Makati.
For its second leg, the Avida Food Hunt brings its unique food challenge to the streets of Taft Avenue in Pasay, the site of Avida Towers Prime Taft. Located just minutes from premier schools in Manila such as De La Salle University, Arellano University, Philippine Women’s University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, San Isidro Catholic School and St. Scholastica’s College, Avida Towers Prime Taft also has the advantage of being the condominium development in the area nearest to three major cities and its centers—Manila’s Taft Avenue, Makati’s central business district and the top commercial centers in Pasay.
With students, families, and young urban professionals converging in Taft, it has become a priority for these homeowners to find amazing dining destinations that will suit their budget and tastes. The Avida Food Hunt takes on this challenge as participants embark on an exciting trip to discover affordable yet great food finds within the vicinity of Avida Towers Prime Taft.
Just in time for back-to-school season, the dishes and restaurants featured in this Food Hunt will surely give students and parents alike great ideas on how they can maximize their allowance.
The first stop is at Black and White Cafeteria located just right beside Avida Towers Prime Taft. This spacious and inviting restaurant, with its signature black and white floors, serves yummy and budget friendly meals that families and students will surely love. Black and White’s famous Burger & Bacon Extra Special is a must-try along with a refreshing glass of their special red iced tea.
The next destination is one of the longest-running Japanese restaurants in the Buendia-Pasay area, Nemoto Japanese Restaurant. The restaurant offers authentic Japanese dishes from freshly sourced ingredients. Nemoto’s regular customers favor their Special Mix Maki. Their variety of must-try fares are the maguro (tuna) sashimi, ebi (prawn) and kisu (fish) tempura, and yasai itame (stir fry vegetables).
Rap’s Steakhouse on Dagonoy Street is the next food stop. This meat lovers’ paradise is an ideal choice for budget-conscious diners. Foodies may sample their wide array of grilled steaks, including the highly recommended succulent porterhouse and T-bone steak at a fraction of the cost. But what really makes Rap’s a byword is their specialty sauces. Available in various selections, including Bordelaise (bone marrow), red wine, and cream peppercorn, these sauces will perfectly complement any chosen steak.
The Agno Food Court is the fourth destination of the Food Hunt. This open-spaced canteen has become an institution among students in Taft. Located on Agno Street, just beside De La Salle University, the Agno Food Court boasts of numerous concessionaires that serves affordable food choices for students. Dimsums, doughnuts, Belgian waffles, and grilled rice meals are just some of the food stalls that you can find in Agno Food Court.
The final stop is at Noriter Café on Taft Avenue. This Korean-inspired coffee shop situated at the heart of the DLSU and CSB area is another favorite hangout spot among students. Try their famous Honey Bread and Java Chip Frapuccino and relax within its artsy interiors.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this one-of-a-kind gastronomic adventure and join the Avida Food Hunt on Saturday, May 24. Enjoy good food and discover great dining options with the help of food hunt chief, Chef JJ Yulo.
Interested participants can sign-up online for a chance to join via www.avidaland.com/events or you may drop by the Avida Towers Prime Taft project pavilion to register. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to make this event a fun family day you will surely enjoy.