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Because You Asked for It: Pepper’s Guide to After Midnight Eats (Part 2)

September 29, 2014

Since the first batch of After Midnight Eats  went live, readers were eager to share where else they would go to quell late night hunger pangs. To save others from getting lost in the noise, the staff collated their suggestions for Midnight Eats part 2. Same rules applied as the first, we avoided bars and most restaurant chains, prioritizing stand-alone eateries in Makati, Quezon City, Parañaque, and Pasig.

1. Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub


There is just something about shawarma as the postscript meal of the day, evidenced by the number of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants open till the wee hours. For those looking for a nightcap, Uncle Moe’s also serves beer and other alcoholic drinks on the menu.

Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub
Open until 2:00am at Parañaque and Tomas Morato branches.

2. Mister Kebab


Mister Kebab has since relocated to a new spot further up West Avenue, but it still serves shawarma, kebabs, ox brains, made even better with their garlic sauce.

Mister Kebab
31 West Avenue, Nayong Kanluran,
Quezon City

3. Hassan’s


Hassan’s was one of the first handful of restaurants on Katipunan Extension that served nearby students and residents of the area. More than the usual kebabs and shawarma, they also have sizzling steaks, hot pies (“our version of pizza” it says on the menu), and Persian Grilled chicken. It is best experienced with their signature hot or flavored garlic sauces.

Katipunan Avenue corner Rajah Matanda Street
Blueridge, Quezon City

4. Whistlestop

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Whistlestop’s very first restaurant in the seventies was near the LRT station, hence the name. It was one of the first few restaurants in the city that stayed open to serve hungry customers with late night cravings. They have since changed owners and locations, but favorite dishes such as Steamboat Soup, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and their satays still grace the menu.

28 Jupiter Street corner Astra Street
Makati City

5. GoodAh!!!


One of the few chains included since it famously claimed to be open “25/7” to serve hot goto, arroz caldo, and all-day breakfast since the eighties. They are among those credited with making “silogs” a late night staple.

Branches in Pasig, Parañaque, San Juan, Quezon City, Las Pinas, and Malabon.

6. Sinangag Express


While there are a few other branches of Sinangag Express, it’s the Paranaque branch that is said to be most consistent with the quality of their food while open for 24 hours. Their silog meals have been the favorite of the post-drinks crowd, which are filling and easy on the wallet.

Sinangag Express
79 President Avenue, Greenworld Plaza, Teoville BF Homes,

7. Dragon Noodle House


A Manila favorite, serving up hot Chinese food for generations, said to serve up one of the best bowls of congee in the city.

Dragon Noodle House
1037 MH Del Pilar Street
Malate, Manila City

8. Ba-Be-Q


If you’re very hungry bordering on hangree (hungry and angry), it’s Ba-Be-Q to the rescue, with an all-you-can eat option that comes with refillable banchan (Korean side dishes).

Metrowalk, Pasig

What else should be on our Midnight Eats round-up? Help us and other hungry readers out, give us a tip in the comments section, and you might just see it in the next installment.

Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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6 responses to “Because You Asked for It: Pepper’s Guide to After Midnight Eats (Part 2)”

  1. marie says:

    Yay Dragon made the cut! They have really good noodles and dimsum as well.

  2. Volts Sanchez says:

    There’s more than one Parañaque branch for SEx. Aside from the featured one, there’s another one inside BF (on Aguirre) and another on Doña Soledad in Bicutan. Try their Special Pares! Works great when slathered with the house chili.

    I miss the old Mr. Kabab, when it was still dingy and small and on Q. Ave. The food was better and cheaper.

    • Anna Silverio says:

      Agree with Mister Kabab! I think the yogurt shake back then was PhP30. So cheap!

    • hehehe says:

      I remember back in the mid-90s the Katipunan branch of Goodah was a hit with the P10 student meal- extra rice (P5), extra egg (P5), free soup. How times have changed… 😛

  3. ac says:

    Isn’t just Hassan, not Hassan’s?

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