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.
31 West Avenue, Nayong Kanluran,
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
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
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.
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
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).