I love food. I mean, I love food like how others love it, too. Before I isolated myself in the house when the Coronavirus disease pandemic hit the country, I fancied dining in at one of my favorite Chicken restaurants at Mango Avenue. But most of the time now, I look for something good to eat via the food delivery app, foodpanda, which was hanging its dear life on my smartphone because I never have tried to order food the previous years. When 2021 arrived, I received an email from foodpanda entitled “All you enjoyed in 2020.” I was amazed by the information it gave me and that’s what I’m going to share with you today.
PANDEMIC EATS: These Are My Favorite Restaurants In 2020 According To Foodpanda
According to the email, I have had 46 orders with foodpanda. My very first order was from Kka Chi Bun Sik Korean Snack House and it’s obvious because I’ve missed eating Korean food when dining in was prohibited due to the community quarantine and city lockdowns. As far as I can remember, I have got Tteokbokki Original, Original Kimbap, and a kilo of Kimchi.
Aside from Korean food, I also ordered from these restaurants from last year:
| Tiktilaok – Robinson’s Cybergate|
E&E’s Takuyaki – Super Metro
Minute Burger – Tres de Abril
The Queen Citea – Mango Square Mall
E&E’s Takuyaki – Robinsons Galleria
Shakey’s Pizza – Robinsons Cybergate
Tiktilaok! – Robinsons Fuente
Hebrews Shebrews – Robinsons Galleria
OK! Oppa’s Kitchen
McDonald’s – Cebu Jones
Jollibee – Jones
KKD STK + BBQ – Plaza Independencia
Booodotz Seafood Grill – Capitol
Ned Nanay’s Grill – Capitol
McDonald’s – E Mall
The Royal Tea Station – Mabolo
| Sminak Kitchen – Camputhaw|
Tita Bebs Specialty – Sugbo Mercado
Burger King – General Maxilom
Tita Bebs Specialty – William Lines Subdivision
8’s Tea Time – Junquera
Casa Verde – Ramos
Formosa Taiwan Milk Tea – Mabolo
Fukubeya Gyoza – Archbishop Reyes
Lakwatsa Milktea House
Burger King – Cebu Escario
Island Tea Co. – Robinsons Cybergate
Rusty’s Chicken and Shrimp – Emall
Dairy Queen – Robinsons Cyber Gate Cebu
Ding How Dimsum House – Robinsons Galleria
Somac Korean Restaurant – Mabolo
If you have noticed, my food orders range from Korean, Japanese, and Filipino dishes. Of course, I cannot argue myself wanting to get items from the usual fast-food chains like Jollibee, McDonald’s, Shakey’s, and Burger King. And some milk teas on the side for drinks from The Queen Citea, Hebrews Shebrews, The Royal Tea Station, 8’s Tea Time, Formosa Taiwan Milk Tea, Lakwatsa Milktea House, and Island Tea Co.
If you’re wondering where I ordered my food the most, here is the breakdown:
|Restaurant||Location||Number of Orders|
|Kka Chi Bun Sik Korean Snack House||Lahug||3|
|E&E’s Takuyaki||Super Metro||4|
|Minute Burger||Tres de Abril||2|
|The Queen Citea||Mango Square Mall||1|
|E&E’s Takuyaki||Robinsons Galleria||1|
|Shakey’s Pizza||Robinsons Cybergate||1|
|Hebrews Shebrews||Robinsons Galleria||1|
|OK! Oppa’s Kitchen||Capitol Site||6|
|KKD STK + BBQ||Plaza Independencia||2|
|Booodotz Seafood Grill||Capitol||Canceled|
|Ned Nanay’s Grill||Capitol||2|
|The Royal Tea Station||Mabolo||1|
|Tita Bebs Specialty||Sugbo Mercado||1|
|Burger King||General Maxilom||1|
|Tita Bebs Specialty||William Lines Subdivision||Order for others|
|8’s Tea Time||Junquera||1|
|Formosa Taiwan Milk Tea||Mabolo||2|
|Fukubeya Gyoza||Archbishop Reyes||1|
|Lakwatsa Milktea House||P. Del Rosario||1|
|Burger King||Cebu Escario||1|
|sland Tea Co.||Robinsons Cybergate||1|
|Rusty’s Chicken and Shrimp||Emall||1|
|Dairy Queen||Robinsons Cyber Gate Cebu||1|
|Ding How Dimsum House||Robinsons Galleria||1|
|Somac Korean Restaurant||Mabolo||1|
Most Frequent Orders And Food Recommendations
As you can see from the tally above, majority of my orders are food items from OK! Oppa’s Kitchen – Capitol Site with 6 orders, then came E&E’s Takuyaki – Super Metro and Robinsons Galleria with 5 orders. Kka Chi Bun Sik Korean Snack House – Lahug followed with 3 orders. Because I love anything “Chicken”, Tiktilaok – Robinson’s Cybergate and Robinsons Fuente are on my list with 3 orders as well. For the drinks section, Formosa Taiwan Milk Tea – Mabolo served my 2 orders. With that said, I would like to recommend the food items I ordered from them for you to try:
|Restaurants||Recommended Food Items|
|OK! Oppa’s Kitchen – Capitol Site||– Kimchi 16oz|
– Fried Tteokbokki
– Seasoned Seaweed
– Ssamjang Paste 170g
|E&E’s Takuyaki – Super Metro and Robinsons Galleria||12 Balls (Hot & Spicy or Sweet & Sour)|
They only sell Takuyaki, but I recommend you ordering the 12 pieces
|Kka Chi Bun Sik Korean Snack House – Lahug||– Kimchi 1kg|
– Tteokbokki Original with one boiled egg and fish cakes (odeng)
– Original Kimbap
|Tiktilaok – Robinson’s Cybergate and Robinsons||– Hearty Garlic Chicken|
– Honey Roasted Chicken
You should also give Formosa Taiwan Milk Tea – Mabolo a try with their Formosa Cheesecake, Wintermelon Cheesecake, and most especially their best-seller Oreo Cheesecake Milk Tea.
In the case of Burger King, I really don’t go with their burgers and sandwiches. What I ordered from them mostly are their Angry Onions, Thick-Cut Fries, and Chicken Nuggets. For Minute Burger, it’s their Buy 1 Take 1 deal with a FREE bag of Leslie’s Farmer John Premium Chips that entice me to keep ordering from them.
Since I still love home-cooked-style Filipino food, good thing veggie dishes like Chosuey and Pinakbet are available at KKD STK + BBQ. On the other hand, Ned Nanay’s Grill soup dishes the Larang Isda and Sinigang Baboy are a must-try.
How To Save Some Cash When You Order Food From Restaurants At Foodpanda
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