Hi guys, I'm moving to Manila next week for awhile, and would like to get some restaurant recs. I am going to based in the Fort/ Makati and since I really loathe the traffic I would like to stick around there. I have been to Manila a number of times and have always enjoyed the food. But since I am planning on moving there and Filipino food isn't always the best on the waistline I'd like some help finding some good international and fusion restaurants. Namely:
-French. Especially for Valentines day, I'd like the best in town.
-Thai. Since sometimes I need some spice in a country devoid of it.
-Japanese. Any good Izakaya style places and of course the best sushi in town would be wonderful.
-Fancy. For getting dressed up on date nights... ;)
-Contemporary. The hot new spots, and the best of the best. I have been to Lolo Dad's (the original location), and while quite good there has to be better.
-And of course anything else that is fantastic. I've read most of the threads on Pinoy food, so I think I'm covered there.
-Oh, and recommendations for gourmet markets where I can get some good ingredients for home cooking. The non local fancy stuff.
Thanks a lot. I'm hoping to make the most of living there.