Experience unique flavors of San Juan


Known as the smallest city in the Philippines, San Juan has much to offer when it comes to history and culinary adventures.

Located within the heart of Metro Manila, San Juan was converted into a highly urbanized city from being a municipality in 2007.

San Juan is also noted as the “Town of Philippine Presidents.” Four presidents were official residents of San Juan City when they assumed office. Among them were Diosdado Macapagal, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Ferdinand Marcos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Estrada also served as Mayor of San Juan.

Historically, San Juan is the site of the first battle of the Katipunan during the 1896 Philippine Revolution against the Spanish colonizers.

If you are about to hop off the Santolan-Annapolis Station of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), you can seek out San Juan’s culinary delights.

Among them is Tori Tori Kushiyaki Bar in Addition Hills. If you’re craving for Japanese food that is tasty yet affordable then this dining destination is for you. It is famous for Yakitori and Kushiyaki (skewered meat and vegetables). This resto aims for authenticity thus diners are afforded to have a real taste of the goodness and simplicity of Japanese food. Other must-trys are Wagyu Inari, Spicy Salmon Sashimi, Ninja Roll and Japanese Wagyu Wrap.

Over at Greenhills, the shopping mecca of San Juan, is Huat Pot. This resto is a Taiwanese all-you-can-eat hotpot. The modern and traditional Asian-inspired interiors will surely make you crave for the warmth of the hotpot in your belly. Quality is high on the list of Huat Pot. Aside from the soup dishes, you can also try the ala carte dishes of dim sum and home cooked Asian dishes like Braised Pork Loba and Braised Pork with Salted Fish.

The newest addition to the bar scene in San Juan is the Thirsty Barber. Labeled as the coolest hidden bar in the metro, it also serves one-of-a-kind dishes. Thirsty Barber is a new neighbourhood barbershop and speakeasy bar. In the mornings of Tuesdays to Sundays, you can get a haircut starting noon with the barbers of Felipe and Sons. At 6 p.m., it becomes a different place. It serves bar chow, rice meals, specialty cocktails, beer and more.

But if you happen to live nearby, you can check out more of the best-kept secret spots and other remarkable hole-inthe-wall restaurants around San Juan. Imagine living right next door to these culinary delights. Trusted developer Empire East Land Holdings Inc. had working millennials and families in mind who dare to try out new stuff.

Among Empire East’s developments is Mango Tree Residences in San Juan City. Located along M. Paterno corner Ledesma Streets, Mango Tree Residences is the company’s latest offering to the market that promises to provide that mix of suburban vibe and modern comfort. But what makes it an even more ideal investment is the fact that it’s close to a lot of lifestyle hubs while at the same time providing one that laidback community feel.

Millennials can enjoy living right where the action is in San Juan. Homeseekers can find the best value in Mango Tree Residences in San Juan City. Given the spacious unit cuts right in the heart of one of the country’s most progressive cities.

Meanwhile, what makes it even better is that investors and homebuyers can avail of the different unit cuts at an irresistable rates thus making luxury truly attainable. For only P15,000 monthly, one can live in luxury and enjoy the best things in life.

The refreshing view of mango trees dotting the perimeter of this 3,000sqm area will be a welcome sight to wake up to in the morning. A stunning grand five-star lobby will greet its new dwellers. Mango Tree Residences is known for having a low-density community with only 6-12 suites per floor.

Privacy and exclusivity are high on its list. It offers key features and amenities for homeowners to enjoy a life closer to nature. It thus caters to individuals and families seeking a sanctuary in the middle of the concrete jungle.

To know more, you may call 810-3333 or e-mail inquiry@empire-east.com. For other properties by Empire East, visit www.empire-east.com or follow @empireeast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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