The City of Dreams Manila has long been known as one of the major gambling and entertainment destinations in Manila. Aside from having some of the largest gambling floors in Manila, it also houses Nobu, Nüwa, and Hyatt Regency. Three hotels in one huge complex located along Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City. This edition of EATSplorations won’t be about gambling and hotels though, it will be about FOOD! Yup, like what we most often write about, this edition of EATSplorations is about the food in The Garage at City of Dreams Manila. We will be sharing our EATSperience on some of the food stalls in this hip and happening food court right inside the City of Dreams. Keep on reading to find out what’s good, enjoy!
The Garage at City of Dreams Manila!
The Garage is located right beside the DreamPlay by DreamWorks play area in the Upper Ground Floor of City of Dreams Manila. The area used to be a parking space and they converted it to a food hall and entertainment center to cater to the growing number of guests.
A quick look around The Garage!
Aside from being a food hall, The Garage also houses the VR Zone for all kinds of virtual reality games in partnership with Bandai Namco Amusement Inc. So while waiting for your food, before or after eating, you may check out their wide array of games for the young ones and the young at heart.
The Food Hall houses 11 food stalls with different kinds of food and beverages in different food trucks and trailers. The vendors include Farmacy Ice Cream, The Little Flour, Pink’s, El Chupacabra, Katsu Sora, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Juiced, Chocol8, The Roaster, Pizza Grigliata, and The Chip Shoppe. American, Filipino, Japanese, Italian, British, and so on. Lots of different kinds of cuisines for all kinds of diners at The Garage!
What about drinks? Don’t worry! The Garage has its own bar for all your alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It is located right beside the VR Zone.
It’s finally time to eat!
First stop: Pizza and Pasta at Pizza Grigliata!
Pizza Grigliata has got a whole lineup of grilled thin-crust pizzas, all freshly-made, every single time! They became famous a couple of years back, thanks to their stint at the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition wherein they won as the Champion. Now, they have a branch in Greenhills and a stall here at The Garage. Not bad, right?
Margherita (Php 310)
Tomato Sauce, Pesto Sauce, Cheese, Tomatoes, and Basil in one classic yet unique pizza creation! We love the generous amount of pesto sauce on this one. It was very fragrant and pretty tasty. It provided the Margherita a flavor upgrade that made a classic more exciting yet still very familiar.
Quattro Formaggi with Truffle Oil (Php 320)
Secret Cheese Sauce, Blue Cheese, Mozzarella, and Parmesan with Truffle Oil. This was one hell of a Four Cheese Pizza by Pizza Grigliata! Amazing combination of cheeses and the addition of truffle oil was really awesome!
Carbonara (Php 350)
An all-time favorite of ours when it comes to pasta! The Carbonara by Pizza Grigliata was really good. It was really creamy, tasty, and filling! A huge plus was that there was a generous amount of bacon bits for that added crunch and saltiness.
Pomodoro (Php 320)
Tomatoes, Anchovies, and Hungarian Sausage in one classic pasta dish! The sauce was amazing. It tasted really fresh, tangy, and a little touch of sweetness. The anchovies and sausage provided a great balance of flavor, thanks to its saltiness.
The Chip Shoppe is The Garage’s Fish, Chips, and a whole lot more stall! This food stall is obviously inspired by Great Britain and its love for Fish and Chips.
At The Chip Shoppe, expect a lot of fried finger food that’s relatable and delicious at the same time. Order a few of their bestsellers and some drinks from the bar and you’re all set for a great meal with friends/family!
Spam Fritters (Php 320), Signature Corn Dog (Php 320), and Fisherman’s Basket (Php 540)
The Spam Fritters was amazing! Crispy batter and Spam always go together perfectly. The Corn Dogs had a great fluffy (surprisingly, not greasy) batter and snappy dogs that were not super salty. The Fishman’s Basket has it all and for only Php 540! Every bit of fried seafood has perfection written all over it. Awesome stuff!
Cod Save The Queen (Php 420)
FISH and CHIPS!!! Yup, they don’t use Dory, hehe. They use COD. C, O, D, COD! Perfectly battered and fried cod for the win. We’ve never had anything like this before. It may look so simple but it tastes so good! The Chip Shoppe’s Cod Save The Queen is like no other fish and chips in town. This is by far THE BEST fish and chips we’ve ever had. Try it out, if you don’t believe us!
Sadly, our first-ever The Garage EATSperience has come to an end! We only tried two food stalls but we promise you guys that we will be back to try out the others and maybe be back for those amazing Grilled Pizza by Pizza Grigliata and Fish and Chips like no other at The Chip Shoppe. If you live around the area or a frequent visitor of the City of Dreams, make sure to check out The Garage! There are so many food choices to choose from! Don’t forget to tell us about your own EATSperience, okay? That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, until next time!
Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Boulevard Corner Macapagal Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City