MANILA – Singapore-based Makansutra opened this September 8th.

With the success of the WORLD STREET FOOD CONGRESS 2016. Celebrity Singaporean Foodie KF SEETOH brings SINGAPORE to MANILA.


You guessed it right, MAKANSUTRA is already here in MANILA. The place will occupy 14,000 square feet of mall space and can seat up to 500 people.


KF Seetoh of Makansutra fame — together with some of his local partners headed by JJ Yulo of Pinoy Eats World and Chef Him Uy de Baron (photo from INTERAKSYON).

Seeing how Metro Manila is ready for the next big thing, KF Seetoh can’t help but promote Heritage Street Food Culture. With foodies wanting more and more, he is bringing MAKANSUTRA to MANILA.

I went there on opening day! Indeed, the food and the staff are great! KF Seetoh was also there taking pictures of satisfied customers.


There are twelve stations inspired by hawker centers in Singapore and Malaysia. They will serve heritage street fare such as Teochew Kway Chap and Braised Duck (rice noodle with pig offal and braised duck) and Bak Kut Teh (pork rib broth) cooked with sugar cane.


Makansutra’s Megamall branch will also have stations that have seen long queues at the recent World Street Food Congress (WSFC) at the Bonifacio Global City last April – Singapore’s Alhambra Padang Satay; Hong Kong Street Old Chun Kee (Cantonese-style stir-fry and Ha Cheong Kai or Bagoong Chicken); Jin Ji Kway Chap and Braised Duck; Malacca’s Nonya Mee Siam; and Laksa by Donald and Lily.


Singapore’s well-known Geylang Claypot Rice at Lorong 33, Geylang Road will also make its international debut at the mall. The eatery was featured on Makansutra’s TV show on the Asian Food Channel featuring KF Seetoh.


The dishes will be priced from P100 to market rates for seasonal seafood such as crab. One-meal dishes, on the other hand, will cost around P200 each.


People can expect to see a selection of beverages and snacks at Makansutra in Megamall such as Kaya (coconut egg custard), Peanut Butter Toast, Roti John (spicy egg baguette with chicken curry), and Pulot Hitam (black glutinous rice in palm sugar) with coconut ice cream.


The operating hours of the food stalls will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

About 80 Filipino staffs will be trained to assist hawker cooks and chefs to operate Makansutra’s 12 stalls. Makansutra has promised to make an effort to “hire the disadvantaged in various positions,” saying they will be “trained on basic and robust street food skills to give them a headstart.”


MAKANSUTRA is a sure hit! What are you waiting for? Go grab your lunch or dinner with your family and friends.


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Published by Rea Lakwatsera