Ready-to-cook meals from Metro Manila restaurants

The COVID-19 pandemic has been keeping us inside our homes, and preventing us from eating out at restaurants. And though fast food is classic comfort food and experimenting with home-cooked meals is fun, sometimes you just miss your favorite dishes from your go-to restaurants.

Fortunately, more and more restaurants in Metro Manila are starting to offer ready-to-cook meals and ready-to-heat versions of their meals that you can get delivered or for pick-up at their open branches, so now you can satisfy your cravings from the safety of your homes.

Filipino cuisine

1. Manam – signature dishes turned into ready-to-cook meals

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Manam is known for having a menu filled with simple Filipino food taken to the next level. The usual dishes are given a twist, such as their Instagrammable Crispy Pancit Palabok (noodles), and Sinigang (stew) na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon.

 Fortunately, now you can get several of their menu items as ready-to-cook meals, such as their Lechon Kawali (pork belly) and Sugar-glazed Corned Beef, from P500 (~USD9.87).

manam sisig and kare-kare from 7-eleven
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You can also get ready-to-heat versions of their infamous House Crispy Pork Sisig (pig’s face) and Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in peanut sauce) in 7-Eleven stores, for only P90-P95 (~USD1.78-USD1.88).

You can see a full list of their branches here

Address: The Mess Hall, 2316, Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-5PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Mobile: 0945 146 4184, 0919 084 5719
Telephone: (02) 8869 9284

2. Locavore Kitchen & Drinks – packages and family platters

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For newbie cooks who’ve been wanting to have a full spread of Filipino cuisine without making a mess in your own kitchen, Locavore Kitchen & Drinks has done all the work for you. They’ve prepared ready-to-cook packages in their kitchen so that you can have a Locavore feast right at home.

From P1,330 (~USD26.27), each package contains 9 dishes – 7 mains, a street food platter, and a dessert. These dishes include their Kanto Ribs, Corned Bistek (beef steak), and Turon con Leche (fried custard flan).

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Aside from ready-to-cook options, they also have Family Frozen Meals – dishes good for 4-5 people that can easily be reheated – from P650 (~USD12.84) a dish.

Address: 10 Brixton Street, Brixton Tech Center, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11.30AM-1AM | Fri – Sat 11.30AM-2AM
Mobile: 0917 847 0807

3. Max’s Restaurant – classic Filipino favorites

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Max’s Restaurant has been serving us classic Filipino dishes since 1945, and they will continue to do so despite the pandemic. They’ve provided ready-to-cook products for traditional dishes such as crispy pata (pig trotters) and kare-kare (oxtail and tripe stew in peanut sauce). 

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They’ve also provided ready-to-cook kits to make dishes such as bicol express (spicy stew from Bicol) and pork binagoongan (pork sauteed in shrimp paste). These ready-to-cook options range from P297 to P660 (~USD5.87-USD13.03).

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


4. Amber Golden Chain of Restaurants – Pinoy spaghetti and the OG pichi-pichi

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Most of us would give an arm and a foot for the Pinoy spaghetti and the OG pichi-pichi (cassava cake) from Amber Golden Chain of Restaurants

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However, they also offer other Filipino dishes that are worth a try, such as beef morcon (meat roll) and lumpiang shanghai (spring rolls). Fortunately, these dishes now have a ready-to-cook option. From P170 (~USD3.36) a pack, you can enjoy a platter of these dishes, freshly cooked, at home.

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


5. Reyes Barbecue – barbecue ready-to-cook meals at home

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For those who miss a good barbecue and can’t, for the life of them, make the perfect marinade, Reyes Barbecue has your back. 

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Not only do they provide the barbecue meats, from boneless chicken to liempo (pork belly) to tuna belly from P410 (~USD8.10), they also offer bottled sauces, such as marinade sauce and peanut sauce, from P120 (~USD2.37) a bottle.

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


Japanese cuisine

6. Ramen Kuroda – ramen homekits

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Many of us deal with the rainy season’s cold weather by visiting the nearest Japanese restaurant and finding warmth and comfort in a steaming bowl of ramen.

Now, despite the Luzon lockdown, you can still get your ramen bowls from Ramen Kuroda. They’ve recently launched their Real Japanese Ramen Homekits with 7 different types of ramen – bestsellers Kuro Chashumen and Aka Chashumen included.

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Each homekit, at P200-P250 (~USD3.95-USD4.94), consists of noodles, soup, and toppings such as leek, chashu, and tamago. They’ve also provided detailed instructions on how to make these ramen perfectly, which resemble making your regular instant noodles. 

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


7. Ramen Nagi – Ramen to-Go ready-to-cook meals

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If you’re having Ramen Nagi withdrawal, you’re in luck – they’re officially offering ready-to-cook Japanese dishes. You can get gyoza, chicken karaage, and chashu rice bowls good for 4-6 people from P650 (~USD12.84)

And of course, you can get their signature bowls of ramen as Ramen To-Go, from P790 (~USD15.60). They offer all four of their top flavors – Butao King, Red King, Black King, and Green King.

(Left:) DIY ramen kits, (Right:) ramen kits cooked
Images adapted from: Audreen Beryl Dayo

The boxes consist of all the ingredients needed to make a bowl of ramen good for 2 people – broth, noodles, chashu, minced garlic, vegetables, and the respective toppings for each ramen flavor. Following the instructions included in the box, you’ll be enjoying your ramen within 10 minutes.

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


8. Mendokoro Ramenba – take-home ramen kit

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The physical stores of Mendokoro Ramenba remain closed for now, but they can still provide for your ramen needs with their take-home ramen kits from P400 (~USD7.90). The kits include frozen broth packs, their handcrafted ramen noodles, chashu, and toppings.

mendokoro ramenba's take home ramen kit
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There are 4 types of ramen available – Shio, Shoyu, Super Chashu, and Tantanmen. You can enjoy your ramen with a side of fresh and hot gyoza, which they also sell ready-to-cook, for P500 (~USD9.87) per dozen.

Address: V Corporate Center, Salcedo Village, Soliman, Makati City
Opening hours: 11AM-12AM, Daily
Mobile: 0917 502 0894/0917 626 3731
Telephone: (02) 8478 9625

9. Teriyaki Boy – tonkatsu and chicken teriyaki ready-to-cook meals

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Kitchen newbies might find Japanese dishes intimidating to cook, but Teriyaki Boy has made it easy. They now offer ready-to-cook tonkatsu and brined chicken, from P533.50 (~USD10.47) per pack of 5 pieces.

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You can also get the bigger Teriyaki Boy Chicken and Tonkatsu Meal Kits that can feed 8-10 people from P621.50 (~USD12.27).

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


Korean cuisine

10. Mang Samgyupsal – takeout samgyupsal

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For K-food fans who miss feasting on samgyupsal buffets every other day, Mang Samgyupsal now offers ready-to-grill group sets of Korean barbecue. With the KBBQ experience brought to your home, you won’t have to worry about walking around in public smelling like meat and smoke.

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These sets, starting at P600 (~USD11.85), include different pork and beef choices, side dishes, and dipping sauces good for 2, 4, and 6-8 people. You can also order meats individually, from P200 (~USD3.95) for 250g.

Address: Madison Square Plaza, Pioneer, Mandaluyong City
Opening hours: 2PM-5PM, Daily
Mobile: 0997 153 8057

11. Sibyullee – KBBQ party kit ready-to-cook meals

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Sibyullee is one of the popular Korean BBQ places in Metro Manila, and now you won’t have to line up for long to enjoy their food. Their Korean BBQ Party Kits now allow you to enjoy their KBBQ from home.

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The party kits, starting at P1,400 (~USD27.65), include meat choices, from different types of pork, chicken, and beef good for 2-3 people. They also include KBBQ essentials such as rice, lettuce, 3 side dishes, 3 soups, 3 sauces, and a cheese dip.

Address: Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Pasig
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 11AM-12AM | Fri – Sun 11:30AM-12AM
Mobile: 0927 896 3887

Chinese cuisine

12. Tien Ma’s – Chinese and Taiwanese dishes

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Chinese takeout is a popular option for comfort food, but for those who want their Chinese food hot, Tien Ma’s is offering ready-to-cook Chinese dishes. You can get large entrées such as sweet and sour pork, spareribs, and fish fillet in black bean sauce from P435 (~USD8.59).

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Ready-to-cook dim sum and noodles are also available, such as spring rolls and fried noodles, from P190 (~USD3.75).

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


13. DECS – frozen dim sum ready-to-cook meals

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Fans of dim sum beyond just the usual pork and beef siomai can try the frozen dim sum from DECS. Their selection of ready-to-cook dim sum varies from different types of siomai such as century egg, hakaw, dumplings, and siopao. Ranging from 9 to 12 pieces, each serving costs P150 (~USD2.96).

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To throw a siomai home party, or for those who simply can’t choose, you can get the siomai sampler with 12 pieces of their 4 types of siomai, for P260 (~USD5.13).


American cuisine

14. 8cuts – frozen burger patties

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It’s hard to recreate the thick and juicy homemade patties from 8cuts from scratch. Good thing we don’t have to – they’re providing their House Blend Patties, ready-to-cook, at P550 (~USD10.86) for a pack of 4.

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The burger kits include sesame burger buns, so you don’t have to make a separate run to your local baker. This kit is the perfect canvas to make your perfect burgers with your favorite ingredients, and with 8cuts’ high quality patties and buns.

Address: The Mess Hall, 2316, Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-5PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)
Mobile: 0945 146 4184, 0919 084 5719
Telephone: (02) 8869 9284

15. Pancake House – spaghetti and Salisbury steak

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We all enjoy a good and hefty brunch from Pancake House, and their House Spaghetti and Salisbury Steak are two of their most popular dishes. Those who love these meals can now cook them at home.

With their All Meat Spaghetti Sauce at P405 (~USD8.00) per 1KG, you can now make your own House Spaghetti, and with their 8 frozen burger patties with gravy for P620 (~USD12.24), you can make your own Salisbury Steak.

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Aside from the two bestsellers, other ready-to-cook offers are the Fish Rolls with Lumpia Sauce at P275 (~USD5.43) per 30 pieces, and the Pork Vienna at P250 (~USD4.94) per pack.

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


European cuisine

16. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen – frozen Italian food

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You can give the spaghetti and carbonara sauces a rest – Mama Lou’s Kitchen & Restaurant is giving you pasta options with their Frozen Pasta and Sauces. With their sauces such as bolognese and pomodoro, and dry pastas, you can easily cook your own pasta.

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You can also get ready-to-eat pastas such as Eggplant Parmigiana from P199 (~USD3.93) if you just feel like popping something in the microwave for a few minutes.

Find a complete list of their open branches here.


17. Conti’s – frozen pastas, soups, and chowders

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Birthdays in quarantine don’t have to be so lonely. Aside from offering their well-known cakes, Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant now also offers frozen entrées. So if you’re getting a cake delivered for someone’s special day, you might as well order a couple tupperwares of food and make it a feast.

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There’s ready-to-cook meals such as Spanish Longganisa and Tocino from P210 (~USD4.15), and even ready-to-heat meals such as Seafood Chowder and Lasagna from P150 (~USD2.96).

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


18. Wobbly Pan – frozen Spanish meals

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Many Filipino dishes are inspired from Spanish cuisine, but authentic Spanish dishes are good on their own, too. Wobbly Pan offers Easy Cooking Spanish meals, such as Marinated Garlic Beef Tapa from P320 (~USD6.32), so that you don’t have to slave over the intricate recipes yourself.

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Even easier to make are the Easy Heating meals, such as Beef Salpicao and Chicken Galantina, from P275 (~USD5.43). These low-effort meals only need reheating in a microwave or over the stove for a few minutes.

Address: Ground Level Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall EDSA corner, Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Opening hours: Mon, Wed – Sun 9AM-4PM (Closed Tuesdays)
Mobile: 0945 412 8964

19. Barcino – paella-making kits

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Paella seems like a dish that would be hard to make at home, with its many ingredients and seemingly difficult recipe. But Barcino allows us to cook paella easily in just 30 minutes, providing all the ingredients in their Paella Making Kits from P550 (~USD10.86).

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The kits come in two flavors – Paella Chorizo Y Pollo and Paella Negra – and contain broth, rice, and the toppings needed such as squid rings and chorizo. Instructions to the 30-minute paella are also included.

You can find a complete list of their open branches here.


20. Old Swiss Inn – DIY fondue ready-to-cook meals

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If you miss feeling fancy and wearing something other than pambahay to eat, you might want to check out Old Swiss Inn’s Special ECQ Menu. The menu has Meals, Frozen Deli Products, and Fondue Kits that you can choose from to make a fancy feast you can dress up for, even from home.

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The ready-to-cook meals they offer include Hot Meals from P300 (~USD5.92), and Snap and Zap Meals that you can reheat from P250 (~USD4.94). You can also get ready-to-cook deli products such as different types of sausages from P380 (~USD7.50). For an extra fancy touch, they also offer fondue kits – a raclette party kit, a cheese fondue kit, and a chocolate fondue kit – that include the fondue and food items you can dip from P695 (~USD13.73).

Address: Ground Level, Somerset Olympia, Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St., Makati
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Telephone: (02) 7720 2932

Get your cravings satisfied with ready-to-cook meals

Kitchen experiments are all fun and games until you’re craving something too complicated or too difficult for your cooking skills. During those cases, check out these restaurants around Metro Manila that offer ready-to-cook options for their meals.

Not only will these ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook meals get you your craving fix, they’re simple to make too.

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Cover image adapted from: DECS, @sibyullee, Pam Rances, and @barcinowine


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