Hey Handsome

G/F Net Park Bldg., 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Hey Handsome
4.3
4.5 Stars

29 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 14
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 36 Reviews
  • 201 Recommend
  • 29 Reviewers
Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 2:30p
Phone
+639171020355

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
  • Monday
    • Closed
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Denise J.
2.0 Stars

Maybe I'm just not cultured enough but I think this place is overhyped and overpriced. I spent P700 for some fancy duck dish and I was expecting fireworks in my mouth. But quite frankly, I would've been happier if I bought myself a box of nugs from McDo instead.

The duck was dry and it tasted ordinary to me. Also, I didn't appreciate the small serving. We were told that it was good for sharing, but I wasn't too impressed when the entree was served. Sure, the duck was artfully pushed to one side and made to look all pretty. But I would've appreciated it more if the other half of the plate weren't empty. 128514

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Sandro V.
4.0 Stars

Another great way to serve duck!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Had some pretty chicken dish.

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Angela G.
4.0 Stars

This place is not what I thought it was HAHAHA Maybe I didn't read much about it, that's why. I thought it would be like a fancy hawker place of southeast asian food but noooo HAHAHAHA Anyway,

I tried the BEETROOT PANEER because I love me some paneer! Paneer is a kind of v v mild cheese and they usually serve it with curry. I did not expect the beetroot curry to be THAT good. I was pleasantly surprised. The yoghurt in the dish was inside an onion layer. I keep wondering how they made that onion firm enough to hold its shape and some yoghurt but soft and tasty enough for me to eat. It was amazing.

I paired that with NASI ULAM which is red/heirloom rice! It was pretty good and simple too!

I was able to taste my best friend's order which was the SEABASS SOMETHING (sorry I forgot). She got it because it had LAKSA in its description. Lo and behold the dish was like a deconstructed seafood and laksa dish. The laksa part was this white cream with what looked like pesto on top. When you taste the cream, it tastes EXACTLY like a bowl of laksa! It was cool! The fish was pretty good too. Found a few bones but it was tolerable!

She paired that with QUINOA!!! Which was well seasoned and a little tangy! It was pretty good!

We both had the CHERRY POP! Which is a lemonade with rosemary and cherry. One thing I will say is, I might never have lemonade without rosemary ever again. It was brilliant pairing!

It's an expensive place to eat at but the food is really good. You kinda get a casual and fine dining experience in one so that was exciting hahaha!

The staff and chefs were REALLY nice and accommodating! Two or three people came to us to ask how our food was! Also, can I say that all their staff and chefs were beautiful people?? Mygoodness they were a bit intimidating hahaha

The reason for one less star: As an Architecture student, I didn't like how the place was designed. But this is purely subjective :/ I wasn't a fan of the tiles everywheeeeere! The place was pretty noisy. I didn't think their music fit the mood of everything and it was playing so loud that the people had to talk louder to each other thus making the place noisier. Small details but still. I like their lights and the angled mirror though!

STILL WORTH A TRY! I think we're coming back for their roast lamb and their fried egg! Those looked suuuuuper interesting! 10024

Cheers!

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Manila E.
4.0 Stars
2

May 23, 2017
Tuesday, 7:00PM

Flavorful and modern themed Southeast Asian restaurant @heyhandsome opened last year and yes, my dear, all the rave is real.

On photo:
Soft Tofu
Fried Pekin Duck

At a glance, their menu is simple and frankly speaking, people behind this restaurant know how to impress Filipinos. With less than 8 choices for each entrée, you won't have a hard time choosing which to order. I'm happy with my dinner, but don't expect anything fancy or romantic, however, you will get some sort of excitement with every bite of their dish.

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars
2

Hey handsome was divine. I didn't expect to be blown away like I did.

I haven't been impressed the way I was today with Hey Handsome. Normally , I wouldn't really try out something fusion. I'm very simple and traditional, unless we're talking about dessert. Hehe anyway, I was blown away by our lunch today. My best friend and I both got bestsellers.

I had the BBQ Pork Belly, while my best friend got the Twice-steeped Chicken. Waiting time wasn't long at all and when the dishes came out, I was in awe because of the intricate plating. I was also kind of overwhelmed by all the textures I could see and then the flavors I was imagining, specifically for the BBQ, but I made sure to keep an open mind.

I'm kind of iffy trying out BBQ from new places cause I get scared that it might be too sweet for my liking, but the one we tried was perfect. It was too sweet, it still had that savory taste and I like the texture of the flossy thing that topped the pork belly. I surprisingly liked the rice that came with it too. I'm a super white rice ftw girl, but the red/brown rice this dish came with was a good combo with the pork and the greens tucked under.

As for the chicken, it was actually Hainanese. Nothing super new there, but it's nice to complement the other dish with this familiar dish. It also came with really flavorful Hainanese white rice. Hihihi

The servings looked kind of just right, but then when you start digging in woahh it's actually kind of filling.

It's pricey, almost P500 per dish, but it's so worth the try. I'd say it's a good place to have a first date. :)

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars

Called them last Saturday night to request for pick-up for Sunday morning. They sent me the menu via Viber, and I was told the earliest I can get my order would be at 11:30 AM.

Dropped by at 11:00 AM to make sure my order was placed. As soon as I sat down I was given water without asking.

Food was delish as expected. Got 2 grilled pork, 1 braised beef, and 1 steeped chicken. I was happy my mom loved the chicken. This dish really appeals to those that prefer cleaner flavors. The pork is a favorite of mine and I undoubtedly loved all that rich flavor in the meat.

They packed the food in tall paper boxes that didn't smash the food. While restaurant plating is the best way to serve this, our food was carefully placed in the boxes and still looked somewhat artsy. The box was sealed with a sticker with a mouth on it. Pretty cute.

Sorry no photo. Part of my pickpocket photo series.

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Sandro V.
5.0 Stars

An awesome homegrown restaurant located in BGC! Great execution of fried catfish! Perfect for Lent.

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
3.0 Stars
4

Finally I got to dine in here, a restaurant thats distinctive among the rest. From its name to its operations, one review could vary too much with one another. They just opened for lunch and their previous system of bringing the board menu and pushing you away if you stay too long no longer applies.

I got an almost teared up papered menu with no less than 5 choices for entrees and too limited picks for other things. And the price range were too high for a solo serving. Expect to burn almost Php 2,000 for a series of simple, all hyped up dishes here. Sorry, that's what it felt like for me.

I got a Php 460, half order of their Chicken Rice. It's Hainanese Chicken only with very lean, bland tasting meat and lots of almost raw chicken skin. My friend got Java Pork for Php 480. This one was good enough, a classic barbecue with unique trimmings, a decent attempt to wow you and I.

I also got yogurt, only one of two sweets to choose from. This was served to me as an appetizer, a clear sign that they are still disoriented with the influx of patrons during noon time. My drink, a refreshing and light one called Donkey Punch was served with sugar despite my request for it to be separate.

Hey. Handsome. It called my attention. But after I got lured in, it was a different story.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
4

It's been a while since this restaurant opened and I've been wanting to try their food. So for my birthday celebration with my girl friends, we decided to have dinner here. Reservation is a must since they're almost always fully booked. They have two seatings, 06:00 PM or 08:30 PM. When I called to reserve, they mentioned there were no more solo tables good for 4, we would have to share so I opted for the 08:30 PM.

I'll talk about the food first, because their food is pretty awesome!!

PANEER [PHP 620]
beetroot curry, paneer, mushroom, house yogurt, quinoa
This was our favorite for the night. I don't normally eat beetroot because I've always thought it was strange (mainly because of the color). But they were able to make it taste really good! The curry complemented the sweetness of the beetroot. The quinoa is a good addition as a source of protein in the dish, as well the yogurt. Best dish of the night!

BBQ PORK [PHP 670]
bbq pork belly, rhubarb, local herbs, toasted rice, nasi liwet
The pork was a bit toasted on the outside but still soft on the inside. We enjoyed the pork with the rice and it was gone in minutes. Although it wasn't as outstanding as the paneer.

FISH [PHP 860]
steamed seabass, sambal assam, ikan bilis brittle, nasi liwet
My sister mentioned that the fish here in Hey Handsome is a must try so we decided to order it too. I'm not sure if they changed it since she last visited, but it wasn't a "wow" for me. We found the seabass to be a bit fishy and there wasn't anything else about that made it stand out. The saving grace for this was the sambal assam which really worked well with the fish.

FRIED EGG SALAD [PHP 250]
fried egg, herbs, cili padi, nuce cham
If you like your eggs cooked a bit crispy on the sides, then this dish is highly recommended. I really loved this because it was cooked so well! The egg was fried to perfection and the sauce it was coated with complemented it too! We couldn't stop eating it! The down side for this is that the oil's been absorbed by the egg. LOL.

Overall, the food was great. We enjoyed our meal and I finally got to try Hey Handsome's dishes.

We did run into a little incident with their service prior to eating though...

We arrived at the restaurant at around 08:15 PM and I told the staff my name and mentioned that I had a reservation. She acknowledged it and told us they would start seating guests at 08:30 PM. Understandable.

Come 08:30 PM, other guests who arrived after us were given tables before us. I noticed that they were seated on the bigger tables and some shared the longer table. Some pairs were seated by the bar. So I ignored that.

A little later, we saw there were 2 tables set up for 4 people (plates were set, so it was obvious). We were quite excited to be seated since we were early. But no, the reservation staff made no move to call us and seat us at those empty tables. So I went back inside and told her my name again and said we had a reservation for 08:30 PM. She then pointed to a corner table, still occupied by 5 guests.

"We're just settling the bill." is what she told me.

I didn't want to ruin the mood and argue so I went back out and told my friends to wait a little longer.

Eventually, we did get our table, x minutes later. But as soon as we were seated, we asked for the manager and filed our complaint on what happened. It was clear that there were 2 empty tables which could have seated us but since they had a seating chart already, they did not deviate from that. It would have been better if they were more flexible and switched the two parties.

The manager was nice enough to apologize and said that he would talk to their reservations manager to prevent future problems like these. We also got a round of shots and the Fried Egg Salad, compliments of the chef.

Hopefully, this doesn't happen to anyone else.

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Ruth S.
5.0 Stars
6

Back at Hey, Handsome with the boyfriend and friends last Valentine's day to try out the new lunch menu. 128155 (I'll post my supposedly first review in God's perfect time! 128518128517)

No long introduction needed anymore because I think we now know how AWESOME this place is. Yes? 128521

I usually know what I want before I go anywhere because (1) I read reviews and (2) I read the menu like 100 times! 128517128518 but not during this visit. It's hard to choose which dish to order because I WANT TO TRY EVERYTHING but oh well, must come back again next time! For now, I was only able to try the following:

FRIED CHICKEN. This was so good. Far from the usual fast food fried chicken. This is not just any ordinary fried chicken. I love everything about this dish -- the oh so addicting squid ink kropek, the peanut crumbs on top (which I thought were garlic, at first 128517128541), the cabbage!!!!, the peanut muffin, the runny soft boiled turmeric egg!!! 128155128155128155 and the tasty tender chicken!! 128076🏼

LAAP NEUA (Thai Beef). minced beef, grilled corn, egg, nam prik laap, and rice. This was equally good, as well. Beef was tender, it was tasty and bursting w awesome flavors. Loved the crispy scrambled egg on top, as well.

And for dessert, we tried the DONUTS!!!!

DONUT CARAMEL (Pinipig, rose ice cream, and almond meringue) and DONUT SANG KAYA* (Soy sauce ice cream and pandan dressing). *must must try! 128521

Weird? Yes, WEIRDLY GOOD AND YUMMY! I don't know how to exactly describe them but the soy sauce ice cream was WOW! Just wow! 128076🏼 And the rose ice cream, flowery + lychee taste without the "lasang prayer meeting or novena" effect! 128518

For our drinks, we all decided to try the MAGIC MILK (milk, yogurt, & yuzu). We loved this drink - rich, creamy, and refreshing. 🥛

So yes, we enjoyed and loved our lunch. Can't wait to go back and try the other dishes, the egg salad, the tofu, and the cocktails!!!!! 128525128525128525

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Lunch menu is different from the dinner menu. Make sure to call them for reservation. But no reservation for lunch (I think?).
- Lunch is from 11-2:30pm.

PS: If you still haven't tried this place out, WHY??? Tsk!!! Please call for a reservation now and have lunch and/or dinner here SOON! Okay? Okay!! 128521128077🏼

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Joseph S.
5.0 Stars
2

Amazing duck dish. The fish was good but I really liked the duck dish more.

Limited menu and quite expensive but it wont hurt to try out the other dishes.

Great ambiance and service. Hipster vibe.

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Kiko G.
5.0 Stars
5

Before watching John Wick at Central Square, my cousin and I decided to have dinner at Hey Handsome. "Heard about this restaurant", he said and I replied "heard ka lang partida IG feed ko kulang na lang lumawit dila ko". 128514 I follow Hey Handsome on IG and the photos are amazing. Even some of the people I know post incredible drool-worthy photos.

This is my second attempt at Hey Handsome. I came alone the first time but they did not have available seats. We didn't make any reservation on my second try. We waited 15 minutes and got lucky.

Service was amazing. The crew in charge of seat reservations really did her best to get us seats. As we step in, everyone was smiling and greeting and the people working behind the counter all looked happy. You can tell they LOVE what they're doing which is probably why their food is widely talked about.

We tried some of their mocktails and had a glass of Cherry Pop and Magic Milk. The Cherry Pop was delicious and refreshing. That's how lemonades should be but this one's a bit high-flown with cherries and lemongrass. Magic Milk was a combination of their house yogurt, passion fruit and thai chili. I always like trying out new things so I ordered this because of thai chili. 128514 The food hasn't reached our table yet pero ubos na. 128514

We did not settle for small plates because I was looking around and noticed that even the big plates won't get me pot bellied.

We ordered LAMB Big Plate (PHP750). On the plate was a mix if Peranakan ingredients like Buah Keluak, Nasi Ulam and Sambal Matah. They did not have the Belachan Kerupek available so they replaced it with Papadum. Among all these components listed, I only understood Nasi Ulam and Papadum. Where do they get these ingredients? The mix really sounded kooky but this plate threw a curve. One can tell that they use prime lamb meat because it wasn't stringy and it was very tender. The papadum was a huge plus as it adds a different texture and flavor to every bite. It's a super dish!

We also had the DUCK Big Plate (PHP850). They use White Peking Duck and served it with fried Duck Egg (malasado 128514), Nasi Ulam and Achar. I love duck meat because of its wonderful fattiness but although Hey Handsome's Peking Duck fat was a bit reduced, it was still delicious and the fried duck egg (malasado 128514) on the side added richness to compensate. Having the duck too fatty plus the egg is too much, smart move. The nasi ulam was perfect because it controlled the strong flavors of both the duck and the lamb. 128204No to medium rare, half cooked, soft boiled because I like saying malasado. 128514

For dessert, DURIAN CREAM PUFF. I forgot to take note of the price but it's between 200 to 250. The plate screamed Davao City because aside from Durian, they also used malagos chocolate. I think I would have been better if the cream puff was softer but no big deal. It was still delicious and really tasted like the real durian fruit. I had to cover my mouth when I asked for the bill, baka ma stun ung kausap ko. Haha

There are so many local concepts that make me happy and proud. The dining culture in the Philippines is taking the food scene to a different level. From Yabu to the recently opened Rico Rico, I am excited for our country. Haha! Good Job Nicco Santos and team. 128077🏼

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Chrisalyn T.
5.0 Stars
7

First of all, isn’t the restaurant name catchy? I mean some people would probably joke around that they feel more attractive just having been to this place. At least some of my guy friends have joked about that. LOL Mga feeling ba? haha

Anyway, this is actually my second time on a sponsored dinner by Charles Paw and for the looloo rendezvous. I’m truly grateful for the invite and it is always nice to get to meet fellow foodies in Manila. It is so much more than just trying out new restaurant and different cuisines, but also to share the love of eating delicious food with these amazing people and gaining new friends along the way.

As soon as we all went to the restaurant. We were pretty
much comfortable with each other. We met up at a nearby coffee shop first, so we got to talk to each one a little bit already. It was actually nice of Peanut D. to reminisce and share a little regarding some of their past food crawl and looloo rendezvous that it somehow made it more comfortable for us to be with our fellow reviewers. We laughed, shared, took pictures and then ate with full contentment.

As soon as we sat down. Our server for the day was kind enough and knowledgeable regarding everything on the menu. Plus points for that. It is quite rare for servers to be so passionate, approachable and knowledgeable regarding the food they serve. He gave us an option regarding which drinks we would like to drink. I pretty much avoid milk in the morning and for some other reason in which i will keep to myself. haha. Anyway, I decided to have the DONKEY PUNCH (Php 230) instead. It was composed of elderflower, blue ginger, lemon grass and passion fruit. This drink was actually quite refreshing, you can really taste all the flavors plus a hint of ginger in it too. I think it’s quite great with each main course on the menu.

MAGIC MILK (Php 180) is composed of yuzu A.K.A Japanese lemon, milk and yogurt. I didn’t actually choose this drink from the list, so I didn’t get to try it. I’m pretty sure it was good too though, since my fellow looloo reviewers who ordered this definitely loved it. However, if you are lactose intolerant. I wouldn’t recommend this drink for you though. Don’t want any sudden discomfort now would we ?!haha It was mentioned though that it's like drinking a refreshing yakult drink, so for yakult and milk lovers out there. This drink is definitely for you.

For our Main Course, We were served with almost everything on the Menu. I didn’t actually expect that, but i’m truly grateful that we were given a chance to try these dishes. The dishes had good presentation, plus you can really see how passionate the chefs were making these FLAVORFUL dishes. They used different techniques and cooking styles used in different countries and really tried to mix it all in one dish. I also liked the fact that they had different kinds of meat on the menu, so everyone will definitely be able to order one of their preferred meat on the menu. To each his own preferences. yes?!

STEEPED CHICKEN, GRILLED BOK CHOY, HOUSE SOY, CHILI, CHICKEN RICE (Php 420). This was actually my favorite main course. Maybe it may seem simple to some of you, but I love how the chefs made use of different techniques from 5 different countries in making this dish. That is why he doesn’t like it to be called as Hainanese chicken because it really isn’t at all. The chicken was cooked to perfection. Tender and had that gelatinous texture as expected. How did they get that texture? well chicken was steeped then chilled to produce that gelatinous texture we love. As for the leek sauce, leek juice, grilled onion, cilantro, grilled bok choy, and house soy. I would say these ingredients definitely made this dish even more delicious. The chicken rice dish had just the right amount of flavour, plus the pandan rice paired with it definitely made everything about this dish perfect. I would definitely recommend this dish. I would definitely order this next time and not share it. LOL

FRIED CHICKEN, NASI ULAM, HOUSE SOY , SAMBAL ASSAM (Php 460) is composed of fried chicken topped with peanut crumbs, nasi ulam A.K.A herbed rice, peanut muffin, coconut gravy, tofu, sambal assam, house soy, turmeric egg and cabbage. It also has squid ink keropek, kropek with squid ink thus the black colour. It looks interesting, tasted ok, but nothing so special about it though. It's like eating a normal kropek only. The fried chicken however was definitely tender, cooked to perfection actually. It had the right amount of crispy and tender texture just the way i like it. The rice was already flavourful so you wouldn’t have to worry about food being bland. This dish had the right amount of spice, sour, herby, sweet, and salty flavours mixed into one dish. This actually is my other favorite dish here.

FRIED CATFISH, NASI ULAM, GREEN PAPAYA, GRILLED TOMATO, SAMBAL ASSAM (Php 480) is composed of pickled egg, coconut gravy sauce, fresh fried catfish, greek papaya, grilled tomato, sambal sauce, peanut muffin and nasi ulam. First of all, if you have a hard time eating fish with bones still intact. Well, this dish isn't recommendable for you. However, if you have someone who could help you with that then you're in luck. I'm sure no one would like to eat while leaving so much mess right?! I suggest you fillet the meat by sliding the table knife from the tail right up to the neck, do the same thing on the other side too. easy as pie. :) The fish was cooked perfectly crispy and slightly tender inside. I love the coconut gravy with the fish, paired with the flavourful nasi ulam. I love everything about it. The turmeric egg by the way was cooked perfectly also, because i love eating my egg slightly boiled, which means the yolk inside is still wet and it still had some parts of runny whites too.

GRILLED PORK BELLY, NASI ULAM, SAMBAL MATAH, GRILLED CABBAGE (Php 440) composed of grilled pork belly, coconut gravy, grilled cabbage, peanut muffin, deep fried egg, sambal matah which is a lemon relish w/ red onion. Pork was definitely tender, flavourful also and delicious. I didn’t eat much though since i try to avoid eating pork as much as possible. Just my own preferences. But for pork lovers. I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this dish also.

SQUID INK BAGUETTE, LONG BEANS, MUSHROOMS, EGG, COCONUT GRAVY (Php 320). What is squid ink baguette? Well, it is literally dough mixed with squid ink thus giving it the black colour. When i was eating this dish. I could literally imagine myself eating roti with curry. I’m not saying it is as soft as roti, it is actually quite the opposite of it. But the feeling of enjoying that simple carb with that delicious curry is just amazing. Btw, I kind of tasted a slight bitter aftertaste, but i assure you that this dish is really delicious. I would suggest you share it with someone else though, because you might be full right away to try any other dishes anymore. Unless you want to only eat this dish then that would be fine already.

MINCED BEEF, GRILLED CORN, EGG, RICE, NAM PRIK LOAP (Php 390) This has got to be the most flavourful dish we had. If you love flavourful dishes then this has got to be the one for you. Because it already has such tender and flavourful minced beef. They paired this with plain rice so that it won’t have an overpowering taste. As usual, you’ll see a peanut muffin on the side and a slice of cucumber. These will actually help balance out the strong flavours of the dish. Just munch on these while eating or you may also leave the peanut muffin after you finish the whole dish. I love how good this dish tasted even with strong flavors, so the price was really worth it.

Last and not the least, who could ever resist not having desserts at the end of the meal. Of course I had to save a few space for dessert.

DOUGHNUT, CARAMEL, PUFFED RICE, ROSE ICE CREAM, MARZIPAN MERINGUE (Php 180), it is a small bowl containing a munchkin size doughnut, a scoop of ice cream topped with puffed rice, matcha powder and marzipan meringue. This is actually my fave. You can really taste the flavour of rose with a lychee aftertaste. Be sure to eat this as soon as it is served though, because it will melt right away beside the freshly made doughnut.

DOUGHNUT SANG KAYA, SOY SAUCE ICE CREAM, EGG CRISP (Php 200). Yes you read it right. soy sauce was indeed the flavour of the ice cream. May sound weird but seriously you’ll love it too. It is just the same with the other dessert. There was a munchkin size doughnut, a scoop of ice cream, but with coconut meat shavings and pandan sauce dressing. It has that mostly sweet taste with a hint of soy sauce too. Don’t worry it isn’t salty at all. I suggest you try it for youself to know how good it is.

Overall experience is a 5/5. :) My reviews about this place is totally my honest opinion. So hope you guys will have a great time too as we all did:). #looloorendezvoos #sponsoredevent

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Marc M.
5.0 Stars
10

128525 First Rendezvoos for 2017 128525
(Akala ko kinalimutan na ko ni Pi 9996128513)
Hey Handsome's Lunch Menu is quite different from their usual Dinner Service, so I was quite excited to try it out courtesy of the combined efforts of the Management and loolooapp. And what a spread as they let us taste everything on the menu 128525

First off were the drinks.
127865I opted for the Donkey Punch once I saw that it had lemongrass, I knew that it would be a great jump starter for my tastebuds.

127868Magic Milk - I got to try this via @Christina Definitely not for the Lactose intolerant. You might not enjoy the food if your stomach acts up midway 128557.

127864Cherry Pop - never got to try this because it was only offered to Pi. Nagseselos na nga ako sa server kasi puro si Pi na lang inaasikaso niya. 9996128514

On to the Mains:

128031Fried Catfish - I honestly loved how the Catfish was so fresh! Perfectly fried too. I would've enjoyed it more if it were easier to pick. The bones were just in the way all the time.

128022Grilled Pork Belly - Tender Pork with a hint of smoke 128525. We all loved this one.

128019Fried Chicken - for me it tasted similar to the pork belly less the pork belly 🤔, probably because of the sambal. Served on top was Squid Ink "Keropek" I don't know why but there is an additional "E". My wife is gonna love this, mainly because of the Keropek. 128513

But between the 2 chicken dishes, I enjoyed Chicken Rice the most. In fact, this was my star. 128525

128019Chicken Rice - Twice Steeped Chicken. Very much like Hainanese Chicken but is actually a mixture of different disciplines of Chicken Rice in asia. This is a safe choice for Hey Handsome beginners 128513

127838Squid Ink Baguette - stuffed with veggies and a somewhat curry going on in there. This is their Vegetarian option. I kinda liked it but the baguette can be kinda hard to partake.

128004Laap Neua - Minced beef that is like smaller chunks of it's dinner equivalent. Sweet and Spicy too. Also has that crunchy texture to it from small specks that I can't distinguish.. Is it from the toasted corn? 🤔

Of course we were also served desserts! 128525
127802Donut Caramel - tasted like flowers because well it comes with Rose Ice Cream. What will they think of next, I said. 🤔

127862Donut Sang Kaya - then came Soy Sauce Ice Cream. We were like what? How would that even taste? You can clearly sample the soy sauce at first, then it quickly progresses to a more caramel-like finish. I love it! 10084

Overall, I will say that their Lunch Service is a bit toned down than their Dinner. Which is a good thing for me, since I clearly remember from my past visits that their flavors are really intense. Sobrang malasa that it can take a toll on your tastebuds. Like if you try their Fried Egg, it's soooo goood but if you consume one serving on your own you might find your tongue a but numb from the acidity 128069. But hey it's all gooood. 128525

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Lem E.
5.0 Stars

The best dessert in BGC!!! Durian Cream Puff.

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars
10

Hey Handsome, located in Net Park Building in BGC, is now open for lunch and the place is definitely a feast not just in the culinary sense, but in the visual aspect as well.

The place, although relatively small, gives off a cool, retro-chic vibe, which adds to the overall dining experience.

My personal favorite was the open-bar area where you could see Chef Nicco and Chef Queenie whip up a variety of dishes ranging from comfort food such as Fried Catfish and Minced Beef to more unique fare such as Bunny Chow.

They also have dishes that are a delicious balance of old and new like their Fried Chicken.

Judging from the ingredients, I guessed that the menu was inspired by South East Asian flavors. Chefs Nicco and Queenie confirmed that my hunch was correct. The food at Hey Handsome is a deliciously eclectic mix of Thai, Chinese-Malay, and Singaporean food.

Thanks to the Hey Handsome sponsored rendezvoos, I had more than I would usually order, which in this case, wasn’t a bad thing.

What we had:

DRINKS

Magic milk (milk, yoghurt, and yuzu) – like a Yakult smoothie! Great with spicy food.

Donkey punch (lemon grass, elder flower, and passion fruit) – deliciously refreshing. I had two.

Cherry pop (rosemary, lemon juice, and mudled cherry) – sweet, sour, and like summer in a glass.

JAVA RICE

Fried Catfish (with green papaya, green tomato, sambal asam, pickled turmeric egg, coconut gravy, peanut muffin, and herb rice) – Catfish was sooo fresh and flavourful! A little difficult to eat because of the tiny bones.

Fried Chicken (topped with peanut crumbs, house soy, squid ink kropek, coconut gravy, pickled turmeric egg, tofu, cabbage, sambal assam
, peanut muffin, and herb rice) – A comforting dish; the chicken was surprisingly tender.

Grilled Pork Belly (with fried egg, sambal matah, pickled turmeric egg, cabbage, and herb rice) – The crowd favourite. We all loved the subtle smokey flavour of the meat.

CHICKEN RICE

Steeped Chicken (with Thai and Malay flavours; served with grilled bok choy, house soy, chili, and chicken rice) – Another big hitter. The chicken had a familiar (not) Hainanese flavour that we all liked.

BUNNY CHOW (Vegetarian)

Squid Ink Baguette (stuffed with fresh mixed veggies, fried egg, oyster mushroom, and tofu; topped with
dehydrated kale, and house coconut sauce) – A great starter especially if you come in a group.

LAAP NEUA (Thai Beef Salad)

Minced Beef (wok fried ground beef, nam prik laap/aromatic fresh herbs, grilled corn, egg, and plain rice) – Strong flavours; sweet-spicy.

OVERDOUGHS (Dessert)

Donut Caramel (with pinipig, rose ice cream, and marzipan (almond) meringue) – wasn’t a huge fan of the rose ice cream because of it’s flowery after taste. Loved the sweet donut!

Donut Sang Kaya (with soy sauce ice cream, and pandan dressing) – My personal favourite; perfectly sweet that I could’ve eaten about five of these.

Hey Handsome has great service and fantastic food. There are definitely more reasons to visit this place now that they have a new menu, and are open for lunch!

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars
10

A multi sensory Asian experience is what you can find in Hey Handsome. I love how they've opened my palate to unconventional South East Asian (SEA) food, which I embarrassingly have ignored in my choice of dining. I had a fantastic dinner here a few months ago and the taste of the food lingered in my mind for a couple of days.

They are now open for lunch, with a different menu than dinner. Chef Nicco and Chef Queenie shared how they took inspiration from our neighboring countries who have a bolder approach to flavors. They might revise their menu again pretty soon and paying them a visit could offer a surprise for those always looking out for something new.

While I find the dinner menu to have gutsier flavors, their lunch menu offers tempered dishes that's suitable for those that are craving for something with a subtle kick, or those that are not too adventurous with food.

Here's what we had:

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❣️Fried CHICKEN, nasi ulam, house soy, sambal assam. 460.
Chicken was moist and tender. The squid ink kropek was fun to munch on. The turmeric egg is soft boiled and oozed after we sliced into it. Photo #2

❣️Fried CATFISH, nasi ulam, green papaya, grilled tomato, sambal assam. 480. Photo #3
No muddy taste at all! If you like catfish, you'll enjoy this. Maybe something for the Lola's. Because it's the oldies in our family that eat hito and actually crave for it.

9889️❣️Grilled PORK BELLY, nasi ulam, sambal matah, grilled cabbage. 440. Photo #4
Oooh sarap. Belly was tender. Pork itself tasted clean. Like an in your face inihaw.

❣️Steeped CHICKEN, grilled bok choy, house soy, chili, chicken rice. 420. Photo #1
Their version of a more flavorful hainanese chicken rice. This is the most subtle dish from the whole menu and what I'd recommend to those that want try out if they like SEA food.

❣️SQUID ink baguette, long beans, mushrooms, egg, coconut gravy. 320. Photo #5
An almost vegetarian dish, if you're not queasy with squid ink. Use the bread to soak up the curry.

9889️❣️Minced BEEF, grilled corn, egg, rice, nam prik lap. 390. Photo #6
The most SEA in flavor for me. And it was a little spicy so of course I loved this. That crispy fried egg is the only way the egg should be made with this dish.

❣️DOUGHNUT caramel, puffed rice, rose ice cream, marzipan meringue. 180. Photo #7
Don't worry, the rose ice cream won't feel like you swallowed your Lola's perfume. I was relieved the taste was subtle.

9889️❣️DOUGHNUT, sang kaya, soy sauce ice cream, egg crisp. 200. Photo #8
Loved this! The soy sauce ice cream was nutty. Doughnut was fried, the old fashioned way. Also had a dusting of matcha powder.

❣️DONKEY PUNCH. 130. Photo #9 - yellow drink
A mix of elder flower, galangal, lemongrass and passion fruit. A refreshing drink for those that want something fruity.

10024❣️MAGIC MILK. 180. Photo #9 - white drink
A yogurt, yakult-like drink with Japanese lime and milk. I liked the tartness. It's a refreshing palate cleanser.

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Food is always exceptional here for me. It's hard to choose a favorite because I can see myself enjoying whatever they put on a plate whatever I might decide to order. But since there are only 6 mains for lunch, the lighting bolt represents my top 2. I just love how there are varying textures and contrasting flavors on every bite. Each dish offers a different experience. I prefer a little more heat in my food, so when on my own I'll ask for more.

Serving is super busog for one or can be shared.

I still recommend visiting both lunch and dinner when you can. They have a special VDay menu for all you love-ahs out there.

Sponsored event thanks to Charlie Paw / Tasteless Group and Looloo.

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Josette P.
5.0 Stars
10

Hey Handsome on broad Saturday light experienced via #looloorendevoos 10084 So I've been eyeing on this restaurant the moment it opened cause hey, I love Your Local. Knowing it's another Chef Nicco masterpiece and with Southeast Asian flavor fusion into the dish it really made me interested.

Soooo what we had is basically the entire thing on the menu which is awesome! They have a separate menu for lunch and dinner. Recently offered lunch from 11am to 2:30pm and dinner starts at 6:00pm to 11:00pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Yes, they too deserve a break. Haha.

Now the real review on the meal. I'll start with my personal favorites.

127775 Chicken Rice which shall not be called as Hainanese Chicken no matter how similar they look because they differ in taste. But I must say, the rice itself taste a lot like hainanese. You know how they cook it with the chicken broth of the chicken. Yes, that one!! The chicken itself is different in taste. It's steamed yes, but the flavor is more of Thai for me. With the soy being more prominent and that bok choy with silantro kick.

127775 Grilled Pork which so tender and flavorful. To be honest, the plate would tell you that there seems to be a lot going in that plate. Serving size is big though rice would be insufficient with the big chunk of pork. Coconut rice is great, companion of that pork and for some reason the sambal matah adds a certain spiciness into the meal coupled with the cabbage. I actually like how less complicated the flavor of this meal is compared with the others. A little more straight forward than the rest.

127775 Fried Chicken is not your regular chicken. For one, it's technically a rolled chicken fillet. Like the ones you use for cordon bleu and it has a sting of curry flavor into it. Though not filled with it but a strong flavor of it which I also liked. Cause I love curry!! Coupled with herb rice, and a strong flavor of that peanut sauce. I also liked the pickled egg. Haha. Despite it's ginger flavor which I'm not a big fan. A yolk that's yellow and orange-ish would describe it. Plus, the keropek which is kropek literally and covered with squid ink taste a little less salty and greasy than the usual kropek we know.

127775 Minced Beef is a spicy but chewy. As much as I like how spicy it is the beef ain't really good. It has some corn bits and with those green leafy thing making it look like laing. This dish was okay with me. Besides its spicy flavor, I cannot remember the rest of the flavors.

127775 Fried Catfish was okay. I'm not the biggest fan of catfish to be honest because of its texture. Well it was fried right but was a little hard to remove the rest of it from the bone. I like the peanut muffin though and that pickled egg. It's just that the peanut sauce is strong that it takes over the other flavors of the plate.

127775 Squid Ink Baguette is unique. Well, true that it was hard to slice the baguette and the squid ink gave it a different salty texture but the inside of it which is curry base taste good. It has mushroom too and some beans. It's their vegetarian option and I actually like it.

Drink wise I chose Magic Milk because hey it's yogurt and milk base which I like. It also has this Yozu which is Japanese lime. Though for me it taste more of like Nestle's Mango Yogurt more for some reason. It's smooth and a little sour. Totally enjoyed my drink!

Here comes the great ending. So originally I would give them four star cause some flavor are too powerful over the other. It's so hard to differentiate its flavor but the desserts are the deal breakers. For a dessert lover like me, they matter most!!

127775 Doughnut caramel with rose ice cream and marzapan meringue is a refreshing treat. The rose ice cream has this lychee after taste that's less complex to the taste buds but rather refreshes it. The caramel doughnut is lovely. Chewy and glazed with the right amount of caramel. Not too sweet and the marzapan meringue melts in your mouth.

127775 Dougnut sang kaya with soy sauce ice cream gives you a more complex kind of dessert. You wouldn't know it is a soy sauce ice cream if you never knew it is called that way. Yes, it's salty at first bit but more like salted caramel kind of flavor. I honestly prefer this ice cream more. Sang kaya is good too cause pandan is love and it's chewy.

But between the two I wanna mix the soy sauce ice cream and caramel doughnut cause I think they would compliment as well. Or probably order just the soy sauce ice cream separately. Haha. They also serve coffee from Yardstick so you can enjoy a cup of their classics after a filling meal.

The ambiance is great but the sounds can be a little loud that you won't here your other friends at the end of the table. For a casual Saturday brunch or lunch around BGC that had a different taste from usual then Hey Handsome is for you. Price range of meals is around Php 320-500.

They do not accept reservations though and the place is usually packed during dinner so for starters you can try their lunch courses and go back when it suits your taste.

Thank you again looloo rendevoos for a free treat at this restaurant! I'm coming back again for dinner.

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars
2

Fried Egg - WOW! I never had eggs like this before. Crunchy Fried whites drenched in a sweet, sour and salty kind of dressing. I can't even comprehend why I can't stop munching on this while waiting for the Mains. This is the perfect appetizer and I bet it goes really well with alcohol too.

Beef - Sooo tender! And the sauce, almost perfect. I just didn't appreciate the somewhat crunchy bits that get in the way when I chew overzealously 128513. Yung sarap na sarap ka kasi ang lambot ng beef tapos biglang may crunchy 128534. Personal preference na lang but otherwise 128522128077

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