Makansutra

2/F Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

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Makansutra
3.7
3.5 Stars

49 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 23
  • 3 stars 15
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 52 Reviews
  • 173 Recommend
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Category:
Asian
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Ygie Marielle M.
4.0 Stars
6

When Makansutra opened last September 2016 in Megamall we immediately tried it because Singaporean cuisine in one hall?? Wouldn't that be worth the drool. The first picture shows the classic Hainanese Chicken, verdict? Not much Hainanese taste unlike the restaurant, Hainanese Delights.The second picture is a duck over yam rice. This dish is the bessssst!!! Duck dish I've ever had in my life 128525 Like you can compare it with chinese restaurants duck dishes. This one’s very tender and tasty. The next 3 pictures are some great artworks inside the food hall. This food halls is full of art inside and some percect spots to take your ootds? Maybe but who cares food is life-r. 128540 And the last picture is a Roti John, we were supposed to order the classic roti with curry dip but they are already out of roti. So we tried this Roti John, an omelette egg sandwich with a curry on the side. P.S — The downside of Makansutra is that it is quite hot inside that is why you should find a perfect spot to enjoy your meal without getting irritated with the hotness. #loolooDroneGiveaway

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Abe C.
3.0 Stars
8

Makansutra opened last September 2016, and it's been on my To Try List ever since. I enjoyed my experience in Makansutra a few years ago in Singapore. That was when I first tried one of my faves, Cereal Prawns, which works so well with rice.

This time since it was a solo visit, I ordered only the following:
+ Laksa (PhP 250) - Noodle soup with curry coconut milk, and with flavors and spices. 1277751277751277751/2 (this would be a 4 if they used rice noodles or rice vermicelli instead of egg noodles; at the Donald & Lily stall at the rear left)
+ Roti plain (PhP 80) - there are many versions and combinations, but since I ordered the Laksa, I just took the plain one with curry dip. The Roti was very good, though the curry dip could be better suited by being more flavorful (stronger curry and less watery, the spice could be lowered, too but I could take it. 127775127775127775 (at Curry Flurry at the rear center)
+ Bandung (PhP 90, add PhP 10 for the gulaman) - Rose drink, added with black gulaman. Unusual, but very good. I liked it. 127775127775127775127775 (center, at the Drinks and Desserts station)

TIPS:
+Must Order #1 - I think it's still the Laksa. I'll try to order the Cereal Prawns and I hear the Chicken Satay was good, next time.
+Must Order #2 - Bandung. Yummy.
+ Preferably go here with a date or group so you get to try more stuff. I like the chairs and tables; there's a variety of them, some modern, a few cool wooden ones. The place could be more well lit in certain parts but, all things considered, I liked the look.

Makansutra is actually built like a Hawker area, with many stalls to choose from - - 12 in total, but without overlapping offerings.

MAKANSUTRA Ratings, at a Glance:
> Food & Beverage: 127775127775127775 1/2
> Service : 127775127775127775 (food took longer than I'd like but I was also busy taking pics.
> Ambience: 1277751277751277751/2
> Value for Money: 127775127775127775
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> Worth a Try      : Yes (especially if you like Singaporean, Peranakan, and Malaysian)
> Worth a return : Maybe, if I'm looking to eat Singaporean and I'm in the area but Megamall is mega far from me... So it'll be a while between return trips.
> VERDICT          : 127775127775127775 (solid visit, just not a priority to return)

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Cel C.
2.0 Stars
2

First time here. I made a beeline to the stall that serves Laksa, Donald & Lily, located at the back side of the hall. No queue and very few people eating at 4pm on a Tuesday. A big bowl of laksa costs P250. With 2 prawns, fish cakes, fish balls, sliced cucumbers and strips of scrambled egg. I got my drinks at the drink station and was disappointed that there is no iced lemon tea, a staple at Singapore hawker centres. Settled for iced lemongrass tea which is kinda ok.

The broth was spicy and really creamy. Yum! But I was surprised that the noodles is actually egg noodles. I've always had laksa with rice noodles. It was disappointing coz the egg flavor of the noodles wasn't a nice combination for the rich broth (for me, at least). And they replaced the bean sprouts with slices of cucumber. Just not what I'm used to. For me, Toastbox is still the best laksa. For the first time, I did not finish my bowl of laksa. 128530

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sijmojito T.
1.0 Stars

Madumi! Full of flies!
Our food: Cereal Prawn : 4 stars
Yang Chow Fried Rice: SGs version is still the best (2 Stars)
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Nica M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Dnalor A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

SHIOK means delicious and fantastic. The Bandung and Lemon Barley were both delicious and the Pulut Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream (aka the "not so Pinoy" champorado) was fantastic! 128513128521

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
3

I wanted to eat Asian but I can't decide which cuisine so I went here to have many options. I ordered chicken roti, chicken laksa and sugar cane with calamansi (buy 1 take 1).

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Meg M.
5.0 Stars

I go here whenever I miss Singapore's "carrot cake" or chai tow kway 10084️ It's so good!

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars

Makansutra, a famous street food market in Singapore, is basically a food court that houses several stalls that serve Singapore favorites. And late last year, Makansutra Pte Ltd brought Makansutra Hawkers to the Philippines. Just like in its place of origin, various dishes found in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malysia, among others, are available here.

When I visited, it was before noon and the place wasn't packed. There were a lot of tables though and there's an area that can be reserved for any event. The servers manning the stalls were very helpful and accommodating. There's a separate stall just for beverages but they also have stations around for service water. Overall, the place was neat, well-lit, and quite pleasant.

P.S. This review is just about the Makansutra space and not the specific stalls.

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Patricia B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Pam L.
4.0 Stars

We ordered the following:
Satay
Roti and curry
Kaya toast
Carrot cake

The satay is really good! I love the peanut sauce and it brings back memories of late night eats in Jalan Alor. Roti and curry is delicious also. I recommend getting this! The kaya toast is also good but then again it's really hard to mess up kaya toast.

It's my first time trying the Singaporean carrot cake. I was surprised when my friend brought it to the table because it didn't look like cake AT ALL. It doesn't taste like carrot either. It's a savory dish that reminds me of gnocchi. You should not miss this! I think this costs around 200.

It's pretty spacious inside and there are a lot of tables. It can get pretty smoky so I suggest sitting by the entrance instead. Will definitely come back for more "carrot cake"!

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Shun X.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

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Patricia B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
2

I loved the experience here. It really has that feel of being in Singapore and enjoying the great food they have there. Super awesome idea to bring it to the Philippines

This is place is like a food court. The ambience is really there and you have so much stalls to choose from.

I went for the one that had the most people. Which is Bao Ji Xiang. I went for their chicken cooked in paper ( warning... Not edible) basically it is en papillote. I studied this back in college it is like a style of cooking. Kinda like steaming! The dish came with noodles. My cousin ordered their white chicken, hainanese chicken.

I loved my order. The chicken was very flavorful and very juicy! Wow. Kakabitin though cause the order only had 3 pcs. The noodles were good! Tasted like crab and warning again super super spicy! Well i have a low spice tolerance but I found it spicy but really good at the same time.

The white chicken for me was just okay not really wow. I liked boon tong kee's better.

I would come back for more!!!

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Ian A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Mc S.
4.0 Stars
5

Makansutra

Finally I get to experience Makansutra, Founded by the affable entrepreneur, photojournalist and television show host KF Seetoh in 1997. It celebrates world heritage and traditional street food culture and lifestyle. It inks its own food designs, produces TV shows, runs hawker food markets, consults and organises the wildly popularworld street food congress.

We had :

- Chicken Satay 100841008410084
- Crispy Squid 128078🏻🙄128078🏻
- Laksa 128077128076🏻
- Roti Prata 128076🏻128076🏻128077128077
- Rose Milk Drink 100841008410084️ (I have been searching for this drink since my travel in SG)

They have a great ambience, Although, after eating you would smell like food. 128514128514128514 but i have enjoyed eating.

Español

Finalmente me sale a la experiencia de Makansutra, fundada por el empresario afable, periodista y presentador de televisión KF Seetoh en 1997. Celebra la herencia del mundo y la cultura tradicional de la comida callejera y estilo de vida. Se entinta de sus propios diseños de alimentos, produce programas de televisión, corre mercados de alimentos de vendedores ambulantes, consultas y organiza el salvajemente popularworld Congreso de comida callejera.

Teníamos:

- Pollo satay 100841008410084
- Crujiente de calamar 128078🏻 🙄 128078🏻
- laksa 128077 128076
- Roti plata 128076128076128077 128077
- rosa de la leche bebida 100841008410084(he estado buscando esta bebida desde mi viaje en SG)

Tienen un gran ambiente, aunque, después de comer, olía a comida. 128514 128514 128514 pero he disfrutado comiendo.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
10

Makansutra is a little piece of Singapore here in Manila. Located on the 2nd floor of SM Megamall building A, Makansutra offers fare from Asia that you will traditionally see in the hawker stalls of SG. The food you will get here, whether you like it or not, tastes the way it would from where they originally came from.

Unlike some of the hawker places you may have visited, Makansutra is vibrant, lively and clean. This foodcourt style ‘restaurant’ currently houses at least 11 stalls with each one specializing in a different dish, making sure that we have a wide variety of choices.

So whether you’re feeling nostalgic and just want to get that taste of Singapore, or just want to experience that ‘hawker vibe’, then Makansutra is definitely a place you should visit.

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Abbie June M.
3.0 Stars

I was expecting a lot from this place, I even convinced my bf to bring me here because I really miss Singaporean food. Well, the food was just ok (could be better) but boy was it pricey! I 128517

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Julienne Y.
4.0 Stars

You don't have to go to Singapore. Makansutra has everything you need for the authentic Hawker experience, all you have to do is add "-lah" to the end of your sentence.

My faves here are the chicken satay, roti and laksa. Some of the other highlights are the salted egg prawns and bakuteh. There were other dishes we tried but I forgot what they were. Everything was generally good. Portions just right depending on what you order, some were good for one. Although, they display a "sample" plate to show you what it looks like so it gives you an idea before you order.

Price - it's the same as prices in Singapore. (except you are in Manila, paying in Peso, earning Manila rate)

The place is super insta-friendly also. Has a nice grunge, urban vibe. Lots of interesting color, graffiti, texture and character. Fun for friends.

Slight Downside: you will smell like food after coming here.
But worth it, lah.

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