Sazanami Sushi’s delectable Fusion Sushi Rolls and Japanese rice bowls like Tendon & Katsudon from retired Chef De Cuisine Godofredo “Freddie” Aranda, who opened a home-based online business during last year’s lockdown . . . Tomas Bistro’s mouth-watering Flatbread Pizzas and Specialty Pasta from Chef James Besalo, who relocated to the Philippines from Bermuda . . . Chikks Party Chicken’s deliciously flavored chicken wings and poppers which Phoebe de Yor and friends concocted in their search of the perfect party food.
These are some of the heartwarming stories behind the great food at Eatogether Food Hall at the Second Level of SM Megamall. Eatogether Food Hall was previously an incubator for Vikings’ new brands, but with the pandemic, the food hall opened its doors to accommodate displaced chefs and home-based food entrepreneurs to pursue their passion for food and business. And today, the food hall welcomes diners to a whole new food hall dining experience.
Japanese food lovers will be delighted with Daburu Ramen’s authentic Daburu House Special Ramen, Kuro Ramen, and Melting Gyoza. Its first store located at the Eatogether Food Hall offers two ramen bowls at the price of one, making the most value in every bowl. Likewise, K-gogi’s bibimbap and unlimited grill sets are popular to satisfy one’s Korean food cravings.
Hola! Paella, on the other hand, offers authentic Spanish food including Seafood Paella and Paella Dela Casa without intimidating the price-conscious.
In addition to the food startups, the food hall houses mainstream names introducing new brands. Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu Express is the ala carte restaurant version of the Tong Yang Plus Buffet brands. It offers Shabu-Shabu, and allows customers to Create Your Own Shabu-Shabu with fresh hotpot ingredients to choose from for as low as 1 peso per gram.
The Vikings Food Group’s Nord’s Bread Hub is a food hall favorite. Nord’s Bread Hub is an urban style bakery and cafe that offers a variety of Asian and Western healthy concept meals, bread, coffee, and desserts such as Pedro Gelato’s freshly made gelato.
The Eatogether Food Hall is a perfect place for families, friends, and even coworkers to come together and celebrate over food and drinks. Safety protocols including temperature checks, availability of alcohol dispensers, and accessibility of contact tracing QR codes are all in place. Also, the food hall has a cashless system for safer and more convenient transactions. Eatogether Food Hall is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.