Green Pastures (link to zomato, as no website for restaurant)
Location – Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Philippines
Type of Establishment – Restaurant
Serving – Lunch and Dinner
Level of Paleo – Paleo-catered
Price – ££
On the off chance, we Googled ‘Paleo Manila’, not really expecting to find anything of consequence. However, as luck would have it, there happened to be a Paleo friendly restaurant in the mall next door to our hotel in Manila. Needless to say, we had to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised. A create your own salad bar, plenty of organic fare, homemade juices full of goodness, 3 kinds of cauliflower rice, and various flavours of Kombucha. We had found the right place. We ordered a ‘large plate for 3-4’ of New York strip steak, with organic market veggies, for the 2 of us, alongside sweet potato fries, which were literally the best I’ve ever had, including my own. Not too crispy, not soaked in oil, completely the right flavour with nothing added. It was also very reasonably priced. Although we were in Asia, things in Metro Manila are very Western, (including Debenhams and M&S!) which influences the prices to be Western also. However, a bottle of Kombucha, 2 glasses of organic red wine, a large sharing plate and a side, came to roughly £40, which for a Paleo option is very reasonable. Highly recommended if ever you find yourself at a loose end for dinner in Manila.