When we talk about work, people would easily point you to Makati City. Knowing that top of the line companies reside here, there’s no doubt that every career-oriented person would want to make a residence in this district. But, Makati City isn’t just about your career’s  ideal neighborhood. It also houses, food hubs that are worth for your hard-earned money.

To help you find these exciting hubs we’ve prepared you a list for everyone’s preferred cuisine!


Matgalne Korean Restaurant
Kalayaan Ave, corner Makati Ave, Makati City

Anyeonghaseo! Find your Oppa in this authentic Korean barbeque place! They offer a standard buffet price that is worth PHP 499 for unlimited samgyupsal (pork) and Woo Sam Kyup (beef)! You can also enjoy their side dish buffet that includes japchae, omelet, rice, kimchi, basically everything from lettuce to all kinds of fruits. Get your money’s worth in this unique buffet. NO TIME LIMIT!


Ukokkei Ramen Ron
Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo, Makati City

Itadakimasu!  Your Ramen cravings can easily put you into bankrupt! Good thing this hole-in-the wall ramen place can save you and your budget! Satisfy your cravings with nothing above PHP 400!! Sources say Ukokkei Ramen Ron had been in the industry since 2008. They have been  known as ‘Ramen Nazi’ due to their no-sharing, no-loitering-after-eating-policies though their rigid rules had relaxed over the years. There must-try would be the Tantanmen (peanut sauce noodles) which is only available at 6 PM onwards.



Toyo Eatery
Chino Roces Avenue, Karrivin Plaza, Makati City

Bringing you the perfect twist in Filipino Cuisine! It can be a little expensive but it will surely reinvent your Filipino taste buds as it Chef Jordy elevates every Filipino dish that we know of. This surely is a great place to bring our balikbayan family and friends.  There must try is their grilled belly and loin bangus with Toyo Eatey silog! Because who doesn’t love bangus belly?


Lucky Rainbow Seafood Restaurant
2/L Patriarch Building, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City

What can ever go wrong with dimsum? Lucky Rainbow Restaurant is all about being instagram-worthy from its interiors to its delicious meals! The chinese lanterns, ornately embroidered table clothes, napkins and curtains all contributes to that total Chinese Dining experience. There must try food is the Fried Suahe with salted egg yolk! And of course, who dines in a Chinese restaurant without the Peking Duck! Taste authentic Duck Meat in this gem of a place just near Waltermart Makati!


Siamaroi Thai
124 Jupiter St., Bel-air, Makati City

Siam is the old name of Thailand and Aroi meansyummy in Thai This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is hidden along Jupiter St. in Makati.  It is owned by Thai family where its owner personally cooks the food for its customers guaranteeing its authenticity. Upon entering the restaurant, you will be greeted by its homey ambiance and  a sari-sari like store of Thai goods. They are known for its Khor Moo Yang ( Roast Pork Neck with special sauce) and Papaya Salad Crispy Pork.


Persia Grill
Legazpi St. Makati City

Craving for Middle Eastern Food? This Middle Eastern restaurant uses heirloom recipes from Kiam Kazemi’s (owner) grandmother’s kitchen! They recommend starting with the Peshgahza, Feta Cheese and Pita Bread. Then go for the Lamb Biryani and Kebab with Burani Sauce and Basmati Rice topped Ox Brain. This place is best for family and friends due to its wide and open interiors not to mention its affordable price of about  500/head.


Sultan Mediterranean Grill
Valero Plaza,  San Augustin, Makati City

It used to be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant back in 2010 and now it is turned into a full-on restaurant vibe.  Serving mediterranean cuisine can be a challenge in the Philippines but this restaurant will give you worth of your money with its authentic taste. The servings in this place are generous and fairly price. The must trys are the Tropical Dream Salad, Falafel (fried patty made of chickpeas), Moussaka and the Braised Lamba Shanks.

We sure hope that this list has brought you serious hunger and cravings because we are bringing you closer to these authentic restaurants with Empire East’s San Lorenzo Place in Makati City!
San Lorenzo place is one of Empire East’s transit-oriented development where it is directly connected to MRT Magallanes Station.  It is strategically located at  EDSA corner Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City where public transportations are available just outside the gates. It also houses its own mall which makes it easier for its future homeowners to shop and dine at the same time. Living here is like finding the right opportunity at well renowned work places and business abound without sacrificing your budget just to get the best home of convenience.

To know more, call 810-3333 or chat with one of their customer representatives LIVE! at www.empire-east.com. You can also Like/Follow Empire East with the username: @empireeast on facebook, twitter and instagram for real time updates.



ART4Kids love playing with colors and drawings. You’ll see their art on walls, books, or any area of the house where they could stick their crayons and pencils in; leaving us parents a little stressed for all the mess we had to clean up. But did you know that this fun activity is beneficial to your child’s early development?


ART is more than just the drawings that come out of it. Research shows that various art activities, including painting, singing, and dancing, could help develop your child’s early brain development, mastery, creativity, and independence.

Art makes your child feel independent

With every stroke of crayon, your child is making an independent decision on self-expressing his or her imagination. It could also help boost your kid’s self-esteem as works of art made from your child’s pure dedication tends to generate a feeling of accomplishment in the end.

Art helps your child express himself better


Through art, you are giving your child endless ways to express ideas that could spark their curiosity.  It could also enhance their social skills and level of appreciation when they work with a group.

Art prepares kids for school

Because of a child’s naturally curious disposition, independence, and self-expression, art trains him to become more prepared for bigger tasks at home and in school. They can sharpen their brains to take on more cognitive roles as they age.

This coming August 4, 2017, real estate developer Empire East will be launching its art class program titled ‘heART’ under the banner Empire East Cares. The objective of this activity is to enhance the art skills and share its benefits among school-aged kids in Santa Maria, Laguna.


Follow the Empire East Cares journey using the hashtag #EmpireEastCares or Like/Follow @empireeast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Empire East Builds Homes With Gawad Kalinga

Metro Manila, Philippines – Real Estate Developer Empire East is set to celebrate its 23rd anniversary on July 15th with a partnership event with Gawad Kalinga, aiming to construct multiple housing for several families in Muntinlupa City.

“This home-building effort is the main event of our anniversary program ‘Empire East Cares.’ With the help of Gawad Kalinga, we aim to give back and share happiness with the community around us, in one small way or another” says Empire East President and CEO Atty. Anthony Charlemagne Yu.
Empire East’s series of events began with a street feeding program last week and will continue with other humanitarian events such as ‘The Blanket Project’, which aims to send mats and blankets to those affected in the Marawi siege; and an art teaching program to students in a school in Sta. Maria, Laguna.
Follow their journey through the hashtag #EmpireEastCares. Call 810-3333 or chat with live chat with them on www.empire-east.com. You may also follow @empireeast on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

StrEATs: To nourish street kids and families in Metro Manila with a sumptuous meal

Empire East Brings The Heart of a Loving Home into the Streets.

Real Estate Developer, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary in the industry. To commemorate its 23 years of service, Empire East will be launching a street-feeding program entitled “strEATs” on Friday,  July 7, 2017.

Several members of the company including Empire East CEO and President, Atty. Anthony Charlemagne Yu will be out on the streets to provide food packages to families and children found on these three areas:

1. Cuneta Sports Complex, Pasay City

2. Remedios Circle in Malate 


3.  Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard

“For 23 years, Empire East has delivered the best quality and affordable homes for every aspiring homeowner. The existing community had given us the inspiration to do so which is why  in this year’s celebration we wanted to focus on giving back to these people. The goal of the ‘strEAT’ program is to give home goodies such as sardines, bread, tuna etc. to 100 or more families.” says Empire East President and CEO, Atty. Anthony Charlemagne Yu.

Other upcoming events for the month of July: The Blanket Project, an open donation of new mats and blankets which will be forwarded to all the soldiers and victims of the Marawi siege; The ‘heART’ event that solely focuses on teaching basic art skills to school-aged kids both in the metro and the provinces.

Stay tuned for more Empire East news! For inquiries kindly call us at 810-3333.
Follow us in all our social media accounts with the username @empireeast or chat with us LIVE at http://www.empire-east.com.



Having a home of your own is solely not about financial commitment but it is also about committing yourself socially as you get to live in a new environment and in a different setting that can upgrade your way of living. Decisions in buying a home do not always depend on how big your budget is but rather how good the development is.  You think of having a big comfortable but you don’t want to sacrifice the convenience of your location from transportations, or you want a home surrounded by nature but you don’t want to leave your work in the city? In this era of modern rapid development, anything can be possible. Which is why we’ve prepared you a list that can give you the right condo lifestyle!

  1. You prefer Mobility as the center of your lifestyle

Condo developments are usually built where business offices and transportation is convenient for its future homeowners. Living in a condo will give you easy access to work, dining, and to transacting your vital transactions at your own convenience while living in a bliss of paradise.


Pioneer Woodlands and San Lorenzo Place are two of Empire East’s transit-oriented developments. Both are physically connected to one of the country’s main railway such as the Boni Avenue and Magallanes MRT stations respectively. These developments also come with high-end facilities such as a lap pool, gym and sky gardens. 

  1. You prefer someone else to handle outside work (landscape/gardens)

You love living near green spaces but has neither time nor patience to maintain them. If this is the case then, living in a condo is right for you. One of the benefits of living in a condo is the freedom from maintaining your garden decks yet you can still afford to live in residential condos that are built in a garden community setting.


Mango Tree Residences is an Italian-inspired garden community built at the heart of San Juan City. You’ll never miss your morning walks in these state of the art gardens surrounded by homegrown mango trees. It uniquely offers amenities such as a yoga station, al fresco lounge, pools and amazing garden decks.

  1. You enjoy fitness activities but only if you are near with the right equipment

    Most condominiums boasts their high-end facilities such as a theatre room, gym, lap pools, jogging paths, clubhouse and etc. These are just some benefits that you won’t get when you live in an average home or apartment building.

    Enjoy exclusivity while putting your fitness a priority. Covent Garden, conveniently located in Sta. Mesa right in the middle of V. Mapa and Pureza LRT stations offers high end facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, and a jogging path. Ideally made for students and young professionals who are always on the go. Don’t sacrifice your health just because you’re busy.
  2. You prefer doing your own interior

You wanted so badly to design your own room but you can’t because you’re just renting out. You can’t have your own room because buying a house is not practical right now, but you can get not just your own room but an entire flat with kitchen and toilet and bath that you can paint and put pictures on wall as many as you want.
Covent Garden Model Unit (4) with watermark

  1. You want have a place you can call your own

    Getting an apartment or a house is actually more expensive than getting a condo unit. The fact that you won’t have the opportunity of enjoying the amenities like the pool, gym and a 24/7 security when you live in apartments and freehold homes is already a done deal. You can get affordable deals when buying a condo especially if you’ll be purchasing units that are pre-selling. Plus you’ll have a community to share the major costs on its amenities which is also known as ‘Association dues’.

    To know more about Empire East homes, call 810-3333 or chat with us live at www.empire-east.com!