Do-It-Yourself Meal Kits From Your Favorite Restaurants in Manila


September 11, 2020
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Because there are days when you just can’t—

As tempting as dining in gets under current circumstances, it’s still not 100% saferegardless if restaurants are operating under established protocols. We get nostalgic when we remember the distinct atmosphere of our go-to’s muddled with noise, plus a whole lot of people. While we’re still nowhere near “normal,” we present a possible alternative: fun do-it-yourself meal kits! 

While we’re all discovering and channeling our inner chef these days, there are times when going all out is impossible. DIY meal kits are a great way to try out new food, treat yourself and even spend more time with familyeven if at this point, we all know it’s already a little too much. And you can never go wrong because there are detailed guides to assist you! (And these give you the illusion of doing all the work…but you’re actually not.)

Try a family-friendly activity, most especially for the kids, over the weekend with a Pizza Making Kit from PizzaExpress. You can also set a date night in with a bowl of ramen from Mendokoro Ramenba or Poison. Looking for more options? Read ahead.  

Mendokoro Ramenba

The heat these days may be unbearable, but there’s no stopping us from having a steaming bowl of fresh ramen from Mendokoro Ramenba. Inside their Take Home Ramen Kits include carefully packaged ramen components and detailed instructions to help you perfect your ramen experience at home. The best part? No long lines.


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Order your very own Take Home Ramen Kit for pick up or delivery via


Unleash your inner pizzaiolo with the PizzaExpress Pizza Making Kit (P895). Each kit contains ingredients for two whole pizzas (good for two to three people), their signature Classic crust, tomato passata, mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings, plus dried oregano, ground pepper and olive oil for finishing touches. 

There are limited slots available per day so it’s best to pre-order here.   

Your Local 

Craving your favorite buns from Your Local? Easily assemble them yourself with their At Home Kits (P870). Choose from two variants: Beef Rendang Buns or Chili Crab Buns. Each box is good for two servings and includes freshly-made mantou buns and all the fix-ins you’ll need—like beef rendang filling, smoked aioli, tonkatsu sauce and pickled cucumbers for Beef Rendang; and chili crab filling, leeks and cilantro for Chili Crab.

Order the kit through this form or by sending a direct message to Your Local on Instagram

Poison Coffee & Doughnuts

Fans of ramen, rejoice! Enjoy a warm bowl of your favorite meal with Poison’s DIY Home Ramen & Tsukemen Sets. The kits are good for two people and come in five variants. Choose between Tonkotsu (P780) and Tan Tan Men (P840), while tsukemen lovers can choose between Gyokai (P840), Spicy Gyokai (P860) and Bonito Tsukemen (P970). 

And while you’re at it, why not order some doughnuts for your late night cravings? We know you want to!

Find Poison on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also order through this form.  


For an authentic taste of Thai, Samyan at The Grid presents their DIY Thai Noodle Kits. It comes in two variants: Tom Yum Noodles (P990) or Khao Soi Moo (P950). Each box is good for two servings and contains freshly-made noodles, broth and toppings. Best of all, the kit also includes two bottled drinks of your choice, Thai Iced Tea or Thai Coffeebecause we need all the energy we can get.

Find Samyan at The Grid on GrabFood or Foodpanda. You can also order through this form

Elephant Grounds 

If you’re looking for something lighter, BGC’s Elephant Grounds carries DIY kits for their absolutely divine Egg Salad Toast (P290) and Thai Shrimp Salad (P310). All you have to do is toast the sourdough and assemble everything together! 

RELATED: All-Day Brunching Made Possible at Elephant Grounds in BGC

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Bon appétit! 

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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