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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Naxional restaurant - South American-themed diner now open in Uptown Parade BGC


Naxional, a South American-themed diner just opened last August 2016, they feature 10 kinds of South American cuisine that came from their respective state. If you have tried Mexican, Brazilian and Cuban cuisine, then you have to visit Naxional to try more of their authentic kind and be a food explorer for a day.

I was there during their grand opening, and I can say that everything is good and Instagramish. For me its a first to try these Argentinian, Puerto Rican and Bolivian dishes.

Naxional is located at the 2nd level of Uptown Parade in BGC. Naxional is a new resto concept by restauranteur Raymund Magdaluyo, of Red Crab Group. Naxional was born after a team up with Jun Sunga, Vanessa Matsunaga, actor Daniel Matsunaga, their mom Gege Matsunaga and Lifestyle Network tv host Cynthia Patos.

The way they presented their South American food came from the style of the cooking of a mom for the family. So when you dine in here, you expect dishes that are prepared and conceptualized by South American moms, because in South America they enjoy dining together as a family, and this is similar on the customs we have here in the Philippines. Also I found out that Vanessa and Daniel Matsunaga's mom handcrafted all of the recipe for this restaurant, with a touch of a South American mommy.

Some food will remind you of our local dish, but then was cooked, prepared and with a different taste with South American style.


Naxional Restaurant


Inside Naxional


Coke bottles turned into a chandelier
really cute and very Instagrammable


At the lunch table, seating with Luane De Lima Pasinatto, one of the partners of Naxional


Ribbon cutting, Naxional's Vanessa Matsunaga with guest from Brazil Embassy

The Menu

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Food feature from Naxional


Gaucho Steak (Argentina)


Carne de Meschada (Venezuela)


Patacones (Puerto Rico)


Picante de Pollo (Bolivia)
- spicy grilled chicken


Encebollado (Ecuador)


Pao de Queijo (Brazil)
-baked cheese roll


Rabo Encendido (Cuba)
- oxtail


Elote (Mexico)


Dulce de Leche cheesecake


If you are hungry for more new food concept, then you have to pay a visit to Naxional to try something new for your taste buds.

Naxional restaurant

2/F in Uptown Parade, BGC, Taguig City

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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