Most of the sit-down dining options are mid-range restaurants, and can be found in most commercial parts of the city. The massive Chinatown district has a range of Chinese-inspired establishments and cheap street-vendors. Fast food is very popular in Manila, but the most widespread dining option is the many street-side stalls selling local delicacies. These food stalls are inexpensive and provide a wide range of food, from hotdogs through to dimsum, sushi and breakfast dishes. Places like Ermita, Malate and working-class districts like Quiapo have a range of beer gardens. Malate is also home to a vibrant nightlife hub.Shopping
There are plenty of cheap places to shop in the city. The most affordable shopping experiences are the market areas, in places like St Francis Square, Greenhills, and Tiendesitas. Of course, shopping lovers will also get their fix at one of Manila’s Western-style malls. The largest is SM Mall of Asia, one of the biggest in the world. Visitors will need at least a day to see the entire mall.