Whatever your taste or pleasure, Manila dining offers something for everyone. The latest area to catch the citizens’ fancy is the new Fort development near Fort Bonifacio, about a 10-minute drive from Makati without traffic, past the splendid San Antonio church to the broad greens, condominiums, and restaurant areas. Look for places like Red Kimono (Japanese), Hossein’s Persian Kebabs (A Manila stalwart, with a terrific upstairs outlet and a “sheesha” hubble-bubble bar near P Burgos too), Caffe Puccini (Italian), Trio Italian Bistro, Prince of Jaipur (Indian), and Pier One (seafood in a pirate shack – or ship, maybe).  At the Ayala Center in Makati, a row of restaurants span Italian to native Filipino fare. A meal for two at most of the establishments here will cost about P1,800 (US$43). At Greenbelt make time to visit Café Bola, where Filipino food is served with panache. Try its “sinigang” (boiled pork in a sour soup) and “tuyo” (dried herring) for a decidedly Filipino experience. MyLK, another Greenbelt restaurant, serves a kaleidoscope of dishes centred on the concept of comfort food. Wasabi (tel: 840-4223) on Makati Avenue close by The Peninsula is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with Californian influence. Try the white fish, crabmeat and avocado with a special sauce.