Movie Stars Café – Hangover Soup

Movie Star Cafe

For many people, a visit to the Movie Stars Café is largely because of its unique featuring of Hollywood and fantasy super heroes and many other characters from Marvel and Pixar.

People may have been coming here with their family and friends for the entertainment, because there are generous offerings of cosplays, and these alone make the visit memorable.

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My first encounter with Movie Stars Café was when we ran out of idea as to where to bring a balikbayan friend for dinner.

It was quite full during that night. We had to bear the long queue although we didn’t really feel impatient because while we waited, we had the chance to have a picture-taking with Optimus Prime, Spiderman, and even the black Gorilla on the exterior wall of the establishment.

Getting in here could bring that festive mood in you. Imagine Supergirl, a clown, or another superhero taking your order and having a group photo shoot with you?


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In terms of food concept, it’s hard to pinpoint what Movie Stars Café’s overall concept is about other than to say that it’s a mix of American, Japanese, Italian and Filipino to a large extent, both on ala carte and buffet.

We ordered a salad, pasta, beef curry, beef rice and nilagang baka (beef broth) and mango juice for our balikbayan friend. Here, it is called hangover soup.

Hangover Soup

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Of all dishes in the menu, who would have thought that I could find what I now personally consider as Manila’s best tasting nilagang baka in Movie Stars Café?

These days, when beef broth is heavily dependent on MSG and powdered flavorings to compensate the quick preparation, hangover soup gave me an impression that the beef was patiently boiled, and  prepared in a way that you could still savour the beef. Ingredients were generous with fresh onion leeks, boiled potatoes, corn and pechay vegetables. A second helping carries an additional charge, but the good thing is that you get exactly the same broth as the original first serving.

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Go ahead and take a sip. You’d get what I mean.

As far as its menu is concerned, the hangover soup is the true star of the show.

Movie Star Café

Official Website here


By The Bay, Seaside Blvd, SM Mall of Asia

Pasay City, Philippines

Contact No: (02) 550-1234 Smart: 0908-200-9999 Globe: 0905-277-9999

Open: 12:00PM – 12:00AM


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Denice Christine Garcia-Pilla is a freelance published writer and editor in between her profession as a market research professional. Her works have appeared in numerous print and online publications in Asia and the United States including the Asia Pacific Business Guide, Launch Asia, Quantum Spirit, Men Zone, The Philippine Star and Lifestyle Asia. She has profiled a number of CEOs, Presidents, entrepreneurs and tycoons of top corporations in the Philippines, as well as renowned international authors such as Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Philip Kotler. After a decade of hiatus from the writing scene with motherhood taking center stage of her schedule, Denice is once again picking up from where she left off via the Side Tripper, where she shares her travel adventures and side trips through the lens of photographer Kit Elton Pilla, also known as her husband and father to her son Kyle David.

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