A Customized Pizza in Today’s Pepper Eats

December 18, 2018

Pepper Eats is our weekly photo-journal featuring food we stuffed our faces with.

Red Velvet Cupcake from Cupcake Lab (PHP 75)


Addi says: “My go-to store for red velvet cupcakes. They’re extra generous with the frosting, and the base is dark and rich, as opposed to the bright red, artificial-tasting ones.”

Rating: 8.5/10

My Custom “Cheesy Mouthsplosion” Pizza from Project Pie (PHP 285)


Adee says: “I stayed relatively conservative with the toppings: it’s just bacon, grilled chicken, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and extra mozzarella cheese. The quality of their ingredients is what made it all work, and I suspect their big-ass oven (with real fire!) is also responsible. The sauce and dough have a freshness you won’t taste in most commercialized pizza joints. It’s lighter too, and despite being as greasy as your typical pizza, it’s doesn’t cause umay. I can’t explain it either. All I know is I’m coming back for more.”

Rating: 9/10

Pilugaw from Lugawan Republic (PHP 95)


Diana says: “I’m not that Ghetto, but this month’s Ghetto Grub had me searching for lugaw and this version of the Pinoy favorite did not disappoint. It had all my favorite things—goto, tenga ng daga, quail eggs, and crunchy bits of garlic and onion. Quite pricey in comparison to its ghetto counterparts, but except for the judging stares, I was able to take a photo of this in peace.”

Rating: 8/10

400g Rib-Eye Steak from Champêtre (PHP 1,450)


Kat says: “I challenge you to find a better steak at this price range. I know for a fact that this one could easily kick the pretentious butts of steaks twice or even triple its price.”

Rating: 9/10

Baja California Fish Taco from El Chupacabra (PHP 120)


Mikka says: “To begin with, I already love El Chupacabra’s corn tortilla. It’s rustic, stone-ground, and tastes like flattened smoky corn. Its distinct straight-from-the-grill  flavor already makes my tastebuds cheer (so that’s a huge plus). Now onto the filling: the fish, for one, isn’t cream dory (double plus), and whoever thought a thousand island-ish sauce would pair so well with the acidity of calamansi? This is probably my new Chupacabra favorite, but I need to have three orders to be satisfied.”

Rating: 8.9/10

2-Piece Fried Chicken from Ministop (PHP 120 with a free drink)


Nico says: “I never knew chickens could grow as large as 2 year old kids. Skin was crisp, meat was juicy, but seasoned slightly on the salty side. Still, very enjoyable.”

Rating: 8/10

Matcha Japanese Croissant Donut from Yamato Bakery Café (PHP 130)


Serna says: “Though a bit on the dry side, the pastry was soft and flaky. The filling had the right amount of sweetness, and the matcha flavoring was earthy and punchy. The best part is you don’t have to line up for these babies (nor is there a limit on how many you can purchase for the day).”

Rating: 8/10

Any rainy day eats (aside from ramen) that you recommend? Sound off in the comments section below!


Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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9 responses to “A Customized Pizza in Today’s Pepper Eats”

  1. Addi dela Cruz says:

    Adee! How many inches is the P285? PS. Ayoko nang may ka-share. LOL

  2. sai says:

    Is Ministop’s chicken better than Jollibee/KFC?

    • Nico Goco says:

      It’s good! But it’s a toss up between the three, though I’m a Jollibee fan myself.

    • Lars Roxas says:

      ang maganda sa ministop, you can choose which piece you want 😀

    • Abbu Cabrera says:

      Mini Stop’s chicken is super salty but between KFC, Jollibee and Mini Stop, i’d go for Mini Stop. Their chicken doesn’t taste rancid when you happen to have left it to cool.

  3. mojackomojacko says:

    I agree with the saltiness of Mini Stop chicken lately. hindi naman ganun kaalat dati yun.

  4. Abbu Cabrera says:

    I have a feeling that one of the writers is my soul mate.

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