Ever Tried A Cold Jalapeño? Check Out the Verdict in Today’s Pepper Eats

January 2, 2019

Miso Butter Corn Ramen from Ukokkei Ramen Ron (PHP 360)

Miso Butter Corn

Addi says: “Each ingredient was spot on, especially the sweet corn counterbalancing the rich, salty broth. Although I think I enjoyed the individual components more than the dish as a whole. I still prefer Yushoken’s Miso Ramen, but for a bowl this huge, I’m not complaining.”

Rating: 8.7/10

Strawberry Jam Cro-Nut from Go Nuts Donuts (PHP 75)


Adee says: “It tasted exactly like how I imagined it would. Not as buttery or flaky as a croissant, and not as soft and doughy as a donut. The jam is alright, but the whole thing is a tad too sweet. It’s worth a try, but it doesn’t make me sorry to be late for the cronut craze at all.”

Rating: 6.8/10

Maple Pecan and Candied Bacon Cheesecake from Banapple (PHP 130 per slice)

Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Diana says: “I was expecting a heavenly combination of salty and sweet, but the maple flavor seemed to have overpowered everything and made the dessert too sweet overall.”

Rating: 6/10

Jalapeño Poppers from Flaming Wings (PHP 180)

Flaming Wings

Kat says: “It was a great idea that was poorly executed. The bacon was barely noticeable and the cream cheese had none of the tang I expected. But the worst part was that the jalapeño in the middle of the popper was cold, as in, from-the-fridge-cold. We sent the dish back and it came back a greasy, refried mess. And the  jalapeño was still cold.”

Rating: 2.5/10

Beef Belly Corned Beef (PHP 225 from π Breakfast and Pies)


Lars says: “I was prepared to give this a lower score than it deserved solely based on the fact that naming your place π (and forcing me to find it on my keyboard) is a somewhat douchey move for anyone who not named Prince. But, the food was really good so I changed my mind. From the same people behind one of my favorite places to eat, Pino, π (typing that will never stop being annoying) serves food that’s slightly more expensive (and is in slightly smaller servings) than its predecessor, but still with the same quality I’ve come to expect. My Beef Belly Corned Beef (hiding under the eggs) was a really hearty, filling, stick-to-your-ribs kind of food. I really, really liked it.

That said, everything I ordered (including the other two dishes I didn’t include here so people don’t think I’m a pig) were served in itty bitty tiny plates. It was so hard to eat without spilling food everywhere. Get bigger plates π! You don’t have to stick to your pretty hipster midget plates! Also, make your name easier to type!”

Rating: 7.3/10

Cannelloni Agli Spinaci from Amici (PHP 305)


Mikka says: “One can never go wrong with these pasta tubes cooked al dente, stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, and smothered with Béchamel sauce, creamy cheese, and topped with Parmesan. It’s the first-ever dish I tried in Amici when I was still in my teens, and it remains my favorite a decade later (don’t try to compute for my age, please).”

Rating: 8/10

Pan-fried Porkloin with Herb Mushroom Gravy from Banapple (PHP 195)


Nico says: “First off, the menu promised a juicy porkloin steak, special herbs, and a thick mushroom and herb gravy. What I got were dry pork strips that hurt my teeth, some parsley on the dish, and a sweet sauce that had one and a half mushrooms in it. Just pass on this one, please.”

Rating: 2/10

Crispy Cereal Prawn from Boon Tong Kee (PHP 325 for the regular size)


Serna says: “The prawns were cooked perfectly and the savory cereal coating is addictive. Best eaten with loads of Boon Tong Kee’s chicken rice.”

Rating:  9/10

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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18 responses to “Ever Tried A Cold Jalapeño? Check Out the Verdict in Today’s Pepper Eats”

  1. Adrian De Leon says:

    Wow, 2/10? That’s got to be the lowest score ever given on pepper Eats. Must be really bad.

  2. Karen says:

    Hi, might I suggest that you guys also indicate the branch, address, and contact numbers of the places that you review here, for readers who want to try them out. Thanks! 🙂

  3. Gwen says:

    I just tried the Jalapeño Poppers from Flaming Wings today and I had the exact same experience. First off, they should be called Jalapeño balls instead of poppers because I thought they would be dynamite sticks. Second, I was also surprised to find the jalapeño cold (a bit ironic, if you ask me). I love Flaming Wings but this dish definitely deserved that rating.

  4. Lesly Bries says:

    Wary of cereal prawns in general because when Wee Nam Kee opened here, their Cereal Prawns were so shell-y and unpleasant. I heard that the shell was supposed to be eaten as well–is that the case with the one reviewed here, and is it any good? 🙁

    • Sergia Susana says:

      Hello, Lesly! I haven’t tried Wee Nam Kee’s, but I absolutely loved Boon Tong Kee’s and I’ve had their cereal prawns on all my visits to there Rockwell branch. 🙂 The prawns weren’t shell-y at all, and I find the prawn-cereal coating ratio quite optimal.

      • Lesly Bries says:

        I knew it was just a bad experience! I was turned off ever since, so now this makes me want to give it another chance. Thanks 🙂

  5. mojackomojacko says:

    i agree dun sa Bannaple. sumakit yung panga ko sa kaka-nguya haha

    • Nico Goco says:

      vindication! di ba! 🙁 akala ko pa naman like two or 3 slices ng porkloin, tapos juicy siya, tapos masarap yung gravy. huhuhuhuhuhu

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