Today on Pepper Eats: Chocolates, Shaved Ice, and Crepes

March 31, 2019

Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s (PHP 198 for the combo meal)


Location: Glorietta 3, Makati

Gela says: “The nearly melted cheese and honey mustard was just begging to be licked off my fingers. But not wanting to waste any of the burger’s veggies and meat, I did my best to eat it like a lady. And boy was the burger just as satisfying. The pretzel bread was excellent and could be eaten alone. Wendy’s is slowly getting its groove back.”

Rating: 10/10

Tiramisu Croccante from Cibo (PHP 248)

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Location: Shangri-La Plaza

Kat says: “This is probably one of my favorite local desserts. I love how they “Filipinized” the traditional tiramisu by using otap (from what I could tell), giving the dish a much-needed crunch, instead of the mushiness of the Italian version. I do remember this having a stronger coffee kick, though, and I miss that.”

Rating: 8/10

Strawberry Bingsu from Caffe Bene (PHP 280)


Location: Eastwood

Lars says: “I’d have it more often if it was cheaper.”

Rating: 7/10

American Japadog combo (comes with regular Red Ice Tea and Nori Fries) from Tokyo Tokyo (PHP 110; PHP 60 for the Japadog only)


Location: Greenbelt 1, Makati

Mia says: “3 words: deep fried hotdog. Good flavors, the nori fries are a nice touch in the combo meal, but fails to fill stop the hunger for the price.”

Rating: 5/10

Pinoy Paella from Crisostomo (PHP 380)


Location: Resorts World Manila

Mikka says: “Heavy on the saffron and was true to its promise of being loaded with shrimp, chorizo, chicken and pork. But my favorite part was missing: the socarrat (tutong).”

Rating: 6/10

Pinoy Bangers from Kuse (PHP 165)


Location: Crossroads, BGC

Nico says: “Name notwithstanding, this was a good meal. The sausages were blended like that of a sweet hamonado longganisa but with a finer texture. It was also a big plate and gave plenty of fuel for the day ahead. But I really wish they’d give it a name that won’t make censors cringe.”

Rating: 7.5/10

Butter, Sugar and Lemon Crepe with Vanilla Ice Cream from Cafe Breton (PHP 95 + PHP 50 for the scoop of ice cream)


Location: The Podium, Ortigas

Serna says: “I used to order the crepes overstuffed with mangoes, nutella, chocolate syrup, and whatnot, and always wondered why people were drawn to the soggy, “glorified pancake” receptacles. It turns out I’ve been ordering them all wrong! The lack of wet fillings made the crepe the star of the dish, with the butter and sugar caramelizing on its surface to give it that sweet crunch. The zingy, fragrant lemon flavor was a pleasant contrast to the richness of the caramel, and the ice cream pushed this treat into the realm of indulgence. Less is more indeed.”

Rating: 11/10

What’s your favorite dessert place? Have you tried the new Wendy’s Pretzel Cheeseburger? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below!

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7 responses to “Today on Pepper Eats: Chocolates, Shaved Ice, and Crepes”

  1. Ben says:

    Well actually bangers is what they call sausages in England, so..

    The crepe suggestion for Cafe Breton tho. I shall never go for overstuffed again

    • Nico Goco says:

      yup. I knew they were going for that since they had fusion versions of silogs in the menu, and while bangers and mash are a standard Brit meal, I’m not sure it transitions well to Pinoy parlance lol.

    • Sergia Susana says:

      Hello, Ben. 🙂 I second that! I can only describe the first taste of a simple butter-sugar-lemon crepe (after ordering overstuffed crepes all the time, that is) as akin to seeing what Lady Gaga looks like underneath all that gunk: truly mesmeric when all the dross has been stripped away. @.@

  2. CL Roach says:

    I was almost hesitant to try Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger because I thought to myself, ‘it only looks good in the ads but never in reality’, but seeing this, I guess it’s worth a try. 🙂

  3. Katrina says:

    Serna! I always the ice cream-less version of your entry, I think I even submitted it for Pepper Eats once. I love its simplicity but I just might try it ala mode because of you! 🙂

    • Sergia Susana says:

      Hey, Kat! 🙂 Wow, really?? Cool! Hehe. I was only able to try it last Sunday, and boy was I blown away!! And you’re right, the simplicity makes it all the more glorious! I will never order another overstuffed crepe again, and will now forever be wary of crepe stations at fancy hotel buffets (unless they can produce something like this). And yes, I would encourage you to try it with vanilla ice cream! :3

  4. cutedoc says:

    cafe breton is one of our favourite resto in manila, their crepes are almost the same as those you eat in france, i wonder where they get their flour, i had been trying to squeeze some data from the people there, they just tell me that they don’t know what are inside the batter and it came from their commissary prepared and packed.

    i think the essence of a good crepe is in the flour.

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