Pepper Eats: A Famed Burger Gets 4/10, and Wildflour Cements Their Breakfast ReputationJuly 5, 2016
Wildflour’s Ham and Mushroom Eggs on Toast
Mylene says: The only reason I got to try Wild Flour’s Ham and Mushroom Eggs on Toast was because of my morning craving for poached eggs. The dish was surprisingly light. I finished it almost immediately. The ham and mushrooms were nicely seasoned and paired very well with the bearnaise sauce. The eggs, once cracked has a tendency to make this dish very messy to eat, but that’s part of the experience.
Sweet Ecstasy’s Cheeseburger
Pamela says: A controversial number maybe, but I am beginning to wonder if the magic of the sweet x burger only appears during a haze of drunken stupor. I once fangirl-ed their seemingly infallible combination of meat + cheese + bun, but in recent times, sober trips have provided clarity. Today’s beef was slightly overcooked instead of toothsome with crisp edges, sandwiched between a dry bun that engulfed the shrunken patty. Kudos however, to the simultaneously crisp and sauce-sodden Ecstasy fries on the side.
Fowlbread’s Green Mango Slaw
Iniga says: Fowlbread’s menu has always been relatively short since its inception a couple of months back, but several new items have since made it to their list. Here’s their Green Mango Slaw, which earned a seven out of ten. Obviously not meant to be a standalone dish, it pairs well with their fiery chicken sandwich and spirited garlic noodles as a pseudo-palate cleanser of sorts. It’s comfortable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to look for it.
Catabolic Cafe’s Pares Rice with Crispy Tadyang
Abby says: Entering this little cafe along the streets of Malingap expecting to relinquish my thirst for good coffee only to find a dish I have so longed for. True to its Filipino roots, this plate is definitely on point; with flavor that is. The tadyang sadly was not even close to crispy, but its tender meat and gelatinous ligaments sautéed in a sweet-spiced braising liquid reduction, then paired with rice was delectable. A place worthy to return to.
Kumori’s Cheese Tart
Bernice says: To say that I had high expectations for these cheese tarts is a gross understatement. I can’t figure out if I like these or not, but I’m sure that these could have been executed better. I expected gooey cant-stop-at-one tarts that I would literally have to pull myself away from, but all I got were these cloying things with a thick cookie crust. These seem to be a cross between a shortbread cookie and a cheesecake but both lacked in flavor and sweetness. Very faint notes of vanilla fight for recognition through the cheese filling, but this is immediately overpowered by the richness of the cheese. If you’re looking for an overly rich cheese tart to end your meal, these might be up your alley. Otherwise, pass on them.