This Week on Pepper Eats

September 20, 2018

Pepper Eats is our weekly photo-journal featuring the food we stuffed in our mouth.

American Dream from Omakase (Php 205)

Steph says: “The subtle yet milky flavor of the cream cheese complements the saltiness of the salmon, and the breading is perfectly fried to a crisp.”

Eater’s rating: 9/10

Panna Cotta con Insalata di Fragole e Crema ti Limoncello from Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano (Php 250)

Serna says: “This dessert of panna cotta and Limoncello cream-stuffed cannoli with a side of fresh strawberries languidly reclining in their own syrup is easier on the tongue (and far more memorable) than its complete Italian name.”

Eater’s rating: 8/10

Crispy Pork Steak from Jollibee (Php 39)

Nico says: “It really is nice and crispy, the pork meat is substantial enough, plus the sweet barbecue dip offers a nice tang to the fried porkiness.”

Eater’s rating: 7/10

Eggplant Keema from Mr. Kabab (Php 100)

Mikka says: “My go-to Persian meal whenever the craving kicks. Subtly spiced, this Keema with Eggplant takes me on a magic carpet ride especially when doused with calamansi and their signature white sauce (which we hacked, by the way). It’s a steal for the price, too.”

Eater’s rating: 7/10

Roesti with Ham, Swiss Cheese, and Eggs Over Easy from Breakfast at Antonio’s (Php 335)

Lars says: “It tastes how hugging a puppy feels.”

Eater’s rating: 9.8345792/10

Lemon Tart from Tiong Bahru Bakery, Singapore (SGD 6.50, around Php 216)

Kat Iriberri says: “The lemon flavor is strong, bright and bold although the texture of the filling could be smoother and lighter.”

Eater’s rating: 8/10

Vanilla Blue Cupcake from The Vanilla Cupcake Bakery (Php 75)

Giselle says: “This classic cupcake was made almost perfectly–moist, with just the right amount of not-too-sweet blue vanilla frosting.”

Eater’s rating: 8.5/10

Quattro Stagioni (Ham, Artichokes, Olives, Mozzarella, and Mushroom) from Lombardi’s (Php 310)

Diana says: “The pieces of artichoke and ham were just about the same size as the minuscule olive slices and were hardly noticeable on my palate.”

Eater’s rating: 7/10

Torta di Mele from Cibo (Php 188)

Adee says: “A well-balanced apple pie that’s very good. Sweetness is just right, but a bit heavy for dessert.”

Eater’s rating: 8/10

Leek & Saffron Cream with Cream Dory Fillet; Wild Mushroom Soup; and Smoked Ham with Almonds, Cranberries, and Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad from Café Mary Grace (Php 398)

Addi says: “Different great flavors in ample amounts, all in one platter. This also comes with a slice of cake!”

Eater’s rating: 9/10

Kare-kareng Bagnet from Pino Bar & Restaurant (Php 255)

Dwight says: “The dish wasn’t swimming in peanut sauce as usual, but it was punchier so it actually felt like real sauce unlike the kare-kare “soup” we’re used to. I don’t do drugs, but if I did, I wish it would taste like this.”

Eater’s rating: 9/10

Iced Cafe Mocha from Craft Coffee (Php 130)

Mylene says: “The Cafe mocha here has little bitterness and a bold chocolatey flavor which I absolutely love. Beats Starbucks’s any day.”

Eater’s rating: 10/10

Wurstelplatte (Php 980)

Kat Jao says: “The sauerkraut tastes great because it’s not too sour, and it’s finely shredded. The sausages are generally good. They were tender and very juicy.”

Eater’s rating: 8/10

Anything great/vomit-worthy dish you tried lately? Sound off in the comments section below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of 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, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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7 responses to “This Week on Pepper Eats”

  1. I want to poke the lemon tart with my finger, just to see if it’ll jiggle.

  2. Pino’s Kare-Kareng Bagnet is the sex.

  3. Tracey @TangledNoodle says:

    Award to Lars for his perfectly encapsulated review/comment – ‘It tastes how hugging a puppy feels.’ The only thing more concise would’ve been ‘Squeeee!’

  4. Abby says:

    Hi Pepper team! Please post something I can bake using a turbo broiler! Something easy using ingredients from the local grocery. Procedures and stuff. Pretty pleeaaaaaaaase!

  5. Maria Andrea Tayag says:

    Eggplant Keemaaaaa. I don’t know why this appeals to me so much. Haha. 🙂

  6. Natawa ako sa Antonio’s remark 😀

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