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wildflour: cafe + bakery

Published August 8, 2014 by ladyemelye

i have already done a post before regarding the cronuts of wildflour.  but of course, i wanted to try out the food.

hubby and i first tried it out for lunch.  he had a meeting nearby, so we met at wildflour for lunch.  here is what we got:

tomato soup (php 90)

tomato soup (php 90)

the soup is simply made of tomatoes, basil and parmesan.  hubby loves his tomato soup, and he gets one whenever he can.  i can say that this is a good starter to warm up your tummies before your main meal.

pork chop (695)

pork chop (php 695)

hubby had the pork chop for his main meal.  it consists of porkchop (a generouse size, mind you), sweetcorn puree, wild mushrooms, whole grain mustard.  at first look, he was a little skeptical.  but the pork was tender and the sauce was really good.

crispy duck confit (php 590)

crispy duck confit (php 590)

bring me somewhere that has duck confit in their menu, and i most likely would get that.  this was served with lentils and apple slaw.  the skin of the duck was indeed very crispy.  the meat was tender that i did not have a hard time tearing it apart. 🙂 it was also very flavorful, the way duck is.  the lentils provided contrast and the apple slaw had the right amount of sweetness and sourness to break through the monotony of eating duck.

crimson berry iced tea (php 110)

crimson berry iced tea (php 110)

i got this iced tea for my drink.  it was just a simple iced tea with berry flavors.

pastel de tres leches (php 210)

pastel de tres leches (php 210)

this was our sweet ending.  three kinds of milk mixed in with cake cubes plus caramel on top.  i like that it wasn’t overly sweet and that the cake had a nice texture to it.

we had a very good lunch that day and we were satisfied with the food that we had.

 

i work in the building across the street from wildflour.  so every morning, when hubby drops me off, we always see that there are a lot of people (especially foreigners) who were having breakfast at wildflour.  so one day, we decided to try out their breakfast menu.  do note that they are offering a different menu during breakfast.

wildflour breakfast (php 290)

wildflour breakfast (php 290)

this consists of 2 eggs (cooked the way you like it), cripsy potatoes, pork sausage and toast.  it’s like the more upscale (in terms of serving size and flavor) of mcdonald’s big breakfast. 😉  i liked the crispy potatoes with its crunch on the outside and mushiness of the potato inside.

croque madame (php 420)

croque madame (php 420)

this is a big sandwich, i wasn’t able to polish it off.  it was ham, gruyere and fried egg on top of a brioche bun.  it was delicious and very filling.  i how the flavors all melded into the bread.

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hazelnut hot chocolate (php 160)

this was my morning drink for that day.  it was like eating nutella in a semi liquid form. 🙂  however, i did find it a little bit too sweet for my taste and little too thick.  maybe they could ease up on the nutella (which i am sure they put in here) given the size of the cup.

 

i enjoyed eating at wildflour both times.  although prices are a little steep, you can see that the servings are generous and the the quality and taste is of high standards.  i would love to try other items in the menu like the mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwich and kimchi fried rice. 😀

 

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Ground Floor, Netlima Building, 4th Avenue Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

new year, new options at starbucks

Published January 10, 2014 by ladyemelye

whenever there is a new food item/beverage being offered at a local food store, coffee house or convenience store, i make it a point to sample it at least once so that i don’t miss out on anything.

so when starbucks philippines launched new items last january 9, i started to get a taste of these products one by one.

my first choices were the chestnut macchiato and the perfect oatmeal.

new items for breakfast!

new items for breakfast!

let’s start off with the coffee.  from the starbucks.ph website:

The Starbucks® Chestnut Macchiato combines the rich flavor of roasted chestnuts with freshly steamed milk, then marked with a signature espresso shot and topped off with velvety foam and specially-crafted roasted chestnut drizzle.

short chestnut macchiato - php 135.00

short chestnut macchiato – php 135.00

one of the first things that i noticed about it was it’s smell.  it had a very distinct nutty and sweet aroma which came from the combination of the coffee and the chestnuts.  i love how its smell is perfect on a cold morning.  it will just perk up your day.

as for the taste, like with its counterpart – the caramel macchiato – it has that kick of coffee from the espresso, then smooth feel from the milk plus the slight sweetness that comes from the chestnuts.  i like that it just has enough sweetness and flavor to bring a dimension to your otherwise usual coffee.

perfect oatmeal - php 85.00

perfect oatmeal – php 85.00

since i am having breakfast, i decided to try out the oatmeal.  as noted in the lid, it is a unique blend of old-fashioned rolled oats and steel-cut oats.  you have the option of having brown sugar or agave syrup with your oatmeal.  it also comes with a medley of dried fruits.

oatmeal with agave syrup plus dried fruits

oatmeal with agave syrup plus dried fruits

i chose agave syrup to go with my oatmeal.  upon reaching the office, i opened the container and this is how it looks like.  i then stirred the oatmeal to distribute the fruit bits within my oats.  i think the fruit medley consisted of raisins, cranberries and apricots – i am just not that sure. 😉

the serving is just perfect for those who are looking for something filling but not too heavy for breakfast.  the agave syrup gave the exact amount of sweetness to the meal so you do not feel that you are eating some kind of soggy cardboard, but still feel that you are making healthy choices. 🙂 the fruits give texture and flavor, and takes the boredom out of eating your oatmeal.

the one little thing that i do not like about it is the fruit medley to oatmeal ratio.  i feel that there is too much fruit as compared to the oatmeal, that sometimes in one spoonful i get lots of fruit and only a little oatmeal.  my personal preference would have been more oatmeal and just a piece or two of fruit for each bite.  maybe i will just instruct my barista next time to put a little less fruit medley into my order.

overall, i like these two new products.  i do hope they stay longer in the menu, especially the oatmeal so that we have more choices for breakfast other than the breads and sandwiches available.  the oatmeal is also perfect if you are eating on the go since it is served in a nifty container.

**on a side note, upon asking for my name, the barista remarked that it is the same as the name of one of the characters from the film Thor (the first one).  i agreed, but i was quite surprised that he remembered that since the character was just a supporting one.  but our names have a different spelling. anyway… 🙂

i hope to get to taste the other new food items offered by starbucks. 🙂

mcdonalds: additional cost for breakfast

Published May 8, 2012 by ladyemelye

for breakfast yesterday, i went to mcdonalds for a takeout of the longganisa meal (scrambled eggs) + iced tea.

i was a little bit surprised when the cashier told me that there is an additional Php 5.00 for the iced tea.

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it used to be that for breakfast meals, you could choose coffee, hot choco, regular softdrinks, regular oj or regular iced tea. but now, you have to pay extra for oj or iced tea. oh well…

another thing i noticed, they are now using green leaf iced tea instead of nestea.

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