Note: This location is already closed.
We are getting old! Sad truth I have to live with, but I'm still glad two of my friends still have time to see me (and buy me food, haha). How time flies for us: D is getting married and J is pursuing graduate studies, while I get myself busy by planning where to fly out next or where to drag my friends next. :P
We agreed to have dinner at Maple just recently, because
1. I love breakfast food
2. They let me decide where to go
3. If they won't let me decide, I'll throw a tantrum. Joking! :)
Maple is from the same owners of Pancake House, one of the old breakfast places around. However, Maple has a more upscale menu and rather more relaxing environment.
While waiting for our orders, we were served warm dinner roll, glazed with maple syrup and creamy butter on the side. Uh, may I ask for a second roll? Loved it!
We started with Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower (Php 450).
|Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower|
This is six buttermilk pancakes with layers of preserved blueberries and thick cream cheese, topped with blueberry compote. I have to admit that it takes a lot for me to get impressed with pancakes, but hands down to this one. We emptied the dish within seconds.
We also had Huevos Rancheros (Php 340).
Huevos Rancheros is a classic Mexican breakfast made with tortillas, refried beans, grilled chicken and a sunny-side up egg, topped with cheese and ranchero sauce. Don't underestimate this dish like I did. as it was unassumingly heavy. A must-try, especially if you love tacos. :)
For pasta, we ordered the Spaetzle Jambalaya (Php 390).
A little on the spicy side, this dish has fresh spaetzle with special Jambalaya sauce, generously topped with mussels and shrimps. If you want some seafood dish with a kick, then this dish is for you.
What will really make me return to Maple is the Prime Rib Tapa (Php 520). We had it on medium rare.
|Prime Rib Tapa|
This marinated prime rib is served with garlic rice, two eggs, tomato-onion salsa, atchara and vinegar sauce. If this prime rib tapa were a guy, I'll marry it right away. It was tenderness through and through. It was good on its own I completely forgot the salsa and the vinegar.
Maple may be a little on high side, but the food and the service are worth it. I was really impressed with the dishes we had that I see myself returning to try the other dishes they have to offer. Yes, along with the damn Prime Rib Tapa.
Lower Ground Level,
Shangri-La Plaza, East Wing,
EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard,
Other branch is at San Antonio Plaza, Makati City