Note: This location is already closed.
We are getting old! The 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 a 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 the 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,