They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, I have no objections to that. In fact, breakfast food is like comfort food to me. Filipino breakfast food like tapsilog, longsilog, tocilog and all the ‘silog’ out there aren’t just right for breakfast but any time of the day. Pancakes are also comfort food to me. Our maid makes the right kind of fluffy pancakes, which starts my day right when I eat that for breakfast. One Saturday, I had to miss out on breakfast to prepare myself for a lunch I knew I’ll be eating a bunch. From the menu, I didn’t want to stuff my belly with too much food. Preparation for my stomach was the game plan. I just didn’t risk the chance of not trying the best dishes at the newest comfort food restaurant at the new East Wing of Shangri-la Mall called Maple.
”Comfort is at the core of Maple menu.” They limit their menu to dishes that will define comfort to your bellies. From its name Maple, obviously the key ingredient they use is maple syrup. Through the use of their primary and main ingredient, maple syrup, customers of Maple wouldn’t leave the place without experiencing high-quality type of maple-based comfort meals.
Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower (Php 450) - Can you try guessing how many layers of pancakes this is? This tower of pancakes are layered with blueberries and cream cheese in between. Every piece of pancake is loaded with flavors of blueberry and cream cheese. The batter of pancakes itself is way better than the famous franchise pancake people are raving about. According to Maple, they way they cook their pancakes is similar to how you do souffles. That makes their pancakes stand out. Oh, the answer to how many layers of buttermilk pancakes is 6.
Maple Buttermilk Pancakes (Php 275) - Simple layers of light pancakes with powdered sugar dispersed on the plate. The distinct ingredient that will make this simple pancakes turn sophisticated is the pure maple syrup, which you can get at Maple as well. Just add Php 75 for a small container of pure maple syrup. After trying the pure maple syrup, my standards in eating my pancakes went up one notch higher. I now know the difference of eating over-the-counter maple syrup and pure maple syrup on my pancakes.