We recently had an adventure by visiting the old Maple tree just across that hill. Upon arriving, we were greeted with warm smiles and an offer we can’t resist, food for our hungry stomachs! We were asked to sit and was served bread while waiting…
It was Maple’s warm glazed roll, with a light sweet syrup on top and butter on the side. Looks simply but here you can really appreciate how pandesal tastes better when served warm!
Our first dish arrived and it was huge! It looked like that the lettuce was freshly plucked from a garden, drizzled with toppings and served! If this was their appetizer, I’m afraid to know how huge the main dishes would be.
We also got waffle as part of our late breakfast/appetizer and I picked the one with Banana on it (also has nuts). Despite its size, it was a pleasure going through each quarter as the waffle was very soft (except for the crunchy edges).
Our favorite dish during our trip! Grilled chicken with creamy/crunchy spinach and rice (no idea why they call it dirty though). The cream would be the glue that holds all their flavors together in harmony. Popeye would be very proud!
Move over tapsilog as the prime rib tapa is here! This prime rib is HUGE! The king stands on top of two eggs and rice; waiting for you to slice it up! It has the feel of a steak but tastes garlicky sweet. It was cooked medium for us but I wonder if it tastes better when cooked well-done (like how tapa gets cooked anyway). Now this will definitely come into mind when someone says, “let’s have a heavy breakfast!“.
and for dessert, we had an apple pie! I would describe it as crunchy, cinnamon-y, sticky and a good way to cleanse your palate after the heavy meal.
For drinks, I had the Country Iced Tea (which tastes very similar to Max’s Restaurant’s Iced Tea and btw which I recently knew that they are now part of the same big restaurant group)
…while Jessa had the Chocolate Milkshake.
So that’s it for our Gastronomic tour of Maple’s Restaurant. On first glance, you would be surprised at the expensive prices but their menu items were meant to be shared due to their serving size. Still, don’t forget that this is a high-end dining place (e.g. high end version of pancake house) to set your expectations. Personally, the prime rib itself (which is one of their best sellers) already make any visit “sulit“.
Till next time,
Shangri-la Plaza Mall
LG/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong
Restaurant by Mall: San Antonio Plaza
Restaurant by Location: Shangri-La Plaza