There are moments when the lazy bug bites me really hard to the point of not eating even when I’m hungry (simply because I have to cook or prepare my meal before filling the tummy). But there are also times when I still find the energy to eat out on a weeknight. And a few months ago, I got to try Brand Bakery Bistro.
Hello, Brand Bakery Bistro!
This quaint bakery is located at the second floor of RCBC Tower in Fort Bonifacio. I noticed it before when we were looking for Paprika.
The place is quite dark and has more of a bar vibe than a cozy café. It has a long showcase chiller beside the counter for its desserts which are not included in the menu. The pizzas available on that day are also displayed there.
While waiting, we got a plate of complimentary bread.
Since I wasn’t really craving for anything in particular, I just went with Melazane Fritte (PHP150), Tagliatelle Crema di Salmone (PHP260), Pink Lemonade, and Mango Panna Cotta.
First served was the Melazone Fritte (eggplant fried in canola oil) and it was your usual “tortang talong”. The server said that it is one of their best appetizers and I believed him! But it was such a simple (and overpriced) dish when it arrived.
Fine, let’s try it before judging it (even more). *bite* *munch* *swallow* Okay, done.
It tasted just like my fried eggplant. I regret ordering this one. And it was so oily!
The Tagliatelle Crema di Salmone was very creamy and salty. It reminded me of carbonara topped with salmon. I enjoyed the salmon bits but it was overly creamy to the point that the taste was too much for the palate.
I was hoping that the dessert will save the night but it didn’t.
The Mango Panna Cotta’s texture was firmer than the usual and the mango on top was just puree. It was slightly tangy too.
Good thing though that my lemonade tasted like lemonade and that the servers were nice. Or else I would have flipped.
Brand Bakery Bistro is located at 2nd floor RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Tower, 25th Street corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.