Most Tuesdays I have lunch with three good friends. It’s the day that I put my diet on hold because after lunch we would have dessert and merienda before calling it a day. We usually try new restaurants but this time we revisited an old favorite to try their new dishes.
I remember when Wildflour opened in 2012 it was the hardest table to get in town. Everyone heard about the rave reviews and there was always a long wait if you want to eat there. Fast forward to 2014 and the restaurant is still full. That only means they were able to maintain the quality of the food and more importantly they update their menu to ensure repeat customers.
I don’t normally order drinks but the Green Tea Mojito P130 called out to me. Unfortunately the flavor of the green tea and mojito was neither here nor there. It lacked a distinct taste that should have reflected its name.
It’s a must to go back to Wildflour after a few months just to see what’s new on the menu. They keep the customers’ favorites and replace the not so popular dishes with new and better ones. They have a different menu in their branch in Podium.
Everyone know churros con chocolate but have you ever had savory churros? The churros were amazing. It was light, crisp with a soft interior and not greasy. I couldn’t stop eating them. They should also come out with a sweet version since they do churros so well even better than a lot of Spanish restaurants in Manila.
If you love beef but you have a toothache, wear dentures or are missing a few teeth after a fight then the Braised Beef Short Ribs P690 is for you. A little nudge from a fork and the meat just fall off from the bone. You can only get meat this soft from braising a long, long time and you can be sure that all the flavor is embedded deep in the beef. Creamy polenta is served with the beef for a healthier option. I wonder if you can request mashed potatoes instead. Excellent entree!!
The Fried Chicken and Biscuits P690 were the main reason for my visit. I love this combination so much that I always eat it whenever I’m in the US but I never thought I would find it in Manila one day. If Filipinos must eat rice with fried chicken I must have my biscuits. And good biscuits they were. Crusty on the outside and soft and fluffy inside. I liked how they separated the super thick bacon gravy and maple syrup. You can use either or both sauces on the super crisp and not greasy fried chicken or on the biscuits. I tried both on my biscuit and preferred the syrup. I found the gravy much too thick.
You won’t get typical Steak and Egg P495 at Wildflour. They serve the steak under a bed of kimchi fried rice. How awesome is that? In their Podium branch they use braised short ribs instead of plain grilled steak. I like that even better.
It’s supposed to be Pulled Pork Sliders P410 but we requested ciabatta be used. The pairing of sweet & sour pulled pork with lots of fried onion strips was a good one unfortunately the pork was a bit dry and tough. This sandwich was our least favorite item for lunch.
We’ve tried several desserts at Wildflour and our all-time favorite is Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie P190. If you don’t like peanut butter or bananas or cream then don’t order this. If you don’t like those ingredients I don’t know you.
The croissant bread pudding was dry even with a generous pour of crème anglaise. The only thing I liked were the chocolate parts.
Their strong dark roast Black Velvet coffee was a far cry from the watery substance I had on my first visit. This one passed my coffee strength standard with flying colors. The large French Press was good for 2 cups of coffee.
Deb is a Chocolate Chewies P85 addict and this was her take-out box. Personally I prefer their gluten free oatmeal cookie and the uber buttery chocolate chip cookie.
Do you know why Wildflour is so successful? They have good food, fantastic baked goodies and you can eat there any time of the day and be very, very happy.
I don’t even remember the topic but eating with these ladies is never boring. Until our next Tuesday lunch!
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
4th Ave. corner 26th St, Ground Floor, Netlima Bldg.
Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines
hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm