I’ve eaten at Le Petit Souffle at their first branch at Century City mall but both times it was for dessert. They have a wicked matcha parfait! Now that they’ve open a second branch at SM Mega Fashion Hall I’ll get to eat there more often.
When you enter the restaurant the first thing that will draw your eyes is their first branch of Workshop Bespoke Bakery. Let your eyes wander and mouth water as you look at all their amazing goodies. Most restaurants are strong on food and weak on dessert. With this branch you can be guaranteed that both will be strong thanks to young papa P lookalike Chef Noel who’s in charge of the food and Chefs Miko and Kristine who are behind the Workshop and all the desserts.
How can anyone choose from all these pastries when I want to try all of them!
The coconut cream cake was yummy! It’s like eating a soft and dense macaroon (not macaron). It also keeps well in the refrigerator because I forgot to finish it and it tasted just as good 4 days later.
The golden antique fan actually works and is a nice touch to the decor of the bakery.
I’ve tried the Spam Cheese Muffin and it’s very, very moist and tasted more like cake than a muffin. It was a sweet muffin though and not a savory one like I expected and wished.
I really liked the olive ciabatta which I paired with deli ham for my lunch the next day. When heated in a panini maker it was very light and crisp. I have my eye on the bacon & egg danish which I bet would be great for breakfast.
You’re next matcha sablé!!! Chefs Miko and Kristine please make a cheesy savory sablé too! I bought one container at b patisserie in SF and it was really good.
Another sweet I really enjoyed were these Aussie inspired Caramel Slices that were gooey and topped with good quality dark chocolate and a sprinkling of Maldon salt to cut the sweetness of the caramel layer. Perfect with coffee.
The lights were from Boys Town, stools and display stand were from Negros according to Chef Miko. Nice!
For our pre-opening tasting we had to choose from this menu. Trust me it was so hard to choose when there’s only 2 of you in the table. As usual I wanted to try everything.
A+ plus for presentation and it tasted quite interesting too.
My matcha latte was strong and sweet.
If I didn’t have to try so much food I would have easily finished this delicious cheesy spread with hidden veggies that I didn’t even notice. Kudos to their own house made bread.
The soup was thick and creamy and as you can see cheesy too.
Not only does the pasta look amazing it tasted so good too! You definitely must try this. It was very tasty without being too rich.
Our waiter, Ben, was so good in explaining and mixing each dish.
The next three rice dishes are what Le Souffle is all about. Different rice mixtures covered with fluffy scrambled eggs and a puffed egg topping. We each had our own favorites. My friend loved the subtle flavors of the squid ink rice while I liked the more aggressively flavored chicken ratatouille rice. My friend’s hubby joined us and polished off all our leftovers. He liked the spicy Japanese beef curry rice the best.
After a lengthy rest I was ready to try the open faced sandwich. The bread, spread and peaches were all fantastic. The foie gras was unfortunately under seasoned but I’m sure it will be better next time. What a pretty dish!
With so many pastries to choose from my favorite words Manchego and cheesecake jumped out to me. I’ve never had the combination before and let me tell you it was yummy. The Manchego wasn’t as strong as I expected but it gave the cheesecake a different flavor profile that made me smile. If you love cheesecake then you must try this.
Chocolate lovers should try this layered dessert. It’s best to eat all the layers together because they all complement each other for one terrific dessert.
Welcome to my ‘hood Le Petit Souffle! I’m sure I’ll see you a lot in the coming year. Can’t wait to try everything on the menu and at the Workshop.
Le Petit Souffle
Level 2 SM Mega Fashion Hall Building D