Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Wholesome Table

Location: The Wholesome Table

Rating: Excellent
Meal:  Breakfast for 2
Price:  1764 pesos
Payment:  Credit cards accepted
Dishes: Fruit juice, duck adobo flake with fried brown garlic rice, corned beef hash
English Menu: Yes
Smoking: No

Yay!  I was hoping we'd have at least one Excellent rating during this trip and boy have we found it.  The Wholesome Table is an all organic, free range, locally sourced, etc... wanna be hippy food joint nearby us here in Makati.  And it's incredible!  We had breakfast there this morning and every bite was delicious.

I started with a juice blend that included beets, ginger, carrots, and camu camu.  The comment I made to my wife was that this must be what blood tastes like to vampires.  It wasn't too sweet, and unlike some juices that feel too light, there was a strong umami undertone that gave it a compulsive quality.  It was very hard not to down it straight.

My wife got a corned beef hash that came with eggs, beans and a salad.  It was excellent.  I got a duck adobo flake that came so crispy and dry, I was glad to see a little reduction of sauce to mix in with it.  Adobo flake is basically taking adobo cooked meat, shredding it, and then frying it up in a pan.  This stuff was cooked to being dry as tinder, but all the flavor was concentrated in it, kind of like bonito flakes.  It also came with eggs and fried garlic brown rice, and small diced fresh tomatoes.  So naturally I mixed it all up into a porridge and ate it.

They are also open for other meals, but we have to keep something to try when we come back again someday.

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