I had dinner with Ea after work one night, and what was supposed to be a purely foodie session turned into a hole-in-the-wallet experience faster than you can say ‘sale season’. In my defense, I just received my pay the day before so I think a pat on the back in the form of a La Senza paper bag was only necessary. But anyway, moving on…
One of the nicest things about having a job situated in Bonifacio High Street is the plethora of restaurant choices when it comes to meal time, or as I like to call it ‘feeding time’. Seriously. There’s absolutely everything at my disposal when I step out of my office building. From glazed donuts to tomato based pastas, BGC’s pretty much got it covered. The only downside to this is actually having the money to spend on plates of food. But I’m not complaining — for now, I mean.
Slice’s Adobo fused salad may have had me raise an eyebrow upon seeing it on the menu, but that sure didn’t stop me from ordering a bowlful of it. Initially, I was preparing myself for utter disaster: (1) I hadn’t tasted quinoa yet, and (2) I honestly believed that adobo belonged with rice, and rice alone.
The only thing I held on to was my perception of Slice delivering deliciously impeccable dishes. Nothing more, nothing less.
The greens were adorned with crispy Adobo flakes, Pecorino goat cheese, quinoa, a salted egg, and tossed together in a balsamic Adobo vinaigrette. In all honesty, the salad exceeded my expectations. The bits of adobo offered a crunch (a plus for texture) with only a hint of actual adobo following after. The choice of cheese was complementary to the flavors the dish; and the quinoa, well I’ve been scouring places looking for packs of it. It was all in all, a good and healthy choice for dinner.
Although Slice dubs this as the meat lover’s special, I think that a more proper version would be ‘the butter lover’s heart attack’. The Eggs Ben was placed on a lake of hollandaise so rich in butter that I think I lost a number of days in my life. Perhaps if less butter was used, I would’ve appreciated the mushroom pate and smoked ham more.
True to its name, Slice delivers some of the best slices of cakes for people aching to satisfy their sweet tooth. One of their best sellers, the Double Choco Yema, is a testament of that. This cake is everything that you’d expect it to be: decadent, moist, sinful, and the sticky yema on top pairs brilliantly with its chocolate base.
Another commendable factor of Slice’s cakes is how the icing doesn’t melt quickly. it stayed in place and shape, yet I never felt a need to push my fork down with strong force. Because if there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s me having to wrestle with a cake. I mean, come on. Dessert shouldn’t be that hard –both literally and figuratively — to eat.
The only reason why I didn’t give this cake a perfect score is because I felt that crunchy bits of yema should’ve also been included. But then again, maybe it’s just me and my stickler for childhood.