Well my friends, that day has come. On February 13, 2013, (while I was languishing in my office.. darn you day job!!) Rina took part in the press launch of IHOP, where they unveiled to the Filipino people for the first time, what their trademark Pancakes are all about.
Rina's photos were enough to make my mouth water, and the good people of IHOP were kind enough to give her some GC's for taking part in their event. I'm still on the fence on what to do with their GC's... What do YOU think I should do with it?
IHOP will officially open their doors to the public on February 15, 2013, at the W Global Center, Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig. For me, this is the ideal location for the country's first IHOP to be at, because it's not too far from my home (Although I doubt that had very little bearing on their decision).
Big Steak Omelette (P325)
Omelette with tender strips of steak, hash browns, fresh green peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and Cheddar cheese. Served with salsa.
Rina said she liked this because it kind of reminded her of pizza (Isn't she so cute?).
Spinach and Mushroom Omelette (P265)
Fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, and Swiss cheese, topped with rich hollandaise sauce and diced tomatoes.
Rina actually believes I would like this, despite the presence of the spinach hehe.. She said the cheese and Hollaindaise sauce made this omelette a winner.
New York Cheesecake Pancakes (P285)
Two fluffy buttermilk pancakes with creamy rich cheesecake pieces, topped with cool strawberries, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.
Funny Face (P165)
Big chocolate chocolate-chip pancake with powdered sugar, maraschino cherry eyes and a whipped topping smile . Also available in buttermilk.
Garden Stuffed Crepes P325
Two crepes stuffed with Swiss cheese and eggs scrambled with fresh spinach , mushrooms and onions. Topped with rich hollandaise sauce and diced tomatoes.
Though it was "Garden Stuffed", Rina said she didn’t really notice the taste of the greens because of the sauce, and believes this is something I'd enjoy as well.
Strawberry Banana Danish Fruit Crepes (265)
Two delicious crepes filled with a combination of fresh strawberries and rich, cream cheese, then topped with more strawberries, fresh banana slices, and whipped cream.
Stuffed French Toast Combo (P365)
Cinnamon raisin French toast with a sweet cream filling , crowned with whipped topping and your choice between cool strawberry topping, warm blueberry compote, or cinnamon apple compote.
The Stuffed French Toast Platter is served with two eggs, hash browns, and your choice of either two bacon strips or two pork sausage links. Not enough bacon for me, but good thing you can order extra!!
(Also available: Blueberry compote)
And just like P.F. Chang's, there were members of the IHOP American Staff that were flown in to train the local staff in how they do it in the States.
In terms of Hospitality, I'm sure the Filipinos have got it nailed even this early on!
Archie Rodriguez, CEO & President of Global Restaurant Concepts, together with his partners that brought IHOP to the Philippines.
On behalf of the Filipino nation, I have submitted a letter to the Vatican recommending sainthood for these four people.
I'm planning on going to IHOP this weekend to try their savory dishes (Apart from the Pancakes, of course).. If you see me there.. Please don't judge me. (And yes, I AM aware that the "G" Word is considered one of the Seven Deadly Sins Hehe)
IHOP is located at:
W Global Center
Global City, Taguig
Sunday to Thursday: 6am to Midnight
Friday to Saturday: 24 Hours
IHOP PHILIPPINES MENU
Now here's where the fun begins...
Are you ready for my IHOP Gift Certificate Valentine's Day Giveaway?
(See how nice I am?)
One lucky reader is going to win P1,000 Worth of Gift Certificates from IHOP!
You know what to do!
You know what to do!