Monday, March 4, 2013


Yes, I am indeed holding a jar of bacon. 

           I could safely say that my love for breakfast food - particularly bacon- has reached legendary status. I get tagged on Facebook or mentioned on Twitter about bacon related subjects on a near-daily basis, by friends and complete strangers. And you know what's funny? I read every single one of those posts like it was a Greek epic. 

       Imagine how I felt when I found out that a restaurant dedicated to serving breakfast food opened up at The Fort Strip. Probably the same way you felt.. I must go there STAT! (Sorry, Rina was just watching Grey's Anatomy last night)

      Upon hearing that The Early Bird Breakfast Club had recently opened its doors, I got the feeling that this restaurant was conceptualized specifically for someone like me. I am the embodiment of an "Early Bird", with waking up early not being a problem for me. I am also notoriously "Antukin".. By around 10pm i'm constantly yawning and dazed, which is precisely why you'd probably never see me at a bar or one of them so called "Super Clubs" (I'm an old Fogey, I know). Whenever Rina and I dine out, it's usually on a Saturday or Sunday morning (Not so traffic and you're guaranteed parking.. makes perfect sense, right?).

       In other words, I truly am the Ultimate "Early Bird" (No double entendre, promise). 

          Walking through the doors, you get the feeling that the very essence that Early Bird Breakfast Club wants to invoke, is that you your mornings should start off with a smile, as in will carry you throughout your entire day. From the vibrant colors on the walls, to the warm smiles of the Staff, and the savory smell of cooked meats swirling through the air, no matter how foul your mood may be it's virtually impossible to go there without feeling a smile slowly breaking out. 

            Adorned on the side wall, is a stunning floor to ceiling mural that's extremely soothing on the eyes.. There is a certain tranquility to it, that makes you think you could spend the entire day here with a good book or to sit down and write.  

          Rina loved the Early Bird Signature Iced Tea (P125). She's a fan of drinks that don't have strong flavors.. Subtle enough to tickle the taste buds without being overwhelming at the same time. It had a nice hint of citrus that complimented its natural sweetness. 

          As soon as I found out from my blogger friend/idol (nax) TalesfromTheTummy that The Early Bird Breakfast Club had Bacon Twists (285), (Something that they didn't have yet during my first visit), I dropped everything I was doing and sped off to The Fort (My boss was wondering where I went in the middle of our meeting. Oh well.). 

     In theory, this was a fantastic idea. But execution wise, I think it still needed a little bit more work. Think about it: Rolled up strips of baked Bacon, with a side of Vermont Maple Syrup as a dip.. What's not to like? 

     The flavor of the bacon was delicious, as bacon tends to be. However I did notice that it was extremely leaner than I had liked it to have been. But that's fine, it was still bacon, so by default it was yummy. The problem was that it was a little but too chewy for my liking (What's English for "Makunat"?). I think if I got this fresher, it would have made a world of a difference. 

(Note: We took it home to Rina's dad and he devoured it immediately.. So it's possible that i'm just really finicky when it comes to my bacon hehe)

        Something that caught my attention was the Adobo Sunrise (P315), which is their version of Adobo Flakes, topped over Early Bird's Breakfast Rice, surrounded by omelet strips. There wasn't anything about this dish that I didn't love.

       First off, the Breakfast Rice: I loved it. It's sort of like a breakfast yang chow, that has just the right amount of flavor that won't overpower the main dish, but compliment it fully. 

       Secondly, the Adobo Flakes. I loved it. They didn't give me a "serving" of Adobo Flakes as much as they did a pile so high, that it required mountaineering skills to scale. It was toasted perfectly, so that it doesn't taste like it was burnt, as some Adobo Flakes tend to do. It had the right amount of acid from the vinegar on it, letting the flavor of the meat become the primary attraction of the dish. 

      I love dishes wherein all I need is one spoon to eat it, and after mashing up all the flakes into the rice, this was the epitome of "comfort food".

           Rina has a fondness for Risotto, so it was pretty much a given that she'd be ordering the Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto (P465). The contrasting flavors of creaminess and acid work together nicely, to create an extremely filling dish. The Chorizo was the real deal. The thin slices were packed with flavor that coated the risotto, giving it a tangy punch. 

       The dish was topped off with a Parmigiano Reggiano, giving it another level of flavor.

               If you want breakfast for the big boys, I strongly suggest you order the Early Bird Full English (P495). This behemoth would put IHOP'S Breakfast Sampler platter to absolute shame. This was a platter for people who take their breakfast seriously. The meal starts with two strips of bacon, which, like the twists, has great flavor, but is a bit leaner than I would have preferred (If I'm going to eat bacon, I accept the fact that it's going to have fat in it). Part of the dish is a juicy English Banger that has a wonderful blend of pepper and herbs, that make even more delicious. The sides include hash potatoes, which is more like breakfast potatoes 

         When you're at Early Bird Breakfast Club, you might not want to miss out on their Signature pancakes. The Early Bird Signature Pancakes (P325) is a short stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled with a generous drizzling of Chocolate syrup, and powdered sugar. On the side are some unique fruit infused cream butters that works perfectly with the Vermont Maple Syrup. 

          Another sweet treat that you should try is the French Toast Fondue (P215). Tasty Strips of French Toast, served with three different types of dips.. Chocolate, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup. (My favorite is the cinnamon). It's absolutely delicious! 

              The people behind Early Bird Breakfast Club know what the most important meal of the day is all about. With all the hype IHOP is getting for its breakfast fare, this nice little nook at The Fort must not be overlooked. 

                  Baby Rain and I even got to meet the lovely owner, Ellen, who generously donated some GC's for a little giveaway from EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST CLUB! 

          Get a chance to win Gift Certificates for an order of their Signature Pancakes and two orders of French Toast Fondue! 

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  1. those pancakes!

    I'm Alice San Esteban.

  2. Those Bacon and Cheddar Frittata and Signature Pancakes are to die for!! :)

    Rizza Salas

  3. The Early Bird Full English looks sublime. Anything pancakes also makes my mouth salivate.

    Alston Cue

  4. the Early Bird Full English looks yum, i'd like to try this:)

    Carmencita Watkins

  5. nutella cheesecake and early bird signature PANCAKES! please!! STAT! :)

    maridel totanes
    madhel_02 @

  6. Early Bird Signature Pancakes!!!!!!!!

    Camille Solis

  7. i'm excited about adobo sunrise! i haven't tried adobo flakes yet..=)

    chilzen mae cao

  8. im excited to try the bacon twists!! :)
    sandrine chanto

  9. Early Bird Signature Pancakes!

    Shashi Nebrija

  10. Margaret S. Chan

    I'm excited to try the Early Bird full English it look delicious and feeling

  11. I definitely want to try the Early Bird Signature Pancakes! Drool-worthy! :D

    Czedric Sanchez

  12. What dish are you excited to try from Early Bird Breakfast Club? The Early Bird Full English looks so yummy!

    Lesley Anne Yu

  13. I will be honest, I already ate here around 3 times already because it was just that awesome. Anyway, I would like to try their eggs benedict and maybe their choco banana berry french toast.

    jr del rosario

  14. I'm excited to try their French Toast Fondue!

    Charmaine Muya

  15. Steak and Hash!

    Theresa Cruz-Escaros

  16. Robert Jonathan Chan

    I Like to try their Adobo Sunrise.

  17. I'd like to try the French Toast Fondue

    joanne christine perez

  18. I will have Lemon Butter Bangus, Viva Longganisa, Choco Banana Berry French Toast please.
    Oh, and Nutella Hot Chocolate, too.
    Leticia Co

  19. I'm excited for the Bacon Twist cause I love bacon so much

    Charissa Chan

  20. I would like to try the Early Bird Full English
    Abigail Sy

  21. The dishes are so yummy! I would love to try the Signature Pancakes paired with Nutella Hot Chocolate. How's that for sweetness?

    Rose D.

  22. early bird signature PANCAKES and the adobo flakes!

    sherry ann gole cruz

  23. Im excited to try this delicious meals,
    1. Early Bird Full English
    2. The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
    3. Bacon and Cheddar Frittata

    Francis Falucho

  24. Definitely the Sunny Salpicao and the French Toast Fondue! :0

    -Krys Roxas

  25. I would love to try the Peanut Butter and Caramel French Toast.

    Marlene R. Yanga

  26. I would likt to try the Bacon Twsists! I'm curious how it would taste with the Vermont Maple Syrup... it sounds so delicious! I'm also a bacon fan here! Great we have more breakfast places now!

    Cathrina Lim

  27. Looking forward to the Adobo Sunrise

    Paula Rodillo

  28. The Early Bird Signature Pancakes

    Vivian Aguilar

  29. Eggs Atlantic and Adobo Sunrise! :)

    Berylle Hong

  30. All of them or maybe just the Early Bird Full English with some French Toast Fondue :9

    Iona Lacson

  31. French Toast and the pancakes!

    Jonah Macabuhay

  32. Definitely want to try the The Early Bird Signature Pancakes - that photo was absolutely drool-inducing. :)

    Christine A. Guinto

  33. Bacon twists!

    Camile Flores

  34. Adobo sunrise and bacon twist!!!

    nicole buenaventura

  35. french toast fondue!

    cynthia henares

  36. I am big on breakfast so I'm excited to try the Early Bird Full English with some signature pancakes.. yum!

    mary pearl urtola

  37. I want to try The Early Bird Signature Pancake. I just love pancakes and the chocolate syrup tops it all off

    Kimberly Camille Tiu

  38. will try the adobo sunrise and the pancakes looks yummy cant wait

    Marjarelle Pascual

  39. Early Bird Full English!
    Jose Tuason

  40. Early Bird Full English and Adobo Sunrise! Yummy-looking! ;)

    Name: Marizza Domingo

    Thank you! :)

  41. The Adobo Sunrise looks heavenly! <3

    Kat Manongsong

  42. the adobo sunrise and bacon twist yum yum yum..

    Aira Cortez

  43. Adobo Sunrise, too! It look so delicious!

    mary a. reana

  44. Ill check the Bacon and Cheddar Frittata when I visit

    Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales

  45. I want to try the nutella cheesecake and early bird signature PANCAKES!

    Khristine Marcelo

  46. Adobo sunrise and french toast fondue please! :D

    Monique Morales

  47. i wanna try The Early Bird Signature Pancakes !

    Joel Trinidad

  48. I am curious about their Adobo Sunrise and I hope to taste them soon. :)

    Joel Baluyot

  49. I can't wait to try The Early Bird Full English & Signature Pancakes! Those photos are making me hungry! :p

    Jennifer Cua

  50. The Early Bird Full English! Definitely!

    Maa Reyes

  51. I want to try the Adobo Sunrise. It looks mouth-watering and it passed your good taste.

    Carol Chan

  52. I'm a HUGE fan of their Eggs Benedict and their Eggs Atlantic. Can't wait to try it again! :)

    Paulo Ocampo

  53. I want, I want, I want! :)

    Gab Alvarez

  54. I am excited to try The Early Bird Full English & Adobo Sunrise!

    Angelo Maravilla

  55. French Toast Fondue and Bacon Twist please!! so yummy

    joy pineda

  56. How nice naman the ambience of the resto! And the caramel cake looks sinful! I love caramel cake, natakam tuloy ako. :)

  57. Ma.Cecilia de la Costa

    I'd like to try their French Toast Fondue dipped in cinnamon!

  58. I want to try their Spanish Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto!! <3

    Rain Santos-Ocampo

  59. Like Rina, I am also very fond of risotto so the chorizo and mushroom risotto will definitely be the first dish I'd try!

  60. I would love to try the Early Bird Full English since I'm a big fan of poached eggs. The Choco banana berry french toasts also sounds appetizing! :D

    Julie Grace Ramos

  61. A girl could try the Early Bird Full English right?
    Rita Luz Jimeno

  62. Arroz caldo crunch seems interesting. And of course, Nutella cheesecake!

    Theodosia Musni

  63. All of them, but basically bacon, and mushroom risotto would be great.

    Julie Gonzales

  64. I wanna try the Bacon and Cheddar Frittata and their Nutella Cheesecake!

    Tina Elaine Resuello

  65. The Bacon Twists and Signature pancakes look really interesting so I wanna try those among others. ^___^

    Lorelie Ann Bataycan

  66. I want to try Adobo Flakes :)

    June Real

  67. Early Bird Signature Pancakes

    Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg

  68. I want to try the Bacon Twist and signature pancakes
    Joehlyn Grace M Bites

  69. I want to try the Early Bird Full English.

    Girlie Camungay

  70. Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto looks yummy

    Marty Flores

  71. Nutella Cheesecake and Bacon twist :")

    Arianne Joy Salas

  72. The dish i excited to try from Early Bird Breakfast Club is Early Bird Full English because it is delicious and Yummy! :))

    Rhozallino Ramones

  73. The Early Bird Full English!

    Chabs Esguerra

  74. I wanna try the Adobo Sunrise and Viva Longganisa!

    I love your blog entries! They way you write just makes the food seem so much better! My gf and I also have a food blog, maybe you can visit and share some tips for us on how to drive traffic towards our blog better? Thanks, man!

    Migs Alonzo

  75. The Early Bird Signature Pancakes looks divine and mouth-watering.........

    jam malicdem
    jamango01 (At) gmail [dot] com

  76. DEFINITELY the Early Bird Full English! That looks awesome :D

    Kyle Alexander C. Inton

  77. The Early Bird Signature Pancakes and the French Toast Fondue is my dream to try at Early Breakfast Club and I hope generous The Pickiest Eater will grant my wish

    Analaine P.Laurio

  78. Signature Pancakes, for sure!
    Angela Lustre

  79. I'd love to try the Bacon Twistsssss! *Drools*

    CONSTANTINO, Eugene E.

  80. Tenderloin Tapa & Nutella Cheesecake

    Michelle "Nish" Salvatierra

  81. i'd love to try the Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto & the Early Bird Signature Pancakes ^_^
    Ruth Santiago

  82. I want to try their Adobo Sunrise (flakes) and Tenderloin Tapa! Definitely! Most of their fare is very good... so one by one lang muna hehe.

    Carolyn Santos

  83. I'd love to try what your family tried!! :) The Early Bird Signature Pancakes, Early Bird Full English and French Toast Fondue! Your pictures look promising :D

  84. I really, really want to try the Early Bird's Peanut Butter and Caramel French Toast! A very, very, very good combination of my favorites!

    Rizza Joy Vista

  85. Those bacon twist and viva longganisa are to die for! This is really the breakfast of the champions! I cannot wait to eat here!

    Ma. Karla Beatriz Galima

  86. Bacon Twist and Pancakes look awesome! Can't wait to try them!

    Feerica C. Pedregosa

  87. I want to try Early Bird Full English! Eating like a boss. :)

    Paula Apostol

  88. Early Bird Full English
    Brixton Lao

  89. I would love to try your Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto version!
    This entree may seem simple to do, but it's really all in the burst of flavors.

    This will surely melt in my mouth. Yum!

    Sophie Miles Ng

  90. I want to try their Adobo Sunrise
    jomer cabrera

  91. I want to try Nutella Cheesecake!!! :)

    Nicole Frances Sy

  92. Bacon Twist and Pancakes looks delicious!!

    Clarince D. Reyes

  93. I'd like to try their Signature Pancakes!

    Ma. Cecilia de la Costa

  94. Early Bird Full English and Signature pancakes looks yummy!
    Rica Sicad

  95. Id love to try the Eggs Benedict and Steak & hash

    Cleng Garcia

  96. i want to try The Early Bird Signature Pancakes..looks yummy!

    arra odeza

  97. I would love to try the French Toast Fondue ♥♥♥
    Joanne Tan :)

  98. I want to try the Early Bird Full English or their Signature Pancakes.. looks amazing! :)

    Paul Alonzo

  99. I want the early bird signature pancakes!

    Joana Villarin

  100. Hungry Me!!!
    Wanna try early bird full english or signature pancakes.
    Give it to me pleasee! Ty ;)

  101. French Toast Fondue :)

    Mark Angelo Acosta



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