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!
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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I'm Alice San Esteban.
Those Bacon and Cheddar Frittata and Signature Pancakes are to die for!! :)ReplyDelete
The Early Bird Full English looks sublime. Anything pancakes also makes my mouth salivate.ReplyDelete
the Early Bird Full English looks yum, i'd like to try this:)ReplyDelete
nutella cheesecake and early bird signature PANCAKES! please!! STAT! :)ReplyDelete
madhel_02 @ yahoo.com
Early Bird Signature Pancakes!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
i'm excited about adobo sunrise! i haven't tried adobo flakes yet..=)ReplyDelete
chilzen mae cao
im excited to try the bacon twists!! :)ReplyDelete
Early Bird Signature Pancakes!ReplyDelete
Margaret S. ChanReplyDelete
I'm excited to try the Early Bird full English it look delicious and feeling
I definitely want to try the Early Bird Signature Pancakes! Drool-worthy! :DReplyDelete
What dish are you excited to try from Early Bird Breakfast Club? The Early Bird Full English looks so yummy!ReplyDelete
Lesley Anne Yu
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.ReplyDelete
jr del rosario
bacon twister and pancakesReplyDelete
I'm excited to try their French Toast Fondue!ReplyDelete
Steak and Hash!ReplyDelete
Robert Jonathan ChanReplyDelete
I Like to try their Adobo Sunrise.
I'd like to try the French Toast FondueReplyDelete
joanne christine perez
I will have Lemon Butter Bangus, Viva Longganisa, Choco Banana Berry French Toast please.ReplyDelete
Oh, and Nutella Hot Chocolate, too.
I'm excited for the Bacon Twist cause I love bacon so muchReplyDelete
I would like to try the Early Bird Full EnglishReplyDelete
The dishes are so yummy! I would love to try the Signature Pancakes paired with Nutella Hot Chocolate. How's that for sweetness?ReplyDelete
early bird signature PANCAKES and the adobo flakes!ReplyDelete
sherry ann gole cruz
Im excited to try this delicious meals,ReplyDelete
1. Early Bird Full English
2. The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
3. Bacon and Cheddar Frittata
Definitely the Sunny Salpicao and the French Toast Fondue! :0ReplyDelete
I would love to try the Peanut Butter and Caramel French Toast.ReplyDelete
Marlene R. Yanga
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!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the Adobo SunriseReplyDelete
The Early Bird Signature PancakesReplyDelete
Eggs Atlantic and Adobo Sunrise! :)ReplyDelete
All of them or maybe just the Early Bird Full English with some French Toast Fondue :9ReplyDelete
French Toast and the pancakes!ReplyDelete
Definitely want to try the The Early Bird Signature Pancakes - that photo was absolutely drool-inducing. :)ReplyDelete
Christine A. Guinto
Adobo sunrise and bacon twist!!!ReplyDelete
french toast fondue!ReplyDelete
I am big on breakfast so I'm excited to try the Early Bird Full English with some signature pancakes.. yum!ReplyDelete
mary pearl urtola
I want to try The Early Bird Signature Pancake. I just love pancakes and the chocolate syrup tops it all offReplyDelete
Kimberly Camille Tiu
will try the adobo sunrise and the pancakes looks yummy cant waitReplyDelete
Early Bird Full English!ReplyDelete
Early Bird Full English and Adobo Sunrise! Yummy-looking! ;)ReplyDelete
Name: Marizza Domingo
Thank you! :)
The Adobo Sunrise looks heavenly! <3ReplyDelete
the adobo sunrise and bacon twist yum yum yum..ReplyDelete
Adobo Sunrise, too! It look so delicious!ReplyDelete
mary a. reana
Ill check the Bacon and Cheddar Frittata when I visitReplyDelete
Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
I want to try the nutella cheesecake and early bird signature PANCAKES!ReplyDelete
Adobo sunrise and french toast fondue please! :DReplyDelete
i wanna try The Early Bird Signature Pancakes !ReplyDelete
I am curious about their Adobo Sunrise and I hope to taste them soon. :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to try The Early Bird Full English & Signature Pancakes! Those photos are making me hungry! :pReplyDelete
The Early Bird Full English! Definitely!ReplyDelete
I want to try the Adobo Sunrise. It looks mouth-watering and it passed your good taste.ReplyDelete
I'm a HUGE fan of their Eggs Benedict and their Eggs Atlantic. Can't wait to try it again! :)ReplyDelete
I want, I want, I want! :)ReplyDelete
I am excited to try The Early Bird Full English & Adobo Sunrise!ReplyDelete
French Toast Fondue and Bacon Twist please!! so yummyReplyDelete
How nice naman the ambience of the resto! And the caramel cake looks sinful! I love caramel cake, natakam tuloy ako. :)ReplyDelete
Ma.Cecilia de la CostaReplyDelete
I'd like to try their French Toast Fondue dipped in cinnamon!
I want to try their Spanish Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto!! <3ReplyDelete
Like Rina, I am also very fond of risotto so the chorizo and mushroom risotto will definitely be the first dish I'd try!ReplyDelete
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! :DReplyDelete
Julie Grace Ramos
A girl could try the Early Bird Full English right?ReplyDelete
Rita Luz Jimeno
Arroz caldo crunch seems interesting. And of course, Nutella cheesecake!ReplyDelete
All of them, but basically bacon, and mushroom risotto would be great.ReplyDelete
I wanna try the Bacon and Cheddar Frittata and their Nutella Cheesecake!ReplyDelete
Tina Elaine Resuello
The Bacon Twists and Signature pancakes look really interesting so I wanna try those among others. ^___^ReplyDelete
Lorelie Ann Bataycan
I want to try Adobo Flakes :)ReplyDelete
Early Bird Signature PancakesReplyDelete
Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg
I want to try the Bacon Twist and signature pancakesReplyDelete
Joehlyn Grace M Bites
I want to try the Early Bird Full English.ReplyDelete
Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto looks yummyReplyDelete
Nutella Cheesecake and Bacon twist :")ReplyDelete
Arianne Joy Salas
The dish i excited to try from Early Bird Breakfast Club is Early Bird Full English because it is delicious and Yummy! :))ReplyDelete
The Early Bird Full English!ReplyDelete
I wanna try the Adobo Sunrise and Viva Longganisa!ReplyDelete
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!
The Early Bird Signature Pancakes looks divine and mouth-watering.........ReplyDelete
jamango01 (At) gmail [dot] com
DEFINITELY the Early Bird Full English! That looks awesome :DReplyDelete
Kyle Alexander C. Inton
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 wishReplyDelete
Signature Pancakes, for sure!ReplyDelete
I'd love to try the Bacon Twistsssss! *Drools*ReplyDelete
CONSTANTINO, Eugene E.
Tenderloin Tapa & Nutella CheesecakeReplyDelete
Michelle "Nish" Salvatierra
i'd love to try the Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto & the Early Bird Signature Pancakes ^_^ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 :DReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Rizza Joy Vista
Those bacon twist and viva longganisa are to die for! This is really the breakfast of the champions! I cannot wait to eat here!ReplyDelete
Ma. Karla Beatriz Galima
Bacon Twist and Pancakes look awesome! Can't wait to try them!ReplyDelete
Feerica C. Pedregosa
I want to try Early Bird Full English! Eating like a boss. :)ReplyDelete
Early Bird Full EnglishReplyDelete
I would love to try your Chorizo and Mushroom Risotto version!ReplyDelete
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
I want to try their Adobo SunriseReplyDelete
I want to try Nutella Cheesecake!!! :)ReplyDelete
Nicole Frances Sy
Bacon Twist and Pancakes looks delicious!!ReplyDelete
Clarince D. Reyes
I'd like to try their Signature Pancakes!ReplyDelete
Ma. Cecilia de la Costa
Early Bird Full English and Signature pancakes looks yummy!ReplyDelete
Id love to try the Eggs Benedict and Steak & hashReplyDelete
i want to try The Early Bird Signature Pancakes..looks yummy!ReplyDelete
I would love to try the French Toast Fondue ♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Joanne Tan :)
I want to try the Early Bird Full English or their Signature Pancakes.. looks amazing! :)ReplyDelete
I want the early bird signature pancakes!ReplyDelete
Wanna try early bird full english or signature pancakes.
Give it to me pleasee! Ty ;)
French Toast Fondue :)ReplyDelete
Mark Angelo Acosta