Happy Easter everyone!
Now that the time for fasting, abstinence and sacrifice is over, its time to celebrate Easter with some of your favorite Filipino breakfast meals!
It has only been more than a year, yet IHOP has already become one of the favorite dining destinations of Filipino families who want to enjoy each other’s company and indulge in some comfort food. And if you thought IHOP only serves the best pancakes, waffles and french toasts in town, you might be missing out on their new Filipino additions to their menu.
This Fab Five homegrown Filipino favorites include Savory Pork Longganisa, Breakfast Beef Tapa, Classic Chicken Tocino, Lean Chicken Sausage and Classic Pork Tocino. Each is served with garlic rice and two eggs, any style, with atchara and seasoned vinegar on the side and will be available throughout the day at all three of its metro locations.
“These Filipino breakfast favorites will be exclusively offered in the Philippines. IHOP Restaurant’s pancakes, omelettes, stuffed French toast, crepes, and other American breakfast items have become instant hits since we opened a year ago. With IHOP’s enthusiastic approval, we’re proudly introducing a menu that expands our appeal just as we’re expanding our locations,” said Archie Rodriguez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (GRCI). The company is the Philippine partner of IHOP Restaurants.
But before you dismiss them as IHOP’s version of our famed “Silog” meals, think again. Calling them as such would greatly undermine the research and effort of what our local IHOP chefs had to go through before each dished passed the strict standards of IHOP USA. The process they said took at least six months from conceptualization, perfecting the recipes and sourcing out the best ingredients.
The idea according to Rodriguez was to make IHOP Restaurants in the Philippines not just an American restaurant serving pancakes, waffles, French toasts, omelettes and sandwiches, but also a haven for classic Filipino breakfast food.
“We want to cater to Filipinos who are craving for Filipino breakfast meals and to introduce Filipino breakfast food to foreigners who know IHOP Restaurants and are in Manila for a visit.”‘
As an added treat, diners who order any of these Filipino breakfast meals can also opt to enjoy them with IHOP’s world famous Buttermilk Pancakes, Stuffed French Toast, Waffle or Brioche French Toast at a discounted price.
For Buttermilk Pancakes, you just have to add P125 instead of Php195, for the Brioche French Toast or Waffle just add Php200; and for the Stuffed French Toast just Php175, saving you Php100.
And that is not all, as the sweltering summer heat is upon us, you don’t have to leave the comforts of IHOP to enjoy some cool new desserts.
Developed together with Nestle Ice Cream, these four new flavors are Mango Peaches and Cream Parfait (Php195) blend of mango and cheesecake ice cream; Childhood Memories (Php195), vanilla ice cream layered with strawberry and blueberry syrups and topped with crispy golden hash brown and cheesecake bits; Mixed Berry Parfait (php245), Chocolate ice cream smothered with cool strawberry and blueberry toppings, drizzled with creamy yogurt and finished with oatmeal streusels on top; and Chocolate Decadence (PhP245), featuring IHOP’s very own Butter Pecan Syrup, dark chocolate and white chocolate chips and maple candied bacon all perfectly topped on scoops of decadent chocolate ice cream.
The ice cream treats will be available throughout the summer, along with IHOP’s other breakfast add ons like Brioche French Toast, omelettes, breakfast samplers and crepes.
IHOP Restaurants are located in W Global Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, QC, and in the Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia. The popular chain will open two more branches this summer in Century Mall and Filinvest, Alabang and is looking to open six more locations across Metro Manila before the year is done.