Monday, April 18, 2016

Rise and Shine at Torch Restaurant in Greenhills

I have this group of friends since high school whom I hang out with regularly. Well, I don't get to see them as often as I used to do when Paul and I were still based in Manila but I'm happy to be able to keep in close touch with them whenever we're back home. Given all our busy schedules, we would meet up during breakfast and with that, the "Breakfast Club" was born. 

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For our most recent get-together, we had breakfast/brunch at our favorite go-to place -- Torch Restaurant in Greenhills. We all live within the same vicinity so Greenhills has been our usual choice whenever we choose where to eat out. Luckily, Torch Restaurant serves good breakfast and our friend M loves their coffee too. 

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The choices are quite interesting. It's your typical Filipino -silog (sinangag and itlog) but with a modern twist. Take for example Paul's U.S. Angus Beef Tapa. This showcases Torch's interesting take on the traditional tapsilog wherein they made use of tender cuts of U.S. Angus Beef strips and served with buttered garlic rice, atchara (pickled papaya) and egg cooked your way. I tried a bit of the beef from Paul's order and I think it was just a-okay. It was a bit dry albeit tender because they sliced the beef really thin but a little more beef fat would make it even better. The rice could have been more garlicky and buttery too given they call it "buttered garlic rice". Each breakfast set comes with a cup of coffee/tea or a glass of iced tea. We both chose the latter. 

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Moving on, I had the Tocino Fingers which I actually had twice already. I love the crunchy bite of the sweet yummy tocino as each piece was deep-fried to perfection. Something very unique as we're used to the typical pan-fried tocino (pork cutlets) in every Tocilog so this one was definitely something new and I think even kids will love. Served with buttered garlic rice and sunny-side-up egg, I feel the same way about the rice in this dish as mentioned above. 

Lastly, we just love eggs so we tried the Fresh Garden Omelette served on a skillet. What we thought would be your typical omelette turned out to be a side table production where the server brings a piping hot skillet to our table and very carefully cooks the omelette right in front of us to see and enjoy. 

The result? A delicious creamy, custard-like egg dish that totally stood out and went very well with my Tocino Fingers and Paul's U.S. Angus Beef Tapa. Check out the video below on how our omelette was prepared: 

Aside from their breakfast meals, Torch actually has a number of delicious and interesting dishes such as their creative sushi rolls, steak on a hot stone grill and pizza. A good meal is indeed a great way to start your day with, don't you agree?

Check out Torch Restaurant at 63 Connecticut Street, Greenhills in San Juan City. Call them at 477-3771 to make a reservation. They also have branches in Trinoma Mall, UP Town Center, Greenbelt and Molito Alabang. 

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