This is what I suddenly messaged my Pinoy lunch group at work yesterday. It's the type of craving that you can clearly imagine the food in your mind and you're starting to smell it too. Clearly, I'm missing home and I'm really bummed that my supposed flight home tonight won't be pushing through. Anyway, happy thoughts again..happy thoughts.
The place was so packed but we're so lucky to be able to quickly get a table after a 5 minute wait. Too bad Chef Sandy wasn't there that day as I'd love to meet him! Did you know that I used to watch his Del Monte Kitchenomics show with his sister Nina back when I was a kid? I loved it so much that I would bug my mom to buy Del Monte products whenever we would go grocery shopping. How's that to effective product marketing?
Anyway, we started our meal with their best-selling dish -- Crab Pancit (Php. 195). I love how the menu has a bit of story/narration from Chef Sandy himself and we found out that this dish dates back to the time they had a Filipino restaurant in Paris, France and this was created by his mom, the famous Nora Daza together with a Michelin-starred Chef if I'm not mistaken. Thi was so delicious and I love the whole concept of mixing the noodles to coat it with the creamy crab sauce and taking in small spoonfuls each time. So good!
Over-all, we enjoyed our meal at the Wooden Spoon. Service was also very good as our food quickly came out without having to wait too long and since we sat by the cashier area, we pretty much got most of the servers attention should we need anything. I would gladly go back for more of the Crab Pancit and the Stuffed Pechay too.
Now, if you'll excuse me. I shall start my search for a pack of tocino here in the Lion City to create my own Pinoy-style breakfast meal at home. I miss you Manila, see you soon!
Wooden Spoon is located at the Lower Ground Floor, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. Call them at 403-3585 / 0917-8827594.