Le Petit Soufflé: New French-Japanese and Dessert Restaurant at Century City Mall

Le Petit Souffle

We were so unlucky to score some matcha and red velvet cookies from Scout’s Honor, but we had time to sample two desserts from Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla’s Le Petit Soufflé Soft Opening Menu. We didn’t have much time, however, for a classic soufflé, which requires detailed precision and extra time to prepare. And I regret much not seeing the salted egg parfait before we decided on the French frozen pistachio soufflé with cherry griotine confiture, but on second thought, the frozen souffllé the girls shared was fabulous. I would have easily finished one whole serving. Doused with cherry preserve, the sweetness was still proper.

Le Petit Souffle

You’ll find lots of matcha and decadent Valrhona chocolate desserts in the menu. Ditto with parfaits and some pure custards.

Beyond classic and nouveau desserts, select savory comfort food, such as onion soup, a vegetarian soba pasta, fusion mac and foie, squid ink pasta or rice, croque madame or croque monsieur (croissant with ham and cheese, with or without egg), French toasts, of course, and some salads, comprise the short menu.

French frozen pistachio souffle with cherry griotine confitureLe Petit SouffleMatcha ParfaitBrandon’s matcha parfait.Tiled plant holder

Amid all the faux foliage, the ambiance is yet refreshing — proves that green can de-stress. Or it may provoke the senses if a person has an aversion to anything fake.

Le Petit Souffle

Le Petit Souffle 3rd Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila Tel. No.: (02) 886 3056

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Hole In The Wall at Century City Mall

Hole in the Wall

Unlike the New York food hall brought to the Philippines, the pretty new Hole In The Wall at the Century City Mall in Makati is a showcase of a super eclectic variety of food vendors and local artisanal food and beverages. For those who like diversity and specificity put together, Hole In The Wall just might be for you. The concept of bringing together accomplished chefs within the same walls is global trendy and upscale, yet Hole In The Wall is an enjoyable food market with better-than-a-foodcourt communal dining spaces to linger in.

Scout's Honor

Together with my besties, Christina and Cathy, and Brandon, we almost didn’t make it to Makati because traffic was horrendous even on a weekday. A good thing it closes at 10PM.

One tip:  If you see anything you like, get it right away, like we planned on buying craft cookies from Scout’s Honor by Chef Miko Aspiras, but the shelves were almost empty before we left.

For the cookie loverScout's HonorRaw Cookies

I went around and fixed an eccentric ox tail and tamarind sauce banh mi and spring rolls from Phobobo, salted egg chicken wings from Kwong’s Provisions and a pastrami-Emmental cheese sandwich from Mister Delicious to share with the group. Christina was on the other end ordering spicy fried chicken with waffles from Bad Bird.

The pastrami sandwich was dry to say the least. I’m an easy person to please. Good company will make any food delicious. But, I was happiest with my salted egg chicken. The banh mi came in second.

Kwong'sSalted Duck Egg Chicken and Cua PaoBad Bird Umami Fried ChickenPhoboboBanh Mi and Spring RollsMister DeliciousPastrami SandwichFoodiesHole in the Wall DinnerBesties

Hole In The Wall 4th Floor Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila Tel. Nos.: 02 801 1230 / 02 801 1231

Photographed by BlauEarth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2015