Saturday, January 10, 2015

First bite at Sweet Ecstasy

Place: The whole place is small, but the dining area is quite spacious. The hues of orange and brown, along with the mixture of wood, metal, and plastic, all contribute to the comfortable feel. The tables are a bit wobbly though. And the teeny tiny comfort room needs some cleaning and fixing.

Food: The food tastes good, but the flavors are not unfamiliar or special.

First on our table is a serving of Ecstasy Fries (Php 130): french fries topped with a slice of cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and thousand island dressing. The fries are golden, amply crispy, and well seasoned. The caramelized onions are sweet and delicious, adding good contrast to the saltiness of the cheese. Speaking of the cheese, the dish would better if the cheese used were melted. It is quite difficult to mix the solid slice of cheese with the dressing and onions.

Also, given the price, we hope that the fries come with a more special kind of cheese and sauce, rather than store-bought cheddar and thousand island dressing.

Next, the Cheese Burger (Php 170). It's your good ol cheeseburger: beef patty, lettuce, melted cheese, and bun. The ingredients are fresh. The patty is meaty and flavorful. Its flavor though is not awesome (as the place claims); we can think of other places that serve burgers with the same, even much better, taste. Our patty also is a little dry.

Then, some Sriracha-Lime Wings (Php 200): fried chicken wings coated with a concoction of the famed hot sauce and lime. Delicious! The wings are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The heat is enough to excite the palate but not too hot to burn the tongue. The lime is a good touch. The flavor is punctuated, making each bite satisfying.

Lastly, our drink: Salted Caramel w/ Fudge Brownie milkshake (Php 160). It has the right thickness and creaminess. It is a tad too sweet. And we can barely sense the salted caramel component; the fudge brownie taste is too pronounced.

Price: Considering taste, serving size, and food quality, food here is just a little overpriced (by Php 10 or 20).

Service: Although we didn't mind, the wait for our food lasted beyond 15 minutes. The staff was friendly and nice. But no one issued us a receipt. Naughty, naughty...

Sweet Ecstasy is along Jupiter St., Makati City.   

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