Sunset Quay - Manila Ocean Park
Luneta Park (Behind Quirino Grandstand), Manila City
+63 (02)567-2649 / +63 (02)567-1292
It was about past 5PM when we finished checking out all there is to check at the Manila Ocean Park, it was time to go home. However, since it would take about two hours (possibly more) for us to travel home, sister suggested we eat early dinner so we won't have to worry about it anymore. There were a lot of food places in the park, and sister chose Pancake House because 1. it was located at the Sunset Quay and 2. we still haven't eaten there. Seeing most restaurants by the Sunset Quay packed with many people, we went for Pancake House.
The time we found a table, I was already amazed at the place. Well, it was a great idea of having rows of restaurants facing the harbor - not only did we (and the other guests) have a great place to dine - the view was spectacular, too.
We quickly placed our orders, and while we were waiting, we saw this view. Seeing there was a door, we went out to have a better shot of this magnificent cloud formation. I am a big fan of sunrays, and this was one of the best - it was like the heavens are about to open.
As for the foods, we had:
House Specials Set (p215). A mix of the house specialties - taco, spaghetti, and 1 piece pan chicken. This one's served with a glass of iced tea, so it was a really great food set for its price. I decided to go for this because of its name - it was my first time there, and I want to taste as much food as I can. They claim to have the best tacos in the town... that could be true (I still haven't tasted "authentic" Mexican tacos c/o the Mexican restaurants). The spaghetti was good, too, and the chicken is just awesome. The breading was fantastic, and the meat was tender and juicy. I was really glad I went for this.
Hamburger Steak Special Set (p215). Juicy hamburger steak with gravy, spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed vegetables, and iced tea. Mom loved the hamburger steak! After the first taste, she just exclaimed how great it was and she even asked us to taste it so we would know just how good it was. True, it was really delicious.
Roast Beef Special Set (p213). Brother's choice. It was a plate of roast beef with gravy, mixed veggies, Caesar salad and rice. Also served with iced tea, brother loved it because it was "real" roast beef, and not the store bought types. It was also tender and well seasoned, and a good pair for the salad.
Jumbo House Burger (p250). Sister's choice. When it was served, we really went, "Oh wow!" because of how big the patty was. The patty was the same patty as mom's meal, but what made this more delicious was that the burger also had button mushrooms, strips of bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber and onions. It was very rightly to be called jumbo, and my sister just devour on this.
Strawberry Milkshake. Since sister's food didn't have drinks included, she chose to go for strawberry milkshake as her drink. It was rich, we couldn't help but to take a sip every now and then as well.
The whole dining experience was so awesome. The staff were very polite to us, and they would share a giggle each time we throw some jokes whenever they serve foods (our orders came out one by one), and they even volunteered to take a picture of the whole family seeing that brother and I were taking pictures of foods as they were delivered.
Prior to this food trip, I always consider Pancake House to be an upscale food place. Foods were a bit on the expensive side - reason why we never really considered eating there even if there was a branch at a mall near our place. Now that we knew their foods were really delicious, we were very much interested in eating there again, should we get a chance.
*** Jenn ***