Maple’s Attempt to Elevate American Comfort Food

Maple – An attempt to elevate American Comfort food by the same restaurant group that brought pancake house and other restaurant concepts. From pancakes and that high grade maple syrup to some ubiquitous breakfast staples and other comfort food fix that’ll probably strike your fancy.

Maple_Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower_poster

This is their Pancake Tower, stuffed with cream cheese and blueberry pieces, the right combination of sweet and tart, then hit it with that awesome high grade maple syrup, all-day breakfast, comfort food bliss.

The restaurant’s menu is built on comfort food, with a lot of influences from various cuisines gives it some really interesting good eats. Started with a nice bowl of chili.

Chili (P250)
Chili (P250)

Chili (P250)
Chili (P250)

A mild bean, beef, and pork sausage chili soup served with our sour cream and scallions and a slice of freshly baked jalapeno corn bread.

Their chili was fairy simple a warm comforting broth of beans, beef and sausages, it had a nice hint of spice that’s not too overpowering. Then you hit it with the corn bread for some contrast and texture, the base of the bread’s spiked with jalapenos too so you’ll get that extra kick of spice with every bite.

Fish Tacos (P450)
Fish Tacos (P450)

Fish Tacos (P450)
Fish Tacos (P450)

Wheat or flour tortillas served with a blackened white fish fillet, Napa cabbage slaw. Pico de Gallo, queso fresco, and chipotle aioli.

Tender pieces of fish fillets coated with various herbs and spices that makes for a nice savory flavor with a nice tinge of spice. Then you hit the salsa and the light cheese that binds all the flavors and balances the taste of the well-seasoned fish.

Maple_Huevos Rancheros_Poster

We also tried this nice Mexican breakfast treat – Huevos Rancheros that’s a medley of tortillas, beans, grilled chicken and that sunny side up egg and all its rich yolk glory.

Huevos Rancheros (P340)
Huevos Rancheros (P340)

Huevos Rancheros (P340)
Huevos Rancheros (P340)

A classic Mexican breakfast made with torillas, refried beans, grilled chicken, and sunny side up egg, topped with cheese and ranchero sauce.

A mixture of different flavors and textures, their Huevos Rancheros was really interesting. Layers of tortillas, grilled chicken and all the other yummy stuff topped with a sunny side up egg. Took a bite and I love the combination of flavors and that nice hint of crunch from the tortilla bits.

Maple_Prime Rib Tapa_poster

Tapa, one of my favorite breakfast treats taken to new heights, gorgeous piece of prime rib marinated and cooked tapa style, meaty breakfast goodness.

Prime Rib Tapa (P520)
Prime Rib Tapa (P520)

Prime Rib Tapa (P520)
Prime Rib Tapa (P520)

A traditional Filipino breakfast favorite taken to new heights. A marinated prime rib served with garlic rice, two eggs prepared just the way you like, tomato-onion salsa and atchara.

This was certainly one of my favorites, succulent piece of prime rib prepared tapa style, it had this nice sweet flavor of that fantastic breakfast staple we all love. Served with garlic rice and eggs, damn good! You enjoy the meaty, succulent piece of meat with its nice sweet flavor and then you hit the eggs and the yolk bleeds out its golden yolk glory, truly an a great breakfast fix, this one’s a must-try.

Eggs Benedict (P315)
Eggs Benedict (P315)

Eggs Benedict (P315)
Eggs Benedict (P315)

A MAPLE signature topped with Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served with country fries.

Another breakfast favorite, I tried their Eggs Benedict. Though the dish is supposed to be served with a nice puff pastry as its base, they run out of the said pastry base and had their signature freshly baked bread as base. Oh that food porn moment when you poke the poached eggs and all that egg yolk awesomeness oozes out. Took a bite and I love the bacon bits with its savory cured meat goodness and that creamy poached egg with all it’s buttery and tart flavor that balanced all the flavors together. The potatoes on the side was quite nice too.

Spaetzle Jambalaya (P390)
Spaetzle Jambalaya (P390)

Spaetzle Jambalaya (P390)
Spaetzle Jambalaya (P390)

Fresh Spaetzle pasta with our own Jambalaya sauce, topped with shrimps and Chilean Mussels.

Spaetzle – an egg noodle that has a nice soft and slightly chewy texture. Their Spaetzle Jambalaya was actually quite nice. It had a really nice tinge of spice that cuts out from the richness of the seafood bits. A dish with some fairly strong flavors that can be toned down with a little lemon.

Blackened Chicken (P450)
Blackened Chicken (P450)

Blackened Chicken (P450)
Blackened Chicken (P450)

Chicken Breast with a spicy cajun rub, grilled and served with creamed spinach, bacon, and dirty rice.

Chicken breast cooked well and tender, took a bite and I love the hint of spice from the cajun rub, it’s really flavorful and well seasoned. Served with some creamed spinach, bacon, and dirty rice. I really liked their dirty rice with liver bits and the crispy bacon bits, it makes for a nice combination of flavor that really went well with the well seasoned meat.

Rib Eye Steak (P1,680 - USDA Angus Prime Grade | P1,050 -USDA Angus)
Rib Eye Steak (P1,680 – USDA Angus Prime Grade | P1,050 -USDA Angus)

Rib Eye Steak (P1,680 - USDA Angus Prime Grade | P1,050 -USDA Angus)
Rib Eye Steak (P1,680 – USDA Angus Prime Grade | P1,050 -USDA Angus)

Rib eye steak grilled to your liking and served with red wine demiglace, a classic chimichurri sauce or a blue cheese herbed butter. Steaks are also served with herbed potatoes and hericot verts.

It’s hard to pass on their rib eye steak, USDA Angus Prime Grade? YES!  Got mine prepared medium rare. Love the succulent piece of meat, gorgeous meat and fatty bits served with a variety of sauces. Though I prefer it without any sauce as it was well seasoned and really flavorful, I think it’s best paired with chimichurri or that demiglace sauce.

For our sweet endings we tried their Apple PieBourbon Bread Pudding and Pancake Tower.

Apple Pie with Streusel Topping (P240)
Apple Pie with Streusel Topping (P240)

Apple Pie with Streusel Topping (P240)
Apple Pie with Streusel Topping (P240)

A light and butter pastry crust filled with Granny Smith and red Washington apples tossed in maple syrup, covered in a sweet and crunchy strusel topping served with vanilla ice cream.

Their apple pie was light and filled with these nice sweet apple pieces that’s coated with maple syrup then you hit the pastry bits that’s a bit flaky and that crumbly streusel topping that’s quite sweet, the pie is warm and you hit it with the vanilla ice cream and you get to enjoy this nice contrast in flavor and of warm and cold.

Maple_Bourbon_bread_pudding_poster

A traditional American favourite served with a bourbon creme anglaise or a la mode.

Bourbon Bread Pudding (P220)
Bourbon Bread Pudding (P220)

Bourbon Bread Pudding (P220)
Bourbon Bread Pudding (P220)

A very simple sweet tooth treat. Warm bread pudding coated with this sweet bourbon cream sauce. Soft, warm, and comforting, it can also be served a la mode and you get to enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream. Took a bite and I love the creamy sweet flavor and with the peach pieces, it’s really good.

Maple_Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower_poster

A tower of 6 buttermilk pancakes with alternating layers of preserved blueberries and thick cream cheese topped with a blueberry campote.

They prepare their buttermilk pancakes like a souffle, this labor intensive and meticulous way of making the pancakes makes for a more soft and fluffy pancake. It’s really nice with a lot of cream cheese and blueberry stuffing and then topped with a warm campote, hit it with that high grade maple syrup and all its golden liquid and maple goodness and you’ll get breakfast bliss.

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VERDICT: Maple’s attempt to elevate good American Comfort food is quite plausible. Tried some really good stuff that’s well prepared, and have some really interesting flavor and combinations.

VALUE FOR MONEY: Food items here are a bit pricey, but if you’re willing to splurge on some decent American Comfort Food fix, do give this place a try.

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Maple Restaurant

Shangri-la Plaza Mall

LG/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA
Wack Wack, Mandaluyong
(0923) 725-6283

San Antonio Plaza, Makati

2/F San Antonio Plaza Arcade, 50 Mckinley Rd
Forbes Park – North, Makati
(02) 621-6211

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141 thoughts on “Maple’s Attempt to Elevate American Comfort Food”

  1. I would love to try Apple Pie with Streusel Topping and Chili because I’ve never tried an authentic Chili and Applie pie. Poor me πŸ˜€

  2. I would like to try the Rib Eye Steak – Angus Prime Grade and the dessert of 6 tower buttermilk pancakes because Its so look yummy and deliciously in the pictures.

  3. I want to try the 6 buttermilk pancakes tower, I’ve eaten a simple pancake but this thing makes me drool.

  4. I would love to try the Pancake Tower, stuffed with cream cheese and blueberry piece because I was born to love them and to try all the blueberry pancakes/cheesecakes in the world. And also, to date my mom here since she is going home after two years. Yay! ?

  5. I would love to try the Bourbon Bread pudding cause I have a sweet tooth and this one definitely awesome. Just to see that sweet bourbon sauce makes me eager to try it. Yummy!

  6. I’ll definitely try the Pancake tower because it looks really tasty and inviting and I love sweets. Aside from the Pancake tower, I’m looking forward to taste Huevos Rancheros since I’m also a fan of mexican cuisines. πŸ™‚

  7. Id like to try the eggs beneduct and of course, the pancakes too. I know for sure these two would be divine as hell. Hopefully i get to win some. πŸ™‚

  8. I would love to try their Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower because I love pancakes and this looks so delish! Ahhh can’t wait to try! πŸ™‚

  9. I would like to try Maple’s Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower with my family. We all love pancakes, blueberries and cheesecake and this is such a huge sweet treat!

  10. I wanna taste the Tower Pancake (Blueberry & Cream Cheese) Looks Mouth watering and delicious.. Can’t wait to try it πŸ™‚

  11. I would love to try their Pancake Tower, Fish Tacos & Huevos Rancheros because I love hotcakes for breakfast & for the 2 dishes a Mexican breakfast WoW I love Tacos but Huevos Rancheros I must try this…looks so yummy!!!

  12. Actually I would to try them all especially the Pancake Tower Blueberry and Cream Cheese so delicious and Borrbon Bread Pudding and Apple Pie with Strousel topping yummy because Im I really like sweets.

  13. I’d like to try the blueberry and Cream cheese Pancake Tower. I’m a big fan of breakfast food…most specially pancakes!!

  14. I’d love to try the Pancake tower!!! I love pancakes & blueberries & it excites me knowing that pancakes can be topped with blueberries. I’m sure that would taste great!!!

  15. I sooo love Tapa so I wanna try the Prime Rib Tapa!!! When I saw the pic, I really exclaimed “WOW!”

  16. I want to try the Huevos Rancheros and Blueberry & Cream Cheese Pancakes because as ive seen in the picture its look so yummy and delicious.

  17. I would like to try Rib Eye Steak. Me and my boyfriend are on a steak trip (trying to eat steaks on a different restaurant). πŸ™‚

  18. I really really want to try the Blueberry & Cream Cheese Pancake Tower πŸ™‚ Just by looking at the picturem it makes me crave for it right now plus I am a big fan of pancakes and anything blueberry πŸ™‚ This is surely a must try! πŸ™‚

  19. I would love to try the Rib Eye Steak because it’s looks so delicious & very mouthwatering..YUM YUM YUM :))

  20. I would like to try Apple Pie with Streusel Topping, Bourbon Bread Pudding, Fish Tacos looks delicious…

  21. What dish would you like to try at Maple, why?
    Answer: I like to try eat first the Prime Rib Tapa because so many ingredients that we add to this dish.(Base on the details above.

  22. The Prime Rib Tapa would be a to-die for experience!!! I would definitely loooove to get a taste of that!

  23. I want to try Maple’s Prime Rib Tapa because I love this dish any time of the day specially breakfast time with an egg and fried rice! yum yum!

  24. I want to try their Blueberry & Cream Cheese Pancake Tower. It looks delicious!!! Actually, no. If possible, I want to try everything!!!

  25. bourbon pudding because i love this desert,

    fish tacos because i love mexican food,

    blackened chicken because all chicken dishes are my favorite especially when they are fried or grilled. cooking chicken is alltime favorite though i am allergic.and

    eggs benedict because i miss my brother’s potato salad. i want the twist with an egg.

  26. I’d love to try Maple’s Blueberry and Cream Cheese Pancake Tower because I am deeply madly in love with blueberries. To top that off, the cream cheese would definitely be a great addition to its taste. Can’t wait to try it!

  27. I would like to try Rib eye steak grilled and their Pancake Tower because I haven’t tasted any steak ever. Plus the their Pancake Tower looks like a rich one and super delicious, cheesecake is also one of my favorite. πŸ™‚

  28. I would you like to try Blueberry & cream cheese Pancake & bourbon bread pudding!I really love it and i wish i could win to try those yummy dishes πŸ™‚

  29. i like to try the Pancake Tower, stuffed with cream cheese and blueberry pieces bec. favorite ko ang pancakes

  30. I would like to try the Angus Prime Grade and the dessert of 6 tower buttermilk pancakes. They are my dreams and I hope it become true. πŸ˜‰

  31. I would like to try the Pancake Tower because I know I will experience bliss if I will indulge to this comfort food …..tulo laway na ako…whew

  32. I would love to try their Prime Rib Steak and Eggs Benedict. For me it feels like going to your favorite tapsihan but to the next extreme level! I am gonna make sure Im hungry so that I can eat them all! πŸ™‚

  33. If possible I want to try all the dish they have, but if I win I’ll share it w/ my daughter, I want the pancake tower I’m sure my daughter will be happy to eat this…

  34. I would like to try Blueberry Cheesecake and Pancake tower, Gourmet Champorado, Rib Eye Steak and Prime Rib tapa because I would love to taste how they made my favorite foods. For sure it will be so good!

  35. I fervently would like to try their Spaetzle Jambalaya and Pancake tower as my dessert… super yummy, it makes me really hungry … πŸ™‚

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