Spread Happiness and share IHOP’s classic Filipino favorites this holiday!
We’ve heard that IHOP, the popular all-day dining, is serving bibingka and Davao‘s Malagos Chocolate so off we went to Bonifacio Global City, went straight inside the branch and ordered these special limited edition offers.
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We were with Eli of elifestylemanila and Raffy of Digital Spidey when Carla, our table server, assisted us to our table and gladly took our orders of Bibingka Pancake, Malagos Hot Chocolate, Western Hash Brown Burger, and coffee.
It was a great afternoon, coming from another event nearby, the three of us decided to try these holiday treats from IHOP.
Our coffee came in first, followed by Bibingka Pancake and the Malagos Hot Chocolate.
IHOP’s Bibingka Pancake is rich and the taste of the traditional bibingka cooked in charcoal is present in IHOP’s version. Way to go!
The two-layered Bibingka Pancake is served with whole duck eggs, muscovado sugar, and garnished with shredded parmesan, cheddar cheese, and desiccated coconut. Topped with a scoop of butter and served on banana leaf. You’ll get to taste the salted egg on the first bite which will remind you of the flavorful holiday season. And as soon as your teeth sink in those soft munchy layered pancakes and go round inside your mouth, you’ll say to yourself that “Yep! Christmas is here!”
And to perfectly blend in the flavor of bibingka, it’s just right to pair it with Davao’s homegrown tsokolate. The Malagos Chocolate, served hot, is rich, thick, and creamy. It’s like Swiss chocolate and like marshmallows melting in the hot Malagos drink. We should go back there.
Every cup of Malagos Hot Chocolate is made with all-natural, single origin beans grown and harvested by Davao’s amazing farmers and cheerfully prepared at IHOP’s kitchen.
“Holidays are a big part of our campaigns,” said Archie Rodriquez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., which owns and operates IHOP in the Philippines. “We are proud to celebrate this joyous season with our diners with a Filipino touch,” he told guests when they first launched these IHOP’s classic recipes with Filipino flavors a couple of days ago before we visited the restaurant.
One more that is on the menu but we weren’t able to try yet is Dulce de Leche Pancake. Carla insisted that we try it also but we just ordered the Western Hash Brown Burger.
IHOP’s Dulce de Leche Pancake is a two buttermilk pancakes filled with fresh bananas, spread with dulce de leche, topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup, and crowned with whipped cream.
New mouthwatering burgers and desserts
As we’ve mentioned above, aside from the seasonal Christmas menu, we also ordered Western Hash Brown Burger which is part of the restaurant’s recently added collection of mouthwatering burgers and desserts to make the IHOP dining experience even more delicious.
All burgers come with IHOP’s own secret sauce along with a choice of seasoned fries or onion rings, while the desserts are made with ingredients to satisfy sweet cravings.
Western Hash Brown Burger
Unleash your inner cowboy with this bad boy made of hash browns, American cheese, tomatoes, and bacon.
Philly Cheese Steak Burger
Taste the classic Southern burger with provolone cheese, Philly meat, green bell pepper, onions, mushroom, and red potato seasoning.
Cheesy Mac Burger
IHOP is placing two comfort food favorites in one! It’s a burger made with cheese lovers in mind with Mac & Cheese, bacon, lettuce leaf, dill pickle and more cheese sauce.
Have a taste of sunshine with this burger made with sun dried tomato pesto, red onion rings, American cheese, and sunny side up egg.
Bread and Butter Pudding
A thick slice of warm bread pudding topped with a generous drizzle of banana caramel sauce, vanilla sauce, honey pecan nuts, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Stuffed and Rolled Chocolate Crepe
Chocolate crepes filled with cream cheese and choco hazelnut spread, topped with vanilla sauce, dark chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, a side of strawberries, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
What’s next for IHOP?
In 2014, IHOP opened three new branches in the country as Filipino diners continued to embrace what the brand has to offer—scrumptious food for afternoon meetings or a heavy dinner after the day’s work.
Recently, IHOP Philippines was awarded the International Franchise Operator of the Year Award during the IHOP International Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.
The popular all-day dining chain is looking to sustain this success for the oncoming year, as it aims to further strengthen its presence in the Philippines. IHOP is slated to open another store in Fairview Terraces, which would be its seventh branch in the country.
To date, IHOP has been serving complete perfect dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner across its branches located in Bonifacio Global City, UP Town Center in Katipunan Avenue, SM Mall of Asia, Century City Mall in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Filinvest City in Alabang, and Araneta Center.
These branches are open from 7 AM until 11 PM on weekdays and until 12 midnight on weekends. The good news is, the flagship branch located at the Bonifacio Global City will be accepting orders 24/7 from December 16 to January 3, 2015.
Aside from in-house food servicing, IHOP is pushing forward its catering services for consumer and corporate events in onsite and offsite locations.
Apart from IHOP, Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc. also operates Ramen Iroha, the award-winning ramen house from Japan, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), P.F. Chang’s, Gyu-Kaku, and Morelli’s Gelato.
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