Published on April 21, 2014
I usually walk with my girl team mates along BGC every lunch break. When you’re busy and your job demands that you sit down for 8 hours a day, you have to grab every chance of getting your muscles to work out. During one of our “walking sessions”, we discovered Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. It’s impossible for this restaurant to be missed because everything in its façade is too cute not to be noticed.
As soon as we entered the restaurant, it was as if we were transported into an entirely different world. It’s a world where ugly things are not allowed! Haha! My initial reaction was, “Gusto kong tumira dito!!!” =))
The colorful chandeliers, hanging teacups, brightly-colored tables and chairs, intricately-designed frames hanging on the walls and every small detail filled with cuteness made our eyes extremely happy!
Aside from the fact that their cupcakes are very pleasing to the eyes, I loved that they are not too sweet. I have tried various cupcakes before which made my teeth cry out of despair because of too much sweetness. Good thing that the bakers of Vanilla Cupcake Bakery do not abuse the use of sweeteners. :p
More often than not, when I go to a place that sells cupcakes, the only good things they could offer are the cupcakes. The rest of the menu just falls short of my expectations. I thought that it would be the same with Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. But I was proven wrong!
I got to try their Chicken Parmigiana with Pasta. Guests may opt to have the Chicken Parmigiana with Rice (just like what Abby had) for PHP195. I am not really a fan of oil-based pasta dishes. But this one changed my mind. I love the subtlety of the flavors. And I definitely enjoyed the spicy kick in every bite. The chicken is also very good! It’s very tender and cooked to perfection. The sweet and tangy sauce on top of the chicken balanced out the spiciness of the pasta.
And because we all fell in love with Vanilla Cupcake Bakery, Mitch, Abby and I went back just a few days after our first visit! Mitch had the Herbed Bacon Carbonara. Abby had the Chicken Cordon Bleu. I forgot to take a picture of the Chicken Cordon Bleu. But it’s really delicious.
I got to try the BBQ Ribs. And just like all the other dishes we have tried, the serving of the BBQ Ribs is very generous. Served with rice and buttered corn, this is one filling plate. I was too full to finish it so I got a little help from a pregnant woman (a.k.a. Abby) with a bottomless digestive system! :p
I can think of two things which make these fall-off-the-bone ribs mouthwatering. First, it has enough fats which kept the ribs really moist and flavorful. And second is the barbecue sauce which has the ideal blend of sweetness and saltiness.
And because the summer heat was just unbearable that day, I decided to try the Vanilla Iced Tea!
There are definitely greater things than the cuteness of this restaurant. In case you haven’t tried it yet, schedule a date in Vanilla Cupcake Bakery and let your taste buds convince you. =)
Vanilla Cupcake Bakery
Ground Floor Two Parkade
30th Street Corner 7th Avenue,
Bonifacio Global City,