We love Rob but a change of scenery once in a while is good. So Makati it is. After class, we went to Abi’s condo to change because we are not allowed to roam around wearing ze school uniform.
Then we headed out to Banapple at Ayala Triangle for late lunch. The good thing about Makati is the fact that walking is bearable and underpasses are not as scary as that of, let’s say, the one near SM Manila.
And we shared in an order of Baked Creamy Cheese Penne at 175php. “A well-loved dish of luscious white cheese sauce and meaty tomato sauce, with al dente penne pasta and sauteed Hungarian sausage, served with pesto bread”. It was really good especially the pesto bread. Creamy and saucy at the same time. Actually, there’s too much sauce but if given a choice between too little and too much, I’d go for the latter.
Other food stuff were Hickory Smoked Barbecued Country Ribs (175 php) Extra tender country ribs grilled in hickory smoke, glazed with their homemade hickory barbecue sauce, served with corn relish and seasoned garlic rice.
Chicken Breast Parmigiano (175 php). Tender fillets of chicken breast encrusted a Parmesan crumb mixture topped with a rich stewed tomato meat sauce and mozzarella cubes; served with buttered carrots.
All meals were worth the price. Actually, it’s a good deal at 175 php because if you get full easily, two can share in one order. Plus, the rice serving – given that we are Filipinos and rice is a staple food – was quite ample you don’t have to order extra. Of course Banapple will not be complete without desserts in the form of cakes.
Since we were all full from good food and lots of laughter and almost half of the cakes in their menu was unavailable at that time, we shared in an order of Banoffee Pie. The only thing I can compare it to is that of Starbucks’ because they’re the only two versions I have tried but this one’s better. Not too sweet because I do not like anything too sweet. And it wast Banoffee Pie, not Banana pie.
Have craved for Banapple countless times after that first time but the nearest branch is in Makati and I don’t have the luxury of owning a car nor the patience to travel 30 mins to 1 hour just for a meal. So please, open a branch at Robinson’s Manila and I promise to visit it at least once a month. While that is not yet happening, I’ll try and be happy with Chocolate Spoon.
After lunch, we went to a mall in Makati (don’t know which one) to watch No Other Woman. Dai bought these really huge pop corn from Taters with extra extra butter. Now I know why. I don’t think I’ll ever order butter flavored popcorn from Taters without extra butter ever again. I regretted buying sour cream because butter is da bomb. And they also bought Lemonade from Muscle Beach. No thanks for me because it’s too sour. I settled for the generic Iced tea.
Good friends, an okay movie, great stories and amazing food make up a wonderful day. I miss these California girls who are always up for anything as long as it involves food and fun. I miss you Jaq and Rochelle!