Back at Sunnies Cafe after a week for a sponsored dinner - Sunnies Cafe x looloo! We were set to meet Eric Dee and his lovely wife, Kidd Tan Dee. Pleasant and friendly as ever, they welcomed us into their restaurant and made us feel very comfortable.
|Welcome to Sunnies Cafe!
They prepared a feast for us and had us choose our drinks from their list of cocktails, milkshakes and other beverages.
I started off with a glass of cocktail - Regina George! Talk about Mean Girls, this glass had lovely and girly hues of red. Rum, lemon and lime juice, banana liqueur, ginger syrup and grenadine - I didn't like it that much though because the alcohol was too much and too strong for me but I'm not really a drinker and have low tolerance for alcohol. Maybe next time I'll request for less of the rum.
My friends tried other cocktails and they were pretty satisfied.
Milk of the Poppy (gin, Yakult, lime juice, lemon juice and egg white)
El Chapo (tequila, cointreau, calamansi juice, hazelnut syrup, chili and sea salt)
Then came in the small plates ---
|Skinny Fries for 190Php
Shoestring Fries topped with fried basil, drizzled with truffle oil and served with sriracha aioli.
I loved the hint of truffle oil! It didn't overpower the saltiness of the fries and it'll leave you wanting to munch some more.
|Spicy Calamari for 180Php
Deep fried squid rings that had the right crunch, sprinkled with spiced salt and served with garlic and sriracha aioli.
They were chewy but not rubbery. Perfect!
|Crispy Tacos for 270Php
Oh these little babies - they captured my heart! Three small tacos filled with asada steak and cilantro cream sauce, topped with fried quail eggs - I can eat two orders of these! The homemade parmesan taco shells were so good! They were crispy and had this certain texture that I loved! The addition of parmesan cheese into the tacos was a genius hack since it gave them a certain salty savory taste.
|Chicken Wings for 290Php
Perfectly deep fried with a crunchy coating and tender meat, the breading was a little sweeter than I wanted it to be and it tasted exactly like the chicken from their Chicken and Waffles dish that I tried during my first visit.
|Whole Roasted Cauliflower for 340Php
Oh this was good! Not much of a cauliflower fan but I loved this! Fresh cauliflower that was fried then grilled, the piquillo pepper sauce with chorizo bits, salsa and cilantro that smothered this veggie made it a winner.
We also tried both soups from their menu --
|Pumpkin Puree for 150Php
Oh this was lovely - like a warm hug on a rainy day! Creamy and rich pumpkin soup with bits of grilled shrimps and squid, served with gruyere toast on the side, I loved the characteristic flavor from the added seafood.
|Tomato Creme for 120Php
This one was just okay. Basic tomato soup - roasted vine-ripe tomatoes and onion creme served with a crisp gruyere toast.
For salads, we tried the following --
|Steak Lime for 270Php
Sous vide hanger steak slices on a bed of mixed greens, topped with crispy shallots, red bell pepper, 65-degree egg and cilantro aioli. Tender steak, crisp greens and runny egg - this was good!
|Shrimp Kale Bowl for 260Pphp
My favorite though was the Shrimp Kale Bowl. Grilled shrimps with kale, mixed greens, pickled red onions, chili, quinoa in a soy sesame dressing.
It was light and refreshing and had a nutty and a little citrus kick.
For pasta, we had the following --
|Spaghetti al Funghi for 260Php
Lovely Spaghetti al Funghi! It's my favorite here. Strong garlic, nice mushroom flavor, al dente spaghetti - nothing but delicious!
|Spicy Pomodoro for 270Php
Linguini in pomodoro sauce with mixed seafood, white anchovies, lemon, parsley and parmesan cheese. Pomodoro is not my thing so this was just okay for me though the sauce was rich, somewhat sour specially with the kick of citrus.
|Baked Squid Ink Lasagna for 350Php
This was one of the items that I was eyeing during my first visit. I made that dream a reality this time. It was served nicely in a casserole, freshly baked and smelled so good. I love squid ink anything so I was excited for this.
But then again, this was just okay. It was too sour for my liking. I was expecting it to be more creamy and salty. It was also topped with fried squid rings. Not something I will order next time.
|Pan-Seared Miso Salmon for 470Php
I loved this one! Must order for salmon lovers! A slab of miso-glazed salmon that was cooked perfectly - pinkish, tasty, salty and umami-liscious! This was served on a bed of scallion brown rice and simple salad on the side.
|Camarones al Ajillo for 460Php
We also got to try the Camarones al Ajillo. Garlic butter roasted shrimp served with black bean puree, salsa and cilantro lime rice - this was just okay. Didn't eat a lot coz I enjoyed the salmon so much!
Then dessert came, my favorite part of all! We tried three out of their four desserts.
|Sunnies Funfetti for 290Php
This was the free dessert during their first week.
I loved this and fell in love with it again during this visit. You have to try this!
|Chocohoe for 400Php
This is their version of chocolate lava. Molten chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate pudding, chocolate ganache and a side serving of vanilla ice cream - ohhh this smelled super good when it was served, fresh out of the oven! This was screaming dark chocolate in every spoonful.
Super rich and decadent, it's good but it was too much for me. Best consumed with a dollop of cold vanilla ice cream to tone down the dark chocolate taste that had this deep bitter and sour notes.
|Black Bottom Banana Creme Pie for 340Php
I'm such a fan of banana creme pie and I'm so glad this did not disappoint! There's something with the mixture of fresh bananas and silky cream that I love!
This pie was oreo-crusted, filled with fresh banana slices, smooth cream and finished off with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and chunks of toffee/caramel crunch that added sweetness and texture to the dessert. Loved this!
|Flat White for 140Php
Since Sunnies Cafe was such a good host that night, they even let us end the feast with either coffee or tea. I tried their flat white and it was okay. Strong coffee, right proportion of milk - nothing wow but it was good.
Gosh, it was such a fun night! Sunnies Cafe has so much to offer. From breakfast to cocktails, this all day brunch restaurant is a sure hit no matter what time of the day! They're open from 11AM to 11PM but will launch their "Breakfast Weekends" soon to cater to early birds and morning people! Not only that, their Megamall branch is also set to open in about 3 weeks!
Sunnies Cafe is starting to be one of my favorites in BGC!
4 out of 5 Stars for Sunnies Cafe!
--- Sunnies Cafe: B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City