Sugar House - More Than Just A Dessert Shop

Written By clapalisoc on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 | 03:47

When you see or hear about Sugar House, what comes to your mind? Is it cakes? Or maybe pastries? Cookies perhaps? I admit that it has always been their sweets that gets my attention - Concorde and Sylvannas in particular plus their Gingerbread House during Christmas! I have seen full pledge restaurants before, like the one that already closed in Eastwood City or that one in Glorietta, but never really paid attention to their savory dishes. Little did I know that they in fact have an extensive menu of salad, sandwiches, pasta, rice meals, etc!

Got the chance to sample their best selling dishes, and of course desserts, during a sponsored event - Sugar House x Zomato!

Sugar House Rockwell
Sugar House in Rockwell

Sugar House Rockwell was our destination on a weekday. We were to meet in the afternoon for what I knew would be a feast! We were welcomed by their friendly staff, chose our drinks and waited a little for the feast. 

Sugar House Rockwell
Looking into the Cake Display of Sugar House

The place looked rather gloomy, maybe because of the lighting. They should consider putting bright lights to perk up the mood a little bit. A little more trinkets, color splashes, brightly-lit cakes and pastries display would also help.

Onto the food, they had us try the following --

Sugar House Starters

Starters: Taco Salad, Sugar House Chopped Salad and Mushroom Ciabatta

Taco Salad from Sugar House
Taco Salad for 210Php

Crispy tortilla chips generously topped with tasty ground beef, shredded lettuce, onions, tomatoes, cheese and tomato salsa. This came with a side serving of vinaigrette. This salad was simple but the flavorful beef carried this dish. Loved it!

Sugar House Chopped Salad from Sugar House
Sugar House Chopped Salad: Side for 150Php | Main for 250Php

This colorful salad was served in a platter with all the chopped ingredients arranged column by column on a bed of crisp greens. Roasted chicken breast, ripe mango cubes, slivered almonds, chopped tomatoes, cubed honey ham and chopped hard boiled eggs make up this salad with a side serving of vinaigrette so you can be in control of how much dressing you want. 

Sugar House Chopped Salad
Pour that vinaigrette!

Loved this salad! It was refreshing and light! The almond slices added texture and the Asian style vinaigrette went well with the ripe mango cubes. Just a side note though, it was a little hard to mix the ingredients. Maybe putting everything in a bowl instead of a platter would do the trick.

Mushroom Ciabatta from Sugar House
Mushroom Ciabatta for 220Php

Mushroom sauce and mushroom slices on top of soft Ciabatta, finished off with mozzarella cheese and then grilled. The result? Gooey cheese with lots of mushroom goodness. I liked that the sides of the bread were a little toasted giving off a nice crunch with every bite. 

Mushroom Ciabatta from Sugar House Rockwell
Actual serving of Sugar House's Mushroom Ciabatta

Best consumed while warm, don't indulge too much coz these slices were filling! Normal serving includes fries.

Sugar House Rockwell

Pasta: Baked Macaroni and Fettuccine Carbonara

Baked Macaroni from Sugar House
Baked Macaroni for 230Php

They said that it's a cheesy one and they were right. It was oozing with cheese but that's the only good part. Why? First there was too little pasta that I thought it was lasagna after all. Second it was a little sour for my liking. Maybe they should have lessen the tomato sauce and third they should have added more cream sauce. 

Fettuccine Carbonara from Sugar House
Fettuccine Carbonara for 210Php

White sauce, bacon bits, al dente pasta and Parmesan cheese - should have been promising but unfortunately, it was bland.

Sugar House

Rice Meals: Chicken Codon Bleu, Pastel de Lengua, Baked Pork Spareribs, Beef Ribs in Beer

Chicken Cordon Bleu from Sugar House Rockwell
Chicken Cordon Bleu for 295Php

The serving looked rather big but if you check properly, you'll notice that the breading of the Cordon Bleu was rather thick. Though it had a good form and a nice crunch, I would have wanted more chicken, cheese and ham. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu from Sugar House Rockwell
Less of the breading, more of the chicken PLEASE?

The sauce didn't sit well with the meat. A cream sauce would have been better instead of the garlic aoili sauce. 

Pastel de Lengua from Sugar House
Pastel de Lengua for 280Php

This was one of my two favorites out of their rice meals. Lengua is close to my heart since I grew up enjoying this. Sugar House's Pastel de Lengua had tender chunks of ox tongue in a creamy mushroom sauce that was baked with pastry crust. I loved how the sauce was thick with a nice mushroom flavor. Totally made my day.

Beef Ribs in Beer from Sugar House
Beef Ribs in Beer for 350Php

Do not be afraid of the word "beer" in this dish. There's really nothing bitter or beer-like taste here since the alcohol evaporated while cooking. The flavor of the beer, which leaned towards the sweet side, was left that made this hearty stew unforgettable. The beef chunks though were not too tender. This was also my favorite from the spread.

Baked Pork Ribs from Sugar House
Baked Pork Ribs for 295Php

The ribs have been marinated in tomato sauce then slow-baked until tender. This dish reminded me of Caldereta. 

A feast in Sugar House will not be complete without desserts! They had us choose our preferred cake slice but they also served some Yemma Balls and Sylvannas.

Yemma Balls from Sugar House
Yemma Balls for 20Php per piece

These balls were OMG good! They were soft, sweet, caramel-y, milky and awesomely good! Trust me, you won't be able to stop eating these!

Sylvannas from Sugar House
Sylvannas for 30Php per piece

Sylvannas are the bite-size versions of Sans Rival. I've been a fan of Sugar House Sylvannas so I was one happy kid when they served a platter! I lost track on how many pieces I have consumed. They were great! Sweet, buttery, nice crunch from the meringue and a little nutty. Me want some now!

French Apple Pie from Sugar House
French Apple Pie for 199Php

This was my dessert of choice. A friend highly recommended this to me so I gotta try it. Served with grated cheese on top and with whipped cream on the side, this was packed with apple slices that were still a little crunchy, just the right amount of cinnamon and just the right sweetness. I just noticed though that it was a little dry. I would have wanted the apple filling to be a little more saucy. But nonetheless, this was good.

Almond Sans Rival from Sugar House
Almond Sans Rival for 135Php per slice

This was ordered by my friend and I had the chance to try it. This was good too! Loved the crunch from the layers of meringue, the layers of butter and the generous heaping of almond slices.

Overall, it was a pleasant visit. It was so hard to stop eating their yummy deserts! I was also so tempted to buy some of their cakes and pastries, even their dinner rolls that looked wickedly soft and buttery but I needed to stop by uber full self.

4 out of 5 Stars for Sugar House!

---Sugar House: Lower Ground Floor, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City

***you can find other branches HERE

Sugarhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About clapalisoc

I am a workaholic mom who is also trying to be the best wife ever. I am a self proclaimed food lover, a frustrated cook and pastry master. I have a thing for books and scrap booking fills up my free time. Blogging? It's something I do once in a while when I can squeeze in some "me time" in this super busy life.


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