Erwan Heussaff's resto Crisp on 28th: 6 things to try
Erwan Heussaff and his partners have recently opened a new restaurant, Crisp on 28th Street, in Taguig City.
The restaurant is located at the ground floor of the Alveo Corporate Center on 28th street, BGC, Taguig City. The name "Crisp" was taken from the restaurant's goal to provide customers with fresh meals, according to Carmela Villegas-Agosta, one of the owners.
Erwan, who also owns restaurants Hatch 22 and Pink Panda, among others, is known to be both a foodie and a health buff, which influenced the creation of the menu of Crisp on 28th street.
Options vary from breakfast meals, sandwiches, salads, rice (brown) meals, fruit, cakes, juices, frappes, coffee, and many more.
Those looking for something to eat in the morning can grab the restaurant's Bacon and Eggs meal that comes with a salad. Those searching for a meal leaving them with enough energy for the rest of the day can go for the Chargrilled Hanger Steak. Those hoping to unwind can order a fresh and creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake and pair it with a Caramel Macchiato.
The average price of a meal with a drink ranges from P300 - P500 or $6.68 - $11.13.
Take a look at some of the items we tried at Crisp on 28th Street:
Beans and Bacon Salad (Whole: P300 or $6.68, half: P200 or $4.45)
Just like the title of the restaurant promises, Crisp's Beans and Bacon salad is as fresh as a leafy meal can be. The mayo sauce they used on the dish wasn't too thick or thin. The bacon nice and crispy, while the tomatoes were my favorite part of the meal because of texture and the pop of flavor it released with every bite.
Grilled Shrimp and Tabouleh (P404 or $8.90)
The shrimp of Crisp on 28th street was cooked well – no raw, slimy taste. The salad that comes with the meal is a great complement and the mayo sauce, just like with the Beans and Bacon salad, did a great job of adding more life to the meal.
Shrimp Roll Sandwich with Sweet Potato (P300 or $6.68)
While this sandwich left my craving satisfied for hours, I didn't experience any bloated feeling at any point. The salted egg mayo sauce and pickled papaya were great added twists. The sweet potato fried didn't make me miss regular fries, either.
Here's a better look at the inside of the sandwich. This photo is courtesy of Crisp on 28th:
Pumpkin Cheesecake (P210 or $4.67)
I have a mean sweet tooth, so I was most looking forward to dessert. Crisp's Pumpkin Cheesecake did not disappoint with it's three-layered portions composed of the cheese, pumpkin, and the crust. The cheesecake was so rich in texture and the taste with every bite was sensational.
What's unfortunate is this cheesecake is only available for this month since it's a seasonal order.
Cucumber, Apple, and Mint cold pressed juice (P155 or $3.45)
The best part about Crisp on 28th street's juices are that none of them are powder-based, which won't leave you feeling guilty after ordering a few glasses.
Hazelnut Macchiato (Hot) (P120 or $2.67)
Crisp's coffees are perfect partners for their cakes and one of the restaurant's specialities. I particularly enjoyed the hazelnut macchiato, which tasted better than a similar drink at Starbucks, and didn't leave a bitter aftertaste.
The ones above are the ones we were able to try – but on its Facebook page, Crisp also has a gallery of food photos, which look delicious.
These are our picks for what to try out next:
Tuna Aglio Olio and Red Wine Soy Chicken (but particularly, the tuna)
Tinapa and Quinoa
Did anything catch your eye? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com
All photos by Naveen Ganglani unless otherwise indicated. Thumbnail photo courtesy of Crisp
Naveen Ganglani is a correspondent and writer for Rappler.com who spends a lot of his time watching movies, flicking through TV shows, and reading novels when he isn’t penning articles and covering events. On most days, he likes to watch re-runs of Friends as he hopes to master Joey Tribbiani’s “How you doin’?” pick-up line. Follow him on Twitter: @naveenganglani