Crisp on 28th: An Honest Review

For today’s edition of quick bites, we’ll dig into another one of Erwan Heussaf’s brainchild: Crisp on 28th. If you’re curious about how the place got the name then you might wanna head over to Bonifacio Global City’s 28th Street for a nice dinner and see what this hidden gem has to offer.

The Space

At a glance, you’ll see that Crisp is flanked by two establishments on both sides giving it a kind of hole-in-the-wall vibe. The open area is adorned by nice graffitis and an easy ambiance while the inside offers a cozy interior for diners to enjoy.

The counter showcases various pastries that can easily capture the interest of any dessert-lover. Overall, the mood set by the place makes it a good choice for a laid back dinner night for couples and even the whole gang.

The Food

Going over the menu, one can see that the meals are not restrictive. Some are typical breakfast food, while others are perfect for brunch and dinner. A good selection is dedicated for the health conscious while others cater to the taste of the Filipino masses.

I got a heaping bowl of Pork Mmmbop (P360) which is their Filipinized (not a word but still) version of Korea’s Bibimbap. It was surprisingly good! I really enjoyed every bite of it. I actually took a risk because it was not one of the best sellers but I’m glad did.

The serving size was too big for a person with such small capacity like me but it actually is just the perfect size. My boyfriend ordered for himself a bowl of Crispy Adobo Flakes (P350)and mind you, their breakfast food rivals with the best.

I don’t really like adobo flakes but theirs was my favorite so far. We also had a serving of Crispy Crablets Calamari (P260). Sadly, it was a bit on the oily side and since there were no crablets that day, we only got to try the calamari.

The Verdict

True to its name, Crisp on 28th offers a crunchy and delicious twist to your everyday meals. While the price might be a little steep, you’ll get a generous serving in return. The service has plenty of room for improvement but for the most part, I felt that the staff delivered as best as they can.

Will I go back? Yes. But maybe we’ll try using a voucher next time and cut our costs a little.

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