Fried..scrambled..poached..hard boiled..soft boiled. There are endless ways to cook eggs, making them one of the most versatile and well-loved ingredients out there. They may seem like the most ~basic~ thing ever but even world class chefs like THE Gordon Ramsay have devoted time to perfecting their egg recipes!
People are getting real creative with the way they use eggs these days and there’s no shortage of must-try egg dishes in Metro Manila. If eggs make your heart flutter and your salivary glands drool, you have to hit up the restaurants on this list!
1. Jiro Coffee Studio
If you’ve been here before, you might have noticed that Jiro Coffee Studio has a cracked egg for a logo. According to the owner, it’s to symbolize the ideas born from the minds of the artists that come to visit. Made to cater to the creative individuals of the metro, you can come hang out at Jiro to read, write, draw, or whatever it is that you love to do.
Aside from creativity though, the logo could also stand for the coffee shop’s love for eggs. On the menu, they have a whole section dedicated to it! For something simple, they have Hard Boiled Eggs served with mustard, sea salt, or sambal. But if you want something more substantial, they have Bacon + Eggs, Mushroom + Eggs + Cheese, and Frog in a Hole. If you’re curious about the last one, it’s gluten-free bread with organic eggs and aged cheese!
Jiro Coffee Studio can be found on the 2/F of Crossroad 77 Bldg., 77 Mother Ignacia Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila.
2. La Mere Poulard
Filipinos have no problem with European cuisines like Spanish and Italian but when it comes to French food, we back off. For some reason, it comes across as way too posh, leaving us too intimidated to try. Luckily though, French restaurant La Mere Poulard makes it a bit more approachable for us. In fact, their bestseller is something we’re all familiar with!
Their famous Puff Omelettes are like the ones we make at home but a thousand times better. They are extremely fluffy, making it seem like you’re digging into souffle! In his looloo review, Mr Berchmans B. said it was the best omelette he’s had in his entire life. “It literally melts in your mouth. That soft, velvety, rich and creamy beaten egg texture. So intricately cooked. I’ll never look at having omelette for lunch the same way again.”
La Mere Poulard can be found on the 1/F of SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway cor. 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
3. Oye Tapas & Grill
Planning an after-work chikahan session with your amigas? Oye Tapas & Grill is the tita place you’ve been searching for! It has the perfect balance of elegance and comfort, making it a conducive place for catching up with friends. They also have delicious tapas that will make your visit that much more enjoyable!
To start off your Spanish feast, order their bestselling Truffled Egg, Potato and Ham. Served in a cup, this appetizer is a combination of smooth, creamy egg, shredded potatoes and ham, and truffle. In his looloo review, Brie K. said it was his favorite out of everything he got to try. “You need to scoop all the way down and it was creamy with a hint of saltiness. It was really a perfect balance of flavors!”
Oye Tapas & Grill can be found on the G/F of Uptown Place Mall, 36th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
4. The Wholesome Table
In a healthy place like The Wholesome Table, you’re bound to find some egg dishes. After all, eggs are one of the most nutritious things you can feed yourself! Their Green Omelette, cooked with kale, spinach, leeks, wild mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes, is one of the favorites among egg-loving health nuts.
The Turkey Scotch Egg, on the other hand, isn’t as popular but deserves just as much attention! This dish is made by taking boiled free-range duck eggs, wrapping them in minced organic turkey sausage, covering them with breading, and drizzling them with sherry vinaigrette. The eggs are then set atop a bed of kale. Slice into one of them to find a perfectly golden, gooey middle!
The Wholesome Table can be found at these locations.
5. Versus Barcade
Feeling nostalgic for the 90s? Hit up Versus Barcade and relive your younger years! In this video game-themed bar, you can play old school arcade games like Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Street Fighter, and Pinball. To complete the concept, they’ve filled their menu with dishes that are familiar and comforting, one of which is the Kwek Kwek!
These deep-fried battered quail eggs have proven to be quite addicting. You’ll probably find yourself taking one big bite after another in between playing games! The sweet chili sauce that comes with the order makes them that much more irresistible. “The sauce really blends well with the orange egg,” confirmed EJ B. in his looloo review.
Versus Barcade can be found on the G/F of Uptown Parade, 9th Ave. cor. 38th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.