When we think of healthy food, sometimes the first thing that comes to mind is vegetables, or any of those organic grains, fruits, or what not. Based on the healthy restaurants that I’ve been to, the food that they serve is either 1.) Pricey, and 2.) Unfamiliar to most diners. And because of these factors, some people tend to feel intimidated when it comes to dining in these restaurants.
Slice, owned by senator Pia Cayetano, is different – This is a café that focuses more on their yummy desserts, like cakes and cupcakes (Hence the name), although they do serve filling meals like brown rice, fish, and even champorado. The atmosphere here is warm, cozy, and serves as a great place for people to bring their friends and family over.
Menu: All Day Breakfast, Eggs Benedict (Eggs florentine), Desserts, Starters (Slice chips), Soups (Thick tomato), Salads (Tropical salads), Sandwiches, Burgers (Mushroom burger), Slice Pairings, Pastas, Rice Melts (Veggies rice melt), Rice Meals (Tofu with spinach, Monggo with spinach and tofu).
Tasty granola for our appetizer.
Pumpkin Soup – Sweet puree pumpkin soup garnished with spinach and crispy bangus flakes. Comes with homemade bread sticks at the side. Very creamy, and the thin breadsticks were a nice touch.
Clubhouse with Potato Chips – Three layers of toasted whole wheat bread stacked with grilled chicken, bacon strips, maple cured ham, lettuce and tomato with thousand island dressing, served with a side of sweet potato chips. I normally dislike wheat bread (even though I shouldn’t) because I find it too grainy, but this was actually delicious!
Creamy Chicken pasta – Chunks of grilled chicken breast in fresh gourmet malunggay fettuccine. Oh wow, this was surprisingly good! I was initially hesitant to give this a try since I was scared that it was going taste bland – But it wasn’t. Heck, I even forgot for a short while that I was eating pasta made from healthy malunggay leaves.
For dessert, we had a slice of their Tres Leches cake – Ultra moist, creamy cake soaked in three kinds of milk and topped with freshly whipped cream. It’s definitely moist – And it was sweet too, but not to the point where the sugar was overwhelming.
Slice stands out from all of the other ‘healthy eating’ restaurants/cafes out there since it gives off a friendly, homely vibe and doesn’t try to intimidate their customers with high prices and dishes that use exotic ingredients. This place is proof that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and that pretty much everyone can enjoy these delights.
Food: 5/5 (taste), 5/5 (presentation)
Slice is located at G/F Bonifacio High Street Central, West Superblock, 7th Ave cor 29th St Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Tel no: (02) 553-7783. Links: Twitter