A lazy Sunday afternoon suddenly brought us to the burgeoning foodie destination in Scout Rallos, Quezon City. D and I were supposed to have tea and snacks at Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe when we spotted Mr. Graham's Sandwich Shop on its soft opening next door.
We decided to forget all about teacups, saucers, macarons and cakes, and went for a manly and meaty sandwich instead.
The Cebuano (P290-Sandiwch, P390- Manwich)
The Cebuano is a take on the classic Pan Cubano with lechon drizzled in its own drippings, ham, cheddar cheese, and pickled green and yellow mangoes, with some crispy lechon skin and signature aioli sauce. Every sandwich also comes with coleslaw and crisps on the side.
They ran out of their standard Cuban bread during our visit, so they served it on a wheat bread instead. The sandwich itself was good, but it was not what we expected and paid for. A lot of the supposed ingredients were missing- no ham, no cheddar cheese, and no green mangoes. It was just lechon, lettuce, ripe mangoes and pickled onions.
We raised our concern and they gave us this complimentary platter of taro and potato crisps to make up for the boo-boo. We were forgiving not because they were still on soft opening, but because service was pretty good and servers were sincerely apologetic about it. Even though we were the only customers on the second floor, they regularly checked on us for water refills.
On another note, we also loved this Apple Pie Soda (P90) brewed by Mr. Graham himself. Indeed tasted like homemade apple pie in a bottle!
Mr. Graham's Sandwich Shop Soft Opening Menu:
51-D Scout Rallos St. Quezon City
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/MrGrahamsShop