February 18, 2013

IHOP Restaurant Philippines- All Day Breakfast in The Fort Bonifacio Global City

Last Saturday, D and I went to the Fort as early as 7:00 in the morning for a heart pumpin' Valentines Challenge organized by Barefoot Running Philippines and Vibram FiveFingers. It was a fun but really tiring activity as we were made to do some squats, lunges and tuck jumps with a quick run around the area for each interval. 

We were able to finish the whole workout in 15 minutes with 156 squats, 110 lunges, and 52 tuck jumps, for a total of 317 reps. I am proud to say that I did 167 reps while D made the remaining 150.  Ha! As of this writing, my legs still hurt like hell. It's so hard to walk, sit and go up and down the stairs.

After the event, we decided to have breakfast at the newly opened IHOP. Good thing it was just walking distance near Track 30th. 

When we reached IHOP, we weren't surprised with the number of people waiting outside the restaurant. As we head inside, we overheard some customers complaining about waiting for more than an hour already. We didn't mind though as D and I were both very willing to wait. Surprisingly, our names were called 40 minutes later. See, it wasn't that bad. 

D got himself an order of the Big Steak Omelette (P325) which is made with a splash of IHOP's famous buttermilk and wheat pancake batter and served with two fluffy pancakes.

The Big Steak Omelette is a big omelette with tender strips of steak, hash browns fresh green peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and Cheddar cheese, served with salsa dip on the side. 

I, on the other hand ordered for the Spinach & Mushroom Hash Brown Stack (P295) 'cause it really looked good on the picture. I opted for a seasonal fruit siding since D and I could both share the sidings we've chosen.

Personally, I prefer the Spinach & Mushroom Hash Brown Stack over D's Big Steak Omelette. I think he also agrees on this one, as he said that he would probably order this again on our succeeding visits. 

After finishing our orders, we started drizzling these assorted syrup flavors over our pancakes. It was hard to decide which one is my favorite since each has its own distinct flavor. D loved the Strawberry 'cause according to him it tasted like his favorite strawberry sundae syrup. For me, I think I'd go for the nutty and creamy taste of the Butter Pecan. 

IHOP's pancakes were big, soft and fluffy. It may look simple but I think that's the secret of IHOP's pancakes.. Simplicity at its best. It's all about having the finest quality ingredients and putting them together to make a classic and hearty breakfast meal. 

IHOP's Menu:

I can't wait to visit IHOP again. There are a lot more dishes that I want to try from their menu. Even though the place was packed with customers, service was fast and the waiters were very attentive to our needs. Price wise, I think it's quite reasonable given its serving size. An order could already fill up one's appetite especially with all the carbs from the pancakes and hash browns. Healthy eaters could also choose from IHOP's Simple & Fit selections to enjoy their favorite IHOP classics less the guilt. 

It's Beryllicious Picks:
Spinach & Mushroom Hash Brown Stack

IHOP Restaurant
W Global Center, 30th Street, cor. 9th Ave. 
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


  1. u8mypinkcookiesFebruary 18, 2013

    I love cinn-a-stack pancakes!

  2. What a great way to reload all the energy you burned haha. You two are energetic as always! Miss exercising with you two tuloy.

  3. What a lovely date. :) I want to try IHOP soon! :)

  4. Andrew AngelesFebruary 19, 2013

    Wow! I want to try all those pancake syrup flavors!!! :D

  5. Did not know they have a branch in Manila already. I will probably check this one out when the novelty factor simmers down already. Waiting for an hour when hungry is torture! :)

  6. We tried eating here last Sunday but the queue was so long so we transferred to another Restaurant. Just means, how popular the place is.

  7. Honestly, I rarely visit The Fort because I think it's only for the rich and famous! Hahaha!
    If ever we go to Global City, it's for window shopping at Market! Market! mall. :)

    However, I would like to taste IHOP's Big Steak Omelette, it really looks delicious! :)

  8. In the states, IHOP is known as their version of Pancake House. But man, their pancakes are just s gooooood! Oh, and so are their american sausage and hashbrowns. This is just a personal preference :P

    Was running a few circles in the Fort just this evening and the lines were still packed!

    I wonder how many rounds do I need to burn off some of these calorific concoctions?

    - Ray

  9. glad IHOP has finally reached the Philippines. we love their original buttermilk pancakes and lots and lots of honey!!

  10. Wow! After working out, you two still managed to wait for 40 minutes... I would have died by then lol :) The more I read about I hop, the more curious I get...

  11. Sounds delicious! Will try that next time :)

  12. Miss running with you too stace :) get together soon? Let's run sa track 30th! Ok pla dun e hehe malayo lang :)

  13. Try it out michy! Looking forward to your post! :)

  14. Agree! Good thing we waited for less than an hour only.. Heard others took more than an hour.

  15. We might go back when the hype mellows down too.. Good thing service was quite fast when we dined in :)

  16. Hahaha was thinking of that too while we were eating :) i'd probably try their slim n fit selections next time to lessen the guilt :)

  17. For the love of food.. Or should i say for the love of IHOP :)

  18. i love pancakes + that one you guys are having sure looks delicious! i've been reading a lot of hype about IHOP and i wish to give it a try soon :)

  19. So much disappointed. My crepes were burnt. (have dark and burnt ends) i tried to return it but the manager said, they would just be giving me crepes of the same quality. Huh" and the chocolate chocolate pancakes weren't chocolatey at all! They look light-colored and tasted bland. Ugh!! So much for the hy

  20. sad to hear about your experience :( saw some photos of the chocolate pancakes online.. looks good pa naman.. perhaps you can visit them again to check if the quality has improved :)

  21. I know I've heard of IHop before and for a moment I was considering to check it out. However, I saw Jfides comment below and to me that is quite disturbing. What bothers me in the food blogging events now is that when you are in an event (sponsored), it seems that food quality and service is good because they know that the photos and service will be published but that's not always the same for the paying customer and to me that defeats the purpose of the establishment. Do they want to look good only in pictures or actually deliver the actual product they advertised they will.

    I'm not sure if this is a sponsored post or not but if it is then maybe we can tell the PR of this company to do something about what the actual paying customers say about their restaurant. If not, then thanks for sharing a good review of the restaurant and I hope that you will stay to be unbiased.

  22. i've experienced those times when events would serve bigger portions of the food and when i go back, it was just different.. i guess sometimes, it really happens. This was not a sponsored post and fortunately, we got great service and food :)


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