CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

As featured in BEST OF TAGUIG: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in BGC & Taguig 2014! 

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CRISP ON 28th is a neighborhood BGC cafe by Erwan Heussaff. The sister restaurant of Hatch 22, it offers breakfast and healthy all-day dining food. It’s making a buzz for its healthy quinoa salads and beautiful plates.

Here’s our Crisp on 28th experience with the Zynappse team, who is creating my OAP App…

G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 917 584-6883
Operating Hours: 8am to 11pm daily
FacebookCrisp on 28th

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Crisp on 28th is the anchor cafe and restaurant located at the Alveo Corporate center along the quiet 28th street.

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CRISP ON 28th Menu: Early Start, Open Toast | Salads, Sandwiches, Dinner Menu | Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Donut Bites | Wines, Beers, Sodas, Water

The first page of the menu highlights the Specials for the Week in a messy, confusing write-up.

We decided to try the main dishes for lunch, which got mixed reviews.

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✮ Roasted Sambal Chicken Thighs (P385 +10% service charge). Brown Dirty Rice / Pickled Cucumbers / Fried Okra / Sambal Sauce.

I like this Asian-inspired roasted chicken in a spicy sambal sauce, with slices of sweet pickled cucumber and okra for a healthy twist.

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Grilled Spanish Cod (P590 +10% service charge). Green Beans / Shrimp Bisque / Roasted Vegetable / Zucchini Spaghetti.

I don’t think the shrimp bisque sauce worked in this combination. Best to ask for the sauce on the side so that you can enjoy the tender cod with the roasted vegetables. 

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Slow Cooked Pork Loin Herbed Lemon (P470 +10% service charge). Marble Potatoes / Braised Red Wine Cabbage / Applesauce with Thyme.

The braised red wine sauce was too overpowering and the pork loin was too saucy. This is the only dish that we didn’t finish.

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✮ Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Salad (P395 -full, P215 -half +10% service charge). Organic Quinoa / Grilled Herbed Chicken / Tomatoes / White Cheese / Sliced Onions / Red beets / Lemon Oil / Black Olives.

I love the quinoa salads at Crisp! This one is already a complete and healthy meal, with lots of vegetables, grilled chicken, and smoke-dried jalapeño chili.

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✮ Shrimp Beignets (P485 +10% service charge). Fried Doughnuts / Shrimp Creole / Ettouffe Sauce / Buckwheat Grits.

If you like Cajun spices, try out this unique shrimp ettouffe over healthy, cereal-like buckwheat grits (finely grounded hulled kernels).

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Our initial order of the medium hanger steak was overcooked and tasted like rubber. The staff doesn’t seem to know how to cook steak. 

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Chargrilled Hanger Steak (P645 +10% service charge). Mixed Corn Relish / Cheese Croquettes / Mixed Greens / Chipotle Sauce.

The quality of meat was just OK and tasted cheap. Stick with the quinoa salad and the grilled chicken.

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There’s a good array of desserts to pair with their coffee or to end the meal on a sweet note.

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Crisp Cake (P160 – slice, P1,600 – whole +10% service charge). Our signature cake–perfect combination of tart and sweetness. Layers of Calamansi Sponge Cake, Calamansi Curd, and Almond Meringue.

The calamansi flavor was good but the actual sponge cake was dry, which means it was either stored for a long time, or the baker didn’t know how to make it moist.

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Tres Leches Rum Cake (P150 +10% service charge). Sponge cake with a small dose of rum, soaked in a 3-milk sauce overnight. Tres Leches is served with a warm shot of hot chocolate milk.

I loved the 3-milk sauce combination with hot chocolate milk, but the sponge cake was dry. 🙁

Best to just skip the dessert and save on the calories.

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I like their strong black coffee, which pairs nicely with the flavors of the tres leches rum cake.

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Meet the Zynappse OAP team. They’re in the final preparations for the launch of the OAP App for Android and the new iOS, so watch out for it! 🙂

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Overall, I love the quinoa salads, coffee, and beautiful plates. Crisp on 28th is more like the little sister of Wholesome Table. I do hope they offer more healthy dishes with more unique flavors.

I would recommend the Chipotle Chicken Quinoa SaladRoasted Sambal Chicken Thighs, and Shrimp Beignets. The serving sizes of the main dishes are big and good to share. 

Budget about P500/head. Skip the dessert.

Congrats to Erwan Heussaff for another winning neighborhood cafe concept in BGC! 🙂

Will be back to try their breakfast offerings. Any recommendations?

G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 917 584-6883
Operating Hours: 8am to 11pm daily
Instagram: @Crisp28ph
FacebookCrisp on 28th
Twitter: @Crisp28ph

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Disclosure: We paid for our meals. I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. There’s an outdoor smoking area, which could be a cool, al fresco hangout this BER season.

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One thought on “CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

  1. Hi Anton,
    Those chicken dishes look delightful. I’d scarf down each one and a dessert – or all desserts ; – to boot. So many great looking eats here which I know taste great.
    One downside of being here in Fiji is that we’re off the radar. A few tasty places and dishes but I miss food like this.
    Well, we’ll be back in Ubud, Bali in late October so the eats will be better soon.
    Thanks Anton.
    Tweeting soon.

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