Salcedo Community Market, Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila
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This has got to be one of my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches by far! Grilled cheese and lobster... wtf!
I'm a big fan of Bun Appetit's lobster roll, and grilled cheese sandwiches. So putting 1 and 1 together, well, you do the math.
Everything i loved about their lobster roll and what i love in a grilled cheese sandwich can be found in this. Its flattened and crisp on the outside, gooey and cheesy on the inside, with a generous and flavorful helping of buttery lobster stuffed inside.
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I've been dying to try their rolls and I want to understand why a lot are still buying even though it's so expensive. One roll can already be a meal good for 2 or even 3 persons.
Anyway, the goal is to try them so no turning back now. They only have 3 options - shrimp, crab or lobster. But aside from that, they also have other items you may want to try. I included the photo of the menu for reference.
We were able to try both the Lobster and Crab roll. I was surprised with how small the roll was while we watch them prepare our orders. Around 6 inches or less? It was really small that I suddenly want to not buy anymore. Ang liit tas mahal!!!! BUT OMG. When you get to try it! First bite and you'll understand why a lot are getting this. The bun was so soft, buttery, and tasty. It may be small but it carries a lot of fresh yummy crab and lobster meat. A LOT of pure crab and lobster meat. They are very generous with the filling. We liked and enjoyed how simple yet so yummy they both were. Not sure but maybe you can ask for some more lemon and/or mayo if you want and add sriracha for that kick. I swear, it's really good! Worth the try!🏼
We went home super happy that we are already planning to go back again and again. Will try the Shrimp and the other items next time!!!
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I've been eyeing this stall ever since I started my weekly pilgrimage to Salcedo Market a month ago. My friend from Boston kept raving about lobster rolls, and now there's one readily available!
Alas, I didn't try that - I'm waiting for the time my friend and I could go together. So for today, I tried the cheapest sandwich, which is shrimp Still a bit pricey at P295, but it was heap of succulent shrimp on top of a brioche roll with minimal dressing. I counted at least 13 pieces of shrimp in my sammie, not bad at all! Also comes with some lemon butter and sriracha for that extra kick
I loved how the filling is the undisputed star. They could have gone with less filling and it still would have been great (and maybe a bit cheaper too ) but it's what sets them apart from any other old seafood sandwich out there.
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Lobster, crab and shrimp rolls available every Saturday at Salcedo Market from 7am to 2pm.
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SUPER. LATE. REVIEW. Didnt know Bun Appetit was on Looloo being a kiosk and all, plus i didnt have looloo yet when i first tried them out.
Dug up some of my old pics and it definitely brought back some fond memories. The lobster roll, though really expensive for a sandwich, is what people flock here for. Its not uncommon for them to get sold out midway before the Salcedo Market even closes! Seeing them prepare it so simply and so straightforward, you wouldnt imagine how delicious this ends up. Its basically just lobster claws sandwiched in a buttered and slightly toasted soft bread roll, with some extra butter plus salt & pepper. Thats it! And its soooo good.
Goes to show that putting a premium on the right quality ingredients and having a passion for what you do goes a looooong way, no matter how simple the dish.
They also do shrimp rolls. Just replace the lobster with steamed shrimp and you've got a sandwich that comes in at a close second on the delicious scale. The sides are awesome too like their grilled corn buts with cheese and spices, hong kong style stir fried noodles, and crab claws! Complements the sandwiches really well.
If you're on a budget, just go for the lobster roll. Thats all you'll really need to try to say you've been to Bun Appetit.
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I found out that there's this genius, delightful creation of a sandwich roll made of lobster and bread and in photos, it looked like I could sleep with it all night, use it as my pillow, and eat it when I wake up. Thing is, it's on the other side of the globe.
I first knew about the lobster roll from my friends who are avid patrons of THE lobster roll at Burgers & Lobsters in London. Every time they go, they'd send us a photo and I would consistently die of envy because all I could do was drool... until one day, I met Chichi T and followed her IG and saw this beauty. I asked her and when I found out where it can be bought, I followed Bun Appetit as well.
My curious admiration for this started last year and I couldn't seem to have time to go and try. Fortunately for me, they're not leaving Salcedo anytime soon. So, when I and my friends decided to meet for breakfast at Salcedo, my first thought was I can finally try it! Then it dawned on me that I was in the middle of my diet program. I had to decide fast --- Eat or diet?
Guess which one won?
We arrived at half past 6am (excited?) And I immediately looked for the stall. It was near Everyday Cafe, manned by 2 guys and their staff. I asked if the lobster roll was available and they said it was but I just had to wait for 15mins coz they were just starting to set up. Lol. Di ako excited eh.
Fast forward to 15 or so minutes and I went back and ordered the Lobster Roll (595) and the Grilled Mexican Corn (120).
The brioche-esque roll was about 6 inches in length, toasted and slathered with butter, with chunks of lobster meat and mayo bunched up in the middle of the bread. After the usual foodfie, I stared at it and wondered if I should eat it or just admire. Lol. JK.
My first bite was crucial, so I had to savor it. It was meaty but not dry. I liked it. But then I felt that it was lacking a lil bit of oomph, so i asked for mayo and Sri racha. It gave my succeeding bites the oomphs that I needed to experience. I was in pure ecstacy! Joke lang. But each bite was a blissful experience. The juicy meat of the lobster combined with the simplicity of mayo, the creaminess of the buttered toast, and the kick of sri racha gave it the proper wow it deserves. It was almost perfect, but I thought if they could just add a few drips of lemon/lime juice on it, it would have an impeccable taste. Maybe next time I'll ask for it. The price is a little bit steep but it's worth it since the lobster they put in each roll is, at my best estimate, same as what you will get in a whole small lobster.
The mexican grilled corn, I had the assumption that it was like the elotes (mexican street corn) in the States which Liza D tried to create for me one time that I told her that I was curious about its taste. Bun Appetit's version is deconstructed. It was placed in a paper bowl with mayo, cheese, lime and chili. I thought it was just ok. Maybe because Liza's version is way better and to think the ingredients she used was not complete.
Bun Appetit has a small food selection but I think it works because they can focus more on perfecting those that matter.
My friend also bought one and I asked her if it's the same as in Burger and Lobster's version and she said it was puurrrtttyyy close. In fact, she says, the lobster meat here is a lil bit juicier. The only difference lies in the dressing.
So, yeah. I think I won at life today.
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