2/F S Maison at Conrad Manila, Seaside Blvd. cor. Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila
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First of, I’ve been here twice already. I came by to try their burger on my first visit and their pancake on my 2nd visit.
Honestly, the reason why I wanted to try this place out is because the sign of this restaurant was hard not to notice. It was bright, huge and the name itself was kind of cute. It’s like you are being invited inside to dine and actually be reminded a little about your childhood memories. Like eat your favorite something from the past. At least that is how I think of it.
So, as soon as this place opened. I decided to bring my date here for a burger meal. I mean we rarely have burgers for dinner, so it’s nice to at least have some once in a while. Anyway, there were many burgers to choose from, so we decided to try 2 from the list. Which were CRONUT (Php 380) and WANGUS (Php 360). I had the cronut, so I could only share my opinion regarding what I ordered.
First of, the stack was composed of Brioche bun, house baked parmesan cronut, sous vide Angus beef, streaked w/ Wagyu fat, sour cream, caramelised onion dressing, cornichon, onion relish, alfalfa sprout, gruyere cheese and Dijon mustard. Seems interesting right?! Well, honestly, the patty was delicious. I liked how juicy it was and flavourful. However, overall the burger was just ok to me. I guess having too many ingredients changed that for me. I mean sometimes the simpler it is the better. They definitely succeeded on the patty, but lacked that you’d crave for it factor. By the way, it had some fries on the side too. I liked their fries also.
As for the CHICKEN AND PANCAKE (Php 420), well I had this on a different day. I actually saw a picture of it on instagram I think, so i was tempted to try it. I mean I rarely get to eat breakfast food, so having a few pancakes with my favorite childhood snack, the nuggets is quite exciting. First of, as soon as this dish came out. It looked interesting. I was kind of confused by the shredded cabbage underneath my nuggets though. I mean why are there cabbages on my pancake. The owner of the restaurant, well I’m assuming she is the owner, was kind enough to explain that it was mainly put there to help make the nuggets stand or least look presentable. Secondly, as i took a bite of the pancake. You can really feel the soft texture of the pancake in every bite, as it has been basically aerated to create that extra volume and to make it softer to eat. It had chopped pistachio nuts and parsley sprinkled on top of it, with a few slices of peaches too. It was drizzled with Maple syrup like the usual, I mean one can’t have pancakes without the syrup right?! While on the side I was served with the mushroom gravy and sesame dressing. I honestly find the combination kind of weird, I mean I love pistachio, but I’d rather not have it on my pancake. The nuggets however was really made from scratch, however, I had a few of it and when i bit onto it. I looked like my nugget is smaller inside than it looked outside, which means it had less meat inside. It wasn’t heavily seasoned anymore as you can dunk it in the gravy sauce which was also made from scratch. I actually loved the mushroom gravy. It was really good and paired well with the nuggets. Overall, I find this dish okay, but you’ll definitely get “suya” after a few bites.
As for the servers, they are attentive. On my first visit, one of the servers was too attentive that I can literally feel him staring at us which made it uncomfortable to eat. Second visit, I sat on the side near the wall, which made them not notice me too much and I get to eat in peace. haha
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Still on Soft Open.
Attached their menu in the pics.
Not a burger fan but we already ran out of choices around the MoA area a long time ago so we tend to try new places around the area as soon as one opens.
Truffle Fries - Thick slices of Potato Fries. Quite tasty but truffle is nowhere to be found. Not even a hint of smell.
Nuggets - around five pcs of Chicken Nuggets that come with Spicy Buffalo sauce that is not spicy and another dip that seems to be blue cheese.
Sausage Egg Muffin - loved the sous vide sausage patty (almost everything is sous vide here ). Also, i would prefer the english muffin to be thinner, they were too thick IMO.
Wifey had the Wangus and I had a taste. It was nice.
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If someone ask you what is Carnivale? What would you say? A celebration? A happy moment? Yes, indeed. Carnivale is a newly opened restaurant in S'Maison which is situated at the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Carnivale offers happiness in their comfort food to satisfy their customers.
In their soft opening, I tried the Cheese Burger for Php430.00. Whoah! What a price? But wait... It is stack with House-made Buttery Hash Brown Buns, Sous Vide House Grinded Angus Chuck and Short Ribs with Wagyu Fat Streaks, Mac and Cheese, Gratinated Cheddar, Gruyere and Mozzarella, 64 Degree Egg and Parmesan Crisp. The burger I got is overloaded with cheese. The hash brown and the egg balance everything.
Burger: Cheese - ️️️️ 4/5
The place is not that big. They used bulbs as their main lightings and center of their interior.
The service is pretty fast with attentive and alert servers. They will refill your glass with water without asking.
You can visit Carnivale at the 2nd Floor, S' Maison Mall, Conrad Hotel, Pasay City.
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