Crisp on 28th

G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Crisp on 28th
3.8
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  • 2 stars 6
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Pao A.
4.0 Stars
3

I want to eat a lot so I have this for Lunch.

cheese steak sandwich - it was good. big serving. i love the steak it was really delicious and the side salad and chips.

mango shake- hahahaha im not sure mango choo-choo. help!!!!

kalamansi cake - it was ok for me but im not if i will order it again

salad- i think its salmon salad... again help!

service very good. price ok. ambiance nice. i will definitely visit this place again.

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Kiko G.
5.0 Stars
3

I know Crisp 28th but I have always shuffled off because I thought this place only serves healthy food. I got a chance to sample their dishes and I was surprised that it's not purely healthy plates.

MANILA RAMEN (PHP320)
This right here is a very creative dish, incorporating Fililpino ingrediens to this favorite Japanese bowl. It has grilled pork liempo, chicharon bulaklak, kwek kwek, woodwear mushrooms and grilled corn. I love the egg noodles that they used and the hint of spice from the garlic chili oil. Superb dish! Innovative and delicious!

ASIAN WALDORF SALAD (PHP280)
The greens in this bowl were so crisp that it seemed like it just got picked from the garden. It's a combination of asian pear, apple, celery, red cabbage and fried vermicelli topped with a delicious grilled chicken fillet on top. They tossed in some walnuts for aromatics and added texture and finished with roasted sesame dressing. Bango ng salad na to.

SALMON AND CAULIFLOWER TABOULEH SALAD (PHP520)
This is one expensive salad but if you have a deliciously cooked seared salmon on top. Then I think it is appropriately priced. Also, let's not forget that this restaurant is in BGC. Napakain ako ng isda and Iove the salmon. That says a lot about this dish. 128514 The salad has mixed greens and pickled cauliflower, parsley, coriander, cumin seeds, roasted pumpkin and lime yoghurt.

SALMON (PHP420)
Namumuro na tong Crisp on 28th at napakain ulit ako ng isda. 128514 It's a filling salmon dish compared to the Salmon and Cauliflower Tabouleh Salad because this has a mongo and red rice stir fry with coriander and pickled package. The 5-spiced salmon is pan seared to perk up the flavors. Delicious!

MANILA CLAMS (PHP340)
This is a pasta dish with, of course, manila clams and smoked tinapa. It has basil and fresh cherry tomatoes for a fresh kick. They use linguine for the pasta and cooked al dente so it's firm to the bite.

I was really surprised and at the same time impressed with their food.

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Jackie M.
5.0 Stars
9

They had an awesome menu by the way.
Great night paired with a free dinner are two of the best things life has offered me.

First thing that caught my attention was those ceramic plates they're using was too nice to be unnoticed.

Serving a new menu for their 2nd year anniversary they had a lot of asian fusions, breakfast, pastries and a whole lot more! Better if you would go ahead and try it!
Aside from that, let's go get some foodness!

I gotta choose my drink and made it to something healthy with Mango Acai Shake.

Appetizers were:
|Chicken Adobo Nachos was out of league of the usual nachos128077🏼
|Asian Waldorf Salad was fresh, light, and crisp.
|Mangga at Chicharon with bagoong the thoughts pf it made me cringe sa asiiiiim but it's so good!

On to the mains were:
|Pancit Pad Thai made me reminisce my life in Thailand, although it taste different from the authentic one I've had in the streets of Bangkok and Suratthani it sure is a good innovated version with pancit as the noodles although it dried up faster than expected from all the time that we got to take photos of it.
|Kaldereta Bolonese was one of my favorite dish that they served to us. I love it! That's all!128525
|Manila Ramen having all these street foods in it made me the excited eating it. Chicharong bulaklak (my ultimate fave flower), kwek-kwek, are just some.
|Kansi Nasal was their mix Ilocano version of our loved sinigang.
|Pan Seared 5-spiced salmon was also my favorite! It ain't only healthy but also flavorful and yummy. Btw, the rice at had was red and munggo mixed I like how the flavors is not distinct still it blends well, I could finish the whole plate but I've got to share it with my fellow bloggers.
|Salted Egg and Ham Sandwich with matching condensed milk on the side has got everyone's attention because we didn't expect that the combination of both compliments each well! Crown favorite indeed128077🏼

Desserts are the cutest part:
|Rainbow Cake was so cute and ig-worthy but tastewise not that special
|Banana Squash cake was more like it, creamcheese leveled it up even more although I hate that I could taste cinnamon (I'm allergic to it btw) I could have finish it and let my tummy burst out with fullness from all the foooooooods!

Busog and happy that's what important!128149127881
#jackietells

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
3

Wednesday night catch up with an old friend leads me to BGC. Traffic from Makati to BGC is pretty bad after 6PM. 128547 But managed to arrive an hour later. 128517

It was hard to choose what to order from their menu because there's so many interesting dishes. But I was craving some noodles and soup so I got the Manila Ramen. My friend's pretty health conscious so it was the Protein Bowl for him.

The "ramen" is a twist on the Filipino mami, which had grilled liempo, quail eggs, corn and chili oil. It was a bit too oily, but it wasn't very spicy so I assumed it's not the chili oil that made it that way. As for the taste, I would have to say it was good. I enjoyed slurping the noodles, eating the flavorful chunks of pork, biting into the quail eggs which partially satisfied my craving for street food. 128514

The Protein Bowl is really a bowl filled with protein rich food. You have a choice of salmon or chicken, but we chose chicken. It also had quinoa and rice (Why?!). I got to taste this dish and I would have to say it's also good. The chicken has this really good sauce!

For dessert, as per my sister's, Bernisse C, recommendation, we got a slice of calamansi cake. Even though my friend wasn't a fan of calamansi, he enjoyed it. Though I did eat more than half of it. 128584 I really liked the cake since it's sour and sweet at the same time. The blend of the two flavors is just right. 128076🏼

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JC T.
4.0 Stars
6

First off, it was a Friday night, and the place wasn't packed. This is GREAT! Too often you find places in BGC that are crowded around the 7-8pm hour, especially if the establishment is as fine and 'hip' as Crisp.

So what does this mean for you? Well it means you get a nice cozy atmosphere, not filled with too much chatter, but not too quiet that you don't feel like you're dining at a restaurant no one wants to go to.

I've heatd their lunch hour is packed (due to it being on the ground floor of a corporate building), so best to avoid the lunch rush if you don't want to hear business chatter and the like, but if that's your thing, go for it!

I was lucky enough to be offerred to try these foods free of charge, so I won't comment on the pricing, but you do get what you pay for (assuming I had to pay).

Let's start with the beverages:

Cold press juiced was great. Tried the cucumber lime mint trifecta. And it was refreshing as you'd expect. This is a GET.

Next up, appetizers, and Adobo Nachos are a great way to tease your appetite. Definitely for sharing (well...except for me, I could finsh this all by my lonesome), I'd GET this as well.

The Asian Wolford salad was kind of a miss for me, and not for lack of dressing mind you. It was just average, not bad, but I won't be lining up for it in the future. I'd PASS on this.

The Flat Iron steak was fabulous. Well plated, tender and just the right amount of chewiness. The sweet potato mash complimented the meat well. Definitely a GET!

The Five-Spice Salmon was by far the standout of the night. The munggo red rice that it is paired with may have been even bettet than the fish. It has a distinct flavor that I can assume may not sit well with others, but I LOVED it. GET GET GET!

Overall 4 stars, less one for the Salad. I'm kinda new at this review game, but I don't think we should be handing out 5-star reviews all the time. But rest assured, the service and atmosphere was five-star worthy!

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Cheska G.
5.0 Stars

Manila Ramen is a total comfort food!! 100841008410084

Imagine all your pinoy favorites in one bowl - kwek kwek, chicharon bulaklak, and grilled liempo. It also have veggies and corn. All that on top of a beef -based soup and noodles. Very unique twist on the usual ramen. 100% Pinoy!! I think this is also one of the unhealthiest meal they have. Hahaha! Because I thought this place serves healthy food. I'm not complaining though.

It was so good I finished the whole bowl by myself. Haha! Normally, I have to share it with the hubby or he'll ate the leftovers. 128514

Hubby ordered the solo chicken barbecue and he also loved it. He said it was very tender, flavorful and a bit spicy. He also liked the rice that came with it and even ordered an extra rice! Serving was generous.

I expected the place to be big and intimidating. But it wasn't. We almost missed this because you can't easily notice it from afar.

Staff were very nice and our order came within a reasonable amount of time.

Kid-approved: Yes! My daughter (1.5 yo) liked the ramen (soup and noodle only). And even had some rice on it. Talk about carbo-loading. Chicken barbecue is spicy so we didn't let her taste it.

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Kevinross B.
4.0 Stars
2

Finally got to try this after so many attempts! 128514

What we ordered:
Asian Waldorf salad - Loved the crunch in every bite! Slices of celery where perfect so that it didn't overpower the other greens.

Crispy sisig - It's so good! I liked how they added coriander to give it a different taste as well as to combat the "umay" from the pig's fat. 128077🏼

Calamansi Cake - Didn't really like it. I found it to be too sweet for my taste. My gf liked it though.

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Anna d.
5.0 Stars
2

Char-grilled Hanger Steak - 1108811088110881108811088

Salmon sliders - 1108811088110881108811088

Chipotle Quinoa Salad - 11088110881108811088

Tres Leches Rum cake - 11088110881108811088

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Mervin M.
5.0 Stars

This is the perfect place if you are looking for comfort food. The menu changes every now and then so you wond be stuck on the same old line-up and be open for something new everytime.
The ambiance was so calm and peaceful when we visited until a big group of Titas of Manila swarmed the place and suddenly became the New York Stock Market.

Please make your iced tea glass bigger please.

(photo: Sisig Rice)

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars
3

saturday dinner with friends..
crisp beef tapa 128077128077128077128077
green mangoes with bagoong 128077128077128077 super sour. lacked bagoong. extra bagoong for 50 pesos
quesadilla 128077128077128077128077

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
8

Either I was super hungry and have been seriously craving for tapsilog for some days now, or Crisp on 28th’s Crisp Beef Tapa 2.8 was exceptionally good, as I was internally dancing with delight with the each bite.

As per the menu, it was comprised of the marinated tapa, sambal peanut rice, sunny side up egg, seared tomato, pickled cucumber, shrimp kropek, with spicy vinegar as condiment. Although the dish was extremely busy, all the ingredients surprisingly worked perfectly together.

One area of improvement—would have wanted the beef to be more spicy, but they had chili flakes available so I just happily peppered my dish with spice. I finished the tapa in a snap with a portion of the rice left. Since the rice itself was tasty by itself, I had to prevent myself from eating everything as I was supposed to be on diet. 128556

Service was satisfactory. The staff was attentive, which I hope will be sustained even if the place is packed. Overall a great experience, so I will definitely be back. Can't wait to try their other breakfast dishes, even the pasta or sandwiches!128522

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Bernisse C.
3.0 Stars
3

I heard from some of my friends that Crisp on 28th served great food so I went to see if the hype was true.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the staff and ushered to our seats. Place was quite small but looked upscale. It had a small bar in front while pastries were displayed right beside it. It was quite late so we were hungry already and rushed to order. We ordered the following:

128046 ASIAN BEEF BURGER [P380] 110881108811088
Angus Beef Burger • Soy glaze • Sunny Side Egg • Togarashi Mayo • Japanese Pickles • Nori
The burger was average. It didn’t taste special but it wasn’t bad either. What I did love was their sweet potato 127840 fries on the side. It did not have that oily taste nor that guilty feeling you get when you eat normal fries. The fries were very thin so it was very crispy. It was so addicting!
 
128055 CRISP’S SISIG RICE [P410] 1108811088
Pork Belly • Sisg Pig’s Mask • Pickled Quail Egg • Crispy Tokwa • Ali
My friend really liked this one but I beg to differ. It was just a bit off for me. Never ordering this again.
 
127819CALAMANSI CAKE [P160] 1108811088110881108811088
I am a big fan of lemon desserts and I thought calamansi is part of the family. It was love at first bite for me, the icing at least. The icing itself gets 5 stars because it’s just so perfect that I could eat this on a monthly basis. I believe the cake was intentionally made not too sweet to balance out the icing which I think was just right. I will come back here just for the Calamansi Cake and maybe try out their other better dishes.

My verdict is that maybe I did not select the best dishes today so I will give it another chance. Til my next visit!

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Ivy R.
5.0 Stars
2

First off, I think it is a clever idea to put little images of their bestsellers on the back cover of the menu. We eat with our eyes as well as our mouths, after all. For appetizers, we ordered the chipotle chicken and quinoa salad, which is very good. The blue cheese and the spicy chicken provided really good contrasting flavors. I also liked the beetroot diced into little pieces. For mains, I ordered Sambal chicken and my friend ordered chicken barbecue. Both equally good. It was really a dinner celebrating their chicken dishes, so we'll probably try something different next time. For dessert, we had banana squash cake. The cream cheese layer elevated that cake and made it special. Will definitely come back.

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Wendell H.
5.0 Stars
2

Cozy Ambiance. Great food and refreshing drinks.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
6

Because of the voucher my officemates and I bought online, we ate lunch here one Wednesday afternoon.

Whenever we eat here, I just can't help but order the Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Salad. I love how refreshing, tasty, and "heavy" this salad is. There were so many ingredients (veggies + fruits) used but still, they all worked so well together. Even without any dressing, it's very good already. But the citrusy dressing made the salad even better and yummier. You should definitely try this one!!! 128076🏼

My two other officemates ordered Cubano Sandwich and the Beef Burger. I was able to taste both and they were just okay? Hmmmm. Nothing really extra special. The pork in the cubano sandwich was burnt giving it the bitter weird taste. 128529 The beef burger was good but for the price (almost 400 ++), I was expecting something super good. It felt and tasted kulang. Though the bread was super soft which we all liked, the beef patty was okay, kinda dry and lacking that extra "flavor". Plus it would be nice if there were more cheese and veggies added.

Then for "dessert" we tried two milkshakes -- Nutella Brownies Milkshake and Black Forest Milkshake.

My 2 officemates enjoyed their milkshakes. They were both sweet but milky and creamy. We weren't expecting to get a huge chunk of brownie and black forest cake added but they loved the added treat. It's like drinking milkshake with a small cake/brownie on the side. Again, I only tasted it and for me, both tasted the same -- milky (good thing) and too sweet (bad!!). 128517

Service was just okay. Felt like they were not that happy to be serving us and they were in a hurry. 128564128530

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Angel U.
5.0 Stars

It's really a good goooooddd place to had a Big Breakfast..

Everything are so awesome, from sausages, potatoes, mushroom, breads, eggs, all are just so good and make you full till dinner time.

Really! I mean it! Go try urself

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars

This classy cafe on the 28th is another place that should be considered if you are to find good food. The place accepts reservations and really is a decent place for events as well.
The place has a common CR. I just dont like big mirrors at CRs. And theirs is like mirror on four walls of the CR.

128204128525chipotle chicken quinoa salad (featured)
Pronounce this like ship-ot-lay with the long a. I honestly pronounced this first as chipotel like as bottle...lol right? But there is no chipotle found in this salad. According to wiki, chipotles are smoke-dried jalapeños. Well, really, it was the quinoa that made me order this. I say thus is very interesting. Mix of greens, even string beans, beets, organic quinoa, cherry tomatoes, white cheese, onions, oranges, almonds, black olives and grilled herb chicken. The texture is already a winner. The chicken tasted like dry teriyaki. I just wish that they put more olives 128515
What's good with crisp's salad is that you can order in half size.
128204128525Banana pumpkin cake
I got curious with the pumpkin spice. So in the end it just tasted more like an extraordinary banana bread. We have a 3 layer cake the top and bottom are special pimplin-spiced banana cake. In between is a sweet filling taste like chewy meringue. I love the glazed bananas on top. Partly fresh partly toasted. Whip cream is served at side to tame down the sweetness.

For these two orders, i should give a low 4, and am willing to go back again for more!

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Reah A.
3.0 Stars

What's nice about Crisp is that it opens as early as 7am. That mean's you're not stuck with the usual and unexciting Mcdo, or the annoyingly poor service slash awful breakfast of IHop.

1/Food 🙂

(a)Home-made Longganisa 128523

I guess they're still finalizing their menu, as you won't find longganisa in their all-day breakfast meals.

So anyway, it comes with brown rice that feels like the hull is still there. The hull is the outermost layer of the palay that you get rid of during milling. Even the yummiest dishes paired with what for me seems to be undercooked rice, will definitely lose all its charm.

On its own though, the longganisa makes a good first impression. The taste is not commercialized - it's unlike what you can buy from the grocery and palengke, not even the longganisa for sale on the streets of whatever town or province of its supposed origin. Of course it is still garlicky, pepperry, tangy and salty. But perhaps what is refreshing about it is, it doesn't feel that the meat went through the curing process. It looks and feels like it was prepared just the night before. I also like that the lean:fat ratio is obviously in favor of the lean.

Presentation-wise, I'm giving them a gold star for those beautiful vintage plates.

(b)Buche de Noel 128533128701
(a strawberry marshmallo buttercream)

It's cream inside, out and in between, it left me over-satiated (in tagalog kakaumay!). It's yummy, even mouth-watering. It's not so sweet, but the creaminess is just over-the-top it makes me crazy! It was a really big slice. For the lactose-sensitive, beware. This cake is a sure ticket to the "throne".

2/Service 128528

There were only 2 tables occupied, 3 people in all. But we had to wait at least 5 minutes before the order taker came to us. And another 20 minutes waiting-time for the longganisa and cake to be served.

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Maureen S.
4.0 Stars

It's my first time here and am not sure what to expect haha! Mark O and I got here at around 6pm, and we took our time reading thru the menu.

We had Chipotle Chicken Salad - i love this salad! The chicken was perfect (well close to perfect as I hoped there was more 128514) and the beets & vegetable mix was divine. What made it taste even better was the subtle hint of sourness from olives 128079🏻128077🏻

Then there was the Lapu-lapu for main, add php 90 to include Soup of the Day (beef and potato soup)
The fish was just heavenly! 128523128523128523128523 it would have been seventh heaven for me, if we didn't have to pick on the bones. But there weren't a lot so I'll let it pass.

We also ordered Falafel Bites, but were so full and decided to have it packed instead. So I'll know if it'll make Beni's have a run for their money or not.

I didn't enjoy the cold pressed pineapple with melon strings much, as the drink was full of ice and the taste of pineapple was quite light. Just give it a couple of minutes and the flavor gets diluted further..but ok I was here for the food anyway.

Will i come back? 128586 yes!!!

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

#TeamClingy threw a surprise birthday bash for Jenn N Julie J and Neil R last month. Sweet namin noh? 128514 Of course, we chose a special place to hold that super fun party. Thank you, Bondi and Bourke!! 128523 Aside from feasting on awesome Aussie food, we had this special cake prepared for the birthday girls and boy. Thank you to Chichi T for coordinating with Carmela of Crisp on 28th. Nuks, connections! 128521

We ordered this cake days before the planned party. Chichi gave us a shortlist of cakes that we can order but we just allowed her to decide what to get. We trust her taste. 128556

Picked up this cake from Crisp on 28th with JP G before heading to Makati. At first, I thought it's just a plain chocolate cake, but we were all pleasantly surprised when we started slicing it. This Chocolate Royal Cake is a delight for chocolate lovers! Chocolate mousse and Ferrero-like middle layer on top of a biscuit base, covered with more chocolate. It was a bit too sweet so I only finished a small slice, plus I was too full already. 128514 But it was yummy, we even took home slices of the leftover cake. Best to eat it chilled although the biscuit becomes hard to slice if you place it inside the chiller.

The other cute cake was from Ruth A. 9786

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