Little Flour Cafe
4th Ave. cor. 31st St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila
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Can’t go wrong with Little Flour’s fluffy omelet and adobo rice bowl!!! Sarap for breakfast or anytime of the day!!!!!
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It is truly convenient to eat somewhere which is near the office! No long walk and no over break! Good thing that “Little Flour” is one of the closest restaurants around our area. It has been operating for less than a year in BGC and it is actually a sister company of the famous “Wildflour”. The difference is that the menu of Little Flour caters more to breakfast and Filipino food.
I have tried the “Little Flour Breakfast” which included a slab of bacon, two fried eggs, fries and baguette for P490. Their bacon is not the usual processed bacon that we can see in the groceries. It is much thicker and it is taste somehow sweet. The serving size is big but it is quite pricey.
Since I also like Matcha, I tried their Cold Brew Matcha Green Tea for P195. I was quite disappointed because I did not taste the matcha flavor.
I also love the ambiance of the place. There are colorful chairs that are hanging from the ceiling. It is really homey. Another good thing is that Little Flour is open as early 5AM until 2AM the following day.
I will try to go here again and taste the other food in their menu. I am also looking forward to have a bite of their yummy looking red velvet cake.
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On one sunny Wednesday morning, I was around BGC then so I decided to have my brunch here. How about I get some Little Flour dish on my hungry belly then?
Mushroom Bowl (P420) - I didn’t expect this dish to have two eggs. And I didn’t expect it to be a lot! It may seem small on the photo but man, was this bowl filling! This had roasted mushrooms, pickled vegetables, kecap manis, sambal, whole grains and black rice. It was so flavor and so good! As much as I wanted to finish every bite, I left about two spoonfuls of serving there. Yeah, I had to make room for dessert.
Cappuccino (Small at P130) - This serving didn’t disappoint. I loved how frothy it was yet having that espresso kick in and wake me up good.
Ube Bomboloni (P110) - Do you see the ube and pastry there? So generous right?!?! I couldn’t believe it myself either. Yes, this is what I came here for at this cafe. I wanted to try their bombolonis for I heard it was awesome. And yes, it tasted awesome. I loved how the ube filling wasn’t that smooth. There were still these chunks that make it enjoyable for me. The overall taste was just right. It wasn’t that sweet and cloying. They also have a hazelnut version of this which I am looking forward to trying as well.
‘Twas a nice time as this cafe. They also have new branch all the way in Salcedo Village which is good so that I can grab more of their pastries. I do recommend that you reserve before dining here. The place does get packed especially during lunch hour. It does border on being pricey but you do get quality and great tasting dishes. Plus, overall vibe was just nice. It’s a little lively with all the people here. But I can just imagine this cafe in the afternoon while enjoying a good bomboloni (or any pastry here) with a good cup of coffee. 🙂
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Having bought cups and cups and cups of Pistachio Au Lait, I am most definite that this is not how it is made. Layo. Not as creamy and sobra ng konti ng pistachio.
After a spicy dinner in Fowl Bread we headed here to cool our tongues. Calamansi Pie was ok.
They added the kimchi rice on the menu. Guess I haven’t been here in awhile. Not sure because they closed WF for renovation. But I’m glad it’s here.
Visited just awhile ago.
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Little Flour is Wildflour’s sister from another mother. And i terribly miss the big sister - the renovations is taking too damn long. I read good reviews of Little Flour but i never bothered visiting...i dunno why. I guess their location is not my usual route when i am headed home.
Me and my homies decided to swing by Little Flour for an impromptu dinner.
Interior is the same as the big sister. Has the semi upscale NY vibe. And there are chairs hanging on the ceiling. It looks fancy but it seems a lil unsafe for me #JustSayin
Sisig Rice Bowl
🌶 Bicol Express Rice Bowl
Dem rice bowls is nothing but fantastic! Awesome twosome if i may say so. The sisig is divine and the spice is just enough to tickle my tastebuds. Oh, let us not forget the queen of Bicolano cuisine. Little Flour deconstructed it a lil bit but not taking away from the original.
Arrozcaldo. Who would’ve thought that coconut milk would do wonders for arrozcaldo? This is a bowl of brilliance and awesomeness. The coconut milk adds richness and enhances the flavour to the nines.
🥗 Sandwich + Salad + Soup Combo. I didn’t try this but i know for a fact that Wildflour makes a mean ‘wich. So i say this with full confidence that ze Little Sister can do the same.
Suffice to say that Little Flour didn’t disappoint. This is gonna be the start of a weekly habit.
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It's so hard to be able to meet with my friends who are taking up Med courses and having their clerkship, so I was excited when M told me she's finally free! (Too bad C wasn't able to join us though).
Last Saturday morning, I was still reluctant to push through with our meetup (and eat out), because it was raining really hard. But since we rarely get the chance to meet, we decided to push through, and I'm so glad we did!
Since we wanted to make the most out of this, we decided to go somewhere we seldom visit -- BGC! There are sooo many restaurants on our bucket list, but we chose one that has been the most intriguing for us, Little Flour Café! I have read a couple of reviews on this, so I was pretty excited to get their Sisig Rice Bowl, and bring home some pastries to enjoy with my mom! Here's what M and I got for our lunch:
✅ SISIG RICE BOWL (Php 280 - Regular) -
OF COURSE. Based on the reviews I've read, this one was a no-brainer order. Crispy pork and perfectly fried egg, on top of tasty fried rice. This one is super tasty and one bite will lead to another... Until you've finished the whole thing before you know it. We both enjoyed this a lot!!! It was slightly spicy, but every component worked well with each other to produce this glorious bowl. Great value for money, too! The regular bowl wasn't as small as I thought it was.
✅ BICOL EXPRESS RICE BOWL (Php 410) -
This one was just okay, and pales in comparison to the Sisig Rice Bowl. While I appreciated that they did not scrimp on the pork belly cubes and this rice bowl felt more like an ulam because there were so many pork in it, it didn't really feel like I was eating Bicol Express. I was looking for that distinct spiciness and gata taste, but I was greeted with a taste that resembles that of Binagoonan. While it wasn't bad, it just fell short of our expectations. This item may be skipped for future visits.
✅ LITTLE FLOUR BURGER (Php 400) -
I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of fries they served as a side dish. The burger was good, and was not too oily. While the patty was only 125g, it was really packed and was meaty to the core. What stood out though, was the bread!!! It was really fluffy and tasty and delicious! I loved it. We also loved the fries it came with -- crispy on the outside and warm and slightly fluffy on the inside, and is best dipped into the garlic mayo.
The interior looked really chic and modern, and had that homey vibe to it as well. I also loved how they showcase their breads, too! Though the HRIM person in me is worrying about the food safety of the breads that seem to be a bit too exposed for me. That didn't stop me from bringing home some freshly baked goodies to enjoy with my mom though:
✅ UBE BOMBOLONI (Php 110) -
I've read from some reviews that this was quite elusive, so I'm glad I was able to get one during our visit. I liked it! I mean, I have this love-hate relationship with ube, but this one, I liked. It wasn't that sweet, and it had real ube bits too!!! The bread was soft, but I didn't really like how it was sprinkled with sugar, kinda devalues it a bit. Maybe that's just me, though. 🤷
✅ BANANA MUFFIN (Php 100) -
My mom enjoyed this a lot! So much so that she didn't even let me take a bite. HAHAHA. She likes banana bread, so I figured this would be a hit for her, and it was.
What I didn't like as much as everything else, was their service. When we were giving our orders to a server, she suddenly cut us off to talk to another server (without apologies!!!), I think she didnt have a pen or something, but she should've informed us politely. Then, during the time I was ordering pastries to-go, I was AGAIN cut off impolitely, because the supervisor (what was getting my orders) was suddenly giving orders to the staff while I was ordering. ☹️ For me, excellent service is of utmost importance, so I'm deducting 1 for these two boo-boos.
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Back at Little Flour and this time, I’m with my college blockmate.
I told him to try the SISIG RICE BOWL and as expected, he liked and enjoyed it. The small bowl was just enough for him. So no need to worry about just getting the small bowl.
I’ve been meaning to order the CHIA BOWL again and yay because (after 2 visits) it’s finally available. Ordered one right away because you just can’t say no to chia!!! Hahaha!! 🤗🤗
Loved how it is still good, the taste was still the same. Though serving size is smaller now (than the one I had at Wildflour). Also, fruits aren’t that generous as well. Huhu. For 400php, I don’t think this is sulit anymore, huhuhu.
Service was just okay. Kind of slow but oh well. I still loooooove this place.
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Let me give you one good reason I’m always in Little Flour: Pistachio au Lait ️️️
For a non coffee drinker like me, this drink is absolutely perfect. It’s milky and nutty. Thanks to Sandy P for sharing her drink with me. I wouldn’t have ordered this as I thought it was coffee based. I’ve been coming for this ever since.
Ang saraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap!
Today on Labour Day I brought my cousin here who is visiting from the US. He got excited to come in as the place was full, a good sign the food is good.
I got myself my cup of pistachio (ano pa nga ba), my brother get the sisig bowl, and my cousin got the Filipino breakfast with longganisa in it.
Seems like they don’t have the half sisig bowl anymore, I only saw one price for it, which is about 420. The longganisa was interesting, it was shaped like a patty. But I’ve had better longga.
I didn’t get anything. We’re scheduled to have lunch with the fam at 11. I took a few spoonfuls of the sisig and yes masarap! But 420
Oh yeah, tried the brazo. Liked the citrus flavor and nuts in between layers. I would like it served cold though, not room temp.
Btw, my cousin asked me what the hanging chairs are for. Magkamag anak nga kami
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LITTLE FLOUR with my officemates. 🤗
*Side story* I was excited and looking forward to ordering the chia bowl but apparently, they changed the menu and removed all the dishes available in Wildflour (i.e., grilled cheese, soup+salad+sandwich combo, bagel, granola bowl, chia bowl, etc.). But the usual pastries and drinks are still available. The menu is now more “Filipino”... more Filipino dishes, pastries, desserts, and breakfast rice bowls.
| FILIPINO BREAKFAST. Bacon steak + 2 eggs + Fried Garlic Rice + Pandesal + Coco Jam.
This is a good heavy breakfast option. You can either have this with longanisa or bacon steak. Of course, we opted for the bacon!! Ang sarap! 🤤💯 But over this, I personally think that Wildflour’s breakfast is better (I like the potatoes and baguette bread more than the rice and pandesal). Also, this is messier.
| CHORIZO GRILLED CHEESE. Served with a side salad. This was just okay. I still prefer their usual grilled cheese sandwich + warm bowl of tomato soup. Parang may kulang kasi with the sandwich. 🤔
| SISIG RICE BOWL. My officemates enjoyed this extra tasty bowl. No fail Little Flour order!! Best enjoyed when you mix everything together including the perfectly cooked sunny side up egg! Yasss!!!
And oh, I also ordered my favorite drink which is the PISCTACHIO AU LAIT. Really good and comforting!! I’ll try the iced version next time.
And then for “dessert”, we tried the sosyal na POLVORON. They sell this for 85php and though good, I don’t think I’ll order this again. Too mahal!!!
SERVICE. Just okay. Medyo inconsistent lang. 🙄
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Back at Little Flour with my friend for dinner. Yayyy!!! ♀️
| PLACE. 4/5. Super nice, simple, and relaxing place. ️
| FOOD. 3.5/5.
BAGEL AND LOX (460php). For the price, I don’t think this is sulit/ worth it. The bagel was too makunat making it hard to slice/slice. The cream cheese spread didn’t taste like smoked fish huhu. Plus it was bitin. 🤐
SISIG RICE BOWL (Small - 260php). My friend’s order. She liked this that she never bothered asking me if I want to try. New comfort food rice bowl daw.
AVOCADO MILKSHAKE (195php). This is my friend’s order but because I am curious with the taste, I tried this and ohhhh masarap! But they used avocado ice cream so it’s creamier and sweeter. I still prefer the usual avocado shake made w fresh avocado. 🥑
PISTACHIO AU LAIT (230php). Pretty expensive for a cup of drink but omg, there’s something about this that is extra comforting. It warms the heart and soul. ️ In every sip, you can really taste the rich creamy pistachio taste. So good! Would this also be good (and as comforting) if iced? 🤔
| SERVICE. 3.5/5. Okay lang. Service was pretty fast. Servers were nice but were all too hard to call.
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Looloo just had to tweet about carbo loading and discounted carbfest this afternoon. Ayun, napadaan tuloy kami
Got ourselves a box to go. 50% off 7PM onwards. Tried the guava something bread and I liked it! It has a chunky streusel on top guava jelly.
Found the most sosyal 🏻 na polvoron I’ve ever seen - powdered, in a bottle, and with a spoon for about 70 ata. I didn’t try it. Maybe next time.
You’ll really have to wait til 7 to get a discount. Plus if you decide to eat here, you can’t eat the discounted purchase inside, or else they’ll charge you the full amount.
Last time I was here with Angela Marie C, Kristin A, Jayson J, and Sandy P, we didn’t get our take out box until we paid and we’re about to leave haha. So no sneaking allowed.
So I’ve been here a couple of times na. The chairs still creep me out.
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Breakfast food will always always be my favorite. I love all things breakfast related.. they make me so happy and kilig. #NoFail 💯
Last week, I asked Ony if we can have lunch together and because he loves me so much, he “suggested” we eat here (I kept on mentioning Little Flour the week before so yup, marunong siya makiramdam!).
I let him order for the two of us and the following are his “chosen ones”:
| SISIG RICE BOWL (Half order - 280php)
I am not eating rice anymore but for this sisig rice bowl, I just had to try a little (or more? Hahaha). This was really savory and would leave you wanting for more. The egg was perfectly cooked and omg, when you mix this w the rest of the ingredients, it just made the whole dish yummier. Ang sarap kasi how all the flavors paired really well w each other.
BUT though really tasty, I think this would be even better if the sisig was crispy. It would have been a different experience.. yung maririnig mo yung crunch sa bawat kagat. 🤤
(PS: Maybe we’re just biased because the best sisig for us will still and always be from Ero’s. )
| SSS: SOUP + SALAD + SANDWICH COMBO (Half order - 495php).
I think SSS stands for SUPER SULIT SET because this is a really sulit dish. 500php for this set? YES PLEASE!!! 🤗
🥫: Clam Chowder. Ony liked this. He said it was good but I found it to be salty. I still prefer their Tomato Soup.
🥗: Ceasar Salad. We both liked this. The greens were fresh and crips and the dressing was just enough. Will try the salad w mangoes next time.
🥪: Croque Madam. When served to us, we were both surprised w the size of the sandwich.
🏻♀️: “Half lang ‘to???”
Because it was big that it can be already shared by 2 persons.
I really liked WF’s Croque Madam before so I was excited to try LF’s version. But sadly, this was different. It was still a pretty good sandwich filled with sliced ham and topped w a perfectly fried sunny side up egg but unlike WF’s version, this was not as cheesy and the bread was toasted (WF’s version is just slight toasted with majority of the bread still soft).
Good sandwich but I guess, I expected a different version.
| GRANOLA BOWL (350php). Though really pricey, I really enjoyed eating this one. Super! I was hesitant to order this because mahal but Ony still insisted and ordered this for me (and I’m so happy he did!!!). 🤗
Honey + Granola + Fresh Fruits + Greek Yogurt
The granola was interesting and not like the usual granola made w just rolled oats, some nuts, and dried fruits. LF’s granola is also made w sunflower seeds, cornflakes, and lots of cashew nuts. It was sweet so it paired really well with the Greek Yogurt.
Good thing, I asked for the honey to be separated because the granola was already sweet for me. Plus the generous fresh fruits (kiwi, mango, dragonfruit, and banana) were also very sweet. But if you like all things sweet and sugary, go ahead and pour all the honey (or not ask for it to be seperated).
Lastly, I liked how generous the serving size it. Yes, pricey but you get what you paid for (sort of hahaha).
And oh, we also got to try the (surprisingly still) “famous” LF exclusive dessert/pastry, the Ube Bombolomi.
| UBE BOMBOLONI (110php). I was not really expecting that much anymore because of the mixed reviews..... and the bomboloni was just okay. It was not that bad but it’s not something I’ll get again or something I’ll recommend? The donut is like the sugary donuts from our local bakery filled with Ube jam inside. The Ube jam was sour. I have no idea whyyy. And the consistency is almost like Good shepherd’s Ube Jam which kinda made me wish they used that instead.
I remember liking the default vanilla custard bomboloni before since it tasted almost like a cream puff but I guess, the Ube is a different version. Oh wellz.
SERVICE was fast and excellent. Shoutout to Kuya Ian for being so nice and extra helpful. 💯
OVERALL it was a lovely lunchdate w Ony. The dishes we had were all pretty good and we were so full that we didn’t eat anything for dinner anymore.
****VALUE FOR MONEY. Yes pricey but since you’ll be eating a lot and would not have space for more food, nakasave ka na for dinner.
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The place was Instagramable. The food were delicious. But the waitress started getting our plates right after we have eaten the food. She even wiped the table while we were still there sipping our drinks. I looked around to see if the place was crowded. I was thinking maybe somebody’s waiting for a vacant table or something. But a lot of tables were vacant. I don’t see the point. We felt like they wanted us out. In some culture it could be just fine. But we’re in the Philippines. It’s not right to make people feel unwanted. We are known for being hospitable after all.
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Having heard some raves regarding their UBE BOMBOLINI but as I've asked the server she told me its like a donut so I opted for the Custard Ube Cake.
The custard ube cake was good ,nice portion ,The custard lacked that smooth texture while the ube halaya deliver the distinctiveness in it,it will be better if the chiffon will be more moist ,yet the whipped cream's subtleness was spot on.As an ube fan I could say it was good tho not great.
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Little Flour's casava cake is delicious ,love the softness of it,especially when being warmed and poured upon with some coconut syrup .Deeply satisfying .
The issue is too expensive for a slice of casava cake.
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Nothing’s gonna change my love for you, YOU KNOW NAMAN MY LOVE how much I love you; one thing you can be sure of, i’ll never ask for more than your love...
Yes, i was a disappointed this time, but then again, my love for WF will not tarnish.
Ube Bomboloni @110PhP
If you have read Ruth S’s review on the ube cake, the filling inside the bomboloni is like that, only more fluid and warm. The filling got some solid bits too. What i love about the bomboloni is the dough. I guess i expected more ube flavor, it ain’t too sweet (which is good) but honestly, i would like baguio’s ube taste.
grilled cheese PhP240/420 half/whole
I loved the simple yet yummy cheese. It got caramelized onions too. Eat while hot. The mixed greens were so deym good too!!
Little Flour Chocolate Cake @190PhP
Huge serving, but it was already dry inside.
What surprised us was their service— we told them it was dry (though paubos na yung cake) and they replaced it!
Thing is, they did try to moist it, but they were not able to moist the middle of the cake. Then again, i finished the cake.
Not exactly the name. Again, it was dry, the ube was thick and good, and this is the least that i enjoyed.
But still i will not stop going to this cafe. Maybe best time to order those cakes is in the morning till a little after lunch.
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When I learned about this Little Flour Café from Jayson J and Peanut D’s IG story, I really find time to go!! As always, it’s better to eat with the foodie specials Angela Marie C Christina R Kristin A Jayson J Yay! Thank you guys!
Being amazed by cozy places and stylish interiors, I instantly love the place! Felt like I was just in Wild Flour but this one is special. The chandelier centerpiece will defintely caught your attention. It has a number of wooden “school chairs-like” on the ceiling. I bet the interior designers made this well so you don’t have to be anxious that it might fall anytime while you’re eating haha
We drooled by the pastry section since they are on P50%!!! I got the Banana Nutella Danish and Pain au Jambon, jalapeño croissant with ham and cheese!! Uhhh so gooood! Sadly, the ube bomboloni is no longer available
Since I was starving, I ordered for Sisig Fried Rice Bowl (P250/half P420/full) half serving and it was also recommended by Jayson, I would like to try it myself. Guess what? I should’ve ordered the full serving! Bitin! Haha! Just because it’s a little bit spicy and perfectly matched with sunny side up egg on top of the fried rice and sisig.
We tried the Ube cake, it has custard and leche flan! Heaven on earth!!! This is a must when you visit this place. It’s just perfectly made, not too sweet which I like it that way.
We also ordered for Salted Caramel Chocolate which is exactly the same with WF. At first, the cake tasted different, as if it’s an old stock cake, the staff instantly gave us a new cake which we appreciate. Funny cause we almost finished the cake even if it tasted different! 🤣
I’ve tried the Pistachio Au Lait (P230) at Wild Flour which I love and having it on the menu, I ordered again! I would recommend this if you wanted a non-coffee drink.
Overall, I love the place and their customer service (which I want to commend the lady who took time to separate our bills) and still smiling because we’re toxic customers hahaha!
Will I be back? YAAAS! I need to try that Ube Bomboooooloni!!
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Learned from a couple of foodie friends and Elmer R. here on looloo that Little Flour opened sometime last week. It's from the same people that brought us Wildflour and Farmacy. I’ve always been a huge Wildflour fan so I knew I had to make time one Sunday afternoon to try this one out.
It can be a bit hard to find but my marker is the Tori Ichi in front of Kuppa - it's in front of that hehe. They also have a big sign that says they have free Wi-Fi.
Inside is a very pretty "very Wildflour" restaurant. The chairdelier (coined by Giovan T.) is in the middle of the room, with the tempting baked goods just right by the entrance calling you to carb out. I feel like their baked goods here aren't as extensive as WF but hey, they don't have the ube bomboloni now do they? 🤔
The menu is also smaller than WF but they do have some Filipino dishes like the Sisig Rice Bowl and the Arroz Caldo which I got. I ordered the half size thinking it will be enough... it's enough for merienda haha. It was tiny for me so I recommend to get the full size if you're ordering their Arroz Caldo for lunch/dinner.
Their Arroz Caldo here is well-made. It's not your typical Arroz Caldo with that thin broth. This one is super creamy, the chicken pieces small enough you won't have to cut them with your teeth. The crunch of the crispy garlic also adds texture and the poached egg - all so good.
Note that their half size is Php 260 while the full size is Php 420. For Wildflour fans, this price point shouldn't come as a surprise haha.
Also got some Spanish Bread to go - their breads and pastries go half off when the clock hits 3PM on Sundays so I was lucky to grab a bag for only Php 70 or something. Brought it to the office and the team loved them! A combination of cheese and what tasted like dulce de leche inside a pandesal. Yum!
I may not have gotten the elusive Ube Bomboloni but hey, I got croissants and Spanish bread half off!
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I am a big fan of Wildflour so when I heard that they opened a new restaurant, I knew I had to visit soon.... but because of work (i hate you reports) and no money (huhu), I never had the chance to visit.
One not so busy afternoon, my ube loving friend craved for something sweet so I suggested we buy here. Since she loves all thing ube, she immediately agreed! Yayyyy!! Was hoping to buy the SUPER FAMOUS ALWAYS OUT OF STOCK UBE BOMBOLONI but surprise surprise, they were again, out of stock (at 2pm). We were advised by their oh so nice and helpful servers that we should go earlier next time (best to go at 6am) for the bomboloni. But soooo early. She even gave us a calling card so we can call first (but we cannot reserve ). Btw, the ube bomboloni is exclusively available here in Little Flour only.
Anyway, since we were here and took so many photos already, we decided to get the UBE CUSTARD CAKE (195) instead. Ube pa rin naman haha.
UBE CUSTARD CAKE: Ube (chiffon?) Cake + Ube Custard + Leche Flan.
The cake was surprisingly good, liked that it was not too sweet. I enjoyed the rich yummy ube custard/halaya at the middle the most. Reminds me of Good Shepherd’s Ube Jam but with a different consistency. The leche flan, though thin, was good too. My kind of leche flan, it was creamy and not overly sweet. The ube cake wasn’t that moist though. Best to eat this cold.
PLACE: I liked this one better than Wildflour. Loved how they designed the place, the hanging chairs, the black sofa, the red chair, the “sala area”, the pastries, the kind of open kitchen, and I liked that this one’s more spacious. Not as crowded unlike Wildflour. It’s just darker here.
SERVICE: Excellent! Staffs are all nice, courteous, and helpful.
FOOD (Ube Custard):
PS: Must must come back for the SISIG FRIED RICE and UBE BOMBOLONI.
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While walking past the road on my way to the next meeting, I saw this new place and I really thought that Wildflour opened another branch. I said to myself wow, business must really be good since it's just about 5 blocks away from the original branch - but no, it's actually Little Flour!
Fortunately for me, Ms. Ana de Ocampo was there too tending to her newly opened restaurant. Aside from entertaining her own guests, she was walking around asking folks how their food was and if things are great as they should be. (With how she was getting her staff to work - you knew that she really is the boss!)
I was the first to arrive, and while waiting for my friend - I was able to take a few shots before the lunch crowd arrived. The centerpiece was a "chair chandelier," so I curiously asked one of the managers on duty what the inspiration behind it was - since the idea for Little Flour is for business meals and conversations between minds, the lights are the ideas formed as you dine in for inspiration. Nice little tidbit on how much thought these guys have put into their concepts and the lengths they do to make there ideas artistic, while blending in still with the overall design and theme.
They still have the pastries, since they are known for their baked goodies - I spy the chocolate cake! (Pictured) I didn't get to order it though! I blame it on the heavy breakfast I had so I was still feeling a little full during lunch. I asked what the specialty was - they said that they have a new creation with the Ube Bomboloni (I hope I'm spelling that right) but I didn't get to order it as they had a hoarder that morning so they were just in the process of making more. (Mental note - it's that good!)
For the meals, we ordered the Sisig Rice Bowl (Php250 - Reg /420 - sharing) and the Lechon Manok. (Php380)
The Sisig Rice Bowl (Braised Pig's Head, chopped with onions, chillies and fried egg) was actually pretty good. Each spoonful is flavorful, something like having a full "sisig flavor" infused with the rice. Hint of vinegar, spiced with chopped jalapeno for the kick! It actually reminded me of that Sisig Bowl I really raved about in LA. (More about this later!)
The Lechon Manok (Organic Chicken Thigh+Leg, fried egg, pickled vegetables on garlic rice) is a very nicely roasted chicken - still juicy and not dry. The dish is balanced as it was obviously properly prepared. One thing to note though is that while it's organic chicken - I don't really taste anything different from a regular chicken cut. Maybe yeah, it's "healthier" but I'm not sold on it.
Now, on the tidbit about the sisig - I was eavesdropping on her conversation with her guests (just a little) and heard that Little Flour is actually the full concept behind Sari-Sari Store in Grand Central Market in DTLA! The Filipino food stall that buzzing with people! They're actually the ones behind it too! No wonder the sisig tasted similar - BUT - I still standby that the one in LA is still better. (I'm going to put my vote on better pork quality)
Judge for yourself with the picture comparison at the end.
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