Secret Recipe

5/F Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Secret Recipe
3.4
3.5 Stars

25 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 10
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 3
  • 26 Reviews
  • 79 Recommend
  • 25 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6326370367

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱245 - ₱485

Most Recent Reviews

Abby C.
3.0 Stars

Me time today! And for lunch, i went to Secret Recipe...whenever i pass by this restaurant, Plankton's face pops on my mind (you know, Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants? I've been watching too much cartoons lately, haha).128513128542
I ordered the cordon bleu, with ceasar salad and fries on the side. Chicken was good, juicy, tasty and not greasy 128077127831 , salad was okey, and the fries, ordinary. Serving size was not so proportion to the price. (Uy, it rhymes?) 128563
It was actually my second visit here, last time i had pasta, i forgot what it was exactly, but i can remember that i liked it! 127837
I shall try their cakes on my next visit!127856127874127860

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Kat G.
3.0 Stars

A slice of Mango delight cake for dessert was good. Refreshing and not too sweet. Service is poor coz they only have two staffs. Maybe that's why they don't have service charge. Haha

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Krissy R.
1.0 Stars

Dirty glass
Watery pumpkin soup
Caesar salad wasn't great and was almost swimming in dressing
Grilled black pepper chicken -- nothing spectacular at all. Wouldn't have paid even 100 for it! Seriously.

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Audrey Marie N.
4.0 Stars

Our (with Dave N) Fulfilling way to end Feb 2014!

Pan grilled dory with lobster sauce
Green apple Katsuri
White chocolate macadamia - winner! 127775
Chicken cordon bleu

Will try the mozzarella baked fish next time.

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Argee E.
5.0 Stars

Well nothing stays a secret! For the main course: try their CORDON BLEU and SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE. As for dessert, get a slice of their WHITE CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA (it's soft and semi-sweet, not creamy) and their GREEN APPLE KASTURI drink in a tall glass, somewhat sour yet sweet 128077

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Rachel L.
4.0 Stars

Yummy! Not too sweet. Just right.

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Risha T.
4.0 Stars

We tried Secret Recipe's P99-promo that had a slice of cake and any hot drink. Great deal, right?

There were four of us and shared three orders. We chose moist chocolate cake, fudge chocolate cake and the cocoa mocha cake. We also ordered white caramel machiatto and their mocha.

The moist chocolate cake wasn't true to its name and was dry. The other two were okay. I had better memories of the Secret Recipe cakes in Singapore and Malaysia.

Coffee was good though.

All in all it was sulit, just don't get the moist chocolate cake.

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Cheeky C.
1.0 Stars

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING. Worst cake shop I ever visited 128563 Does the picture look appetizing? Well I were you, I'll just stare on the picture than taste it.

The service was bad, the cake tastes a bit good but the quality is 128078128078128078128078 The chiffon isn't freshly baked, and we're so umay with the taste 128552128567

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Denise L.
4.0 Stars

P99 for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake? Not bad! Not bad at all!!!

I don't know how long that promo is going to last but it's very sulit!!! The staff were very attentive! They also had a variety of choices for the cake. I forgot which cake is that but I found it very dry... But seriously where can you find cake + coffee that's less than a hundred bucks? 128077

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Esther D.
3.0 Stars

The cakes we got weren't that spectacular and my hazelnut latte didn't taste so hazelnut-y, but for the price of 99 pesos, I'd say this is worth trying. 99 pesos for a slice of cake (they have certain "cakes of the day" and cheesecakes aren't included) and a cup of hot coffee. Sulit! Coffee choices include white chocolate mocha, hazelnut or vanilla latte, caramel macchiato, cappuccino, and cafe mocha.

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Josephine Sunshyn L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Lara M.
5.0 Stars

Pan Grilled Dory with Lobster Sauce. What I like the most in this meal is the fries!! Ang babaw ko 128513 but yeah, it was by far the best french fries I've ever had. Sarap! On the other hand, the grilled dory was very tender and delish! 128076 I would love to order this again!

Tom Yum spaghetti was a bit dry but i can say that the minced chicken was generous. Spices and chilies did add up a kick.

For the dessert, we tried the Mango Delight. Fluffy chiffon cake with chunks of fresh mangoes and mango puree on top. 127819 Not that sweet, just right. Just yum!

The place is cozy, we dine outside the resto and they have that soft couches. Win.128076 Staff were friendly and accommodating as well. They always wear a smile. 128522

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Anne Noreen S.
5.0 Stars

My friends had my surprise birthday celebration here. I was touched with the crew for they were the ones who thought of giving me a surprise Happy Birthday song. I have loved the Chocolate Cake of Secret Recipe even before but I'm quite not sure the name of the cake. It's chocolate flavor and I love Chocolate Cake so much. It's too sweet though compared to the Moist Chocolate Cake from Miss Polly's.
The main courses here at Secret Recipe are good as well. It's originally from Malaysia, so the taste of their food is almost like Filipino. I would definitely go back to this place, not just for their cakes but for their delicious food and good service.

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Rina Joy J.
4.0 Stars

Order coffee and get a cake for free!!! Well it's not any cake, just from a selection. But still, sweet deal! 9749127856128536128150

I really had to carefully choose here since I just wanted a place to chill until the movie started in 4 hours time. I didn't have a sweet tooth but I liked cake! It's weird I know but bleh. And this place seemed to offer less diabetes than Starbucks.

Getting back to the food... So I chose to order cappuccino to partner with white chocolate macadamia.

I liked my cappuccino, not raving, but it's rich and not watery and not full of creme like nescafe or nyc. 127775127775127775127775 Four stars since In feel generous.

Then I took my first bite of the cake, and whew. Fluffy good! The outer layering was cream and not fondant as what it would look like at first glance. It's not icing too. It's like a not so sweet and not so thick condensed milk smoothened over the cake. I so wanna know how they made it so smooth when it's so soft.
And the macadamia nuts were just ok in quantity. Every bite I took had a crushed nut so you wouldn't have to scavenge for it.

Over all, the cake was pretty delish. Especially as a companion while reading. omnomnom. 127775127775127775127775 Four stars for my cake.

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Paola P.
1.0 Stars

One word: Yuck!!! The only reason why my strawberry cheesecake tasted a bit better cause I partnered it with earl grey, but without it, it's just eck. The other cake (I forgot how it's called) is a lot worse! 128547128557128078128078

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Theresa L.
4.0 Stars

128162 NOTE: Please expect a number of reviews this week, why? I finally found my external device where lots of nomnoms were kept in my heart! 128525 *since i really wanna review places with photo attached. sarry!128563128563128563

You see, sometimes me and boyfie likes to wander around the mall and eat somewhere that we don't usually have idea on their foods. Then the Secret Recipe catches my attention! Huway? Because of their pretty looking cakes displayed! 128525128525128525

Since we're still full that time (but still wants to eat! --can you get that? Or we're just so weird?! 128517) we decided for cheesecake! 128525

I ordered their Dark Chocolate Cheesecake:
- I'm such a fan of dark chocolate, and i find this one just OK. I think I'm still looking for more bitter sweet taste of the cheesecake. But still, i must say it's good!

Boyfie ordered their Oreo Cheesecake:
- Why? Why everytime boyfie takes an order, it's better than mine? 128557 Frozen cream cheese with loads of yunmy oreo! 10084 Nom!

Infairness to the above mention Cheesecakes, i adore the consistency and creaminess of their cheesecakes! Winner! 128077

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Argee E.
4.0 Stars

I love the place, it's cozy. Best to try White Macadamia Cake & Oreo Cheesecake plus their Green Apple juice 128076

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KC C.
3.0 Stars

Their menu selection if you're after a meal for lunch or dinner is a bit limited. The service is good. I had a lasagna which was just ok. A little bland for my taste but it wasn't bad.

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Melissa P.
4.0 Stars

This place pride themselves of quality desserts, so I decided to try their bestseller, the Chocolate Mud.

Since this is a retro-post from a few days back, I had to recall from memory. The cake consisted of chocolate chiffon layered with mocha cream filling covered by chocolate ganache. The texture of the cake was soft and light and airy. While that is good for a cake, I thought it was too airy leaving me feeling unsatisfied. The sweetness level is perfect though.

If you have a cake craving but didn't want to feel too full, this might be for you.

Cake slice prices range from P80 - P150, averaging at P95 which I think is decent price for their quality.

Promo: Order any coffee and you get a free cake! Daily!

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April V.
2.0 Stars

Recipes... turned Secret Recipe.

I'm not very familiar with Shangri-la because I don't really come here very often... but I did know where I wanted to eat and I told my dad, "Recipes" when I dropped them off at the entrance.

After parking though, my dad told me he's found it... "Secret Recipe" 128557
Shucks. I was already craving for gising-gising and general's chicken... and, even if I really wanted to, I couldn't make them transfer to Recipes (just beside it!) because he already ordered. Boo!!!

So we shared an order of lamb shank and fish & chips. They weren't good. The lamb didn't have flavor and the fish was weird. It was dry and the coating was sort of burnt. I didn't like it.128533

Their iced tea looked cute... but after mixing, it still tasted like water. I think I should've complained but why complain when you can rant in looloo and scare away potential clients? 1285631285869996 Just kidding! 128514

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