Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Food Trip - Banapple

I love Fridays! Especially today because aside from the free lunch that we had, which is a monthly thing, we got off work at 3pm! Our scheduled webinar was postponed until Monday and since our work volume is not that high, management has decided to send us home earlier.

So, me and troops went to our favorite place, Alabang Town Center. Favorite because, hello, it's just a short distance from the office and very accessible to everyone. As planned, we went straight to Banapple to try out their pasta. By the way, here's a bit of trivia, at first I thought the name Banapple came from the combination of Banana and Apple, it turns out that it came from their best sellers - Banoffee Pie and Apple Caramel Crumble. I should have given those two a try.

Anyway, Banapple at the ATC is quite tiny. It's no surprise that we were put on the waiting list because no table was available when we arrived. Good thing though, we didn't have to wait long, we were seated just after 10 minutes.

They have an assortment of cakes and pies to choose from. I would have tried one but I didn't feel I could finish a slice on top of the pasta dish that I will be having so the pies would have to wait until next time.

Penne Bolognese

I ordered Penne Bolognese - an aromatic meat sauce, blended with Italian herbs and spices, drizzled with luscious olive oil. This dish is delicious! Even the toasted pandesal on the side tasted so good, my friend even ordered two more pandesals because they are really tasty. However, if you are not a big eater like me, you might have left overs to take home because the servings of pasta can serve up to two persons. 

Penne Verde

My friend Grace ordered the Pasta Verde - a rich blend of chopped basil, olive oil, and pecans, served with al dente penne pasta. It is as good as the Penne Bolognese and the serving can also serve up to two persons. Grace had her leftovers wrapped and brought it home for her husband.

Lasagna Roll-Ups

TJ, my beki friend, ordered the Lasagna Roll-ups - herbed cream and Parmesan cheeses fill al dente lasagna wide strips, are rolled up, and smothered with their classic tomato meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. The photo above didn't do it justice but it does look good in actual and tasted even better! TJ finished the dish in just 10 minutes!

Crunchy Chicken Fillet and Bell Pepper Sandwich

Fem ordered Crunchy Chicken Fillet and Bell Pepper Sandwich - crisp and juicy chicken breast fillet, paired with pan-fried bell peppers and sliced onions, layered on crisp lettuce and melted cheese, drizzled with garlic herb mayo. The sandwich really looks yummy and very filling, though, I have no idea how it tasted because Fem ordered it after everyone was finished with their pasta and she was left at Banapple to wait for her husband so they can share the sandwich.

Banapple proved to be a great place with really, really good food. The service is quick, you don't have to ask for water to be served because we were served a glass each as soon as we sat down, the crew was courteous and did I say that the food is really, really good?

You should give Banapple a try, it's definitely worth a visit, believe me. 
Total Costs:
Php 170.00 - Penne Bolognese
Php 170.00 - Pasta Verde
Php 180.00 - Lasagna Roll-Ups
Php 140.00 - Crunchy Chicken Fillet and Bell Pepper Sandwich
Php 660.00

All made with Love!

New Wing, Alabang Town Center
Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang

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