What’s the best thing about summer? Desserts! We all have our fair share of summer cravings. I always go for a combination of Corn on Ice and Banana on Ice (basically Mais con Hielo and Saging con Hielo, the sossy way haha!) and of course, our all time summer fave, Halo-Halo. Plus add in the traditional Sago’t Gulaman and Banana-cue, you definitely have the perfect merienda.
While they may be a favorite, sometimes we just want to explore new foods and good thing there’s a lot of restaurants offering an exciting twist to our fave treats. Ever tried Pancit Tinola or Double Mint Sago’t Gulaman? While the idea may appear really crazy, (never in my life have I ever thought of adding Tinola to my pancit), sometimes they just work! And that’s what I found out at Simple Lang in Ayala Triangle.
Last Monday, I dropped by at Simple Lang for a merienda and as well as check out their newest offering this summer. Simple Lang is located along the restaurant avenue of Ayala Triangle. They offer modern Filipino cuisine but with a twist. I personally love the place. It’s inviting and very cozy. The bold red interior complements the contrasting greens of the garden outside. And I find the decals on the glass panels really cool and witty. It’s super conyo but in a good and funny way.
For our meal, we tried the Pancit Tinola and the Chicken Sisig Inasal. As expected, they have a very large serving which is good for 2-3 persons. We were actually surprised because Ms. Michele and I got was able to finish the Sisig. I guess we were just so hungry at that time. Hihi.
Toyo Na, Suka Pa and Sosy Patis. So witty!
Pancit Tinola (Php 195).
At first I was like, why would you even combine these two?? But trust me, you’re in for a surprise. Weird as it may appear, but Pancit and Tinola complemented each other. The saltiness of the noodles was a match to the savory chicken.
Chicken Sisig Inasal (Php 250)
My favorite! It’s just sooo good. We were able to finish it and I kept wanting for more. I love how crispy it is (I actually thought that there was chicharon but they told me it’s just the chicken skin. That’s how crispy it was).
Double Mint Sago’t Gulaman (Php 110)
Juicy Fruit Ice Tea (Php 95)
Tired of the usual drinks? Try their newest offering. It’s different from the usual mint drink because it’s extracted from the mint gum (yes, the one we love the chew!), the sago’t gulaman and ice tea was a nice treat. You can really taste the mint. And you can even see the gums on top it.
For the desserts, we had the Ube Leche Flan and the Halo-Halo.
Ube Leche Flan (Php 225). Because one layer of heaven is not enough.
Halo-Halo (Php 175). Perfect for summer!
They also do take-outs. And they do it the stylish way.
My visit at Simple Lang was indeed a treat. Got to experience the traditional food with a twist. So if you’re up for something new and exciting, you should really drop by.
Simple Lang is located at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City. You may contact them at +632 621-6161, 621-6162 or visit their Facebook page: Simplé Lang
– Justin –