On one of our spontaneous road trips, we found ourselves craving for a good hearty breakfast. You know, the kind of meal where everything is fried and a guarantee that will have your blood pressure shooting out of proportions. Unfortunately that was already 6 pm, something fried and oily from fast food chains just don't make the cut. And then we found the restaurant of all restaurants for big time breakfast meals - IHOP.
I was so happy to finally have pancake for dinner. We usually don't get to do that. Knowing Filipinos, rice is the common denominator in every meal. As my husband always say, a meal is not a meal without rice served on the plate. Anyway, since we were in breakfast land, I was able to muscle him to order pancakes and breakfast meals and skip the side of rice.
It took us some time to choose what to order. The menu just goes on and on. And we can't seem to decide which one to pick. My husband ordered the breakfast sampler, two bacon, two sausages, two turkey hams, two eggs, a hash brown and two fluffy pancakes. While I ordered the Pick-a-pancake combo - two eggs, two bacon, hash brown and two fluffy pancakes. I'm not a huge fan of pancakes with flavors so I went with the buttermilk. There were four syrups on the table, might as well try each of it and it goes well with the basic pancake recipe. The winner is butter pecan. It was just so perfect with the pancake. I'm a bit disappointed with the pancake, maybe because I wanted it to absorb the syrup but not dissolve with it. Maybe I'm just comparing it with Mcdonald's pancakes or even my pancakes. I prefer my pancakes fluffly and yummy but don't crumble.
|The Syrups! Old Fashioned, Blueberry, Butter Pecan and Strawberry|
We would have ordered more, but we have already reached our quota for sinful goodies for one week. I guess, we just have to visit IHOP again to try out more of what's in their menu.
Sad to say, IHOP is only in Dubai, I do hope they would open one soon in Abu Dhabi.
For the menu of IHOP click here.