Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

My visit: October 21, 2009

2nd level, Il Terrazzo
Tomas Morato cor. Sct. Madrinan,
South Triangle, Quezon City

A friend of ours came back from New Zealand for a month long vacation. Since they left the Philippines two years ago, Il Terrazzo is a pretty new place for us to take them to. With their kids in tow, we, together with my cousin's family decided to have dinner at this dessert place called Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes. But we totally forgot about dessert after we ate their main course haha

The place was packed so we waited for around 30 minutes just to get a table inside. They also have few tables outside for smoking patrons. All nine of us, six adults and three kids, were cramped in two small round tables. Eating could be a feat but we manage.

These are what we have ordered:

 banapple's house salad PhP85

House salad- Mixed greens with corn, cucumber with bell pepper bits. Crumbled banana chips, honey peanuts and shredded mozzarella. drizzled with balsamic- caesar dressing.

I liked their house salad especially the dressing. The balsamic- caesar combination I'd like to try and mixed on my own haha The veggies were fresh and crispy.

l-r banapple smoothie PhP85 & iced tea PhP 50

I like the banana shake of Angel's Kitchen more than the banapple's version. Of course, Angel's Kitchen version has to be better because it costs more haha

boneless bangus belly ala pobre PhP 145

hickory smoked barbecued country ribs PhP 155

I love ribs! But this order is just alright. They cut the ribs into smaller portions that's why they could price this entree at PhP155. The meat is not fall off the bone but is surprisingly tender. The sauce is nothing like the normal barbecue marinade. A bit salty and no sweet tangy taste. DH ended up eating half of my share because he couldn't find anything appetizing on their menu.

chicken breast parmigiano PhP160

I have tasted a bit of this. From what my cousin commented, the sauce was quite empowering.

herbed chicken rolls with basil cream sauce PhP160

salpicao rafael PhP160

pan fried porkloin with herb mushroom gravy PhP160

My cousin-in-law, MC, complained about her order, salpicao rafael (second to the last picture). The menu clearly states that the beef's cut is supposed to be cube but what was served were thin slices of beef. More like the one served when you order a tapa. Good thing, the restaurant changed her order to pan fried porkloin (last picture) but not without saying that that's how they serve their salpicao. It's either they changed their menu description or call this entree something else!

With too much complains in our hands, we decided to eat dessert at a more reliable dessert place- Iceberg! We never had anymore complains after that.