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Torch Restaurant

Choosing a place to eat after work has always been a dilemma for me and some of my friends at work. Of course, we'd always like to try something new but we also have to take into consideration the location since not all of us would have the same travel time when going home. We've been to Kapitolyo a couple of times and we wanted somewhere new. So, I guess, Greenhills is the next best place to go, right?

I already had my eye on Torch since last year (it was a part of my To Dine In List), so I quickly suggested it to my friends. Another thing I liked about Torch was that they're open as early as 7:00 AM, which is just perfect for us night owls! There aren't a lot of great food joints that open this early. Believe me, we run out of options!

Arrived there around 9:00 AM and we were starving.

One of the perks of having the night shift is that you get to steer away from normal lunchtime queues, food crew gets to assist you better and things are not in a hurry. I also get to take better photos of the place since there's not much people around. Hehehe.

On the table:

Gambas Pizza (PhP 329.95)
Cheesy Mashed Potato (PhP 89.95)
I found these really delicious. I don't usually go for spicy food but I thought the Gambas Pizza had just the right amount of heat in it. The crust is thin and crisp, perfectly complementing the spice and flavors of the pizza. I suggest you try it because it's absolutely wonderful. It goes the same for the Cheesy Mashed Potato. Eventhough it's named mashed potato, there were still chunks of potato giving it great texture, as opposed to those mashed potatoes that looks and feels like baby food. I love cheese and this dish definitely didn't fell short on being cheesy. Very satisfying!

High Ribs Breakfast (PhP 185.95)
This one was okay. Nothing too exciting in terms of the flavor (jabaƱero barbecue sauce), but the meat was really tender.

Charm's: Bacon and Eggs (PhP 162.95)
Ian's: U.S. Angus Beef Tapa (PhP 186.95)
Hush Puppies - Half (5 pcs.) PhP 99.95; Full (10 pcs.) PhP 185.95
Another one that won my heart! <3 These are bite-size round Danish buttermilk pancakes rolled in sugar and cinnamon! These are served with maple syrup, but I also dabbed a spread of butter before popping it into my mouth! Breakfast and dessert in one!

Banana Speculoos and Red Velvet Cupcakes (PhP 90 each)
When we entered Torch, we already saw a small glass display containing their cupcakes. So we were really delighted that we're going to be trying another brand of cupcakes for dessert. I thought the cupcakes were refrigerated too long. I chose to have the Banana Speculoos cupcake and it was just stiff and the cupcake base tastes bland. I've tried other Speculoos cupcakes before and this is certainly at the bottom of the list. Maybe next time, I'll try their Panna Cotta.

Overall, Torch certainly delivered. I really enjoyed the food especially the Gambas Pizza and Cheesy Mashed Potato. I enjoyed the latter so much, I even ordered another one to go. You're definitely getting your money's worth here.

By the way, they have a wide variety of dishes! From nachos to sushi and ramen to pasta, Torch certainly covers all types of cuisines. Definitely going back for the Volcano Roll!

Charm and Ian doing OOTD posts. Hahaha!

Torch Restaurant is located at Home Studio Bldg., 63 Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan
Contact No: (02) 477-3771
Operating Hours: 
     M, T, Su: 7:00AM - 12:00MN
     W, Th, F, Sa: 7:00AM - 3:00AM