O-k-a-y, it’s Holy Week now and Good Friday soon but please just allow me this little post on the nice Wagyu beef meal I had at this resto we stumbled upon right after the Blog Awards called Malcolm’s Place.
So it was after the Bloggies and there was a standing invitation to hop on over to Hula Hula Bar in EDSA Shang for a celebration party. Though the idea of cooling off with an ice-cold bottle of San Miguel very much appealed to me, the thought of traversing a major bus-filled highway set me back. Am just learning how to drive (again!) and I prefer finding my way through small familiar streets, never mind if it’s a One-Way Maze called Makati.
Malcolm’s is easily recognizable by its open glass structure, you can actually see what’s inside just looking at it from the street. Everything about its design is contemporary – from the stainless steel open kitchen to the mood lamps and winding staircase.
The centerpiece of the menu are undoubtedly the items labelled “Wagyu Wagon.” I’ve heard about the “foie gras of beef” called Wagyu but didn’t think I could afford to taste it till then. I settled for the Wagyu Wasabi Steak sandwich (P240) and you have to know this picture doesn’t do it justice. It was foot long baguette sliced into two pieces then topped with freshly-grilled tender slices of Wagyu beef. Completing this huge sandwich were sauteed pepper and onions, sauce and a smattering of provolone cheese. Needless to say, my two companions and I shared this one bread. I would have tried the Wagyu burger too (P280) or the rib eye steak (P1,750) if I felt more luxurious. All Wagyu steaks come with sauces (gravy, mushroom red wine), side dishes and flavored butter.
We tried the other offerings like the apple crumble a la mode (good and sinful!), the smoked salmon pasta (too creamy), Napa salad and the wanton wrapper appetizer with yummy dip, compliments of the house. Still we have to say the most memorable part of the meal was the Wagyu.
Hard to believe but our nifty meal at Malcolm’s, including two cups of coffee to go with the apple crumble, amounted to less than a thousand pesos. Not bad for a chic cafe in the middle of the business district of Makati.
My “eatmates” for this post-Blog Awards nightcap: James and film producer Raymond Lee (of “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” fame)
Malcolm’s is at 108 H.V. de la Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City