Meatless Monday today, and normally I spend my weekend meat-ing out, almost like a bear about to go into hibernation. This weekend though, I found myself after early morning yoga and meditation wanting my greens in a big way. Not just a fluffy salad which I can just make at home, but rather, creatively crafted vegetarian fare that packs in a gamut of flavors and textures!
Corner Tree Café on Jupiter St. seemed to be the best option. I had gone many years before when it first opened and truth be told I was far from impressed. The servings were small, the taste was so-so and overpriced. Due to a recent re-taking of the Art Of Living (AOL)course where we were recommended to go vegetarian I went back (after all those years) to have lunch with my AOL classmates. The food had changed, dramatically, and I loved and savored every bite of my Kofta with tomato sauce and rice dish. I enjoyed my food so much that I even made a date with an ex-colleague to have lunch there the following Monday.
What followed was pretty much as a disaster as it turns out the resto was closed on Mondays! With our green dreams crushed, my friend and I relocated to the Mall were we proceeded to have a four cheese pasta and dessert. Fast forward to a Sunday where my yoga mate and I found ourselves happily seated at a corner table in Corner Tree, nearly salivating at the mouth in anticipation of what we were going to put in it.
I went for the specials that day: the falafel burger in pita bread:
But of course, before the main course we decided to share a couple of appetizers, namely:
Spinach croquetas that were spicy and served witha special yogurt-like sauce:
And a cup of lentil soup that tasted even better with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Tangy and tasty!
At the end of this marvelous feast I indulged in dessert,which came in the form of a triple chocolate and almond biscotti with earl grey tea and soy milk. This pretty much set me up for the entire day food-wise!
Suffice to say this biscotti was an absolutely delicious way to end my Corner Tree experience. It was moist, yet nice and crunchy with a perfect blend of chocolate and almond. Not too sickeningly sweet and heavy.
Next on my list is to go on another Sunday for their veggy brunch, baked eggs, poached eggs and pancakes!! Yum! Happy week ahead folks
Corner Tree Café 150 Saturn St cor Jupiter St. Bel-Air Village, Makati City (02) 897 0295 . Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 9pm.