IHOP Celebrates the Holidays with Classic Filipino Favorites
This Christmas, IHOP is putting its stamp on popular Filipino holiday classics with its special limited edition offers: the Bibingka Pancake, the Dulce de Leche Pancake, and the Malagos Chocolate.
“These items bring back childhood memories of a more traditional way of celebrating with family and friends in every bite,” said Archie Rodriquez, President and CEO of Global Restaurant Concepts Inc., which owns and operates IHOP in the Philippines. These tasty treats combine IHOP’s classic recipes with Filipino flavors, giving holiday diners the best of both worlds.
This certified Filipino holiday classic is served with whole duck eggs, muscovado sugar, and garnished with shredded parmesan, cheddar cheese, and desiccated coconut. Topped with a scoop of butter and served on banana leaf.
The pancake is made from the same buttermilk batter used for their other pancakes. It’s cooked differently though as the batter is seared, then brushed with butter and muscovado sugar for a more chewy texture. It’s different from the bibingka that we’re used to eating, but it still gives that Christmas-y feeling that bibingka gives us.
Dulce de Leche Pancake
The holidays are sweeter with IHOP’s Dulce de Leche Pancake! Two buttermilk pancakes filled with fresh bananas, spread with dulce de leche, topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup, and crowned with whipped cream.
The Dulce de Leche pancake is sinful, to say the least. They didn’t scrimp on the dulce de leche spread and the dark chocolate syrup and you’d be right if you think that the flavors would be too overpowering. But, with the banana and that big scoop on whipped cream on top, the flavors balances out quite well.
Malagos Hot Chocolate
Every cup is made with all-natural, single origin beans grown and harvested by Davao’s amazing farmers and cheerfully prepared at IHOP’s kitchen. The Malagos Hot Chocolate goes well with either Bibingka Pancake or Dulce de Leche Pancake.
As with anything IHOP, the servings are huge for someone like me. If you’d want to taste these new additions, bring someone with you.
IHOP is open breakfast, lunch, and dinner across its branches located in Bonifacio Global City, UP Town Center in Katipunan Avenue, SM Mall of Asia, Century City Mall in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, Filinvest City in Alabang, and Araneta Center.
These branches are open from 7 AM until 11PM on weekdays and until 12 midnight on weekends. The good news is, the flagship branch located at the Bonifacio Global City will be accepting orders 24/7 from December 16 to January 3, 2015.