Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Grid: Bun Appetit

The past months, I've been featuring the different food stalls from The Grid at Power Plant Mall. I've already done Workshop, Rambla, Happy Barrel, EDSA BDGBeefier, Gochu-Gang, and Babu. This time around, the spotlight's on Bun Appetit.

I've known about Bun Appetit a long time now, but I only got to try them when they opened a stall at The Grid. They've been around since 2014 and you can always find them at the Salcedo Saturday Market, but since I haven't been there in years, I'm really happy that they found themselves a home at the food hall.

Bun Appetit has grown so, so much since they first opened. If I'm not mistaken, it all began with the lobster rolls (or at least, that's what they're known for), but they have a lot more to offer since. To start, check out their side dishes. I know they're just sides, but they're really good ones. As in, I cannot emphasize this enough. These are the type of sides that you wouldn't mind having as a main. I swear. I am not kidding. Sobrang sarap. I think I finished 2 out of 3 on my own. HAHA.

Grilled Corn (P170) | Clam Chowder (P220)

Garlic Noodles (P150)

Pretty filling. I would suggest ordering this if you're on a budget. Not bad for Php 150! But if you're in the mood to splurge (well, not really splurge, but spend a bit more than just Php 150), here are some items I'd recommend:

If you're a fan of avocado toast, Bun Appetit levels theirs up with generous amounts of shrimps and lobster meat! Each one contains smoked hass avocado slices, lemon, olive oil, sea salt flakes, chili, and alfalfa on top of butter toasted sourdough.
Shrimp Avocado Toast (P350)

Lobster Avocado Toast (Php 695)

For cheese lovers, you'll be glad to know that Bun Appetit has grilled cheese available on the menu as well. It's parmesan, emmental cheese, butter, spices, and sliced potato bread paired with your choice of either shrimps, crab, or lobster. Prices for this range from Php 350-Php 650.

Crab Grilled Cheese (Php 450)

Of course, let's not forget their famous rolls! Below, we have the Shrimp Roll (Php 395) and the Lobster Roll (Php 695) - both of which are huge hits at their stall! If it's your first visit at Bun Appetit, I'd recommend you try the Lobster Roll (as it's what started it all). Despite the steep price, I do believe you get your money's worth with this one since you get huge portions of maine lobster meat with some lemon, butter, mayo, spices on top of their toasted split-top potato bun. It's quite filling if you ask me.

Now, how about a burger like no other?

Introducing Bun Appetit's Lobster Quarter Pounder Meal (Php 995)! This one is served with truffle chips and your choice of soda or water on the side. You might need a spoon and fork for this one. Hehe.

Last but not the least is the Steamed Live Maine Lobster. If you're really looking to go all out, this is the dish to order, but make sure to do so in advance (at least a day before). Every order of the whole maine lobster is served with garlic noodles, corn, lemon, and drawn butter. They also provide you with gloves, a seafood cracker, and a lobster pick so you can crack it open yourself; but if you're feeling lazy, they'll be more than happy to do it for you as well.
Look at that chunk of meat! Galing ni Waltz maghimay eh. Haha! But yes, should you find yourself at Salcedo Market or The Grid, make sure to make Bun Appetit one of your stops! You're bound to find something you'll enjoy with their huge seafood selection!
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