Green Pastures

Two mondays ago was the start of ate’s exam week so she was half day for the whole week. It was also my Lovey’s retreat week but she didn’t go & opted to stay home with me. Maybe she will go next year, or next next year, once she has adjusted to her new school & new friends. It was the perfect opportunity for us to go on an adventure outside our comfort zone! ;)

We left the house early & stayed in starbucks as we waited for ate to finish her exams..

We each got a Globe universal access card (60 php) good for an hour. Like a good & diligent student, I finished some of my backlogs & scheduled my posts accordingly. ;) Sigh.. gone were the days when wifi in coffee houses were free.

Ate was pretty quick with her tests & picked us up after less than 2 hours. We decided to eat in Green Pastures because it’s so “IN” now & I wanna trend, lels. Besides, everything they served was organic so I was pretty sure ate would have a great time there. My Lovey & I are easy, we eat anything & everything! :P

Even with prior reservations, we still had to wait an hour to be seated. (The customers simply didn’t want to leave even after finishing their meals. We pinoys love to talk & talk & talk don’t we?) Yes, that’s how HOT the restaurant is this season. Lahat gustong maki-trending hehe.

Green Pastures

4/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Shaw BlvdWack Wack, Mandaluyong(02) 654-3219

As you can see, people of ALL ages came to enjoy the feast. ;)

The servers were so cute, dressed as farmhands. Reminds me of my favorite game HARVEST MOON where I used to spend hours upon hours on my babyson’s beanbag in his room growing my farm. GAH! @_@

See? They just don’t wanna leave in spite of the long queue. :P Lunch time is social time haha.

We decided to scan the menu while waiting to save time. Besides, our stomachs were already growling..

We thought coming on a weekday would mean less people. We thought wrong. I would strongly advice that you let the hype die down a bit before you visit the place, unless you’re a very patient person. ;) And NEVER attempt to eat there on a weekend.

We were very sad to see only 3 pieces of complimentary bread. But our farmhand server was really nice & quickly gave us a refill when she saw how hungry we were. :)

Not to be missed is this Pinoy Egg 125 php

It’s a perfectly runny soft boiled egg wrapped in longaniza bits. Dee-licious! I also loved the crunchy veggie that came with it. I just don’t know what in the world it was. :P

This reminded me of Jack’s beanstalk. Right? The way it curves & loops parang bippity boppity boo? Ay wait, Cinderella pala yun hehe. Anyways, sooooo pretty! ;))

Ate’s Farmhouse salad 550 php. She wanted the Avocado salad but they ran out of avocados, too bad.

Cheese combo (Buffalo & Cow) 455 php

Cheese from a cow. Moo.

Our server said to wipe our breads with garlic first before smearing it with the moo cheese.

Then layer with caramelized onions for a sweet taste.

Cheese from Buffalo……………… OINK? :P

My Duck Sheperd Pie 595 php

My Lovey’s Tequilla Joe’s Sloppy Cow (beef salpicao) 495 php

Chef Rob Goco (Charlie’s Grind & Grill, Cyma) was so nice to accommodate my request for a photo op. :) And no, we don’t know each other. (Well, I’m sure he doesn’t know me. Siya kilala ko haha). I’m just good at social climbing kaya mukha kaming BFFs dito! ;))

Salted Caramel Ice Cream 195 php. May popcorn.. para tuloy gusto ko bigla manuod ng sine! :P

Milk Eggs & Honey Yogurt 155 php. Wala palang lasa ang honeycomb. Now I know! ;)

Brewed coffee for everyone compliments of the Chef. How nice. <3 It’s always heartwarming when the owner makes an extra effort to make you feel at home. Unfortunately, my girls don’t drink coffee. So hayan, hanggang ngayon may nginig pa ako! :P

Overall, the food was good. If you like to experiment & eat something new, then this is the place for you because chef Rob has cooked up new exciting dishes for his patrons. Everything he whips up is non-traditional so be ready to be surprised. If you’re old fashioned & like your food the way your lola cooked it when you were young, I suggest you go eat someplace else. Price-wise, it’s on the more expensive side, maybe because everything is organic. Our bill reached 3k, buti nalang wala si Kap! ;))

As of this reading, Kap is done with his seminar. MAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT NA ULI AKO!!! Rejoice! <3

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  • Reply Dandasha_8

    I’ve been wanting to go there, pero I don’t like to WAIT FOR AN HOUR even though may reservation?!?!?! Isang damakmak na pasensya pala ang dapat baunin ko! Hahahaha! As usual, you made me LMAO with your words. Your blog is a must read in the mornings, parang coffee lang – perk me up ang dating. Have a blessed Monday, my favorite Ms. SSEN! BTW, why 8am ang schedule ng posts mo? LoL

    October 21, 2013 at 8:24 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi meding! :) yeah kasi peak ng lunch time kami dumating but maybe if you go earlier at around 11am you can get a seat without having to wait long? Super small lang kasi kaya puno agad. And you know us filipinos we have a tendency to chat long kaya kahit nanjan na yung susunod na gagamit ng table, hindi pa maka-upo at mai-claim yung table coz hindi pa nga tapos mag-kwentuhan haha. #inconsideratebaga

      And 8am kasi natuklasan ko most of my readers sa office nagbabasa haha so pang-HELLO bulaga ko sa kanila pag-log in nila! ;))

      Super hina ng powers ko pag weekends, tumataas lang ang viewership ko during office hours nakakatawa! Bored sila sa mga trabaho hahaha!

      Love you meding! Thank you for your never-ending support & being my rah-rah girl! :-*

      October 21, 2013 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Michelle Melo (@michymichymoo)

    Nadisturb naman ako sa afternoon delight, Ms. Jane. hahaha. This is so near me, but I don’t want to visit this muna sa super dami ng tao. hahaha. :p

    October 21, 2013 at 8:58 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Baka pag earlier ka michelle mas may chance for an immediate table :) Nakakatuwa mag-experiment ng food ni chef rib kasi madami siyang pa-uso hahaha!!

      October 21, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Reply ewok1993

    farm to table has been the name of the restaurant game here for a while now.

    October 21, 2013 at 9:42 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      oo nga healthy living na kayo diyan maria! :) but i don’t think organic is for everyone here coz expensive haha.

      October 21, 2013 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Jeng del Rosario

    mama bear!!!! FERN po un fern po ung greens na un!! Hahahahaha yummy treat with the egg! Talagang madaming tao sa GP even if weekday :D :D :D if you are going.. definitely be early talaga.. di pwede late as in…maliit lang kasi un place…!!! Hehehehe :D :D :D … uhm uhm uhm … michy and I talked over fb awhile ago and was wondering if you are free maybe a saturday or a sunday in November ( like sa nov 9 or 10?please wag lang sa 17 LOL si michy naman sat nights di siya free. but depends din ata..) … we plan to meet up with you down south.. :D :D :D Ill be the driver para makarating kami dian :D :D :D :D :D ano po sapalagay ninyo po? When are you free po? :D hehehehe :D :D :D

    October 21, 2013 at 10:17 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      zomg yay thank you for the info baby bear ok so FERN it is i will post ot na later hahaha i’m so clueless! :P and YES ok ako any time just text me a day before basta dito sa south ha! ;)) wag lang 7-8 bday celeb ni mowdel haha. So excited to see you & michelle YAY!!! <3

      October 21, 2013 at 10:24 am
  • Reply kasseopeia

    Mommy Jane, your veggie salad looks like pako or fiddlehead fern. ;) It’s usually blanched and tossed in a simple vinaigrette OR sauteed with sardines (I like it better as a salad). ;-)

    October 21, 2013 at 11:58 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi kassie! :) Ang galing galing nyo nga at alam nyo ang pangalan ng mahiwagang gulay na yan! ;P Palibhasa hinda ako nag-go-grocery hahaha! Thank you for telling me mwah mwah!! :-*

      October 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply sheilaopulencia

    Hi jane! I read through jin’s blog (or IG) that it’s fiddlehead (fiddle or findle?lol) fern but sa paengke pako tawag nila. I super love that in ensalada but it’s so hard to come by. Dapat maaga kasi by 10am lanta na so di na binebenta.

    i super wanna try this resto! But maybe when the hype dies down na, wala ako patience to wait for a table eh. Hehehe

    October 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Sama ako sayo when you go Sheila text me I miss you na! Yes finally I know the name of this gulay haha ang dami nyong may alam bakit ako hindi ko alam??? ;)) #hulisabalita

      October 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Faye Go

    Hi! The vegetable is called pako if I’m not mistaken. Dito sa Zamboanga, we call it pako-pako and it’s usually served as a salad with tomatoes.

    October 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      thank you faye! :) I’m really so clueless with gulay stuff haha!

      October 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  • Reply Chichi YS

    Hi Jane,
    yes, it’s called Pako ( young Fern) I remember the first time I had it was in Marinduque ages ago. It was holy week, one family served us Ginataan Pako with dried dilis- sarap na sarap ako and I was told na mukha raw ako galing from outer space kasi sarap ng kain ko ng pako! hahaha!
    Kasi naman Holy week yun, wala makain! defensive pa nga! hehe!
    Now, I know where to look for Pako. Thanks for this post. Take care!

    October 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi! :) Thank you so much for commenting. And thank you for telling me what it’s called haha. Yes, super sarap sya alaga in fairness I love the crunchiness. <3 Pag ganyan ang gulay ok ako! ;))

      October 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Hi, Ms. Jane! Chef Rob is also the owner of Charlie’s Grind & Grill pala? Love it there!

    October 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Aya Escober

    OK, you are so very cool, Jane. I love the fact that you play Harvest Moon! :D It’s my favorite handheld game of all time. :)

    October 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      hahaha i’m regressing na nga daw as per my kids! I’m the one playing their video games lels! Oh yes I love havest moon I tried all the different endings kung kani-kanino ko sila pinag-a-asawa kaloka hahaha!! ;))

      October 21, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Erika

    Now ko lang nalaman their salted caramel ice cream is carmens best! And oh hes the owner of cyma pala. I miss cyma sana magopen uli sa atc

    October 22, 2013 at 3:42 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Oh my, really? We have carmen’s best here in the village makabili nga! Thank you for telling me, Erika! :-*

      October 22, 2013 at 7:44 am
      • Reply Erika

        yes!! i saw lang kanina sa IG ng carmens best. i really want to try that ice cream kaso matutunaw pag inuwi ko :)

        October 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

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