The weeks that we were back in Manila, we ate at Torch thrice! No, Manila hasn’t ran out of good restaurants. It was just because Torch was (1) good and (2) conveniently located (in Quezon City although they have several other branches).
The first time we ate, we were in U.P Town Center. The complex has lots of other restaurants but most of them were full and had indefinite waiting times. When we were in front of Torch, the hostess told us they’ll be clearing out a table soon and without any prompting, said they will try to relocate a group (thank you to the group who graciously agreed) so that they could seat 8 of us together.
We were very hungry already but luckily, I was able to get some snapshots of the food we ordered.
Okay, I was really hungry by the time we were seated so I asked for cake! They recommended the creme brulee cake which was newly delivered. Yummmmmm! I devoured this in minutes!
This was their rather plain salmon roll and cream cheese. You can skip this! But, look at the very cute wasabi.
This was a much better option! Volcano Roll. Baked sushi with shrimp tempura, egg, and cucumber.
I always try to order a small bowl of soup for Little A in case she doesn’t feel like trying the other dishes. This clam chowder she loved!
Their gambas pizza is a must-order. The crust is flaky and thin.
The shrimps are sautéed in Chipotle, garlic, and olive oil.
You can order two flavored pizzas. This one is half margherita and half gambas.
Watch put for those tiny chili seeds!
Salpicao medalion on a hot plate. Angus beef wrapped with bacon. Bacon! Enough said.
It was so good we ordered it again.
And again when i went back to Torch in Trinoma. I met with my Tokyo friend who came back to Manila for good and we decided to eat at Torch, as well. The third time we went back with my sister who arrived from China! With more people eating, we got to order a whole lot of other things
Sorry looking buffalo asian chicken wings.
Caesar salad with chicken. Really good and filling!
Caesar salad without!
I missed eating bangus! This one is coated and deep fried. Served with egg and garlic rice.
Fire roasted bone in pork chop with barbeque glaze
Little A got to try the mushroom bisque too but it was too salty the second time I ordered it. They quickly changed it though!
They also gave her balloons twice. The first time, after eating. The other time, before eating. I much prefer getting the balloon afterwards because she’d just want to play the whole time.
Overall, good (fast) food and (fast) service!
Trinoma, 2nd level. Tel 7304102
UP Town Center, ground level.