Main Street was one of my underrated favorites for last year, it’s a shame I don’t get to visit them as much since they are located in Tuscany, McKinley Hill. They serve Pacific Northwest food which means the area between Vancouver and Seattle.
Chef Adam Tan has whipped up some brunch favorites and put his own little spin on them and invited me and a couple of my foodie friends to visit and try their new weekend brunch service. The new brunch specials are available from 9am to 12nn every Saturday and Sunday only.
We started with the Main Street Fritata (P260). Eggs and potatoes will be a recurring theme throughout the whole brunch. This fritata has three eggs, potatoes, chorizo, tomatoes, kesong puti, herbs and a tangy sour cream sauce on top. I like the strong flavors the chorizo injects into the potato and egg mix. The only thing I did not taste was the kesong puti but the aromatic herbs made up for it.
Next up, more eggs by way of the Classic Eggs Benny (P300). Chef Adam smokes his own meat and produces a manly apple wood smoked Canadian bacon to complement the perfectly poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise sauce. Roasted herb potatoes are served on the side, you’d best not ignore those. One of the best eggs benedicts I’ve had in Manila.
Crabcakes Eggs Benny (P320). Chef Adam makes some damn good crabcakes so he just got a crazy idea to add it to eggs benedict. This dish feels lighter since its only seafood and has no meat. The crab cakes do lose their crunch once the hollandaise sauce soaks in but it replaces it with a creamy and buttery flavor so win win. I’m still torn over which eggs benedict I liked more, the classic or the crab cakes, I think I should do more testing (eating).
The Bacon Slab (P320). The king of the smoked meats has arrived and it is glorious. It hits the perfect spot of sweet and apple wood smokiness. Served with two sunny side eggs and sweet potato mash. If you want meat for brunch then you can’t go wrong with this one.
The runaway favorite of the day was the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bacon Waffle (P330). You get 3 pieces of Main Street’s delicious buttermilk fried chicken and a savory sweet bacon and chive waffle. Apple coleslaw for some nice color and crunch and finally drizzled with Don Papa rum infused honey. There was a quiet hush as people started eating this one, you could almost feel people closing their eyes in pure enjoyment. Order this, order this, order this did I tell you to order this already. Other places charge you more than double for a dish like this with even smaller servings…
The EggSlut (P300). A quirky named dish that traces its origins to a restaurant in Los Angels, California that Chef Adam loved called what else but EggSlut. Creamy scrambled egg, slices of applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, caramelized bacon and a spicy sriracha mayo sandwiched between a sesame bun. This was probably the dish I least enjoyed, it just lacked the oomph of the other dishes.
The last dish on the weekend brunch menu was the Kitayama Hanging Tender and Eggs (P390). 200 grams of medium cooked Kitayama wagyu, salsa verde, pickled radish, poached egg, and roasted potatoes. Break the eggs and watch it coat the steaks in a little gooey sheen. Add some of the salsa verde for a burst of freshness to contrast with the meaty steak.
Chef Adam sent out something he was experimenting with, Bacon Waffles and Ice Cream. You’ve got a whole piece of waffle with home made ice cream plus two slices of candied bacon. The waffle batter they use here is the plain one and is different from savory bacon and chives one but it was still so good. Chef Adam used their maple bacon ice cream in this plate he had us try but in the future you can have your pick. The bacon adds a bit of contrasting texture and flavor.
Main Street’s weekend brunch menu is a runaway winner, the serving sizes are generous and a great deal after you see their prices. I wish they’d extend this the whole day during weekends but so far it is time limited. Chef Adam told us he’s looking for a space in the Ortigas area and we’re crossing our fingers he gets one.
Weekend Brunch at Main Street RestaurantUpper McKinley Rd, Tuscany, McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines Contact No.: (63927) 553-2427
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