Review: The French Baker, SM City Bicutan, Paranaque

Review: The French Baker, SM City Bicutan, Paranaque


Our final stop for our SM City Bicutan food crawl was at The French Baker. It would be an understatement to say that we were overwhelmed with food that day. The sight of a food attendant bringing in another tray-full of food and putting it in front of us like it was nothing without any knowledge of what we’ve been through, makes me so mad that they’re insensitive! /sob Kidding aside, we felt very blessed to be given this opportunity, and what I’d do to experience it all over again (maybe a few more hours of working out).

Review: The French Baker, SM City Bicutan

Photo from @mj_deleon

As with French Baker, I believe many of us are already familiar with the popular bakeshop. I even blogged before about how the prices of French Baker’s pastries are slashed by 50% during closing time. During our #FoodGalore Food crawl visit, we were able to try their Flame Grilled Angus Beef Burger and Mango Crepe, which we put to the test. Here’s what we found out:

Flame-Grilled Angus Beef Burger with Fries and Gravy (Php 295)

The Angus Beef Burger is one item on French Baker’s menu which isn’t getting the attention it deserves. I’ve yet to see more praises online for this gourmet creation, but at the moment, many are still probably unaware that something this good exists! The Flame-grilled Angus Beef Burger was made possible thanks to the collaboration of The French Baker with Monterey Meats.

And this is how you eat an Angus Beef Burger.

The Angus Beef Burger comes with thick-cut french fries and fresh vegetables on the side. A plastic glove is also made available if you want to get down and dirty and eat this with your hands. Of course, how else are you going to enjoy this burger? There’s always the knife and the fork, but burgers are always best eaten with your hands. The beef patty was perfectly grilled, juicy and tasty, especially with the gravy boosting the flavor. And it’s big enough for sharing, not unless you’re really hungry.

Sweet Mango Crepe (Php 95)

Of course, I can’t miss out on desserts. No matter how full I am, I will not refuse a plate of Sweet Mango Crepe. Not when it looks so immaculate. It’s mango-filled crepe topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and mango syrup, with a drizzle of confectioner’s sugar. The beauty is in the details: the whip cream with nuts on the side, and the almond brittle topping the scoop of ice cream. This dessert is perfect to a fault. Not overwhelmingly sweet, with the right serving size, for the right price.

Tchibo Coffee

For drinks, we all opted for something warm to help with our digestion. I ordered a cup of Tchibo coffee, a coffee brand originating from Germany which is well-known all over the world. It came with a bar of brownie and a glass of cold water.

Cafe Maid Luxury Coffee Creamer. Hello~ calories!

Did you know that coffee does not contain any calories? It doesn’t! But we really can’t say the same for sugar and creams and what-have-yous that you put into your coffee, so, sorry for the heavy frappe-drinkers out there who’s reading this.

Thank you, French Baker for the scrumptious meal! We even got to go home with snacks that are perfect for pasalubong, which I’ll be writing about later!-HANA

PS: I miss your cream puffs. Those cream puffs were made of magic. I still hope you’ll produce them again!

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