6.12.2014

Get a SLICE of the Good Life


SLICE  is the brainchild of senator Pia Cayetano who got ideas from her travels and love for both healthy and indulgent food. They opened their doors 2 years ago as a small cafe offering a very straight-forward menu of paninis, sandwiches, pastries and a good selection of coffee. I sat down with the restaurant manager Pat Bocobo who told me how the menu has grown and expanded to what it is today. They now offer a full blown menu complete with appetizers, soups, salads, main entrees and even an all-day breakfast. When they started out, people were coming to Slice just for small meals, coffee or dessert then eventually they attracted a lunch, merienda and dinner crowd which meant heavier meals and entrees. They also have a lot of vegetarian friendly dishes to cater to this crowd as well. 

What's unique about Slice is that most of their ingredients are organic. They use brown rice in all their rice dishes and make their own whole wheat breads (ciabatta and batard). And ofcourse, they are mostly known for their amazing dessert spread. 


The sweet tooth's corner at the side where customers can pick out 
from the delectable selection of muffins, cupcakes or cookies for dessert

Grab and Go section for those who need a quick snack/lunch fix

Selection of items you can take home with you (I love the sweet potato chips by the way!)

Hard to resist cakes and pastries




Radiance Water
Water with pineapple, lime, mint, cucumnber and chia seeds
They just launched this new "drink" - naturally water 2 weeks ago and it's gaining popularity. I have been making my own vitamin water at home and i really love being creative with my water. Water can be exciting!


I asked Pat for their bestsellers and he helped me pick out the most popular items in the menu;

Greek Caesar Hummus Salad
Php 290.00
Romaine tossed in a hummus dressing, whole wheat croutons and crispy bangus flakes
Refreshingly delicious with the bangus flakes adding a different zing to a very traditional dish. I practically inhaled it to think this order is good for 2! 



Aglio Olio
Php 420.00
Shrimp and salmon sauteed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil tossed in fresh gourmet aligue fettucine 
I love the simplicity of Aglio Olio so I was sold with just the olive oil based sauce. The aligue pasta was cooked al dente and married perfectly with the light sauce, salmon bites and shrimp! 
Gulp! Sinful but worth it! 

Side Note : They offer vegetarian options for their pasta dishes and can replace noodles with gluten free/low carb sweet potato pasta or tofu! I love how they are so accommodating with all types of diet!


Salmon Burger *New Entree*
390.00
Quarter pound salmon patty with teriyaki sauce on an oat wheat bun. Sweet Potato chip and wasabi mayo on the side.
I'm not exactly a burger fan in general but the salmon patty got me curious. The sweet teriyaki sauce nicely toned down the fishy taste of salmon and the alfalfa sprouts added a nice crunch
to this unique dish. 



All pastas can be served as vegetarian. Pasta can also be replaced with gluten-free/low carb mashed sweet potato or tofu (add Php 35).




Veggie Rice
Php 340.00
Mixed vegetable brown rice layered with grilled bell pepper, onions and mushrooms 
then covered with cheese. 



Always always leave room for sweets, yes?

Tres Leches
Php 200.00
Their bestseller. An ultra moist cake soaked in 3 kinds of milk and topped with a generous layer of fresh whipped cream. OMG! 
This was totally worth all the calories.



Here's their full menu :











Slice offers a perfect balance of healthy and indulgent comfort food that's fun, creative and unpretentious. Do check it out and yes...go ahead,  have a slice of the good life! Everyone deserves it!


SLICE HIGH STREET
G/F Southeast block. Bonifacio High Street Central,
7th Avenue cor. 29th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
(02) 5537783
Email : slicehighst@gmail.com

Cheers,
Pattie






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