OK, some qualifiers. First of all, there are different branches of Malcolm’s (3 or 4 I think), but this entry is all about the branch over at Fort. Second, they are famous for their beef and this post is all about breakfast. Third, I think I’m stoned. Fourth, I’m no
conoiseur connoiseur expert on pancakes. So let’s talk breakfast.
Their buttermilk pancakes are served with butter, maple syrup, and few pieces of grapes. We ordered a Mini Stack, which is a 2-piece pancake. There’s a Malcolm’s Stack, which is your 3-piece variety, but they’re pancakes are big enough.
Suffice to say, I was extremely full after splitting this with my mom. So was this the best pancake in Manila? I can’t really say. What I am sure of is that it’s really, really good. Better than Flapjacks. Way better. The outside was crispy with fluffy and soft insides. They scrimp on the butter, but you can always ask for more.
Even for breakfast, you can’t really go to Malcolm’s without trying their Wagyu beef, which is their local variety.1 I WAS going to get the burger, but decided to go on an all-breakfast table. There are tons of choices from Eggs Benedict, Wagyu tapa, Wagyu corned beef, omelettes, and other breakfast staples. We ended up with Steak and Eggs, which is premium-cut Wagyu beef with 2 eggs and potatoes.
The fried potatoes are fantastic! I loved every single one of them! Perfectly crispy fried outside, really tender inside.
The dishes come with fried onions that really give everything a nice kick to it. And the star of the show is really the beef. Not really a fan of the beef and egg combo, but I can tell you the beef was cooked really nice. It’s a tenderloin cut, which means there wasn’t much fat to it. Now, my complaint is that we asked for a medium well steak, but it was a lot more done that I had hoped. Still, it didn’t really affect the tenderness of the Wagyu beef. Take a look at the beef below and tell me you haven’t wet your pants.
Each order comes with a freshly brewed coffee. Now, I’ve made no secret that I’m no coffee lover, but even I have to say their’s was pretty damn good. On its own, it’s probably 50 bucks… at least.
Overall, I was really really full2, but I can’t remember a more satisfying breakfast than this one. Flapjacks was OK, but this one really puts it to shame. I’m not sure if the other branches have breakfast, but I’d drive all the way to Fort again for this. Plus, the service was excellent! Won’t bother you if you don’t ask, really nice and helpful when you do. BOOM!