Mr. Jones… Mr. Jones… calling Mr. Jones (everytime haha)
I’ve always wanted to eat here because I find their interiors nice and reminiscent of classic American diners :) First up, wet towels! Look at the plate cuuuute!
The Threesome – consists of macaroni salad, red cabbage coleslaw w/ shrimp & caper berries and truffled egg salad w/ black caviar. Sounds adventurous, right? And something new. Look—at—the–presentation, nice huh? But, it was not really that awesome. Its description sounded so nice but it tasted so-so. Nevertheless, I had fun eating each one of them – scooping an unsweetened food in sundae glasses is something new!
I ordered Melted “Old Bay” Crab and Dory Thermidor – Hollandaise and Mornay sauce, Wilted Spinach, Herb Rice Pilaf and Fresh Lemon. This was oh so so gooood!! Everything was in harmony! I don’t’ know why but I am usually drawn to seafood dishes that have heavy and creamy sauce. At first I was hesitant to order this because of the herb rice pilaf but it turned out really good. And it somehow neutralizes the heaviness of the sauces along with a dash of lemon. I did not remember tasting the crab though, it was somehow lost in the sea of hollandaise and mornay but it doesn’t matter.
Mj’s order was Even Better Yankee Pot Roast – US rib fingers, slow roasted in red wine with French beans, carrots, shallots and potato puree. He is a land person – a.k.a carnivore haha! He orders meat dishes probably 90% of the time. The beef was really tender and juicy as well as the veggies. The sauce reminded me of Filipino red sauce dishes – afritada, calderata, mechado and menudo – dishes that I’m not really a fan of. But he likes those red dishes and so he loved his pot roast. Hooray for him!
But of course, I will not leave a diner without ordering a milkshake! I ordered The Philadelphia Black and White milkshake – Manila vanilla with chocolate syrup. I had a hard time choosing what milkshake I should order because Mr. Jones has a good list of milkshakes but the deciding factor is: Manila vanilla! I was acquainted with Arce Dairy’s Manila vanilla 2 years ago in my nephew’s baptismal party. It was really good – tastier and creamier than the usual vanilla ice cream I’ve tried. With this milkshake, we are reunited! Sadly, it didn’t remind me of our first meeting :( I did not savor the Manila vanilla flavor I was expecting.
But I am pretty happy with Mr. Jones. There is still a lot in their menu that I would like to try so definitely I will be back (probably for breakfast)! What I’d like to try are their French toast, bacon & eggs, tapa and eggs benny. And another of their blue plates – Wicked Truffled Mac n’ Cheese – heard good reviews about this so see you soon Mr. Jones! :)
Ayala Center, Makati