July 06, 2015
LE PETIT SOUFFLÉ is a French-Japanese Comfort Food concept by Pastry Chef Miko Paras, with Kristine Lotilla and Chef Noel Mauricio, in partnership with Charles Paw of Hole in the Wall.
Here's what to order and what to expect when dining at Le Petit Soufflé...
You can eat lunch or dinner here with French- and Japanese-inspired dishes, or just hang out for Chef Miko's signature desserts.
This drink is recommended for Yakult lovers--refreshing with a sweet-sour finish from the guava.
This one's for matcha addicts and a personal favorite of Charles Paw. A bit too sweet and indulgent so better not start off with this.
The seared tuna we got was still icy when served and didn't taste well. Hope they were able to fix this.
Start with these mushroom fries--crunchy, healthy, and extra yummy when dipped in the tonkatsu mayo.
We love this US beef rice soaked in Japanese curry sauce topped with fluffy cheese soufflé!
The ultimate decadent mac and cheese--with rich cheese sauce, generous slices of Hungarian sausage, and yes, foie gras!
The shimeji and crimini mushrooms balance out the richness of the sharp cheddar with mozzarella cheese. You can't resist eating it with the foie gras, which gives the dish that extra umami creaminess.
It's like a black paella topped with egg and big chunks of fresh scallops, shrimps, squid, and mussels. So good!
We underestimated this simple dish. The soba noodles absorbed all the sweet shoyu sauce, which made it taste so good even when eaten cold.
Chef Miko Aspiras' Signature Desserts
✮ Valrhona Grand Crus (P375 +10% service charge). Layers of decadent Valrhona chocolate: Araguani 72% flourless cake, Caramelis 36% flourless cake, Dulcey 32% ganache, and Equatoriale 55% ganache. Served with vanilla creme Anglaise.
The luxurious Valrhona dessert that foodies have been raving about at Le Petit Soufflé.
Strawberry and Lychee Parfait (P195 +10% service charge). Vanilla custard base softee with almond dacqoise, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, lychee and matcha jelly, matcha mocha, and matcha powder.
I actually prefer the parfait as dessert because of the fresh fruits and the matcha jelly balls with a softee custard.
✮ Matcha Parfait (P195 +10% service charge). Matcha custard base softee, Valrhona Equatorialle 55% crumbs, chocolate sauce, matcha Kit-Kat, matcha and coffee jelly, adzuki beans, charcoal and matcha Mochi.
Can't get enough matcha for my dessert--matcha custard, matcha Kit-Kat, and matcha mochi!
You can also order the traditional French soufflés for dessert.
My favorite is just the simple vanilla bean soufflé with the light vanilla creme sauce.
LE PETIT SOUFFLÉ is happy place for foodies in Century City Mall for those looking for a cute café hangout with French- and Japanese-inspired food and, of course, Chef Miko's decadent desserts.
I recommend starting with the Champignon Frittes, then ordering the Japanese Boeuf Curry Soufflé, Foie Gras Mac and Cheese, and Squid-ink Rice for your main dish. End with the Valrhona Grand Crus and Matcha Parfait for dessert.
Most of the yummy food is so rich so this is not a place for people on a diet. Budget about P700/head.
It's a great place for celebrating a special occasion like your anniversary or for even just simple get-togethers with friends if you're in the vicinity of Century City Mall.
- LE PETIT SOUFFLÉ: French Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Miko Aspiras x @CharliePaw
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- MAGNUM MANILA: Pop-up Pleasure Store featuring Make My Magnum Bar @Magnum_PH
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Disclosure: We paid for our meal on our first visit. Our second meal was courtesy of our friend Charles Paw. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.
P.S. You can design and bring your own flower arrangement for the table for that added romantic touch.