After several failed plans to try out IHOP, I was able to finally go to the restaurant after a morning run with my friends.
It was everyone’s first time so we spent quite some time to choose our orders. Some of us have been to the IHOP in the US so they’ve got expectations already. After internal debates if we’ll get french toast or pancakes, we got the best of both worlds in the Split Decision Breakfast.
The meal has two triangles of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes served with your choice of scrambled or sunny side up eggs, two bacon strips and two pork sausages. Talk about cheat day!
I devoured the plate except for the pancakes. I found their pancakes to be a bit on the dry and crumbly side. The unanimous opinion on the table is that McDonald’s pancakes taste better than IHOP’s. They said it is a far cry from those served in the US. I liked their french toast although my friend said those from Seattle’s Best are still on her top list.
Another friend ordered the Simple and Fit Spinach, Mushroom and Tomato Omelette and although the serving is relatively smaller than the Split Decision breakfast at the same price, she was satisfied with the meal. It has a good mix of veggies and fruits perfect for those watching their diet.
What the meal lacked in taste, the staff definitely made up in service. They constantly check on the customers even if the place is jam-packed. They open doors for their customers and everyone is just all smiles.
In the end it was all about the experience and spending time with friends over food. Lots of food. I might still go back here again but it won’t be something I will suggest as a first restaurant option.