7.21.2011

A Toast for Toast Box's Delectable Fare



Friday nights are Berto and Kwala Date Nights. We didn't really choose the day, it's just traffic is so terribly horrible on Fridays that we choose to wait it out, hoping that by the time we hit the road, the traffic would have eased up. 


Last Friday, we decided to try the dining offerings of Toast Box, a Singaporean restaurant located at the 3rd Floor of Greenbelt 5. We've passed by the resto a number of times and I've always been intrigued by
the bright and cozy interiors. I've been bugging the hubby for a dinner date there. He's been making excuses, but the last time we passed it, wenoticed that they offered one of our favorite chow of all time, hainanese chicken! That was all the convincing that Berto needed. We went inside and were surprised to note that although it looked like a semi-fine dining resto (the interiors looked a bit like that of Rack's) actually wasn't. We had to line up and give our orders to the counter.
Toast Box's interiors gave off the shabby chic feel. Almost everything was painted in white, emphasized even more by the bright lights. White wooden tables and chairs, scattered around the restaurant, reminded me of those comfy sets one can find on porches (if you had one) or by the breakfast nook (if you're English, I guess). There are also some couches available for those who want to lounge and drink coffee comfortably. It exuded a laid back atmosphere.

Since it was our first time, we asked about some items on the menu, the girl manning the counter dutifully answered our questions, albeit unsmilingly. In the end, hubby settled for his favorite, a hearty serving of hainanese chicken (P239), which came with greenish looking rice and ginger/soy sauce dips. Hubby enjoyed this dish! He said it was flavorful and the chicken had just the right texture. I opted to try Nasi Lemak (P225) which turned out to be a huge portion of fried chicken leg served with coconut rice and fried egg. It also came with an interesting siding of sweet-spicy dilis and beans. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't taste like the usual fried chicken, it was more flavorful, not to mention really crunchy. It tasted more like crispy pata than fried chicken. Yum! We washed our heavy dinner down with their Iced Lemon Tea (P30), a strong blend of brewed tea with 2 slices of lemon. BURP!




After that sumptuous dinner, Berto and I decided our tummies still had
room for dessert, and I will share our dessert goodies in my post.
With Toast Box's savory fare and huge servings, food was indeed value
for money. We'll definitely come back for more.

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