Antipolo never fails to amaze us with its continuous display of the development of places to visit and food to eat.
This time, we visited a restaurant that was named after the epitome of the city’s name.
Tipulo offers a modern Filipino food cuisine that has a complete package from appetizers and entreés to dessert.
The restaurant has the vibe of a rustic-themed place on its exterior and interior, an ambiance that perfectly relaxes while you eat.
They also have their own bakery under the main restaurant, filled with pastries perfect for their coffee, whether iced or hot. They also have a mini playroom for kids dining in.
Served on our table were Lemon Soy Chicken, Bulalo Steak, and Pakbet at Bagnet.
The chicken has a strong taste of lemon combined with the sweetness of its sauce, a refreshing taste to those who are tired of the usual fried chicken.
The steak is basically a combination of 2 ways to cook beef, so you’ll experience a bulalo with gravy on it, alongside your favorite vegetables. It has a perfect blend of the 2 dishes, yet our palate says that it could be saltier, or it’s just us? But overall, it was good.
The pakbet hit the mark for me, veggie lover indeed. The mix of veggies with its savory and rich sauce from bagoong topped with bagnet is a duo you should try.
Aside from the pastries, we tried some of their thirst-quenching drinks, such as Sago’t Gulaman, Cucumber Lime, Banana Smoothie, and Mais Con Yelo.
For desserts, we tried the Oreo Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Strawberry Shortcake. Each has its own distinguished flavor as its name suggests.
The oreo cake has the favorite cookies and cream flavor with a brownie-like base, which has a familiar taste when we were kids. We’ll not spill the tea so try it and then let us know!
The blueberry cheesecake on the other hand has the sweetness from its cheesecake and a little bit of sourness from the blueberry, which comes together as a powerful combo. But again, we wish it has a pinch of saltiness from the cheese so it can give more accent and impact on its flavor. But again, it’s just our honest review.
The strawberry cheesecake, which is one of their best sellers, is really a must try. The sweetness of the strawberry-flavored cream and its soft chiffon cake complement well.
We also added some donuts filled with vanilla custard and strawberries in it. Both of these have a nice taste of homemade donuts dashing with a generous amount of filling, truly for the sweet tooth. We also tried their ube bread and it was flavorful!
To cap our desserts, we had some coffee. Cappuccino and latte both on iced.
The cappuccino topped with cinnamon has a great aroma, a subtle coffee taste, and a sweet taste because of its milk.
The latte has a subtle taste of coffee on your first sip yet has a striking finish with the mixture of milk. Their coffee blends are a bit sweet so you better tell the staff if you wanted it strong.
Overall, we had a good experience with the food and the place. The place was indeed calming because of the trees around and the dishes were good also, sticking into a diverse Filipino food.
Wanna try it out? Tipulo is located at KM 27 Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City. Just an hour far from Manila. Opens from 7AM to 10PM daily.
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