(This feature was published in GMA News Online last June 19, 2014)
The bright yellow walls reminded me of my mother’s kitchen as soon as I stepped inside B&P Just Like Home, a cozy restaurant that is indeed as welcoming as one’s home. I couldn’t take my eyes off the unique lighting fixtures that resembled the shape of a squid—it actually gave the place a more modern and youthful vibe. If that was a preview of the establishment’s cuisine, I knew I was in for a treat.
Home is where the hearty breakfast is
Barely half a year since opening in late January earlier this year, I have been hearing rave reviews about this first all-day breakfast concept from The Cravings Group, which made me want to visit it more particularly since I am a big fan of the morning meal. In fact, I can eat breakfast fare any time of day!
It was actually lunchtime when I first visited B&P, which I thought stood for “breakfast place”. Although apt, the restaurant was actually named after the restaurateur’s daughters, Bea and Pia Trinidad, who were also the inspiration behind the menu. It includes specialty dishes from their growing up years.
The witty dishes, like High School Life (chicken fillet and pork belly adobo), Crush ng Bayan (dried herring cooked in olive oil and capers), and Beach Front (crab and tuna omelet) have become a hit for diners ranging from students to office workers to families from the nearby neighborhoods.
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