|Truffled egg salad and caviar, P350|
It's an indulgent mix of everyday comfort food (eggs and bacon––okay, maybe not everyday) and epicurian fares (truffle oil and caviar) that the idea for this sandwich is in itself already a home run.
The egg salad is topped with crispy bacon, mustard sprouts, and a sprinkle of caviar, and sits on a bed of tomatoes. Together with the toasted rye, you can already imagine how the texture and ingredients set off a fireworks of flavor in your mouth. And I haven't even discussed the drizzle of truffle oil.
|The sandwich's holy grail: a sprinkle of caviar|
I am personally not a fan of truffle, finding the smell alone overpowering. But for this sandwich, the oil is just enough to bring a whole note of luxurious flavor to the dish; if you haven't tried truffle before, then this would be your perfect introduction.
I only meant to have this sandwich as merienda (afternoon snack) so I definitely got more than I bargained for. Also, you probably wouldn't want to have this during a business meeting or first date as I found it very challenging to eat this hefty sandwich. However, this would be perfect for brunch, or with friends whom, in my case, I was happy to share this meal with.
Chelsea's sandwiches are served with house salad and potato wedges.
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Others we tried:
|On the house: focaccia bread with a bulb of roasted garlic|
|Molten cheese risotto balls (about P200 - happy hour price); good, but pricey in my opinion|
|Jill didn't like the mix, finding the alcohol too strong (and she knows her alcohol.) She prefers Bugsy's mojito.|
While I paid for my own meal, the restaurant wouldn't accept more than one gift certificate, which had cash value. We thought that was weird.
|The interior is sunny and chic.|
Chelsea Market & Cafe
The Podium Mall
Ground floor entrance
12 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 914 0005