A Japanese breakfast treat at Motto Motto, Serendra

One of the things that I promised myself as soon as I got home in the Philippines was to touch base with family and friends. Even if I lived in Quezon City, I would still travel to the south to see and be with my closest buddies. So when a good friend gifted me with GCs to use in their BGC-based restaurants, I knew I had to invite my best gal pals who resided in the area. And the first one on my food-trip list was Motto Motto in Serendra.

My best friend and I wanted to get an early start to our date, so we met up for breakfast at Motto Motto. We were able to locate the restaurant right away, as the lovely calligraphy on the glass windows wasn't hard to miss. And as soon as we entered the establishment, a fresh and modern vibe welcomed us. The interiors also exuded a love for natural beauty (of faux Cherry Blossom accents to living towering plants) complemented with cozy furniture and fixtures in red and brown tones. We were comfy in our chosen spot and instantly got down to ordering from the menu.

We both ordered the Beef Tapa (P295), which came with Aonori scrambled eggs, garlic rice, and Japanese pickles. I chose it right off the menu because it was a breakfast staple that I loved. My favorite version of it is the one that my husband makes from scratch. But Motto Motto’s version was an exception. It tasted different. But it was surprisingly good as the thinly-sliced beef had a savory flavor to it. Oh, and the meat was tender too! The serving was hearty. The ‘sinangag’ with extra fried garlic garnished on top was a winner too. Plus, the Japanese pickles were a good palate cleanser. The Aonori scrambled eggs were also fluffy and delicious. 

We also paired our all-day brunch platters with a Flat White coffee each. I dipped the chocolate stick into my coffee just for the fun of things, and it still tasted delightful. 

Of course, we also had to try the much-talked-about Soufflé Pancakes (P195). I’ve never had this type of cake before, so it was all new to me structure and taste-wise. It came with matcha butter (super interesting combination), maple syrup, and whipped cream topped with powdered sugar. I paired it with butter and syrup, but I came to like it as is. The fluffy pancakes jiggled a little, as I sliced through it. 

The restaurant was cozy, and the staff was attentive and accommodating. Our dining experience was satisfying. Motto Motto is a place in the south that I will genuinely travel to again so I can sample more of their Japanese offerings. We went in with fewer expectations and came out as believers of the brand. 

Here’s a special shout-out to a dear friend, Mela, for sharing this wonderful experience with me and my BFF. I wouldn’t have heard of Motto Motto if it weren’t for you. So thank you! 

Budget: PHP1000 for two people (approx.)
Opening hours: 8 am – 11 pm
Address: Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 

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