The Phrase “Ça Va” ( sa-vah) is an informal French greeting used how a close friend or acquaintance is doing ?
I was lucky to be invited yesterday (April 3,2019) for a Food Tasting Event at Ça Va. I used to see this beautiful garden inspired restaurant every time I go to Podium. Some will say it looks intimidating when you dine here but your wrong about that . Actually I highly recommend this restaurant when you visit the Podium Mall.
t is located at the right by the Julia Vargas Entrance of the newly expanded Podium Mall.
They opened month of August last year and since then they gained customers who were looking for a Breakfast meeting place on weekdays and brunch or dinner destination on weekends . They are already open as early as 7am even when the Podium Mall are still close so if your having a hard time looking for a Breakfast place , this is the perfect place for you even for lunch , Merienda and Dinner.
Maybe you’ll be curious why they also have floral atelier? Because the owner believes that there is need for a lifestyle place in the city where you can eat and same time buy something that is perfect for your home like flowers 💐.
They have a lot of beautiful flowers and it comes in different prices . The good thing about their flowers is that it can last long so your money 💰 is worth spending . You can buy this for home decors is even perfect for your office or gift for loved ones.
We started with their smoothies perfect for this summer .
🥤Green Warrior – Avocado 🥑
🥤Happy Digestion- Strawberry 🍓
🥤 Oh She Glows – Blueberry
• All for 230 pesos . I loved all their smoothies , it’s really fresh and not to sweet . Find it healthy 😊
Then we also had the Ghiradellli Hot Chocolate. So if your a chocolate person , perfect for your morning drink . Price is 210 pesos only .
Crepes is one of their specialty here . We had first their Savory crepes.
First we had their delicious “I’m Chori”. It has Chorizo Pamplona ,caremalized onions gruyere, apple slaw. Price is 410 pesos . It’s so good and healthy . Of all the dishes that we tried , this is the number 1 on my list that I loved most .
Next is the Scampi Escaper. It has shrimps, bechamel , shitake mushrooms ,fried capers ,parmesan. Price is 370 pesos .
(All of their Savory crepes are made with Backwheat flour and finished with brown butter)
For Salad 🥗,they served their Burrata. It has mixed greens , tomatoes , olives , olives oil ,or honey , black salt . Price is 380 pesos . The salad was good too aside from crepes.
Then four kinds of lunch plates were served .
🍽 Chicken Out – Boneless fried chicken ,pickled cabbage ,ribboned carrots ,Sriracha Mayo and rice . (320 pesos ). It’s not an ordinary chicken , I liked the spice.
🍽 Chorizo Pasta – this is good for sharing. It has Spanish chorizo, sundried tomatoes , black olives . Solo is 310 pesos . I’m not a chorizo fun but to tell you the truth , now I liked it 😊
🍽 Fish and Chips- Beer Battered fillet, fries and tartar sauce . I’m a fish and chips lover so like this one . The serving was generous and tartar sauce was perfect dip. Price is 435 pesos .
🍽 On the Double – another favourite of mine !Doublewood smoked bacon 🥓 and fried rice for 350 pesos . The bacon was thick and tasted good and even the fried rice was perfect pair for the yummy bacon . Highly recommended especially for lunch and dinner .
For desserts, they served the following :
🥭Mangoin Home – who wouldn’t love mango ? It has fresh mangoes , butterscotch, vanilla ice cream . The mangoes was ripe and generous serving . Price is 280 pesos .
Bibingka Crepe – yes you heard it right ! Only here that I tried a Bibingka Crepe. Laguna white cheese , organic salted duck egg ,quezo de bola,torched sugar , special sauce . So if your still not over of Christmas season , you can still taste bibingka but in a crepe version . Price is 300 pesos
You had Me At Chocnut – chocnut, Vanilla Ice Cream and Cream . If you loved chocnut this crepe is for you . Price is 290 pesos .
Their crepes are made with premium fresh milk and butter .
There’s still a lot of good food that Ça Va can offer . Will definitely go back so I can try other unique flavor crepes , and other dishes and drinks .
The place was really beautiful, it’s so peaceful and this is something you would really loved to go to especially when you want to get out from the busy office work loads. The flowers around the restaurant gives you a good vibes and will make you feel relax . Plus the smiles on the faces of their staffs will make you want to go back at Ça Va.
Good food , lovely place , prices are reasonable and staffs are accommodating . Even the owner are accommodating and very hands on .
Thank you to Ça Va , Zomato and We Love To Eat Ph for the Invite .
bonne nourriture! 👌
Ça Va Creperie & Floral Atelier
📍 Ground Floor Julia Vargas Entrance 4107 Mandaluyong Philippines
⏱ Opens from 7am to 10pm