Recess (by Chef Chris): Everyone's Favorite
Every time people are asked about what is their favorite school subject, you always get recess as a popular answer. Now when you ask people what one of their favorite new restaurants in Makati, most likely you will get the same answer.
Recess along Jupiter Street is a brainchild of Chris Locher of the panizza, now called The Original in his restaurants, fame. It is easy to understand as to why everyone instantly warms up to the place. It is unpretentious and very cozy.
We tried the Platinum, chicken curry and turon for dessert. We still prefer the panizza choices in myKitchen (note that the ingredients used in Recess and myKitchen are different so best to try it first because you might actually like it), hoped that the curry had more flavor in it (the pita bread though was perfect) and thought we had more than enough of the turon in one serving (originally we wanted the Valrhona cake but it was sold out!). That's not to say though we are not coming back because we love Chef Chris and we'd love to try the rest of the dishes and look forward to an item that will become our favorite thing to eat every recess from work.
That same day we self declared an extended recess and also got some coffee at Toby's Estate in their flagship branch at Leviste Street in Salcedo Vilalge. We weren't really converted after tasting their Iced Coffee and Bucky's but we went crazy for their Chai Chocolate.