The first time we went to Coldlayers Cafe in Evia Lifestyle Center in Daang Hari, Las Pinas, we specifically came for their snow ice treats. We enjoyed a couple of their snow ice selections— the Secret Affair and the Avocado Snow Ice. The moment we opened their menu, we were pleasantly surprised that they offer more than just snow ice — they also have milk tea drinks and a good selection of savory dishes. So we promised to go back and give them a shot next time we visit the store.
And one mid-morning, we found ourselves back in the cozy, friendly restaurant vibe of Coldlayers Cafe. That’s when we tried 5 pairings which we’re happy to recommend to all our friends and family.
1. Koori Chicken Chops + Special Yakult Tea
First pairing of the day. Coldlayers Cafe‘s Koori Chicken Chops is the new dish on the block. We liked the thin crispy coating of the chicken tenders but at the same time, moist on the inside. The slight saltiness from the chicken and the herbed flavor from the crunchy basil blended so well with the sourness and little touch of sweetness from the combination of strawberry and passion fruit flavors of the Special Yakult Tea drink. The chicken chops was so good that we had 2 servings of it.
2. Pork Chop Casserole + Chocolate Milk Tea
On to a full meal treat. The juicy pan-grilled pork chop was placed on top of mozzarella rice with tomato and mushroom cream sauce. The mix of salty and peppery flavors from the meat together with the tanginess and earthiness of the tomato and mushroom, not to mention the creaminess from the mozzarella, made the casserole quite a delicious dish to indulge in. One long sip of the milk tea with that chocolate flavor, on the other hand, changes the palate altogether which makes the pairing more exciting!
3. Cheezy Meat Lasagna + Wintermelon Tea
This is a classic pairing for us. The lasagna with béchamel sauce topped with cheddar and parmesan spell creaminess, slight saltiness, and umami from the savory meat. Pair it with the touch of caramel flavor from the wintermelon and deep, strong taste from the black tea, you’ll get a classic pairing that will keep you coming back to enjoy them all over again. Oh, and we had some pudding added into the tea which made it more tasty to drink.
4. Philly Cheesesteak + Matcha with Salted Cream Cheese
As of this writing, we’ve already consumed a total of 4 orders of Coldlayers Cafe‘s delicious Matcha with Salted Cream Cheese. Being lovers of anything matcha, we find this drink genuinely good and tasty. There aren’t a lot of food places that serve good matcha and we’re happy to let everyone know that Coldlayers Cafe found the right balance of that vegetal and sweetness in their matcha drink. The salted cream cheese added that creamy, salty contrast to the sweetness of the matcha blend. As for the Philly Cheesesteak, the meaty and juicy steak with that pesto slathered on the soft bread with the tomatoes and cheese is perfect with anything.
5. Coldlayers Nachos + Sloppy Fries + Horlicks Milk Tea
You won’t go wrong with this pairing. The layers of nachos are loaded with ground meat, tomato salsa, lettuce, and grated cheese. While the perfectly cooked fries are topped with the same delicious mix but the lettuce. The savory flavors of both appetizers go wonderfully well with the sweet Horlicks Milk Tea. Great pairing, for sure.
If you want to make these pairings more delectable, it wouldn’t hurt to add orders of snow ice while you’re at it.
Now, go and find the perfect pair for you.
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