I think I was in fifth grade when I first started eating in Pancake House along Quezon Avenue. That was in the early 90s. Since I was young, I always made it a habit to sample the spaghetti served by various restaurants, and I particularly liked Pancake House’s. It was nice and meaty and the garlic bread wasn’t bad either.
Today, Pancake House remains to be one of the restaurants I go to regularly, even if they’ve gone completely corporate and are part of the Pancake House Group. Miraculously, the taste of my old favorites have stayed the same. Their menu’s much more varied nowadays, and while I still love their spaghetti, it’s their grilled cheese sandwich that I order when I don’t feel like having anything fancy.
Yep, this has that same familiar taste, and always with the lump of potato salad (which as you can see, I’ve sprinkled a lot of pepper on), three pineapple tidbits, and three small pickle slices. I tend to order this sandwich on wheat bread and without mayonnaise. This was lunch for today, along with one of the restaurant’s newer offerings, Mediterranean Pasta Salad, which consists of rotini pasta with a special dressing, bacon bits, olives, waffle croutons, lettuce, and topped with alfalfa. I was too hungry to take a photo of that, so I’ll just add the pic here the next time I have it, which is most likely soon. The salad is a nice meal in itself, hardly a starter, and the flavor’s pretty mild, without an overwhelming amount of dressing.
To my surprise, I wasn’t able to finish my meal, but hey, the leftovers made for a nice afternoon snack anyway.