Le Petit Soufflé has received many compliments for serving complex yet refreshing and incredibly flavorsome desserts that look like works of art. If you think it’s just another restaurant in SM Megamall that offers ‘fusion cuisine’, well, think again.
Le Petit Soufflé offers diners not only the finest and sophisticated dishes but also an ambiance and exquisite dining room that simply cannot be matched by other restaurants in the neighborhood.
Since we just had dinner, my friends and I decided to stop by Le Petit Soufflé for dessert. After all, it is the perfect place to indulge that sweet tooth, as it is vital to end a good meal on a high note with a satisfying treat.
To be honest, almost everything is good here and I think everyone can find something they like once they navigate the thoughtfully-curated menu. My friends and I tried the soufflé pancake, soufflé glace, parfait, and the plated dessert.
If there was a “must-try” list of desserts in Manila, Le Petit Soufflé‘s Valrhona Gran Crus would be near the top. The fudgey showstopper boasts layer upon layer of different Valrhona Chocolates: Equatoriale, Araguani, Caramelia, and Dulcey and served with Crème Anglaise on the side. One bite and you’ll understand why it’s a mainstay on the menu.
All three parfait flavours were good but one stood out in particular and captivated our palates–The Salted Egg and Caramel Parfait. The scoops of ice cream is topped with a rich salted egg sauce, milk chocolate pearls, almond chocolate biscuit sticks and almost looks too good to eat. Well, ALMOST. It may sound like an odd combination of flavours but trust me, it works!
The parfaits aren’t the only reason to visit Le Petit Soufflé. Their souffle pancake is just as good and the best way to start or cap off a meal. The selections are always changing but the Mango, Almonds and Cream Souffle Pancake is always a tasty treat.
If these desserts weren’t enough to put you into a food coma, I’m sure their savoury soufflés, pastas, and entrees will do the trick. Do try the Foie Gras Mac and Cheese, Japanese Beouf Curry Soufflé, and Soy Sauce Soba.
Le Petit Soufflé truly has brought old-school French and Japanese into the 21st century with modern takes on classics as well as spectacular dessert selections. And to prove that desserts are serious business at Le Petit Soufflé, inside is a bakeshop called Workshop Bespoke Bakery that specializes solely on sweets and breads.
With a gorgeous aesthetic, mouthwatering cuisine at such fair price points, new location, and Esquire Philippines‘ Chef of The Year, Chef Miko Aspiras at the helm, Le Petit Soufflé deserves their ranking among Manila’s Best Restaurants and should be placed on any “must visit” list.