I thought that ecstasy means losing control of one’s self. So, I thought that the place I’d be going to is somewhere dark and neon. I thought that I would be intoxicated with trance music or be “on the other side” as Red Hot Chili Peppers puts it. However, setting foot on the Sweet Ecstasy is the exact opposite. The wall is a combination of white and red, plus the vintage paintings hung on the wall are almost too distracting for diners. Those paintings scream ‘look at me’, indeed. Then, I suddenly realized that the resto uses the adjective ‘sweet’ in its name. Go figure!
Sweet Ecstasy is made with love, literally, as it is owned by the lovely couple Monica Tobias and Al Galang. The establishment is the brainchild of Mr. Al. Once he learned the basics of cooking, he became obsessed with creating different recipes. Here’s a short list of the dishes we tried:
I like their Onion Rings and the dip that came with it. Unluckily, I forgot the name of this wonderful dip. I will update this as soon as I can.
The Soy Honey Wings is the one at the topmost of our table. Unfortunately, I was not able to taste it. However, it’s one of their best sellers, which is a mean feat considering that they only introduced the dish about a week ago.
What I love most is their Buffalo wings (or maybe it’s just because I really like spicy dishes). Honey BBQ is also good. On the other hand, I wasn’t able to taste any choco or cola in their Choco Cola variant. Nevertheless, this one’s sweet, so those who like it sugary will like this. Overall, their wings are neither oily nor skinny. In fact, we felt full immediately!
I can say that their burgers are competitive in the market, which is quite a feat since there are tons of burger restaurants in and outside the metro. They have Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions, Cheeseburger, and The Double. I cannot entirely tell the differences among them, except which ingredients make the one different from the others. The vegetables are fresh and the buns are not saggy. The locally-supplied patty is delicious and juicy.
Here’s an interesting story behind the burgers: Monica was pregnant when Al was still on the trial and error stage of creating the right burger recipe. You could say that this burger is like their son, too. Well, it surely us a product of love!
Among the three, I’d pick the Ecstasy Fries any day. It has caramelized onion, cheese, and ecstasy sauce. Munching these fries is ecstasy—pun intended. Although Kamote (sweet potato) is sweet, I still find these fries satisfying when paired with a burger. This one comes with a honey dip and it is definitely a must-try. Meanwhile, the Fantastic Fries tasted normal to me. I’m not saying that it’s not good, I’m just saying it’s okay. Generally, their fries are hand-cut and stout. Plus, the crunch remains even after awhile.
These are their shakes. We ordered different kinds for photo purposes. Some ordered Adult Shakes which has alcohol in it, but I chose to be demure that night. Actually, since Valentines Day started, I’d glug alcohol every Friday what with all the events I attended. So, I find it the perfect time to lay low on booze. I chose their Nutella Oreo Premium Shake (yes, it is alcohol-free). It is one of their best sellers. However, it looks just like their Cookie Oreo.
Moreover, if you are from Makati or somewhere near the South area, a new branch of Sweet Ecstasy will open in Jupiter Street by the end of March. Diego Castillo of Sandwich is their partner in this new branch. Since Monica is a former DJ of RX 93.1, I’m guessing that is how they became good friends. Okay, enough with the theories. So, what are you waiting for? “Sugod mga kapatid!” to their soon-to-open Makati branch!
Cubao Expo, General Romulo, Quezon City
Tue – Thu: 16:00 – 22:00
Fri – Sat: 16:00 – 00:00