Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More than desserts at The Ice Cream Bar by FIC

We normally visit FIC's The Ice Cream Bar at Rockwell Center whenever we want to have something cold as an afternoon snack or dessert. Thus we've never really tried anything off their non-ice cream menu.

Inside FIC The Ice Cream Bar at Rockwell CenterLast Sunday was a particularly quiet and peaceful day at The Ice Cream Bar. It was the Pacquiao vs. Clottey bout and everyone was in Power Plant Cinema watching it live. Meanwhile, hubby, myself, and the kids stepped in The Ice Cream Bar for lunch at exactly 12nn.

Bacon, Corn, and Potato Chowder at FIC The Ice Cream BarWe started off with the highly recommended Bacon, Corn, and Potato Chowder (P195, pictured above). It was very chunky, loaded with bacon bits, corn kernels, potato cubes, and celery. I can easily have this as comfort food any day. :)

Beer Battered Fish and Chips at FIC The Ice Cream BarSince my 5-year old daughter loves fish, we ordered Beer Battered Fish and Chips (P295, pictured above) for her. It's kid-friendly, believe me. There's no taste of beer, only a crunchy breading covering the tender fish. It's served with fries and this delicious tartar sauce. My little girl actually finished the whole thing, although I did manage to have a little taste. We loved the tartar sauce, it's not the mayonnaise and pickle relish shortcut type of dip... this is the real deal. Yum!

Simple Pasta with Capers and Olives at FIC The Ice Cream BarHubby ordered Simple Pasta with Capers and Olives (P205, pictured above). I love this dish. Simple would be the perfect word to describe it since it's just spaghetti in olive oil and garlic but it's just sooo good.

Baked Penne Supreme at FIC The Ice Cream BarIf you're craving for a more classic pasta, you'll like Baked Penne Supreme (P180, pictured above). My 9-year old son chose it from all the items in the menu, I was expecting him to go for the Chili Dogs but he did not. It's baked so it's all covered in a layer of cheese when it's served on your table. Inside are big penne pieces with ground meat, tomato sauce, and a bit more cheese. It kind of tastes like lasagna.

Hot Fudge Sundae at FIC The Ice Cream BarFor dessert, we had some ice cream and yogurt. My son decided to order a Hot Fudge Sundae (P180, pictured above). It's quite pricey considering it's almost P200 and it's not big -- it's basically 1.5 scoops of vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, chopped cashew nuts, and a strawberry on top.

Serving portions for all food items are generally good for one except for their huge ice cream concoctions like the Classic Banana Split (P250, not pictured here). I have to tell you that if you're starving, you'll probably end up ordering a lot and running up a big tab. But if you're just out to have some snacks and desserts or a bit of a bonding session with friends and family, this is a nice place to do so.

For other dessert offerings by The Ice Cream Bar, check out my earlier post HERE.

The Ice Cream Bar by FIC
G/F Joya Tower, Joya Drive,
Rockwell Center, Makati City
403-0891

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