Harlan and Holden Glasshouse

by - Saturday, March 03, 2018

My friends and I are travelling to Tokyo this coming March, and we decided to meet up for some last minute briefing and discussions about the trip. Since we have been planning on trying Harlan + Holden soon, I figured we can have our lunch here.

The ambiance of Harlan + Holden glasshouse is truly amazing. The cafe is housed in the middle of Rockwell center. Its high ceilings, tall glass windows, Tiffany blue and wood-colored furniture make it an ideal place to relax and unwind (although it also tends to be a bit hot during the afternoon). 

Harlan + Holden doesn't have a wide food menu to choose from, but they certainly have enough choices for any meal of the day. 

Home Made Corned Beef Rice Bowl P390
I ordered the home made corned beef rice bowl since it's one of the most advertised dish from the cafe. It's a bowl filled with sauteed red rice and tender home cooked corned beef topped with bok choy, served with crispy sunny side up egg on top and hot seasoning sauce on the side. I honestly loved this rice bowl since it was flavorful, and serving size was also huge

Cream Pasta P340
The cream pasta had a classic white sauce of creme cuisson reduction with loads of parmigiano, finely minced garlic and freshly grated nutmeg. This tasted good as well, although it was also very tiring to the palate because of all the cream and cheese. 

Fried Portugese Sardines with Garlic Red Rice and Egg P340
Portugese sardines pan-fried in olive oil and topped with crispy fried egg and fresh tomato slices on garlic red rice. This was the dish that didn't have too much wow factor for us since it is pretty much just sardines, but it still wasn't bad.

Poke Bowl - Wasabi Mayo P590
Japanese sushi rice bowl topped with fresh salmon sashimi loin and mango wasabi mayonnaise, garnished with fresh mangoes and seaweeds, crabstick, cucumber, fried salmon belly and topped with roasted seaweeds and fresh ebiko. I haven't really tried any poke bowl, but I liked this one. It tasted so light, with both sweet and savory flavors. 

The service here was exceptional. I don't know if this is just me, but I found the staff to have a very professional and neat appearance. I think they're also used to taking photographs of people since they took a great group shot of me and my friends. 

Our lunch meeting was a success. Not only did we accomplish what we needed to accomplish that day, but we were able to do them while enjoying our delicious, slightly healthier meals. We weren't able to try their coffee and desserts but I'm hoping I can on my next visit.

(Reservations are accepted at Harlan and Holden. Walk-ins are accommodated but subject to seat availability, plus a maximum hours of stay. You may have to wait a bit.)

My Scores:
Pricing - 3.5/5
Service - 5/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Taste - 4/5

Hungry for more,

Address: The Glasshouse, Rockwell Center, Rockwell
Operating Hours: Mon-Thur- 11am to 4pm; 6pm to 9:30pm; Fri-Sun 11am to 9:30pm
Contact: 0956-295-7606
Website: http://www.harlanholden.com/
Budget: P500 per person
Parking: Powerplant Mall Parking
Instagram: @harlanholdendine 
Facebook: @harlanholdendine 

(Date of Visit: February 17, 2018)

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