Black Canyon Coffee and International Thai Cuisine: Brilliant Dishes and Blends

I got to try some drinks at Black Canyon Coffee and International Thai Cuisine one time.  I noticed that they had some food offering which garnered international awards so I vowed to come back and try their dishes.  

P.S. In the past I've been focusing more on the Bonifacio Global City side.  A few months ago, I got to try Amici in Venice Piazza and noticed that there are also a lot of restaurants blooming in McKinley Hill especially in Tuscany Estates.  I'll probably try more of the new restaurant concepts here next time because parking is FREE! XD
black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine
Since I rarely go out with the family, I am usually the one who gets to choose where we should eat out.  So one time, I decided to go finally revisit Black Canyon Coffee.  The family didn't seem convinced that they have any interesting dishes because the "International Cuisine" part on the sign is almost negligible and the place looks like a typical coffee shop.  


black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine
This poster on the outside is the only hint that they served food
black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine

Upon stepping in, we were asked if we're dining in and then ushered to a table on the first floor.  She then handed the menu which implies that the counter would probably be for take out of drinks and cakes.  What about for drinks and cake orders that are dine in?  

black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine

We passed by a chiller with some cakes.  But, these cakes are not on the menu so we forgot about them as soon as we were seated. 


black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine
The first floor has a casual dining area with black tables and chairs.  There are loft-type seats on one side and typical lounge or coffee shop couches with small tables by the window side. 

black canyon coffee and international thai cuisine
The second floor is more of a cozy-type.  It's closed since we've been told that its used exclusively for functions but I happen to pass by just for the restroom. 

Food


Salads

grilled black pepper salmon steak salad
Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Steak Salad (242 php)

We tried to order those recommended on the menu but there's just so many of them. XD One of them is the Grilled Black Pepper Salmon Steak Salad.   This is a sensational salad because of the perfectly grilled salmon that's almost pillow soft and oh-so-flavorful!  Although I've had grilled salmon so many times in my life, I never thought it could be as awesome as this!  You can Choose your salad dressing: Japanese Sesame Dressing, Chilli Lime and Salad Cream.  We chose the Japanese Sesame Dressing which was a great complement.

Curries/Soups
spicy prawn soup tom yum goong
Spicy Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Goong) (230 php)
The Spicy Prawn Soup (Tom Yum Goong) is marked as being internationally awarded for many years.  It is well-deserved!  It's has spiciness brings out the various flavorful spices instead of overpowering it.  It's got generous portions of soft prawns and mushrooms too.

Ala Carte
stir fried curry prawns chicken chilli
Stir Fried Curry Prawn, Chicken, Mushroom and Chilli (256 php)
Another recommended dish is the Stir Fried Curry Prawn, Chicken, Mushroom and Chilli.  This is my favorite dish among our orders!  We all loved this. 

chicken cashew nuts gai pad med ma muang himmapan
Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts (Gai Pad Med Ma Muang Himmapan) (226 php)
The Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts (Gai Pad Med Ma Muang Himmapan) is my mom's favorite dish so she picked this out.  This has a bit of a spicy kick which I loved. 


Noodles
pad thai
Thai Style Fried Noodles with Prawn (Pad Thai) (232 php)
The Thai Style Fried Noodles with Prawn (Pad Thai) is another internationally awarded dish.  This is one of the best pad Thai we've ever tried.  Like their other offerings, the flavors of the spices are really brought out and harmonize with each other.


Rice Dishes
bagoong rice
Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste (194 php)
The Fried Rice with Shrimp Paste is also very good!  I just wish they had a bigger serving size because we're not used to order fried rice individually. 

Hot Coffee
cappuccino
Cappuccino (120 php)
My brother ordered the Cappuccino.  It is served with a beautiful leaf latte art, cookies and a cup of jasmine tea.  Having tried almost all coffee shops in the Metro, I have to declare this as one of the best we've had!


caffe latte
Caffe Latte (120 php)
Like the Capuccino, the Caffe Latte with rosy latte art, cookies and jasmine tea is just as splendid.  My little sis is more than pleased with this.



Iced Coffee
black canyon iced coffee
Black Canyon Iced Coffee (140 php)
The Black Canyon Iced Coffee has a distinguishing rich, bold, roasted and nutty flavor.  I loved it!

Coffee Frappe
black crunch frappe
Black Crunch Frappe (150 php)
The Black Crunch Frappe is more on the sweet side and lighter coffee flavor.  Although I'm an Oreo fan, I wished the coffee flavor was a bit stronger like the rest.


cranberry coffee frappe
Cranberry Coffee Frappe (150 php)
The Cranberry Coffee Frappe has the rich blissful blend like the Black Canyon Iced Coffee but with cranberries and whipped cream.


Iced Tea
iced lemon tea
Iced Lemon Tea (65 php)
I got the Iced Lemon Tea as a freebie for my first foursquare check-in.  Now, this is one of the rare moments where I'd be raving about a house brewed Iced Lemon Tea.   This had a soothing citrus flavor which is not sweet at all.



cha thai yen
Cha Thai Yen (Thai Iced Tea with Milk) (90 php)
If you enjoy Thai milk tea like I do, their Cha Thai Yen (Thai Iced Tea with Milk) is a good option.

green tea frappe
Green Tea Frappe (140 php)
Among the Iced Tea selections, my favorite is the Green Tea Frappe.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Black Canyon Coffee and International Thai Cuisine offers brilliant dishes and blends making it a great dining, meeting or hang out place.  Did I mention they have a fast and reliable WiFi?  The staffs are very accommodating too.  They also have promos and special menus so avail of that for more savings.  I find their pricing scheme for the food is quite odd because they are not exact.  I also noticed that this branch has higher pricing than their first branch in SM South Mall.  They also have a 5% service charge even for drinks when dined in which is not usual for typical coffee shops. 

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Black Canyon Coffee and International Thai Cuisine Menu
Ambiance
Appetizers | Curries | Soup | Soups | Sandwiches |
 Spicy Salads | Spicy Salads 2 |  Salads |
Pasta | Pasta 2 | Steaks | Steak 2 |

 A La Carte | A La Carte 2 | A La Carte 3
 Noodles | Rice | Rice 2 | Rice 3 | Ice Cream |
Coffee | Tea | Frappe | Chocolate | Juice | Smoothie |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Black Canyon Coffee and International Thai Cuisine
Branches McKinley
Tuscany Estates, Upper McKinley Rd McKinley Hill, 
Taguig City, Metro Manila
(02)  949-2026

SM Southmall
SM Southmall, Food Street,
Las Piñas City, Metro Manila
(02) 782-0218
Business Hours 8am-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 5%
Budget/Person 150-500
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Other  Website | Facebook Fan Page
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