Category Archives: pastry

Danish Bar SM North: Japanese Bakery Opens First Store in the Philippines

Danish Bar is one of the more popular Japanese Bakery concepts that opened their first store in the Philippines recently, they launched the first branch in SM North. Savory and sweet tooth delights of buttery flaky pastry that makes for an indulgent treats. They have two main products, danish bars with a different fillings and the danish balls of plain sugar glazed and the other one with dark chocolate.

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COOKIE MONSTERS HEAVEN: Scout’s Honor at Hole in the Wall

SCOUT’S HONOR – A new craft cookie place that you should definitely check out! If you love desserts, a self-proclaimed cookie monster or anyone that’s just always in the lookout for good food, do try this new concept spearheaded by two young and talented chefs, Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla. Choose from a variety of their Scout’s Cookie, get to know their classic, signature cookie creations, they also have a gorgeous milk bar and an awesome craft cookie / make-your-own-cookie option. GOOD STUFF!

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Happiness! Yes these cookies looks and tastes good, a rack full of their signature scout’s cookies and on the background is a savory one. Craft Cookie with gouda cheese, spam (tocino), and a herb shortbread base? BIG YES!!!

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Doussants by Raffles / Fairmont: A Worthy Contender to Manila’s Cronuts Scene

FAIRMONT / RAFFLES Makati is known for their amazing desserts, so imagine my excitement upon seeing a particular Facebook post about these lovely sweet tooth treats; they are now making Doussants, yes folks down with the bandwagon and this is their version of the cronut. This hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut has been making a big buzz these days, and with the locals unparalleled love for doughnuts, I think this craze is here to stay.

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They’re trying to keep things fresh, assuring quality of their pastries, thus producing a small batch daily; only 200 pieces of these luscious hybrids. Love how the base was like a croissant thin layers of pastry with the edges giving a nice crunch to the bite and as you bite into it yields a nice soft and chewy consistency to boot. Layers of pleasure and indulgence meticulously prepared, it’s kind of amazing how I was able to peel each of the layers admiring the flavors ever so slowly. Varying flavors and texture and then you hit the pastry cream, BAM! Oh utter bliss.

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Classic Ensaymada and Cheese Rolls by Homemade Treasures

I really believe that some of the country’s best chows are sourced by home-based food purveyors. May it be an heirloom recipe or one that’s perfected and made with much passion and dedication, I really admire how they put so much effort in developing the recipes that really sets them apart with most of the commercialized counterparts. One recent discovery are some fantastic pastries from Homemade Treasures by Ms. Chona Ayson, a home baker that’s based in Pampanga that’s really famous for her classic ensaymadas.

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This is her 1930’s Classic Ensaimada, one that’s done right with all the good stuff; butter, sugar, and cheese, lots of them. Unapologetically cheesy, with all that sharp flavor that I just can’t get enough of, then you get all these caramelized sugar bits in all the right places, this is without a doubt, the best classic ensaymada I had.

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Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Random Cravings: Sweet Bella's Pearl and A Shot of Pure Belgian Chocolate Bliss

One afternoon I was in desperate need of some comfort food, and then I passed by this new pastry place at Greenbelt, that turned out to be Sweet Bella. I’ve wanted to check out their branch at Burgos Circle and try some of their pastry creations for quite some time now. Fortunately they opened one in Greenbelt 5, it’s a lot closer to the office and I can drop by anytime for my sweet tooth cravings.

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Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Randrom Cravings: Chocnut Cheesecake – Indulgence by Irene

Last weekend I got a nice treat encased in a red box, simple and straightforward. But inside was this exquisite product; Chocnut Cheesecake of Indulgence by Irene.

What are your earliest memory of this well loved local chocolate treat? As for me I’ve been munching on these nutty, chocolate-y bars ever since I could remember. And it was definitely an awesome treat to munch and indulge on a cheesecake that celebrates it’s taste and glory. Continue reading Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Randrom Cravings: Chocnut Cheesecake – Indulgence by Irene

Hefty Foodie's Quick Bites and Random Cravings: Double Chocolate Yema Cupcake of SLICE

Okay I’m starting this series of posts that’s not like my normal restaurant review blog entries. It’s really about some random cravings that I munch on or quick bites / snacks that I really like. And I can practice my food photography skills too since most often than not I’ll shoot the food at home and have total control of lighting and whatnots.

Moist Double Chocolate Cupcake + Swirls of Yema = Happiness 😀

First on my Quick Bites and Random Cravings Series; Double Chocolate Yema Cupcake from SLICE!

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My Kind of Bar: Bar Dolci at Burgos Circle

Was invited to Bar Dolci and got a taste of their new products. It was my kind of bar; one that doesn’t serve alcoholic beverages. Instead they have gelato, french macarons, and other savory stuff . So I was more than excited to go to Burgos Circle to munch on those yummy treats. 😀

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Fleur De Lys to Cheer Me Up

Since I was a bit frustrated of the results of my first try at food photography (thought I could’ve done better) I was in desperate need of comfort food to cheer me up so I dragged my friends and head to Fleur De Lys at Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Nothing beats yummy pastry, a cup of coffee, and good chit-chat with friends 😀

Warm chocolate cake + Vanilla Ice Cream = Great contrast of hot and cold, Happiness 😀

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The Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee at Tomas Morato

Stopped over this inviting pastry shop for that after-meal sweet cravings. Enjoyed a couple of cake slices at an affordable price. 😀

 This one’s called Whoopie, it’s not even on their menu, chocolate cake with marshmallows, choco chip, and cream cheese. You can get it for free for a minimum purchase of P500. Not bad 🙂 Continue reading The Kitchen of Cakes and Coffee at Tomas Morato