14 Drool-Worthy Reasons Why Sorbetes is Too Mainstream

14 Drool-Worthy Reasons Why Sorbetes is Too Mainstream

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Back in our patintero (read: grade school) days, we celebrated a solid week, and later, a full month, in honor of the Filipino language. It’s August once more, but this time we celebrate the food—particularly the sweets!—because When in Manila, you realize that great food is just as important as great conversation.

 

We’ve rounded up a list of 14 sweet treats that serve as evidence of the Filipino’s creativity. We’ve got unexpected takes on yema and sans rival, plus all your usual staple desserts (gelato, anyone?) infused with some local flavor—literally.

We can’t count how many different words there are in the Filipino language to describe flavor. But we can guarantee that going on this sweet food trip will allow you to make use of each one of them.

 

Here’s your hitlist:

 

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1. Peanut Butter Sans Rival

A new fun spin on the classic meringue and butter cream cake

P210 (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it:

Aracama Filipino Cuisine

The Fort Strip, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

 

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2. Chocolate Leche Flan with Pedro Ximenez Sherry

That traditional milky, creamy, egg-y goodness, supercharged with chocolate and alcohol

P295 (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Beso Cucina Vinoteka

2F C3 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 29th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

 

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 3. Calamansi Bars

Life doesn’t usually throw lemons at a Filipino—it will probably throw us a bag of calamansi instead. So Classic Confections went ahead and made these bars. Lemon squares be damned.

P55 per piece; P250 for a dozen (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Classic Confections

3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

 

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 4. De Espadaña Quezo de Bola Cheesecake

Baked cheesecake with santol, prune and fig compote

P220 (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Restaurante Pia y Damaso

2F Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

  

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5. Goat’s Cheese – Frozen Cheese Cake

Goat’s cheese ice cream, wild honey, dried figs, cashew nuts

P220 (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Earth Kitchen

Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City

  

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6. Pritong Sorbetes

Golden brown and deliciously sexy fried ice cream with strawberry compote

P155 (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Hiyas

GF D*Strip Building, 20 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

  

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7. Macapuno Pandan Cake

We love our buko pandan as much as the next guy, but we also love cake. So it’s a win-win situation with this light and fluffy dessert.

P152 for a slice; P520 for a 6-inch cake; P929 for a 9-inch cake (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Serye Café Filipino

Eastwood City Walk, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

  

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8. Yema Cheesecake

A melt in your mouth cheesecake featuring Slice signature yema then topped with more yema and praline walnuts and almonds. It’s the next best thing since Choco Yema cupcake (which you should also check out)!

P260 (Click HERE to get 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Slice

GF C2 Building, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue corner 29th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

 

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9. Calamansi Sorbet

An Italian classic with a local twist

P95 for a scoop, dine in only (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: afters Espresso & Desserts

GF Lansbergh Place, 20 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Castor Street, South Triangle, Quezon City 

 

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10. Lovers’ Limerick Cheesecake Lime

Dayap or lime, whatever you wish to call it, it’s exactly the zest that this heavenly cheesecake needed!

P150 (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Avi

GF D*Strip Building, 20 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City 

 

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11. Vegan Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Vegan means no egg and no dairy products were used to make this cookie—they used local products like coconut oil, coconatura coco sugar and 65% Dark Chocolate from Malagos Farms in Davao City

P550 for a box of 10 (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Cookie Bar

23 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

  

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12. Yema Cake

Why settle for those bite-size cellophane-wrapped drops of yema when you can have a whole cake layered and covered with it? Really.

P165 (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Figaro

2F Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City

  

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13. Avocado Ice Cream

Holy guacamole! When you find their avocado ice cream, you better try it! Supply is limited because they wait for the avocado to ripen before producing a batch.

P85 for a scoop; P320 for a pint (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Merry Moo

LGF SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

  

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14. Marjolaine

A lighter, chocolate version of sans rival. Each of the layers is brushed with chocolate, then held together by whipped cream. It’s topped with more chocolate and garnished with cashew nuts!

P1200 for an 8-inch cake; P165 for a slice; P1100 for a 7-inch sugarfree cake; P150 for a sugarfree slice (Click HERE to earn 5% CashBack)

 

Where to get it: Sugarhouse

Cinema and Entertainment Complex, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Mezza Residences, Aurora Boulevard corner Araneta Avenue, Sta. Mesa, Quezon City

GF Paseo Center, 8757 Paseo de Roxas corner Sedeño Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

GF V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City

GF SM City San Lazaro, Felix Huertas corner A.H. Lacson Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila City

GF Dela Rosa Carpark 1, Dela Rosa Street, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City

2F Glorietta 3, Ayala Avenue corner Arnaiz Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City

2F Veranda, Mega A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

P1 Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella Street, Poblacion, Makati City

2F SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

3F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, New Manila, Quezon City

 

 

Tag @ZAPtagPH and show us which you liked best, and which desserts we missed out on!

 

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14 Drool-Worthy Reasons Why Sorbetes is Too Mainstream






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