Words by Kathlene Masilongan
Photos by Michelle Neri
It was just a typical afternoon at the WIM office when pints of ice cream from Papa Diddi’s came in and caught our attention because, well, it was ice cream. Flavors like Mantequilla con Mani and Roasted Forbidden Rice intrigued us from the start. But out of the lot (and there was a lot) of the frozen dessert treats that adorned our tables, one flavor, in particular, was left relatively unnoticed: Davao Meets Bicol.
When we think about the flavors of Davao, we usually think about the famous Durian, so that’s what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t that. It looked like any other chocolate ice cream—unassuming, harmless, safe. So I took my first bite and thought “that’s good chocolate” but a couple of seconds later, it hit me. The heat. Bicol.
It became this whole thing at the office and almost everyone tried it, some scared, some excited, but at the end of the day, an overall interesting experience for everyone. After all, we don’t normally associate spice with something cold and sweet so we were a bit caught off guard, but here it is! Papa Diddi’s not only satisfied our resident sweet-tooths but surprised them with a little something on the side.
You can try Davao Meets Bicol, as well as other crowd favorites Tres Leches, Mango Pili, and Queso Blanco. You can check out the rest of the unique and interesting flavors Papa Diddi’s has to offer at their physical store in Maginhawa or have these handmade, hand-churned, and hand packed ice cream delivered straight to your doorstep!
Would you challenge yourself and try Davao Meets Bicol? Tell us if you’ve tried something like this before!
Papa Diddi’s Handcrafted Ice Cream
168 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City