Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Banana Leaf Asia Cafe Specialties

My hunt to taste the different desserts in the metro led me to Banana Leaf Asia Cafe at Robinson's Place Ermita which offers authentic contemporary South East Asian Cuisine (Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Indonesian) which is my least favorite type of cuisine. I entered and ordered their House Desserts Specialties.

Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf

Priced at Php 80.00, Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf with whole sweet kernel corn on top is Thai's version of the Filipino dessert Maja Blanca. This is a softer version. I love its creamy coco-nutty taste and its not too sweet.

Pandanus Pancake Roll with Fresh Coconut

Also priced at Php 80.00, Pandanus Pancake Roll with Fresh Coconut will be loved by those Filipinos who loves Bukayo. This dessert is Rolled in Pandan Flavored pancake filled with what we Filipinos called Bukayo (a Philippine sweet meat of grated coconut fried/simmered in brown sugar) drizzled with the bukayo's syrup. 

This syrup is too sweet. Without the syrup it would be just enough. The grated coconut filling is too dry, I suggest that it would be better that the grated coconut be a little gelatinous.


Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf - 9/10,
 Pandanus Pancake Roll with Fresh Coconut - 5/10

Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf - 10/10,
 Pandanus Pancake Roll with Fresh Coconut - 9/10


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Greenwich Pizza Cookie

My recent visit to Greenwich Intramuros, lets me indulge in their new offering of dessert : The Pizza Cookie! Available in two variants, Butterfinger Pizza Cookie and Nestle Crunch Pizza Cookie. I ordered for the Butterfinger since this is one of my all time favorite chocolate, too bad it wasn't available, so I ended up with the Nestle Crunch.

This is made of flavored oatmeal cookie which is perfectly baked maintaining its crunchiness, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (if you want an additional scoop of ice cream just like we did, you can do so by adding up an additional Php 10.00 per scoop), drizzled with rich luscious chocolate syrup and topped with Nestle Crunch Chocolate Halves. 

Photo source: Greenwich

The other variant is the Butterfinger Pizza Cookie made of Butterfinger chocolate flavored oatmeal cookie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled with rich luscious chocolate syrup and sprinkled with crushed Butterfinger chocolate.

The Pizza cookie was served hot, the oatmeal cookie was freshly baked. What amazed me is that the Ice cream did not melt easily inspite of the hot oat meal cookie beneath it. The oatmeal cookie is perfectly baked and compliments the vanilla ice cream and the chocolate syrup. Priced at Php 99.00 good for sharing gives value to your money.


Taste - 10/10
Price - 10/10
Presentation - 10/10

Greenwich definitely created an overloaded and flavorful dessert experience that we dessert lovers can truly enjoy.

Come to the Greenwich branch near you and indulge in Greenwich new dessert creation.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ministop's Crema de Fruta

I recently discover that Ministop offers what I called Graham cakes in cups! A quick fix for my cravings for dessert. ^_^

You can enjoy a cup of Crema de Fruta for only Php 58.00, quite a reasonable price..

Ministop's Crema de Fruta is not too sweet. The fruits compliments the fillings as well as the crushed graham.


Taste - 8/10
Price - 8/10
Presentation - 9/10

Want to prepare this at home? You just need four ingredients crushed grahams, condensed milk, nestle cream and fruit cocktail.

1) Drain the fruit cocktail. Set aside. 
2) For the Filling - Mix the condensed milk and the nestle cream. 
3) Layer the crushed graham in a cup and put the filling, crashed graham again, then filling..
4) Lastly fruit cocktail on top! 

ENJOY! ^_^

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

YakiMix LiNe of DeSseRtS

This is my second time to eat at Yakimix here in Hobbies of Asia, Macapagal Pasay. I'm not a buffet type of person but I really enjoyed the food especially their desserts. Their  desserts were very simple yet I keep coming back for more.. ^_^

Cakes. I love these little slices of cakes. They are not too sweet. The first time I ate here, I finished eight slices! My personal favorite is the Blueberry Cheesecake and Strawberry Mousse Cake. There is also leche flan and Red Ribbon Cake's - Mango Cake.

Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Cake, Strawberry Mousse Cake and Coffee Jelly

Ice creams. They offer four variants of ice creams. Today's flavors were Mango, Strawberry, Double Dutch and Rocky Road. There are also Ice cream sticks and even Popsicles too! All of these are from Selecta. There also different toppings you can chose from. There are gummy bears, marshmallows, chocolates, candy sprinkles and rice crispies.

Double dutch Ice cream with candy sprinkles and Rocky Road Ice cream with Rice Crispies.

Pastries. There are also these little cups of macaroons, chocolate crinkles and fruit tarts.

Fruits. There are also fresh fruits available such as pineapples, watermelon and oranges.


Taste - 8/10
Presentation - 9/10

You can find Yakimix Sushi Smokeless Grill Restaurant in Hobbies of Asia Macapagal Blvd Pasay City, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt, Tomas Morato and in Trinoma Mall.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shakey's Peach Banana Split

Tired of your old Banana Split? Try Shakey's Peach Banana Split!For only Php 165.00 (Good for Sharing), Indulge on 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream top with cherry, 2 scoops of Mango Ice Cream and 2 scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream with slices of peaches and bananas on the side, whip cream all over and drizzled with strawberry syrup! A perfect combination!


1) Taste - 10/10
2) Presentation - 8/10
3) Price - 9/10

What are you waiting for! Come and visit your nearest Shakey's Restaurant and indulge in this mouth watering dessert!


This blog will be all about MY LOVE FOR DESSERTS! Indulge! ^_^