Gourmandise Patisserie

We wanted to have mango sticky rice for dessert at Mango Tree but they ran out of mangoes so we walked to nearby Serendra to buy from two of the French pastry shops that I’ve been wanting try. First stop was Chef Sunshine Pengson’s ode to French eclairs. The small patisserie was beautifully decorated andContinue reading “Gourmandise Patisserie”

Yamato Bakery Cafe

Right next to Mitsuyado Sei-Men is a bread lovers haven called Yamato Bakery Cafe owned by the same group. I noticed diners waiting for a table at Mitsuyado were there shopping for bread. That’s a great way to pass time. This bakery has it’s roots from Japan unlike Bread Talk which came from Singapore. BothContinue reading “Yamato Bakery Cafe”

Lunch at Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

For me bread is the reason why Inquirer calls Wildflour Cafe + Bakery the hottest restaurant in Manila. It was indeed hard to make a reservation even for a 1:00 pm lunch on a weekday. Luckily they took pity on our group and we got in. Located at the ground floor of the modern andContinue reading “Lunch at Wildflour Cafe + Bakery”

San Sebastian: Supermarket Finds

Whenever I go to a different country I make it a point to visit their supermarket. I like to see the products they sell, even the layout of the store and how it differs to what we’re used to fascinates me. Just a couple of blocks from Hotel de Londres was this really nice shopping areaContinue reading “San Sebastian: Supermarket Finds”

Nic’s Gourmet Desserts

I’ve passed by Nic’s Gourmet Desserts on A. Mabini several times but I never went in for fear of discovering some delicious creations that I don’t really need to be eating. But when I saw Lori’s feature on her blog I couldn’t resist checking it out myself. They also served breakfast, sandwiches and pasta asContinue reading “Nic’s Gourmet Desserts”

Kouign Amann from Gourmet Finds

What is kouign amann? It probably sounds new to you since I’ve only seen them in one other place. In the US it’s starting to become popular too but not as widely available yet. Kouign amann is (pronounced kween a-mon) is a Breton (from Brittany, France) cake. It is a round crusty cake, made withContinue reading “Kouign Amann from Gourmet Finds”

Happy Mother’s Day from Bizu

I am happy. My mom is happy. Look what Bizu sent my mom yesterday for Mother’s Day! Inside the beautiful box is a luscious dessert called Paris-Brest which in essence is a big cream puff filled with cream and fresh raspberries. To give you an idea of the size I took this picture beside myContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day from Bizu”

New Products from Gourmet Finds

I borrowed this image of kouign amann from my idol David Lebovitz. Since last year I’ve been reading a lot about this French pastry and I wanted to try it when I was in the US but I didn’t find it in the bakeries I went to. Now I can try it right here inContinue reading “New Products from Gourmet Finds”