Manila Creamery: Introducing Burnt Rice and Ricotta Orange GelatoMarch 9, 2016
- Pamela CortezWords
It’s been almost a year since Manila Creamery first appeared on the pages of Pepper, and the gelato start-up has only become stronger, with a solid fanbase that believes in their luscious product. Maybe because, in a field over-saturated with purveyors who are often looking for the craziest, most over-the-top thing, Manila Creamery puts perfect texture, and straight-up delicious combinations at the forefront of their thinking. From their more expanded flavor line, it is the Tinutong Rice and Ricotta with Orange in particular that has grabbed attention, and makes it easy to order pint after pint.
The Tinutong Rice has developed over time into an intense creation, with the notes of burnt rice evident with every scoop. Bitter at first, it finishes smooth and full-bodied, smoky, but tasting fully of its origins. It feels and tastes like your Filipino upbringing condensed into a cup, which is what Manila Creamery tends to do best—elevate what is familiar (their Mangga & Suman and Turon are also fine examples) into something only they can achieve. Their Ricotta with Orange may have more foreign roots, but the creamy, slightly cheesy, base is the perfect foil to an intense orange marmalade with generous amounts of candied peel, and cashew nuts that are roasted to give just enough nutty flavor. With a Filipino-inspired gelato cafe soon to open in UP Town Center, there is no stopping these artisans from dominating the market. That’s what happens when the produce is this good.
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Prices: P450 per pint, P1650 per half gallon (good for 15 pax-1.5kg), P3100 per gallon (good for 30 pax- 3kg). Minimum order of 4 pints or half gallon for delivery.