Today on Pepper Eats: Caramel Pot de Crème, Strawberry Shortcake, and a Mango Treat

February 3, 2019

White Almonds Pon de Ring from Mister Donut Cafe (PHP 39)

Addi

Location: Greenhills Arcade

Addi says: “Despite the flaky, too-sweet topping, the dough is so bouncy, I can only describe it as biting into a baby’s cheeks. It’s available only at this branch, so don’t miss it If you’re in the area.”

Rating: 8.5/10

Mango Supreme from Lugang Café (PHP 240)

Adee

Location: 116 Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan

Adee says: “A simple dessert done really well. Heaven for any mango lover. I’m impressed at how finely shaved the ice is. I wanted to bury my tongue in the bowl, but they might call the dog catchers on me.”

Rating: 8.5/10

Strawberry Shortcake from Vizco’s (PHP 80 per slice)

Diana

Location: Session Road, Baguio

Diana says: “Just the right amount of tangy strawberry and fluffy sweet shortcake. My personal pick for best strawberry shortcake in Baguio.”

Rating: 10/10

Caramel Pot de Crème from Lemon iCafe  (PHP 90)

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Location: D’Mall, Boracay

Kat says: “I was worried this would be too sweet, but it’s not. It reminds me of Merry Moo’s Sea Salt Caramel flavor, in that it tastes like the caramel was taken off the heat mere moments before it burned into a dark, bitter mess. The result is a deeper and more complex sweetness than most caramel flavored desserts. It’s still a rich dessert, though, making the small pot almost good enough for two people.”

Rating: 8/10

Tonkatsu from Teriyaki Boy (PHP 222)

Lars

Location: Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Larsy says: “The relaunch has caused some evil black magic to befall the Katipunan branch. My tonkatsu was tough and tasteless. I don’t think I’ll ever visist that branch again.”

Rating: 3.16/10

Rosu Miso Katsu from Yabu (PHP 375)

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Location: 5/F SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio

Mikka says: “The saltiness of the miso sauce was a bit offensive, but easily tempered down with tablespoons of rice. Felt great about eating this meal though because Yabu was giving 100% of its profits to those affected by Typhoon Yolanda. So, yay!”

Rating: 10/10 (mostly because I knew my meal was going somewhere else other than my belly)

Kara Buta-don from Tamagoya Noodle House (PHP 158)

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Location: Mayamot, Antipolo City

Nico says: “I’m guilty of eating here often, and this dish is a perfect reason why. The pork was tender enough to restore my faith after having had a bad bout with a tough pork steak in another restaurant. Flavors were also great; sweet enough for the Filipino palate but not to the point of counting as a dessert. By holding back on the sugar, they made sure that the other flavors of chives and sesame also came through. You won’t get tired of digging into the bowl and eating mouthfuls at a pace that would embarrass your date.”

Rating: 7.5/10

Ocean Trout with Market Vegetables from The Chiswick (AUD 32)

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Location: 65 Ocean Street, Noollahra, NSW

Pam says: “One of the simplest things I ate on my Sydney trip, and also one of the most memorable ones. I admire the fact that most of Australia’s produce and veg are all local- can someone start that movement here?? I’d love to see native vegetables make a comeback on the culinary scene. Ok rant aside, this was pretty good, very clean flavors, and of course, really crispy skin.”

Rating: 9/10

Tonkatsu Sandwich on House Bread from JiPan Cafe and Bakeshop (PHP 215)

Serna

Location: 2/F, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati

Serna says: “The house bread was a little too sweet and dense for my liking, and the pork cutlet could have used a few whacks from a meat tenderizer to make it easier to eat (or maybe my mouth is just too small). The nori fries were crisp, well-seasoned, and addictive, however. The dish could do with some improvement, but it was off to a good start.”

Diner’s rating: 7/10

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6 responses to “Today on Pepper Eats: Caramel Pot de Crème, Strawberry Shortcake, and a Mango Treat”

  1. Ren says:

    JiPan flavors changed a lot, since Ms. Fujimura sold it. 🙁 I miss the low-scale homecooked flavors.

    • Sergia Susana says:

      I agree with you, Ren. I used to frequent the place with my family back in grade school, and I was a little disappointed in how the food lacked that homey flavor. Though I’d say that their service still remains pretty good. 🙂 There were some new items on the menu that I’m curious about, however.

      • Ren says:

        True. It was my comfy food place when I’m stressed in school/work. When I ordered Shogayaki Bento recently, it was too salty. It seems that they revised the recipe to match the Filipino palate. :/

  2. Lars Roxas says:

    strawberry shooortcaaaakkkkee

    • irisinwonderland says:

      I usually drop by Vizco’s for a sweet treat. Their strawberry cake is best eaten during strawberry season and you’ll be rewarded with the best tasting strawberries! 🙂 and try out their mango cake as well. Just the right sweetness I can finish up a whole cake! (just their small size though haha)

  3. nikpas says:

    Karabutadooon! My favorite rice bowl from Tamagoya. Heehee. You should try their yakiniku-han as well! Pretty good contender in overthrowing Karabutadon’s thrown. Hahaha.

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