Pavlova Manila Will Make You Fat with Their Freakin’ Addicting Strawberry Pavlova

February 4, 2020

If I could eat only one dessert for the rest of my life, it would have to include some sort of meringue in it. I say it with my utmost conviction since I have a strange obsession with the way this egg white and sugar concoction feels on the palate. And when it snaps, oooh, it exhales pulverized bits that mimic sweet and edible snow.


The story behind this mania, I think, started when I first tried a Baked Alaska from Jimmy’s Kitchen Hong Kong when I was a sugar-hungry kid who just turned 6, and from then on, I’ve been hooked. Eton messes never failed to make me weak in the knees, and I’d always buy the cheap meringue that came in noisy plastic bags from my university’s cafeteria and snack on them during night classes (much to the disdain of my classmates who would glance looks of hatred my way). I’d always order pavlova whenever I’d spot it on a restaurant’s menu, and sometimes, I’d only order that. Pavlova for dinner? No problem. I could finish the whole damn thing on my own, which is why I felt like I gained a few—forget it, it was several—pounds after shoving down Pavlova Manila’s Strawberry Pavlova in a blink of an eye last weekend.


They say that a pavlova is one of the classiest fruit desserts you can whip for a crowd, but I’d like to think that it makes for the perfect cheat day dessert, especially for an individual (like me) reeling in from a stressful week. I read somewhere that Pavlova is actually the name of this Russian ballerina chick who was so graceful that her very elegant movements inspired the light-as-air egg white and cream dessert. Pavlova Manila’s version is daintily packaged inside a cardboard box that contains the delicate treat for me to devour in minutes.


Scooping out portions of pavlova to shove down my throat, my mouth already starts to water. The delicate shell paves way to the smooth, pillow-like and marshmallow-esque texture. It is topped with whipped cream that is far from cloying and carries the right amount of sweetness to contrast the chubby strawberries that look like red, juice-filled balloons. I try to restrain because I am on a fake diet, but whatever, man. The stuff’s freaking delicious.

Pavlova Manila

PHP 650 for an 8-inch pavlova
Please give a lead time of 2 days
Pick-up point at Tomas Morato
Number: Aurea Fernandez at 0998-9849879
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Have you tried Pavlova Manila? What’s your favorite meringue-based dessert and where do you get it? Leave us a comment below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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4 responses to “Pavlova Manila Will Make You Fat with Their Freakin’ Addicting Strawberry Pavlova”

  1. Katrina says:

    Pick up only?!?! Noooooooooooooo. It’s. So. FAAAAAAAAAAR.

  2. Louie DelR says:

    Tried this! So good and light and yes, the sweetness is not cloying. It cracks a lot and too fragile but that’s the beauty of a pavlova! makes you sing “love your curves and all your edges. All your perfect imperfections…” ;p

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