On my recent trip to the Philippines, I feasted on a lot of sweets.
Here’s a rundown and a comparison of the stuffs we had.
CONTI’S PASTRY SHOP, SOLENAD, NUVALI, STA. ROSA LAGUNA
The family had a late merienda cena at Conti’s on our way to Tagaytay. We ordered some pasta and appetizers with our sweets but since this is a cake and pastry review, let’s focus on the sweets! ☺
Conti’s Bananalicious Pie
Conti’s Moist Chocolate Cake
Conti’s NY Cheesecake
Conti’s Mango Bravo
LACHI’S SANS RIVAL ATBP. MARFORI HEIGHTS, DAVAO CITY
The cousins, brother and I went to Lachi’s for desserts after a late lunch at our favorite pizza place, Pizza Pamilya at the back of Victoria Mall.
Lachi’s Classic Sans Rival
Lachi’s Symphony Torte Cake
Lachi’s Choco-Vanilla Cheesecake
Lachi’s Dulce De Leche Cheesecake
Lachi’s Apple Pie
MISS DESSERTS, SERENDRA, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
On my last day in Pinas, I met up with an old friend for some chitchat sessions. After having pasta and the yummy Artichoke and Cream Cheese Dip at Café Mary Grace, we went to the nearby Miss Desserts because we wanted to try their new dessert, the Black Velvet Cake.
Of the three dessert shops I went to, this one was the most expensive. To be fair, although the shop is pretty small, the staffs were pretty accommodating and chitchatty. The shop didn’t have wifi but guess what, the staff gave me the password for a nearby establishment’s net connection! May pagka-usi rin ang server nila haha but I guess he was only trying to be friendly. He asked me why the service on my iphone was SMART when all iphones in Pinas were Globe locked. Haha, imagine nakita nya yun? Had to explain that my phone was on international roaming and automatically picks up the telco line with the strongest signal.
Back to the cake:
I also bought a few personal sized sugar-free cakes and brought them with me to Seoul – Carrot Cake, Butter Cake and another marble cake thing. Of the three, the best was the Butter Cake. Really buttery and sweet! I asked the server and he told me they use Stevia which is great as this is an all natural sweetener, not one of those artificial aspartame stuffs.
The verdict: I will always love Conti’s Mango Bravo but at the moment, it is Lachi’s that stands as my favorite cake place. It is, to put it simply, unpretentiously great.