Art by Mags Ocampo
You know what we don’t talk about enough? Filipino desserts. We all already know that adobo rocks, sinigang is the king of comfort foods, and that nothing beats the combo of sisig and an ice-cold beer. But why don’t we give as much love and hype to the sweet confections of Filipino cuisine? Buko pie, ensaymada… I’d like to see those dishes taking over the global stage, or at least more of my friends foregoing sorbets and red velvet cupcakes for homegrown treats.
I didn’t realize I was neglecting Filipino desserts until I got to visit the new Manam Cafe branch in Podium, apparently the third in the city. Honestly, why didn’t my sweet-tooth, coffee-guzzling self catch wind of this earlier? Manam Cafe basically features the Manam menu with everything you love in it, plus a richer selection of drinks, desserts and merienda options. We suggest you keep your dish-anddrink pairings in mind when you visit the cafe to cheat on your diet.