Avocado Ice Cream Cheesecake from Avocadoria.PH

Avocado remains one of my favorite fruits ever.

Some of my favorite foodie memories when I was growing up involved my mom preparing a simple dessert made of avocado, sugar, evaporated milk and ice cubes. This was done only within the rainy season because that’s the only time avocados are available.

Now, thanks to modern farming technology, fresh avocados are readily available practically throughout the year.

It also gave rise to the popularity of avocado-based desserts such as those found in Avocadoria.PH.

This dessert chain prides itself on its delicious dessert products made with fresh avocados and other premium ingredients. It also helps local avocado farmers by creating possibilities for use of their harvests and by recycling discarded avocado skins to be mixed with fertilizers used by the farmers.

For foodies like me, it provides more ways to enjoy our favorite fruit.

Take the Avocado Ice Cream Cheesecake (Php550), for example. It’s a great pasalubong for the family or a gift for loved ones during special occasions.

Avocadoria, Robinsons Galleria

Made with smooth and creamy avocado-flavored cream cheese filling on top of crushed graham crackers and topped with a layer of white chocolate studded with chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds, cashews and walnuts, every spoonful of this cheesecake is a study in delectable contrasts of tastes and textures.

Avocadoria, Robinsons Galleria

I’d love to get my hands on another tin of this lovely dessert so I can sate my avocado craving again!

Avocadoria, Robinsons Galleria

Avocadoria, Robinsons Galleria

This Avocadoria.PH stall is located at Level 1, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City.

Other stalls in the metro are located at:

  • Pasig: Tiendesitas, SM Center Pasig, Robinsons Metro East, Ayala Malls The 30th, Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall, Shangri-la Plaza, EDSA Central Pavilion, SM Light Mall, Forum Robinsons
  • San Juan: Greenhills Shopping Center
  • Quezon City: Eastwood Citywalk 2, Ali Mall Cubao, Farmers Plaza Cubao, Robinsons Magnolia, UP Town Center, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Fisher Mall, SM North EDSA, Walter Mart North EDSA, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Robinsons Novaliches, Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • Marikina: SM City Marikina, Riverbanks Center, Ayala Malls Marikina, Dona Aurora Parang
  • Taguig: Market! Market!, Food District Signatures on the 5th
  • Makati: Ayala Mall Circuit, Glorietta 3, Philamlife Tower, San Lorenzo Place Condominium
  • Manila: The One Grand Center Sampaloc, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City San Lazaro, Lucky Chinatown
  • Pasay: Ayala Malls Manila Bay,
  • Paranaque: SM City Bicutan, SM City BF Paranaque, SM City Sucat
  • Caloocan: SM Center Sangandaan
  • Malabon: Fisher Mall
  • Valenzuela: SM City Valenzuela
  • Las Pinas: SM Southmall, Vista Mall Las Pinas, Ayala Center Las Pinas
  • Muntinlupa: Alabang Town Center, Starmall Alabang, Festival Mall, Ayala Malls South Park Alabang

Avocadoria.ph Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Milk Tea and Ice Cream Combo at Dairy Queen, Greenfield District

Feeling down? Or hot, for that matter?

I find that a bit of a cold treat can both lift my spirits and cool me down. With the summer season sneaking in, my preferences run to either milk teas or ice cream.

Why not both?

At Dairy Queen branch in The Portal Greenfield District, I was able to sample DQ’s new Brown Sugar Milk Tea series which brings a milk tea twist to our favorite frozen dessert.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Check them out:

Oreo Freeze (Php99 for 12oz | Php119 for 16oz). An ice-blended beverage flavored with milk tea, brown sugar syrup, popping boba, fresh milk and topped with DQ’s soft-serve ice cream and whipped cream, generously laden with crushed Oreos.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Popping Boba Float (Php109 for 12oz | Php119 for 16oz). Made with milk tea swirled with brown sugar syrup, pearls, milk and a helping of DQ’s soft-serve vanilla ice cream.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

DQ is where I had my first taste of blizzards – soft-serve ice cream mechanically blended with mix-ins, served upside-down or they’re free – and this new series comes with two brown sugar milk tea-flavored blizzards.

Brown Sugar Oreo Blizzard (Php59 for mini | Php95 for regular | Php109 medium | Php139 for large). Made with vanilla ice-cream blitzed with crushed Oreos and brown sugar syrup.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Popping Coffee Boba Blizzard (Php59 for mini | Php95 for regular | Php109 medium | Php139 for large). Made with coffee ice cream with milk tea flavor, brown sugar syrup and popping boba.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

The crowning gem of the series is the Ultimate Milk Tea Parfait (Php129 for 12oz). It’s made with layers of vanilla ice cream, brown sugar syrup and milk tea powder.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

With its Brown Sugar Milk Tea series, Dairy Queen is sure to usher in a cool and yummy summer.

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

Many thanks to Kaycee of DateForTwo for extending DQ’s invitation!

Dairy Queen, Highway Hills

This Dairy Queen branch is located at The Portal, Greenfield District, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, open from 10am to 7pm during the community quarantine for takeout and delivery via FoodPanda.

Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.

Other Dairy Queen outlets are located at:

  • Mandaluyong: SM Megamall, SM Light Mall, Forum Robinsons
  • Pasig: SM City East Ortigas, Robinsons Metro East, Ayala Malls The 30th
  • Quezon City: Eastwood Citywalk 1, Robinsons Galleria, Ali Mall Cubao, Cyberpark Towers Cubao, Kia Theater Cubao, Gateway Mall Cubao, Robinsons Magnolia, Fisher Mall, Trinoma Mall, SM City North EDSA, SM Cherry Congressional, SM City Novaliches, SM City Fairview, Robinsons Novaliches, Ayala Fairview Terraces
  • Marikina: SM City Marikina, Riverbanks Center, SM Sta. Mesa
  • San Juan: Theater Mall Greenhills
  • Taguig: Market! Market! BGC, St. Luke’s Medical Center BGC, Venice Grand Mall
  • Makati: Glorietta, Paseo Center, Alphaland Makati Place, Makati Medical Center, Alphaland Southgate Mall, Waltermart Makati
  • Paranaque: NAIA Terminal 3, SM City Bicutan, Okada Manila Entertainment City, SM City Sucat
  • Manila: Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Manila, SM City San Lazaro, Tutuban Center Mall, 168 Shopping Mall
  • Pasay: Blue Bay Walk MOA Complex, Main Mall SM Mall of Asia
  • Caloocan: SM Center Sangandaan
  • Valenzuela: SM City Valenzuela
  • Las Pinas: SM Southmall, SM Center Las Pinas
  • Alabang: Alabang Town Center, Starmall Alabang
  • Muntinlupa: Festival Mall

Dairy Queen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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The Jelly List: My fave resto dishes you can enjoy at home

Hello, fellow foodie! How are you holding up? I hope you’re safe at home and surrounded by your loved ones just like me.

After several days of being #TeamBahay, I have to admit: I may be getting a bit tired of home-cooking. (Yaya, don’t be tampo! Your cooking is great!)

I can’t help but miss those scrumptious, meticulously prepared, beautifully presented dishes from my favorite restaurants.

Do you feel the same?

Well, guess what: we can enjoy those wonderful viands at home, thanks to delivery services. (I panicked for a while when Gran and FoodPanda briefly suspended their services the other day. Thank heavens that’s all sorted out! Whew!)

So, if you have a craving for any of these delectable dishes, just contact the resto and have them delivered to you. Not only will you get to enjoy a fabulous meal in the safety and comfort of home, you also contribute to the continued health of these businesses.

Buttered Parmesan Chicken Wings of Buffalo Swing Cafe

Buffalo Swing, Pasig

Ooh, these tender and juicy chicken wings, deep-fried to crunchy goodness and flavored with a butter parmesan rub are perfect bites when you’re binge-watching movies on Netflix.

Buffalo Swing Cafe is located at 363 Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, Caniogan, Pasig City. To order, call +63 2 86412561 or +63 917 7954554.

Buffalo Swing delivers via Food Panda.

Read more about Buffalo Swing Cafe here.

Martabak Manis of Sammy’s

Sammy’s, Cainta

If you have ever come across this delightful Indonesian dessert called Martabak Manis, I’m sure you will agree that it’s quite a treat. Made with thick pancake layers filled with chocolate sprinkles, crushed peanuts, cheese and condensed milk, it’s perfect for those late-night sweet cravings.

Sammy’s is located at 14 Raspberry Bend Street, Valley View Executive Subdivision Phase 3, San Juan, Cainta. To order, call +63 939 1483960.

Sammy’s delivers via Grab Express.

Read more about Sammy’s here.

Nasi Lemak Rice Bowl with Thai Chicken from BOA Kitchen + Socials

BOA Kitchen + Socials, Tomas Morato

Got a taste for exotic food? BOA Kitchen’s take on the Malaysian rice dish partnered with crispy Thai Fried Chicken would be right up your alley. Take a break from the usual with this Southeast Asian dish.

BOA Kitchen + Socials is located at Mezzanine Floor, 45 ABDC Building, Scout Rallos corner Scout Tuazon, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. To order, call +63 2 82903103.

BOA Kitchen + Socials delivers via Food Panda.

Read more about BOA Kitchen + Socials here.

Longganisa Flatbread with Salted Egg Cream from Alta by Relik

ALTA by Relik, San Juan

Lakas maka-alta nito because Alta by Relik elevates your classic ulam of longganisa, tomatoes and salted egg by putting them on a freshly baked, crispy flatbread.

Alta by Relik is located at Santolan Town Plaza, Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, Little Baguio, San Juan City. To order, call +63 917 3172582.

Read more about Alta by Relik here.

Grilled Liempo from 121 Restaurant

121 Restaurant, Allegro

Can’t go to your favorite seaside summer resort? Here’s the next best thing: bring out your shades, swimwear, inflatable pool and worship the sun while eating the sweet-smoky Grilled Liempo from 121 Restaurant. If you can, order a bottle of 121 Secret Sauce to go with it.

121 Restaurant is located at Second Floor, Allegro Center, Pasong Tamo Extension, Magallanes, Makati City. To order, call +63 2 88560529.

121 Restaurant delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda and LalaFood.

Read more about 121 Restaurant here.

Pasta Arabbiata from Bistro Manuel

Bistro Manuel, Poblacion

Here’s a light pasta dish to enjoy during with a glass of wine with your special someone. Made with penne tossed in tomato base sauce seasoned with basil, garlic and chili flakes, this will make your home dinner for two extra special.

Bistro Manuel is located at Second Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati City. To order, call +63 926 7341067.

Bistro Manuel delivers via Grab Delivery.

BBQ Platter from Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ

Mang Ding’s, Marikina

Who says you can’t enjoy a bottle of beer and some BBQ with your friends? Of course you would have to do it in your own homes and just show your yummy sticks of barbecue and isaw on Facebook Messenger. Well, let them salivaye when they see this!

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ is located at Block 3, Lot 13, C. Buenviaje Street, Santo Nino, Marikina City. To order, call +63 917 5159872 or +63 916 2853031.

Mang Ding’s Pinoy BBQ delivers via GrabFood.

Read more about Mang Ding’s here.

Breast + Wing Grilled Chicken with White Rice from Chicka Chicka Chicken

Chicka Chicka Chicken House, Bridgetowne

Chicken monster, are ya? Well, these well-marinated, brined and grilled to smoky and tender perfection chicken pieces will have you reaching for another piece again and again! Get a cup of Cream Corn to go with it and you’ve got a winner!

Chicka Chicka Chicken House is located at the Ground Floor, Robinsons Zeta Tower, Bridgetowne Business Center, Libis, Quezon City. To order, call +63 2 77522927 or +63 917 1763026.

Chicka Chicka Chicken delivers via GrabFood.

Read more about Chicka Chicka Chicken here.

Fish and Wedges from Vanderlust Bistro

Vanderlust, Tomas Morato

Fish and Chips gets a continental flair with this appetizing dish made with beer-battered deep-fried fish and large wedges of potatoes served with aioli.

Vanderlust Bistro is located at 100 Scout De Guia corner Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City. To order, call +63 927 2189085.

Vanderlust Bistro delivers via GrabFood and Food Panda.

Read more about Vanderlust Bistro here.

Gyudon from Hanako

Hanako, Katipunan

Get a taste of Japan with a bowl of steaming hot Japanese rice topped with tender beef simmered in a sauce made of dashi, soy sauce and mirin (rice wine).

Hanako is located at Second Floor, Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. To order, call +63 907 4879346.

Hanako delivers via GrabFood, FoodPanda and LalaFood.

Read more about Hanako here.

Chami Special of Lido Cocina Tsina

Lido Cocina Tsina, New Manila

Made with Asian wheat (miki) noodles sauteed in a flavorful sauce with pork bits, shrimp and crisp vegetables, this is a welcome break from the usual pancit guisado.

This Lido Cocina Tsina branch is located at 1014-1020 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, New Manila, Quezon City.

Lido delivers through its delivery hotline +63 2 8888-LIDO (5436) or through its website lidodelivery.com.

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Cute Cheesecake-in-a-Jar from Sugar Salt Cakes & Pastries

Staying at home for the next month or so need not be the punishment we sometimes think it is.

We can stave off the dreaded cabin fever by injecting some sweetness in our lives, like the cute cheesecake-in-a-jar from SugarSalt Cakes & Pastries.

This operation started when thirty-year-old Carmela Aprecio decided to quit her job as a web developer and devote herself towards something she loves: baking cheesecakes!

What began as a hobby that provided sweets for herself, her husband and their friends became a new concept in dessert delivery.

Each SugarSalt cheesecake comes in a 120-gram jar, contains milk, cheese and sugar and costs Php75 per piece. Each cheesecake-in-a-jar should be kept refrigerated and will keep for six days from the time it was baked.

Sugar Salt Bakery

Sugar Salt Bakery

I was able to sample the best-selling Turtle Pie Cheesecake made with dark chocolate, caramel kisses, caramel fudge and pecan nuts over freshly baked cheesecake in a crushed graham cracker crust.

Sugar Salt Bakery

Sugar Salt Bakery

I loved SugarSalt’s cheesecake filling: it’s mildly sweet and richly cheesy, not too stiff and not too soggy. With every spoonful, the chocolate and caramel chips as well as the pecans add texture and flavor. The jar’s serving size is just right for one person… assuming that person is not a dessert addict like me.

Sugar Salt Bakery

Sugar Salt Bakery

I can imagine going through two to three jars of these yummies all by my lonesome.

(Okay, fine! I’ll share some with Hubby and the kids…)

Other cheesecake-in-a-jar variants available are Almond Matcha (made with almond nuts and graham powder on a crushed graham cracker crust) and Oreo (made with Oreo filling on a crushed Oreo cookie crust), both at Php75 per jar.

If you’re in the mood for variety, why don’t you go for a SugarSalt Original Set which has all three variants for only Php225?

Planning a party? SugarSalt accepts bulk orders and can accommodate personalized jar labels. Just email sugarsaltph@gmail.com.

To order your own SugarSalt cheesecake-in-a-jar, fill up this form, and make your payments via BPI, BDO, GCash or Paypal.

SugarSalt delivers only within Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasig, San Juan, Quezon City, Manila, Pateros and Taguig via Grab (requires additional Php59 to Php129 delivery fee depending on recipient’s location). Pick up at its store near MRT Boni Station may be arranged.

Disclosure: Product sample was provided to enable an honest review.

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Craving for a cheesecake? Go for a Chi’s Cake!

We all need some sweetness in our lives: that burst of sugary flavor on your tongue that signals the happiness that is sure to follow.

Sure, eating sweets may not be so healthy, may be even be self-indulgent, but, really, it’s more than just a capping a meal with dessert or satisfying a craving during your coffee break. In times of stress or sadness, it envelopes you in that feeling of comfort and happiness. In times of elation and success, it underscores the joy.

For me, cheesecakes bring on that feeling of happiness more than any other dessert: the buttery and sugary graham cracker crust, the richness of the cream filling and the lovely surprise of whatever topping is put on it.

Well, what if you can enjoy this little piece of heaven while not going overboard with the sugar?

Chi’s Cake, an online dessert shop operated by Siri Andres, specializes in no-bake cheesecakes. Compared to their baked counterparts, no-bake cheesecakes are lighter and airier, due to the folding in of stiff whipped cream into the other combined ingredients, resulting into the mousse-like texture of the dessert. And the cheesecakes from Chi’s Cake are known for not being to sweet.

Chi’s Cake

Chi’s Cake

Chi’s Cake

Chi’s Cake

Siri formerly worked as an IT business analyst but has transitioned into a full-time stay-at-home mom. Leveraging her love for whipping up sweet treats to give to friends and family into a potential business, she started by creating her own brand of no-bake cheesecake flavors which soon generated multiple orders.

Chi’s Cake

Last week, I was able to sample some of her no-bake cheesecake creations such as:

Carrot Cinnamon Cheescake (Php650 for 7-inch cake | Php900 for 9-inch cake | Php450 for a box of 12 cheesecake cups). Are you a fan of carrot cakes? The hearty and tangy taste of shredded carrots underscored by the warm spicy sweetness of cinnamon? Well, imagine those in a smooth and creamy cheesecake that is not too sweet. The sweetness comes from its generous topping of caramelized chopped walnuts! This cheesecake is her first and signature creation.

Chi’s Cake

Chi’s Cake

Oreo Strawberry Creme (Php1,150 for 7-inch cake | Php1,400 for 9-inch cake | Php700 for a box of 12 cheesecake cups). This cheesecake variant features the unbeatable combo of chocolate and strawberries, perfect for lovers during Valentine season and beyond. Bits of fresh strawberries incorporated into the cheesecake filling on top of a crust of crushed Oreo cookies and topped with a slice of strawberry smothered in syrup. I would imagine hearts fluttered over this dessert!

Chi’s Cake

So go ahead and indulge with no worry of being overcome with sweetness, just the joy that comes from these treats.

Chi’s Cake

To get your hands on these lovely cheesecake creations, call +63 945 4968265 or email siriangeline.amurao@gmail.com at least two days before delivery date. For more details on other cheesecake variants available, check out Chi’s Cake’s Facebook page or Instagram account.

Payments are accepted via BDO, Unionbank, PalEx, GCash and LBC.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to enable an honest review.

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Sweets to the sweet from Inang Charing

Everyone who knows me is probably already familiar with my sweet tooth.

I’ve always had a strong affinity for desserts: cakes, cookies and creams. My belief is that there’s always room for dessert. In fact, the dessert at the end is what I usually look forward during meal time.

And the sweet treats from Inang Charing’s are definitely worth the anticipation.

Former BPO employee Mylene Capili had a love for sweets and a skill for baking. Dreaming of having her own cafe someday, she studied Hotel and Restaurant Management in college.

When she was gifted with an oven, her passion for baking was rekindled.

Her first foray into the baking business began in 2013 under the name Dress Up Brownies, with her lucky BPO coworkers as her first customers. They were the first to get a taste her revel bars and brownies. In a burst of inspiration, Mylene and her partner offered dressed-up brownies, bars custom-decorated similar to cupcakes according to their customers’ request.

Her drive for both her job and her side business was challenged a year later when her grandmother, who raised her and her siblings, passed away. She resigned from her job to focus on Dress Up Brownies but her grief over her grandmother’s passing contributed to her business going on hiatus for two years.

A big order for her mini chocolate chip cookies for her sister’s high school reunion in 2018 spurred her to revive her business.

Wanting to pay tribute to her beloved grandmother, she rebranded her business, adopting the name her grandmother was called by neighbors when she was growing up: Inang Charing.

Thus, Inang Charing’s Cakes and Pastries came into being.

With her grandmother serving as her inspiration, she was motivated to create more baked goods for people to love.

Today, she operates Inang Charing’s Cakes and Pastries with her partner, Bem, who oversees sales, marketing and procurement of ingredients, while she handles the baking and pricing of the finished products.

They expanded their product line from brownies, revel bars and custom pastries to include cookies, cakes and cheesecakes, some of which I was able to sample.

Inang Charing

Inang Charing

The Triple-Flavored Cheesecake (Php785) presents three mouth-watering toppings on a three-inch tall cheesecake. The cheesecake itself is rich and compact, mildly sweet with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Its toppings of Mango, Blueberry and Nutella add different dimensions to the dessert. Also available are single-flavor (Php735) and double-flavor (Php755) variants.

Inang Charing

Inang Charing

The Chocolate Truffle Liquor Cake (Php265), on the other hand, is a decadent 5-inch diameter confection of layers upon layers of chocolate goodness. A moist chocolate cake flavored with chocolate liquor serves as the base layer covered by a thick and creamy ganache and a generous sprinkling with cocoa powder.

Inang Charing

Inang Charing

Lastly, the Salted White Chocolate Almond Cookies (Php50/pc) are delightful treats with complex flavors and textures owing to the white chocolate chips and toasted almonds scattered on top of moist and chewy cookies.

Inang Charing

Inang Charing

So if you’re looking for a showstopping cake for your party or just want to stock up on desserts to give your meals a wonderful ending, check out Inang Charing’s Cakes and Pastries.

Many thanks to Mylene for these scrumptious sweets.

To get your hands on these and more from Inang Charing’s, course your orders through its Facebook page or Instagram account with a three-day lead time and pay via BPI bank deposit a day before the delivery.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to enable an honest review.

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Come see what Sammy’s Cookin’

Craving for a sweet treat? Need to bring something to the office potluck? Or want to send a thoughtful and delicious gift?

Well, Chef Sammy’s cookin’ up something absolutely amazing for you!

Chef Sammy Isidro, the singing chef who masterminds the kitchen of Sammy’s Restaurant in Cainta, also whips up yummy desserts under the brand Sammy’s Cookin‘.

Sammy’s, Cainta

Chef Sammy developed his culinary chops in between singing gigs at the Hotel Mulia, a five-star hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he and his wife Dorothy worked as professional singers for over 17 years.

Upon their return to the Philippines, they put up their own restaurant – Sammy’s in Cainta – where they serve up tasty Indonesian-inspired dishes as well as serenade guests with a song or two after every meal.

Chef Sammy also set up another line of business – Sammy’s Cookin’ – to provide catering services as well as deliver cakes, pastries and other sweets to foodies within Metro Manila.

This also extends the reach of his cuisine well beyond the vicinity and operating hours of his restaurant.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Here is a sampling of the treats you can order from Sammy’s Cookin.’

Banana Bread (Php300/loaf). This seems to be a staple among bakers, professional or otherwise. Chef Sammy, of course, goes well beyond the rudimentary bread and gives you a loaf of pure scrumptiousness. Unpack and slice it and the smell of banana and vanilla will waft to your nostrils. Bite into the moist bread and you will taste the burst of sweet banana flavor in your mouth. Truth be told, I can finish the entire loaf by myself in one seating. (My daughter #ExhibitA would insist on helping me in this endeavor. Quite unnecessarily, I might add.) Still, in the off- off-chance, this banana bread doesn’t get wolfed down as soon as it reaches you, it keeps for seven days at room temperature and for three months in the freezer. (Why keep it in the freezer, though? Banana Bread, get into mah belly!)

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Sammy’s Cookin’

Coffee Choco Brownies (Php420/ 16 squares). Anybody who knows me knows I’m mad for coffee and chocolates. Imagine my joy whenever I have an opportunity to enjoy both! These brownies exude a mild aroma of coffee, just enough to perk up the attention of a true blue coffee lover. There’s an ultra-thin crusty topmost layer that, when bitten into, gives way to a chewy chocolatey brownie with chocolate nuggets here and there adding some texture to every bite. I shared some squares with Hubby and these yummies definitely have his vote. Similar to the banana bread, this keeps at room temperature for seven days and in the freezer for three months.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Choco Cheese Martabak Manis (Php355/order). I’m really having trouble describing this because I can’t quite grasp how intensely it appeals to me. Another food obsession of mine is cheese, and guess what: this dish has cheese. The cheese that adds a salty dimension to an otherwise sweet stuffed pancake flavored by chocolate, crushed peanuts and condensed milk. I had my first taste of this dessert at Sammy’s Restaurant and I have not forgotten it. You would be hard-pressed to stop at just one or two pieces (or three or four or ten!). Other variants of martabak manis available are Chocolate-Only (Php205/order) and Cheese-Only (Php245/order). This keeps at room temperature for two to three days, but, personally, it won’t last that long in my home. Even my picky eater son likes this!

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

There are lots more available to order at Sammy’s Cookin.’ To get your hands on these desserts and delicacies, just call +63 939 1483960 or course your orders through its Facebook or Instagram pages at least two days before you need them.

Sammy’s Cookin’ accepts payments via BPI or BDO and can deliver to anywhere in the metro via Grab or Lalamove (delivery fee to be shouldered by the customer).

You may also opt to pick your orders up at Sammy’s Restaurant from 10am to 5pm. It is located at 14 Raspberry Bend Street, Valley View Executive Subdivision Phase 3, San Juan, Cainta.

So the next time you want to treat yourself, or your nears-and-dears, to something sweet and delish, do check out what Sammy’s Cookin.’

Many thanks to Chef Sammy and Dorothy for these yummy treats.

Sammy’s Cookin’ To order, call 0939 1483960.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided to enable an honest review.