Travel is an adventure on its own but to tour around for the sake of food, desserts no less, makes it but the perfect quest for the month of love. But come to think of it, sweets are a delight all year round regardless of the season and the matters of our hearts.
Earlier this month, I was invited to the 5th installment of the Good Food Tour Philippines, a monthly themed event that features food spots and restaurants in the country organized by Foodpanda, the global leading online food delivery marketplace.
For February, it headed down south to Muntinlupa's Alabang Town Center. It was a little far from where I live but I thought it would be a fun experience and a chance to better my commuting game. Coincidentally, my bloga-sister Jewel was invited too so we decided to meet up and ride the bus together. It was our first time onboard the said P2P bus route so it was safe to say our adventure began early *read getting lost in the jungle that is Makati*.
As for the rest of the tour, I'm pretty sure you guys already have an idea as to how it went and which treats got my taste buds spellbound. I wanted to experiment on the blog and thought I'd do something different hence the "map" collage above. (What do you think about this layout? Sound off your thoughts in the comments. I'd love to know if you fancy such visuals.)
Location: Alabang Town Center, The Promenade Greenhills, Greenbelt 2
From a humble kiosk in 2001, Bizu has grown to open three more outlets in strategic parts of the metro. Their menu includes all day breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner items but they're most popular for their chewy pastel-colored Macarons de Paris.
Cold Stone Creamery
Location: Alabang Town Center, Serendra, U.P. Town Center (full list)
Churned from the finest ingredients and mixed with one's choice of candy, cakes, fruits or nuts on a frozen granite stone, Cold Stone Creamery has over 20 branches all over Metro Manila, Tagaytay and Pampanga. They also offers ice cream cakes, shakes, and smoothies and gives their customers a sense of fun and adrenaline with their "ice cream catching" stunts.
Location: ATC Corporate Center, SM Megamall, U.P. Town Center (full list)
Since 2015, Paper Moon has graced Manila's palate with the exquisite cake creations of Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes, Madame Kazuko Emy Wada. The cafe serves a variety of pastries, cakes and specialty drinks as well as the Madame's highly acclaimed "Mille Crepe", an exquisite creation of no less than twenty delicate, paper-thin handmade crêpes layered with heavenly light pastry cream, all topped with a golden, caramelized crust.
It was truly a sweet evening sans Prince Charming. LOL. I know I told myself I'm not eating any more sugary treats but then again life's too short to skip dessert. Right? Not everyone has the luxury of time to board a bus and visit these shops but luckily we can have treats delivered to our doorstep thanks to Foodpanda! Visit their official website or download the official app on Google Play or the App Store to place your order. PS: Foodpanda has stripped off its service charge and now only has a fixed delivery fee of ₱59. Cool huh?