EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT CHECKS ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP AT THE ABSCBN LOOP


 
The LOOP at ABSCBN has evolved on becoming a foodie haven offering quick fix like Potato Corner, give in to your pizza craving with the newly opened Shakey's and healthy options via Gourmet Refreshers. Regular readers of this site would know that a delicious dessert would always complete my meal. Just a few months back, The LOOP opened one of my favorite bakeshops over the years - ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP.



Aristocrat Bakeshop (a subsidiary of one of the landmarks in Filipino cuisine - Aristocrat Restaurant) offers a wide variety of desserts to choose from, ranging from Chocolate based pastries, cakes like brazo de mercedes and their soft ensaymada.




Frequent readers of this site already know that I am a certified chocoholic so I will be sharing with you some of the chocolate concoctions Aristocrat Bakeshop offers. Starting with a square dessert, walled with four thin milk chocolate squares, the airy chocolate cake was smothered with light mocha frosting and topped with maraschino cherry. I often buy this sweet ending though I constantly forget its name.


Chocolate Mallows at Aristocrat Bakeshop

Another is simply called Chocolate Mallows. This round dessert has two layers of marshmallows coated in semi-sweet chocolate. The size was tricky to eat, so don't hesitate to use a fork to taste this airy and slightly gooey sweet concoction.


Torta delos Reyes, a best-seller at Aristocrat Bakeshop

Aristocrat Bakeshop's best-seller and a signature dessert is their Torta delos Reyes, their single-serve is a square ensemble. The cake seems to be two layers in height that was entirely coated in chocolate & butter frosting that has been cooled and embellished with white chocolate designs on top. What awaits every chocoholic in this seemingly simple chocolate cake is an intricate layer of crisp wafers creating their ultimate Sans Rival. I make sure I took the entire length in one bite to capture its essence, from the chocolate-butter icing to the very core of the sans rival. It was a definite Torte of the kings (delos reyes translates into "of the kings") as the name suggests. And at Php160 for this single cake, it may not be a regular dessert for the regular Juan, but if you have to treat yourself after a rough day at work, by all means, indulge.


Check out ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


Hope you continue to check out Eat To Your Heart's Content for more deliriously delicious dining discoveries.


Section : Desserts Unlimited

ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP
GF, ABSCBN LOOP
ELJ BLDG., MOTHER IGNACIA
DILIMAN, QC


Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their website at www.7107magazine.ph.




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EAT TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT SAVORS CEBU CITY'S HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE




Hukad sa Golden Cowrie at Ayala Terraces in Cebu City


Since I started traveling to Cebu City, I have heard about Golden Cowrie's popularity among foodies and I've always wanted to sample their dishes. Although I only got to taste it for the first time in 2009, it was worth the wait.


Golden Cowrie's original establishment is located at Mactan Island but they also established one at the second level of Ayala Terraces which is called Hukad sa Golden Cowrie. Golden Cowrie Native Restaurant first opened its doors in 1982 but is now being managed by the Koksengs who retained the diners' well-loved dishes, as well as their loyal and efficient staff.

Crispy Pata served at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie


Hukad sa Golden Cowrie offers one of Cebu City's best tasting Crispy Pata, a slab of pata (pork leg) that has been seasoned well. The pork lard was fried to a perfect crisp yet retaining its tender meat hindering you from going ballistic as you munch every bite.


Dinuguan with Puto served at Hukad sa Golden Cowrie

For merienda (afternoon snacks), savor the comforting taste of Dinuguan with Puto, the thick dinuguan sauce is packed with pieces of pork cubes two pieces of puto (rice cakes) steamed in fresh banana leaves. Their Puto is akin to Laguna's best tasting puto that I have come to love over the years. Soft rice buns are the best accompaniment when eating dinuguan during snacks but white rice may also be paired when having this delicious exotic dish for lunch or dinner.



Check out HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE's other deliriously delicious offerings and savor their goodness in every bite. As I always say, Live Well, Laugh Often, Eat To Your Heart's Content!


Hope you continue to check out Eat To Your Heart's Content for more deliriously delicious dining discoveries.


Section : Bon Appetit

HUKAD SA GOLDEN COWRIE
AYALA TERRACES,
AYALA CENTER, CEBU CITY

Hukad sa Golden Cowrie was featured in my article "Cebu! Cebu!" published by Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine, Issue 1 Volume 3 at the Island Food and Cuisine section.


Pie Rivera is a food columnist of Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine. For subscriptions to the magazine, you may email them at subscription@7107magazine.ph. You can also check their website at www.7107.magazine.ph


Feel free to email me at eattoyourheartscontent@gmail.com - I love to hear from you.

For more deliriously delicious dining discoveries and updates, feel free to follow and connect via these sites :

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Prices indicated in the articles are accurate at the time of visit by the writer.


Photos were captured by Paul Gotiong.