Thursday, November 22, 2007

Oooohh, Truffles...

Last night at the MOA, while walking from the department store side where we had dinner at David's Teahouse and bought Christmas lights for the Tree, to the Hypermarket side where we will do our groceries (i.e. a long walk), we chanced upon a little stall selling Truffettes de France Truffles in front of Toy Kingdom and Zara. Of course, I had to stop and get me a box of those heavenly morsels. After a bit of chatting, we find out that they just opened that very same day and for a promo, they were selling three boxes of 80gram boxes of cocoa powder dusted French Truffles for only Php380. A box costs Php200. Do the math- that makes them wonderful decadent gifts for the Holidays.

According to the box, to enjoy the truffles, it is recommended that you "place them at an ambient temperature of 19-20 C one hour in advance and savour them in the height of their aroma and smoothness." (I think the waiting part makes the truffles more desirable. Because, come on, one hour of thinking about sinking your teeth into these velvety truffles is more than enough time to make you salivate like crazy.) That does not stop me from eating this creamy chocolate confection straight from the fridge though. The truffles still do a good job of melting in your mouth despite this, believe me.

A purchase of Truffettes comes with a 4-hour melt-proof package (insulated packaging and several packets of gel ice).

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Dolor's Sapin Sapin

Sapin-sapin is another classic Philippine kakanin. It is actually several flavors and colors of kakanin strategically layered into one heavenly dessert. Sapin when translated into English means something you cover something with before you place something else over that something which you covered. Makes sense? Ok.

When it comes to Sapin-sapin, my favorite is the one made by Dolor's Kakanin. Open the box and your eyes are treated to an appetizing explosion of color. It comes with a couple of packets of budbod, toasted grated dry coconut, which, might I add, adds charm and an interesting twist to this already charming kakanin.

People say pictures say a thousand words. But believe you me, in this case, nothing will come close to actually sinking your teeth into a slice of this sweetness. Like it says in the box, "Taste it. You'll like it." Dolor's main store is located in Malabon City. Check out the picture of the box above for more details on where to get your own box of Dolor's Sapin-sapin.

The Bag of Beans Cinnamon Roll

The other thing to look forward to in Tagaytay.

The Bag of Beans Cinnamon Roll. Perfect with a hot cup of their house brewed coffee.
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