How does one stop eating sugar? How can one resist the beck and call (and beauty) of these unctous treats? Someone tell me, please. I really think I’ve been having too much these days… weeks… months.
I like desserts, but I’m rather a creature of habit. I know what to get for dessert, depending on the place. For instance, when it comes to cupcakes at Sonja’s, I get the crowd-pleasing Red Velvet Vixen.
At Kuppa, I like to get the Strawberry Shortcake, when it’s available…
… and if that’s not available, the Lemon Meringue Cake is a good alternative.
Lately, Vito’s had some requests for dessert. His favorite? Anything with strawberries. I myself have a weakness for strawberries, or any kind of berry! Berries and cream: That is my bliss. Vito quite likes berries and cream, too. His favorite incarnation of berry bliss?
Some of the freshest gelato I ever tasted was in Florence, which I wrote about last year during my Tuscan experience. Sigh. I hope to one day be able to return to Italy with Ton and Vito, so that we can have some yummy, authentic gelato together.
Aside from gelato, I also love this trio of desserts at Aria. The name escapes me (this isn’t a food review, anyway!), but these are three of my favorite desserts on the menu, all in one platter. I know, right? Kill me, now.
I seldom like restaurant tiramisu, but this is one of the best I’ve ever had in Manila. I love, love, love excellent tiramisu! And panna cotta… and creme brulee. Honestly, I would be happy with these on any rainy day.
And then, there are crepes. Like my favorite from La Creperie, the Salidou: a nice, buttery crepe, cooked just right with a drizzle of homemade salted caramel and a dollop of whipped cream.
I’ve probably had cronuts thrice, all from Wildflour. I even called an order in one time, so that I wouldn’t have to line up for them! My favorites are the Strawberry and Vanilla flavors. I haven’t had them in a while, though.
Then there’s the Yin & Yang Champorado at the Early Bird Breakfast Club. I actually think I make a better champorado at home (ahem!), but this one is super yummy (and pretty, too!)
Oh my gosh. Sweets are really invading my photo albums! (Just check out my Instagram account!)
That’s a lot of sugar and sweet things. Help! Hahahaha! Why am I complaining that I’m getting fat?! Martine! Get moving! If I want to eat these goodies, I’d better be so healthy that the sugar and carbs won’t matter.
What are your favorite sweets? Where do you have them? Share!