The Manila Creamery
“Life is sweeter with Ice cream!” ~ unknown
I have been hearing a lot about this cool ice cream parlor for years, though I haven’t tried it yet.
For a country like ours, ice cream is definitely a staple. I myself, would scream for ice cream! =)
The Manila Creamery is an inkling of 2 Filipino Chefs who studied abroad (specifically in Italy) to specialized in creating ice cream or gelatos. What made it more amusing is the thought of combining the traditions from both countries (Philippines and Italy).
Our first visit was in Alabang Town Center, you know it’s always the nearest from my place. But they have branches in Vertis North, Glorietta, Malingap Central, and the newest of which is at SM Megamall.
The smiling attendant welcomed us sweetly and offered that we can taste some flavors and so we did.
I just noticed, I myself, being from the F&B industry, they had us tried them with washable spoons whereas for sampling activities such as this, disposable spoons should be used for safety and sanitation purposes.
I mean, most ice cream parlors I’ve visited who had me tried their flavors, are equipped with disposable spoons, usually, the wooden ones.
Anyway, going back to the flavors we’ve tried, we liked several flavors, but Jen, my foodie buddy was looking for her favorite, which is salted caramel, unfortunately, they do not have it.
And instead of figuring out what to order, we opted to choose parfait like these two traditional Filipino charmers. Jen had the Mais con hielo and I had my favorite Halo-halo.
Jen had me tried her choice knowing I will blog about it and it’s just the creamiest I’ve tasted, the strong hint of corn is so natural.
My halo-halo came later than Jens’, I watched them painstakingly preparing it and its’ even prettier than the advertised picture.
Typically, the actual one is less prettier than the advertisements, so hats-off to the one who prepared my halo-halo! =)
The topped toasted rice crispies added a different flavor, and of course, what I love most is the dominance of the ube and leche flan. The rest of the ingredients like lanca and saba are just good enough for me. As most of the time, I just left the other ingredients of the usual Halo-halo. However, I’m quite “bitin” (not that satisfied) with the concept of “Razon’s” with just saba and macapuno on it.
We spotted a Mexican restaurant nearby, and intend to try it soon. Then, we go back here to try the unique flavors of their gelatos. =) You might just want to treat yourself the sweeter Manila way too. =)