Gimme some sugar! Super rounded up new drinks and desserts that will satisfy your cravings and hit the sweet spot.
Starbucks White Mocha Coffee Sphere Frappuccino
Starbucks is serving drinks with pearls! Well, “Coffee Spheres” flavored with Brazilian coffee. This creamy drink is a deluxe Coffee Frappuccino— upgraded with white chocolate sauce, coffee boba and whip.
Other cold drinks: caffeine-heavy Double Ristretto Blended Cream, earthy White Chocolate Matcha Cream, and minty Frozen Mango Hibiscus Tea With Pomegranate Pearls.
Tip: Add P100 to get a pastel reusable cold cup with green straw.
Ah Mah Traditional Homemade Egg Sponge Cake
Ah mah is Chinese for “grandmother” and this soft cake aims to deliver that made-by-lola taste. This bouncy sponge cake, also known as castella cake, is made without water—just flour, milk, corn oil, fresh eggs and sugar. The Malaysian shop at Robinson’s Magnolia offers several cake choices: Original, Cheese, Chocolate, Pandan and Ube.
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Shari Shari Kakigori Shaved Ice
A Japanese concept that became a Hong Kong favorite, Shari Shari Kakigori House is now serving cool treats at Serendra in Taguig. The trick is to make the ice look fluffy like fallen snow—and to taste good. The bite is light, and servings are for sharing. Choose from Strawberry Special, Black White Angel with milk syrup and crushed Oreos, Earl Gray Milk Tea with hint of citrus, Matcha Cream Special with Korumitsu (brown sugar syrup), Tiramisu and the local offering Cantaloupe Melon.
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Fujinoya Manila Matcha Mousse
Matcha is a polarizing love it-or-hate-it flavor. Fujinoya Manila claims to serve desserts that can please even those who abhor the grassy tea taste. The brand has been around in Japan and Cebu before opening a restaurant at Robinson’s Cyberscape Gamma Building in 2018.
Try the Matcha Mousse which has a sponge base, layers of Belgian chocolate ganache, fresh cream and matcha powder. Other desserts: Nama chocolates, Strawberry Shortcake, eight- layer Chocolate Cake and the classic soufflé-ish Japanese Cheesecake. Fujinoya Manila also serves teriyaki sandwiches and bento meals.
Fujinoya Manila is at Robinson’s Cyberscape Gamma Ruby and Hampton Gardens Arcade, Pasig City
Chatime Thai Milk Tea
Thai milk tea is traditionally made with strong black tea and thick condensed milk. Chatime will again be serving it’s version of the classic Thai cold drink starting August. The Taiwanese tea chain also opened a Tea Tap and Innovation Bar—a bar that serves milk tea instead of booze—in select stores.