I’m not much of a coffee person since I’m acidic. This is why I was happy that I got to enjoy the Barako Timplado from 11:11 in collaboration with Go Brew PH. It’s sweet but not overpowering that you miss out on that yummy cold brew blend. Something to mix up your daily cup of joe, especially if you still need a pick-me-up during this holiday season.
Kumori: Okinawa Milk Tea Cake Cup & Charcoal Melon Pan
Imagine your favorite milk tea blend as an icing to a light and fluffy cake. Now go on your favorite food delivery app and hit up Kumori so you can stop imagining and start devouring this dessert made with Serenitea. I like how they come in tiny cups so you can observe portion control easily. (Unless you’re just eating one cup after the other without counting how many you’ve finished.)
On the other hand, if you want something a little different, you can also try Kumori’s collaboration with BLK135, the Charcoal Melon Pan. Baked fresh daily, this bread has a unique charcoal outer layer and a rich, creamy filling.
This unique recipe comes from an earnest wish. Malea writes to us, “My partner frequented the US as he and his family visited relatives there. One time, after a trip, he told me he finally got the recipe for his favorite American dessert, the New York Cheesecake. At that point, I had made a few New York Cheesecakes during my time studying and working. Still, the recipes here were local and not really authentic, so when I took a look at the recipe he brought home, I was immediately excited to prepare it. My partner would always tell me that cheesecakes are different in different places around the world, and New York’s was the best. Right then and there, we knew we hit a home run, and we had to share it with everyone. So, we did.”
What you get is a crust made of Oreo cookies, thick and creamy cream cheese (no gelatin!) topped with crushed peanut butter cup. You can also try out their Strawberry Bouquet Oreo Cheesecake, which features a bed of strawberries for that fruity kick to this signature cake.