7 SWEET WONDERS of The Philippines

Chef John and Chef Anne

7 Sweet Reasons People Love the Philippines: A Delicious Journey through Filipino Desserts

Yo, what’s good fam? Let me put you on game about something sweet, something tantalizing, straight from the heart of the Philippines. We’re talking about desserts, y’all. And let me tell you, the Filipinos know how to whip up some serious sweetness that’ll have you coming back for more. So grab your fork, loosen that belt, and get ready to indulge in 7 sweet wonders that’ll make you fall head over heels for Filipino treats.

I wanted to understand and delve into the culinary culture of the Philippines, so I reached out to the dynamic duo behind the renowned JOHANNE’S BAKESHOP, Chef John Dale Francisco and Chef Clod-Anne Batu; who specialize in crafting these Filipino desserts with a level of expertise and passion that is truly unmatched. With their expertise and unmatched passion, they specialize in crafting authentic Filipino desserts. This list of 7 Sweet Wonders of the Philippines, available at Johanne’s Bakeshop in the Philippines, has now expanded its reach to the USA.

I was amazed by their journey as bakers, as a couple, and then as a family! Baking, not only showcases their culinary skills but also serves as a prime example of how sweets in the Philippines are a family affair, supporting entire industries and livelihoods of families in the country. From their humble beginnings to their current bi-coastal success, John and Anne have poured their hearts into creating these sweet wonders, infusing each dessert with love and tradition. 

We highly recommend that the readers order and experience the Sweet Wonders of the Philippines for themselves, as every bite tells a story of Filipino culture and culinary excellence.

7 Sweet Wonders of The Philippines -you gotta try…

  • Brownies: Now, I know what you’re thinking – brownies ain’t exactly traditional Filipino fare. But hold up, let me school you on this. Filipinos have taken the classic brownie and given it a whole new level of love. These babies taste like a warm hug from your black grandma back home, with that rich, chocolatey goodness that hits all the right spots. Plus, they’re healthier too, made with real, natural sugars and ingredients that’ll make your taste buds sing.
  • Floating Island (3-in-1 dessert): Picture this: layers of heavenly goodness stacked on top of each other, creating a symphony of flavors that’ll make your mouth water. We’re talking about Ube Halaya, leche Flan, and Brazo all coming together in one divine dessert. It’s like a party in your mouth, with each spoonful bringing you closer to dessert nirvana.
  • Cheese Bread Rolls: Say cheese! But not just any cheese – we’re talking about gooey, melty goodness wrapped up in a soft, pillowy bread roll. It’s the perfect combination of savory and sweet, with each bite leaving you craving for more. Trust me, once you sink your teeth into one of these bad boys, you’ll never look at cheese the same way again.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Sweet, juicy strawberries nestled between layers of fluffy cake and whipped cream – need I say more? This classic dessert gets a Filipino twist with the addition of fresh strawberries that’ll make your taste buds dance with delight. It’s the perfect treat for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating or just satisfying your sweet tooth.
  • Customized Cakes/Number Cakes/Money Cakes: Now here’s something that’s so Filipino it’ll make you do a double take. Filipinos have mastered the art of making cakes that are not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes. From customized cakes that reflect your personality to number cakes that mark special occasions, and even money cakes that’ll make it rain (with edible cash, of course), these desserts are as creative as they are tasty.
  • Ensaymada with a Twist: Ensaymada is a classic Filipino pastry, but the twist here takes it to a whole new level. Picture a soft, buttery bread roll topped with cheese and sugar – it’s like a warm hug in pastry form. And the best part? You can customize it however you like, whether you prefer it plain or loaded with all the fixings.
  • Ube Custard Cake: Last but definitely not least, we have the Ube Custard Cake. This beauty combines two Filipino favorites – ube (purple yam) and custard – into one delectable dessert that’ll have you weak in the knees. It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s everything you could ever want in a dessert.

So there you have it, fam – 7 sweet reasons why people all over the world are falling in love with Filipino desserts. From classic favorites to creative twists, these treats are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving for more. So the next time you’re in the Philippines, make sure to save some room for dessert – trust me, you won’t regret it. Peace out and happy eating!

Chef John and Chef Anne

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