Here’s a shout-out to all the Filipino (or Filipino Fusion, Modernized Filipino, etc.) restos:Mesa, Pia y Damaso, Felix, Lorenzo’s Way, Abe, etc. How about having these babies on your menu (with my name, of course!) ?
Here’s a Filipinized take on ice cream sandwiches (DQ and Sebastian’s being inspirations), with the “filling” and “bread” also seen (and tasted) differently because of the new pairings.
Note: These test-shots were, like the desserts, experimental. The ice cream is not in optimum condition. Plus, I couldn’t redo shots and make another set of desserts just to shoot them. I had to eat everything – good takes and bad.
It’s Broas (Lady Fingers) embracing Pastillas Ice Cream. The sweetness of the Pastillas blends well with the neutrality and tenderness of the Broas.
(because Nardong Putik might not be too appetizing)
He rolls, he tumbles, he defies gravity, and he is Tsokolate Ice Cream in between two layers of Otap.
An interesting study in texture, as the flaky, multi-ringed Otap breaks as you get into the soft, cool tsokolate ice cream. The tsokolate, itself a study in bittersweetness, also contrasts with the almost-neutral Otap.
Alas, the heat yielded something productive.