Aside from Mang Inasal’s famous grilled chicken, I also like their Turon Split.
We dropped by at Rowena’s Pasalubong Store before heading back to Manila from an event in Tagaytay. I bought Apple Tart, Choco Tart and my favorite Buko Pie.
I like the crust as it’s crispy and fresh. It’s unique from other buko pie but it’s just too sweet for my taste. The filling is not really tender or maybe, I got an old buko coconut meat.
It’s quite thick than the other buko pies I’ve tasted. It looks yummy but I still prefer the taste of D’ Original.
My own verdict: I rate Rowena’s 6/ 10. I still prefer D’ Original from Los Banos Laguna which I gave almost a perfect score of 9/10.
Other Buko Pies I tried:
My two kids on the other hand like buko pie from Rowena’s. What I like from their product is Rowena’s Apple Tart. It tastes great. I hardly eat apple pie or apple tart, only I remember eating a lot of apple pie when freshly baked during my Greece’s time. Rowena’s apple tart is yummy that you surely will find yourself having a bite after another bite.
It was my first encounter with this kind of delicacy, Inutak. It was unusual to me but I bought one box when the lady offered a slice or a small part to taste and my initial taste was great, not too sweet and sticky. I didn’t bother to ask the lady anymore why it is called Inutak because obviously when you eat it, it’s like eating a very soft creamy brains (excuse me for the term, but it really looks like brain).
While we we’re waiting for our order at Casa Reyes Restaurant, we ate a portion of Inutak and my two tasters couldn’t stop and almost finished the pack. Only half was left before our ordered food came so we took home only a portion of this delicacy.
Eating Inutak while waiting. Dessert comes first.
What is Inutak?
Inutak originally came from Taguig from Kristina’s Inutak perfected recipe, a recipe from their great grandparents but just improved and flavored. It is made from “galapong” with coconut cream (gata), baked with charcoal fire. Others want it while still hot but I preferred eating it cold or set hours on the ref. We tasted the other half the next day from the ref. It tastes real good. We had Vanilla and Ube Macapuno Ice Cream that day but we weren’t aware that it’s also good for toppings. I only knew it when I made a little research and they all agreed that Inutak is perfect with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Well it all depends on your taste bud. You can also have Inutak with Salabat or Coffee on the side. It is so nakakaumay if you eat it plain. Two thumbs up to the owner of this recipe for making this perfect kakanin. I might be over rating Inutak but I may simply say it tastes best for me like Macapuno and Bilo-bilo. It tastes no different as they have the same ingredients, just improved and presented with creamy toppings.
The price for this pack is P120.
The hot temperature makes us crave everyday for something cold. After having an ice cream almost everyday, we decided to try something different but economical to cool us down. My daughter checked the ingredients for ice candy online. I found it so funny that she googled a simple ice candy. For how dependent are we on the internet to google and do a little research only for a simple simple frozen food? Lol. What makes an ice candy? A flavor and a sweetener. That simple! But now I discovered something, giving a full credit to my daughter who knows how to GMG. So, what makes an ice candy SPECIAL? Nestle Cream + flavoring! For a smoother texture like an ice cream, needs a nestle cream. Now, I (you) know. ^_^
Here is the breakdown of the ingredients of my special ice candy.
250 ml nestle cream 62
370 ml evap 66
150 ml evap 33
1/4 sugar 15
ice candy plastic bag 10
Total PhP 316
Total number of ice candy made = 41 pcs
I therefore conclude that my ice candy, should I sell it, would cost way higher that the regular ice candy sold in the market. Well, I’l tell you, I am no good in business. ^_^
The ice candy didn’t even last for two days. My daughters kept checking the ice candy if its ready to eat. Today, as I was preparing this entry, another batch is about to get done in a few minutes. This time, I prepared only one flavor. I made about 15 pieces for a 240g of Milo and one big can of Alaska Evap. Total Expenses = P154
Craving for hearty sweets? Then head on over to Lola Maria Restaurant and try their mouth watering dessert sampler of creamy Ube and Langka Panna Cotta, queso de bola topped Ensaymada Pudding and warm Fried Suman at Tsokolate.
Truly heaven for the palate! These recipes were shared by friends of the restaurant actress-host Sherilyn Reyes-Tan, Ford Supermodel grand winner Danica Magpantay, and actress-model Wilma Doesnt. One order costs only P288. Lola Maria Restaurant is the main dining outlet of The Legend Villas located along Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong City. For inquiries, call (632) 702-2793 or visit ww.legendvillas.com.ph.