Travelling in Philippine is incomplete without food hunting. It is also known that Filipinos have the sweetest tooth in Southeast Asia. They enjoy desserts a lot and feel like it is incomplete to enjoy their meals without a dessert. Therefore, there are so many kinds of dessert in Philippine you can also try. However, make sure that your have normal blood sugar level. The level of sweetness of Philippines; sweets pr desserts are relatively higher compared with other countries.
Philippines’ desserts worth travelling for
If you visit Philippine, it is highly recommended to try some of their best desserts. This place is heaven if you have sweet tooth. And here are several recommended desserts that most Filipinos enjoy:
Ube is starchy purple root that has become popular in the west. However, it has been long popular in Philippine and some of Southeast Asian countries. This starch is often used to make cakes, pies, candies, and ice cream. In Philippine, you can try Ube Halaya which is also made from mashed and sweetened Ube. The root is peeled and mashed. Then, it is mixed with condensed milk or sweetened coconut milk. It is then thickened over heat. This dessert is simple but delicious.
Halo-Halo is probably the most popular dessert in Philippine. Filipinos enjoy this dessert almost on daily basis. It is a rich blend of shaved ice, evaporated milk, syrup fruits, Ube Halaya, sweet palm, and mung beans. You can also order the one that is added with a scoop of ice cream. The meaning of the name Halo-Halo is mix-mix in Filipino. Filipinos enjoy this dessert by mixing all together into a creamy, soupy mess.
Banana-cue is a popular dessert in Philippine that you can find it in almost every corner of the street in Philippine. The banana is skewered on a bamboo stick. It is then coated in granulated sugar and dunked into a searing hot oil. The process of deep frying the skewer causes the sugar-coated banana to caramelize. The result of the process is sticky banana skewer with slight crunchiness that makes this dessert is loved by most Filipino’s youngster.
Ensaymada is Filipino dessert that is an adaptation version of Spanish traditional pastry, Ensaimada Mallorquina. The original version uses dough that is infused with pork-lard. However, the Filipino version uses a butter-rich brioche. The bread is often topped with granulated white sugar, butter, cheese, and sometimes salted duck eggs. It is best served with hot chocolate. There are other Ensaymada with different toppings you can try while visiting Philippine.
Taho is a Filipinos’ dessert made from tofu. It is basically a tofu-based pudding with various toppings. However, the classic one is always topped with chewy sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. This is often used as mood and energy boosters for workers because it is rich in carb, sugar, and protein. The price is also relatively cheap. You can find Taho in street stalls. However, you can also find premium versions in various flavors in mall stores.