Macarons here in the Philippines are not really as popular as they were about a decade ago when Bizu first introduced them to the local market. But fans of this almond meringue confection are never disappointed; indeed, we’re still spoiled for choice with regard to the variety of flavours available – and the newer ones are both unique and delectable.
Bar Dolci in the Burgos Circle of the Bonifacio Global City pulls out all the stops when it comes to infusing a taste of Asia into its macarons. Their Thai Milk Tea (the bright orange one on the right) perfectly captures the slightly cinnamon-y, slightly floral taste of sweet Thai tea mixed with rich condensed milk. It is sweet without being too sugary, properly toothsome, and makes you think of that familiar drink. The black sesame, on the other hand, has considerable heft for such a wee thing: nutty with a slightly savoury edge, it feels a bit more substantial than the usual macaron but is absolutely nice and would be just the thing to go with a cup of hot tea on a cloudy afternoon.