Posted in Restaurant Hopping, Sweets for the Sweet

In Which a French Confection Meets Asian Flavours…

Asian-flavoured macarons
Asian-flavoured macarons

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.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s