This Food Stop Turned a Pinoy Snack Into a Cool Drink
Your favorite milk tea has competition!
(SPOT.ph) Compared to halo-halo and turon, the ginataan can be underrated, and a large part of it is because it can be hard to find a place to get the Pinoy snack (aside from carinderias that don't even offer it regularly, or at home if you don't mind putting in the effort). Whether you can't get enough of the sweet treat or just wish you could have it more often, you have to check out Go Ginataan from the folks behind The Lost Bread.
"When we were conceptualizing a new dessert concept, coming in we knew we wanted to serve a classic Pinoy dish," shares owner Patty Marabut. "As ginataan fans ourselves, we noticed the lack of availability of the dish in the market. We usually just have the chance to eat ginataan [during] family gatherings or [at] buffets. It's also hard when I crave it and it's not readily available for me to buy. That's why part of our vision for the brand is to rapidly expand in key areas in Metro Manila so that when Pinoys crave ginataan, it will be easier it to find."
Anyone who's familiar with The Lost Bread knows the folks behind the concept love to add a creative twist to each of their offerings, and Go Ginataan is no exception. Aside from the Classic Ginataan (P35/bulilit, P55/solo, P85/fiesta), they also have Gata Float (P65/bulilit, P85/solo) which is ginataan topped with an ube-macapuno soft-serve. You also have to try the Gata Sip (P85)—Go Ginataan turns ginataan into a coconut-milk drink with ube and langka syrup, sago, and sinkers called bilo-bilo pearls. Right now, you can find Go Ginataan at SM Megamall and Robinsons Place Manila, but expect more branches soon!
Go Ginataan is at SM Food Court, LG/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City; and 3/F Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila.