10 Sublime Desserts for the Chocolate-Obsessed
These treats will quell those chocolate hankerings.
(SPOT.ph) Chocolate is one of those things that’s (almost) universally loved, and for good reason. Whether you prefer dark, milk, or white chocolate, it’s one complex ingredient that continuously proves its versatility especially in the realm of desserts. We’ve rounded 10 desserts that highlight chocolate as applied to various forms of confections—ultimately alluding to chocolate’s all-around sweet appeal.
Here are 10 great chocolate desserts you can find in Manila:
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café’s Chocolate Pancake (P265)
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café combines the best of both worlds by pairing their ultra-delicate Japanese-style pancakes with a thick, rich chocolate ganache. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to make (it’s made to order after all), but the combo of fluffy pancake plus bittersweet chocolate is very much worth the wait.
Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Café has branches at G/F Central Garden, Ring Area, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, and G/F East Wing, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City.
The Bowery’s Death by Chocolate Cake (P360)
Okay, so “death” might be a bit of an exaggeration. But with seven distinct chocolate components (chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue, fudge brownie, chocolate truffle, a fudge crumble, chocolate ganache, and chocolate buttercream—plus chocolate crème anglaise and cacao nibs served on the side) in this dessert by The Bowery, you’ll be on a pretty deadly chocolate high anyway. It comes in slabs that might appear thin at the onset, but this dessert is so rich that a little goes a long way.
The Bowery is at G/F Rizal Drive corner 29th Street, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City.
Savage’s Kladdkaka (P220)
Don’t let the name intimidate you: kladdkaka is basically a Swedish chocolate cake that’s rich and gooey. Think of a dense brownie with a crusty top, served with vanilla cream that helps cut its bitterness. Its minimalist description might make it sound dull against the other entries in this list, but its appeal lies in Savage’s stellar execution.
Savage is at G/F The Plaza, Arya Residences, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City.
Mo’ Cookies’ South Cotabato Chocolate Fudge (P145)
This Mo’ Cookie variant gives you a double whammy of chocolate, with a chocolate cookie base and chunks of 60% dark chocolate from South Cotabato that makes for a slightly fruity, bittersweet bite. The palm-sized version is, true to its name, palm-sized and thicc, but they’ve also got a miniaturized “Crumbs” version if you find portion control to be an issue.
Mo' Cookies has branches at UG/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, and SM Aura Premier, C5 Road Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City. See a list of Mo’ Cookies branches.
Workshop’s 17-Layer Chocolate Cake (P295)
Yup, count ‘’em: this towering cake by Workshop boasts 17 alternating layers of chocolate cake and Valrhona Araguani 72% dark chocolate ganache, and is topped with a dark chocolate mirror glaze. More than hefty in size, it’s got a deep, dark, complex-tasting body that makes it hard to resist going back for more and more forkfuls. Pro tip: wait for it to soften a bit—that’s when the ganache is at its creamiest.
Workshop is at The Grid, Level R2, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City.
Metronome’s Chocolate Textures (P350)
Metronome proves you can practice restraint even with this ultra-chocolatey affair. It’s got chocolate in three forms—a dense Risa Chocolates dark chocolate fudge, light and creamy Auro Chocolate milk chocolate espuma (a.k.a. foam), and a delicate Lerio Chocolates salted cacao crisp. Though intense in flavor, the medley of textures and just-right sweetness make for a surprisingly balanced dessert.
Metronome is at G/F The Grand Midori Makati, Bolanos Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Half Saints’ 64% Dark Chocolate Tart (P220/slice, P2,200/whole)
Consisting of an almond crust and a filling made with Auro chocolate, this dessert by Half Saints is an ode to simple things done well. The chocolate filling is smooth and decidedly bittersweet, balanced out by a Himalayan salt topping and whipped cream served alongside.
Half Saints is at 62 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Risa Chocolates’ Single Origin Chocolate Gelato (P170)
Risa Chocolates recently came out with their gelato line in collaboration with Zarah Gelato, and the Single Origin Chocolate Gelato packs a mighty chocolate punch. Using 100% pure South Cotabato chocolate in its base, it’s about as bold and bittersweet as can be, and is topped with the most adorable mini-chocolate bar (also made with Risa Chocolates, of course).
Risa Chocolates is at The Grid, Level R2, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City.
La Creperie’s Double Fudge Brownie Crepe (P295)
Even crepes get the chocolate treatment in this ingenious dessert, which has a bittersweet chocolate brownie wrapped in a chocolate crepe—and as you slice through the thin crepes, it reveals a rich, gooey brownie interior. It’s served with a chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream, the coldness of which contrasts beautifully with the warm crepe.
La Creperie has branches at 14 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City, and V Corporate Center, 125 L. P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. See a list of La Creperie branches.
Stockton Place’s Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (P380)
People often argue about which form of chocolate is best: dark, milk, or white. In truth, no one variety is better than another—done right, in fact, they can complement each other in such a way that results in a harmonious whole. This dessert by Stockton Place is proof of that, taking the three forms of chocolate rendered different forms: a dehydrated dark chocolate mousse, frozen milk chocolate mousse, caramelized white chocolate sorbet, and aerated dark and milk chocolate chunks. Everything comes together for a mix of bittersweet, milky, and creamy, with the lightness of the sorbet and aerated chocolate chunks evening out the richness of the two mousses.
Stockton Place is at 227 Salcedo Street corner Gamboa Street, Makati City.