10 Drool-Worthy Leche Flan Doughnuts You Can Order in Manila
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(SPOT.ph) Filipino food is becoming more and more well-known around the world, and one venture that’s made a mark is Kora. This New York-based, online-only doughnut bakery gives the pastry a spin by employing Filipino flavors such as champorado and ube—and in particular, their leche flan doughnuts have become a huge hit. Said to involve brioche doughnuts filled with leche cream, topped with leche flan, and sprinkled with powdered sugar, it’s not hard to see why it’s caught the attention of many a food fan. Though it’s safe to say hardly anybody will be travelling to the Big Apple in the next couple of months, the good news is that a number of home bakers and businesses have come up with their own versions that you can order and get delivered.
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This Las Piñas-based modern bakery concept makes what they call the 24K Leche Flan Doughnuts (P2,500/dozen)—fluffy doughnuts that have leche flan and pureed flan, then topped with gold flakes for extra oomph. You can send them a message on Instagram to get your fix.
For orders, send a message to Justyn CAFE on Instagram.
Folks in the South, you can get your leche-flan doughnut fix from Sandybaker Pastries. Their Leche Flan Donuts (P250/box of four) layer together leche flan, diplomat cream, and a soft doughnut base, so you get a creamy-meets-pillowy experience that’s said to be not too sweet. Simply hit up their Facebook page to order.
For orders, send a message to Sandybaker Pastries’ Facebook page.
The Sweet Life by Ange
The Sweet Life by Ange is known for their frozen brazo (dubbed the Sweet Surrender) and cinnamon rolls that come in all sorts of flavors, but they’ve recently come out with their own take on the leche flan doughnut trend. Their Leche Flan Love Brioche Donuts (P680/six pieces) have a brioche-doughnut base and leche flan that are adorably shaped like a heart. You can send them a message on Facebook or Instagram to try it for yourself.
Not a fan of oily doughnuts? Check out Ooohbeh.atbp, which sells brioche doughnuts that are baked instead of fried. They’ve got a short-but-sweet Kora-inspired lineup that includes the Leche Flan Doughnut (P280/box of four, P380/box of six) and Halo-Halo Doughnut (P270/box of four, P370/box of six). You can also get a mixed box for P300 for four and P400 for six. You can send them a message on Instagram or Viber to place an order.
For orders, send a message to Ooohbeh.atbp on Instagram or send a Viber message to 0905-403-0508.
Pufft makes filled and frosted doughnuts in all sorts of classic and quirky flavors, such as Lemon with Peanut Brittle and Hazelnut Chocolate Crumble. One of the more recent additions to their menu is the Leche Flan Doughnuts (P600/box of four), which has a leche puree topped with homemade leche flan. It “looks like a treat, tastes like a happy memory,” they write—and we couldn’t agree more. You can visit their website to order.
For orders, visit Pufft Doughnuts’ website.
Em’s Leche Flan
As the name implies, Em’s Leche Flan specializes in leche flan—so it’s only fair to expect that their take on the doughnut version would be excellent, too. Their Leche Flan Filled Doughnut (P220/six pieces, P440/dozen) has a brioche-doughnut base filled with leche flan puree, topped with whole leche flan and powdered sugar—try not to finish the whole box by yourself! You can call or text them, or send a message to their Instagram page.
For orders, contact 0905-522-4793 or send a message to Em’s Leche Flan on Instagram.
Kuh Meal’s menu includes both savory and sweet eats—among which is the Leche Flan Brioche Doughnuts (P450/box of six). These are available only on Sundays, and slots are very limited—as of writing, they’re fully booked for February, but they’ve still got a few slots left for March. Just fill out their order form to try it for yourself.
Ube-by Cheese Pandesal
There’s more to this purveyor than just ube-cheese pan de sal, as Ube-by Cheese Pandesal now also sells 24K Leche Flan Doughnuts. Available every day, these doughnuts employ brioche doughnuts filled with a lush dulce-de-leche cream filling and homemade leche flan on top. A box of four goes for P275; just send them a message on social media to try it for yourself.
Kenji's Cafe specializes in Ube Leche Flan Cake in different shapes and sizes, and they recently added the Leche Flan Doughnuts (P495/six pieces) to their lineup. With a heart-shaped leche flan topper resting on a powdered sugar-dusted doughnut, it’s a treat to both the eyes and the tongue. You can place an order through their order form.
Gourmet Cravings’ is best known for their cakes in a can, and lately, their Brioche Lecheflan Doughnuts (P70/piece, available in boxes of three and six), which have a buttery-soft brioche doughnut base, leche flan puree, and a pure egg-yolk based leche flan topper. Drooling yet? Just send them a message on Facebook.
For orders, send Gourmet Cravings a message on Facebook.
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