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Sebastian’s Ice Cream is known for their Pinoy-inspired flavors such as sapin-sapin, mangga’t suman, and champorado at dilis. We thought that these were already some pretty outrageous flavors, but we clearly thought wrong.
Introducing: Sebastian’s Green Mango Sorbet with Bagoong. Although they’ve been serving up this unusual ice cream flavor since 2012, it’s only now been getting the online buzz it deserves. Their Green Mango sorbet is made with fresh fruit, invert sugar, and topped with bagoong alamang— a sweeter and mellower flavor compared to other bagoong variants.
But don’t get us wrong, we totally enjoy our green mango on a stick and topped with bagoong. We’ve just never thought about putting it on ice cream. All we can say is, “don’t knock it ’til you try it.”
We don’t really know what to feel about this, but we still want to taste it very soon! For more updates on Sebastian’s Ice Cream and their latest unique concoctions, check out their Facebook page.
Sebastian’s Ice Cream – various branches
Boasting unique and imaginative ice cream flavors, Sebastian’s Ice Cream is a local and artisanal ice cream shop constantly striving to give customers a new experience with the frozen dessert. With Filipino-inspired ice cream flavors, Sebastian’s has definitely stood out from the rest.
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Milk tea has been a city staple for years. We’ve had a fair share of milk tea flavors: brown sugar, rock salt & cheese, and even alcohol-infused drinks. While a lot of unique flavors have been thrown into the mix, there’s one that’s been right under our noses the whole time.
The Philippines is home to the sweetest mangoes in the world. And Filipinos have made it clear: the milk tea craze is here to stay. It only makes sense to put the two together for an iconic mango milk tea mash-up!
Known for their popular mango drinks and desserts, Hui Lau Shan is serving up their new Milk Tea series and you guessed it: mango is on the menu! Starting October 18, you can get five unique milk tea flavors in all Hui Lau Shan branches across the metro (except the Grand Emerald Tower branch).
Here are the five flavors: Milk Tea with Aloe Jelly and Sago, Milk Tea with Grass Jelly & Sago, Milk Tea with Mini Chewy Balls & Sago, Milk Tea with Mango Jelly & Sago, and Milk Tea with Mango Pudding and Sago.
And good news, they’re giving out a Buy 1 Take 1 promo for their Milk Tea Series and Brown Sugar Milk Series from October 18 to 20!
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Fun fact: Did you know that the Philippines produces about 900,000 tons of mangoes every year?
Love mango desserts? Then check out some of the restaurants in Manila who serve the BEST mango desserts in different shapes and sizes all over Metro Manila.
Mango Soft Serve – Maxi Mango
Maxi Mango is a dessert stall that offers up mango desserts which highlight a Filipino well-loved dessert – mango float – in a number of interesting and delicious ways. Try out their best seller the Mango Soft Serve which is a deconstructed version of a Mango Float.
Insider tip: Get 2 Mix and Match Soft Serve Ice Cream and 2 Mix and Matcha Mango Shake for less with Booky!
Mango Graham Sundae – Mango Float Supreme Manila
Mango Float Supreme is a dessert spot that serves up signature twists on classic mango drinks, blends, and desserts.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Mango Float Supreme, Mango Graham Shake, and Mango Graham Sundae.
Mango Pancakes – Baker & Cook
Baker & Cook is a premium bakery offering beautiful, Instagram-worthy pastries, delicious breads, hand-crafted pizza and dessert innovations.
Khai Niao Ma Muang – Just Thai
Just Thai is a homey restaurant offering authentic Thai classics. Specialties include Pad Thai, Kuai Tiao Neua, and Gai Ob Nai Toey.
Insider tip: With Booky you can get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Torta Mangga – Locavore
The home of the popular Sizzling Sinigang and Oyster Sisig brings us this delicate masterpiece: their Torta Mangga. Made with mangoes, meringue, tablea, AND dulce de leche?! We dare you not to dive right in.
Insider tip: You could even add a scoop of Sorbetes on top.
Fun fact: With Booky, you can get up to ₱200 off your bill!
Mango with Tapioca – Hui Lau Shan
After bringing Philippine mangoes all around the world, they’ve finally come home! Hui Lau Shan is a dessert shop from Hong Kong with over 300 branches around the world, serving the best handmade mango desserts such as Mango Aloe Jelly in Mango Juice, Mango Coconut Juice with Mango Jelly, Mango Mochi, Mango with Tapioca, and Mango Ice Cream.
No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
SM Megamall Atrium, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
Sticky Rice with Mango – Azuthai
Thailand’s undeniable similarity to the Philippines has made our cuisines almost intertwined in history. Azuthai’s Sticky Rice with Mango is the perfect ending to a savory gastronomical adventure of Bangkok’s finest.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱100 off your bill with Booky!
Fried Suman, Mangga & Chocnut – Neil’s Kitchen
The South is a beautiful wonderland to explore for every foodie who is willing to brave hours of traffic. One of the fast rising Filipino restaurants is Neil’s Kitchen which serves traditional Filipino food with a twist. Their Fried Suman with Mangga and Chocnut is the perfect showcase of their commitment to promote the local desserts that we grew up loving.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱200 off your bill!
Fried Suman and Mango – Sentro 1771
Sentro’s take on the traditional glutinous rice is made more special with our very own sweet mangoes.
Insider tip: You can get up to ₱100 off your bill with Booky!
Mango Suman Ice Cream – Manila Creamery
Manila Creamery’s humble beginnings as a stall at food bazaars has made it into one of the well-known local artisan ice cream joints in Manila. They are the ideal example of a homegrown establishment that uses locally sourced ingredients to promote our culture. Their Mango Suman Ice Cream is always sold out within a few hours after opening!
Mango Bingsu – Cafe SeolHwa Bingsu
The K-Pop invasion has brought about many fanatics of the nation. Good news for us foodies, their growing presence opened the doors to local and authentic Korean joints which serves the best of what their cuisine has to offer. Their classic shaved ice dessert + our local mangoes brought about the birth of this new found favorite dessert trend in the country.
The Winter of Love – The Dessert Kitchen
Ever since the opening of their flagship store in Rockwell, The Dessert Kitchen’s drool-worthy desserts have taken over Manila’s Instagram feeds by storm. This Hong Kong-based franchise is experimenting with some locally-sourced ingredients with its specialized menus which caters to the ever-changing palate of the Filipino, thus, their mango-infused desserts like The Winter of Love.
Mango Bravo Cake – Conti’s
It’s one of those cakes that you just can’t miss. The beautiful and over the top presentation of Conti’s trademark Mango Bravo cake just screams “EAT ME, I’M WORTH IT.” It’s a classic dessert that is a perfect addition to any occasion.
Mango Mille Crepe – Papermoon Cafe
Madame Emy Wanda’s creations generated long lines at its branches last year with her unique mille crepe cakes from Tokyo. One of her locally-inspired masterpieces is the Mango Crepe available in large, mini, and slice options.
Now we’re all wishing that we had our very own mango trees planted in our backyards. Remember–there’s always room for dessert! Don’t forget to take us with you on your next food trip. Just tag us on Instagram (@bookyapp) for a chance to be featured on our lists.
Go ahead, indulge yourselves.