After a VERY disappointing dinner at a diner somewhere, we quickly decided that we needed something to make up for the lousy meal we just had. Since my BFF Tina and our nanay haven’t been to Parvati yet, there we went.
We posted about Parvati before. It’s indeed a one stop dessert shop and they help home-based bakers market their products without worrying about opening their own stores. When we went there the first time, the place only had a few tables. When we returned, more seats are available to diners.
They also had a few additional items on their menu, particularly their beverages. We were excited to try different goodies so we ended up with four (4) dessert variations.
Let’s start off with what we had for drinks. Ken ordered the Hot White Chocolate (Php 100). It’s made of Belgian white chocolate buttons and is very rich. Not really suitable with desserts, but we still enjoyed this.
My nanay and I both ordered their Honey Apple Iced Tea (Php 90). Nothing really surprising. It was refreshing and subtly sweet nonetheless (I ended up with 2 photos to use up the full width of our content space – nag-explain?! ).
Tina ordered the mouth-watering Cafe Mocha with Caramel Candied Cashews (Php 100). It had vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream and candied cashews – a killer combination! Ken regretted not ordering this instead of his hot cup of white choco.
Finally, the desserts! First was Dezato Mochi Ice Cream. The sticky rice dough that wrapped the ice cream was pillowy soft. The ice cream could be creamier, but it was still very delightful. In fact, none of us wanted to share.
We ordered the box of 6 for Php 295. We had mocha / coffee, chocolate, mango, strawberry, vanilla and avocado flavors. I only got to try 3 and we all agreed we’d be coming back for more. I want to try their Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter next time, but we might just drop by their cafe instead in New Manila.
Next are these Dark Chocolate Walnut Revel Bars from Sweet Beginnings Patisserie (box of 4 – Php 90). They’re to die for, I tell yah!
When the chewy dark chocolate fudge melted in my mouth, I felt like I was in chocolate heaven. The revel bars are chewy, and the oatmeal plus the roasted nuts added a delicious texture and saltiness to it that complemented the dark, slightly bitter flavor of the chocolate. *sigh* Sinfully good!
Up next was The Dome (small – Php 125) from Sweet Sherise. This is one of the popular chocolate goodies at Parvati so we just had to taste it.
How good was it?! Imagine this: chocolate cake filled with Nutella chocolate mousse, covered in dark chocolate ganache and then everything’s surrounded by chocolate chips. A definite must-try indulgence, fellow chocoholics. It wasn’t overly sweet as you might have imagined because of the dark chocolate.
Last, but definitely not the least was this slice of Pistachio Sans Rival from Tayabel. I’m not such a fan of food with nuts, but pistachios, I love. This was the ultimate dessert that night at Parvati. We didn’t really expect this to be the winning plate of goodness so we devoured it last. As soon as a forkful of this landed on my tongue, I started uttering words of sweet satisfaction (uhm… wholesome). Ken can’t stop raving about it too!
The layers of meringue that sandwiched the pistachio cream filling crumbled delicately in my mouth. The roasted pistachios’ crunch and saltiness was a homerun. A slice costs Php 130. Pricey you might think, but wait ‘til you taste it.
Obviously, we were VERY gratified with everything we had at Parvati. We spent the whole night enjoying each pastry, completely erasing any negativity from our horrific experience earlier that night. It was exactly what we needed. If only I can have a serving of any of these desserts after I take care of an issue with ourcable managementhere in our area resulting to poor internet connection. Anyway, writing this post just perked me up. I can still remember the delectable sweets we had that night.
This time, I’m giving Parvati in Trinoma 5 stars and a MUST-TRY rating. Their service has improved and they have savory dishes available too which amped their rating on our book. We’re definitely coming back.
The Parvati Store
Trinoma Mindanao lobby (below National Bookstore)