The quarantine has seen many food trends come and go: there’s the ube cheese pandesal, the baked sushi, and the Korean garlic cream cheese bread, among others, that became a craze over the past few months.
Some of these trends have even helped Filipinos start their own small businesses to earn an extra income during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been much of help, given that the economy is in a recession right now. (Read: 3 Manila Restaurants That Closed Due to the Pandemic)
And as new food items continue to gain popularity amid the pandemic, My Pope took the extra mile of making new discoveries and finding some of the most unique and interesting quarantine food out there. So, read on and prepare to be amazed by how creative Filipinos can be!
Quarantine Food: Calamansi Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Calamansi goes well with a lot of food—both savory and sweet. And Cookiemanster puts the Philippine citrus to good use by making a calamansi-flavored butter cake. While that already sounds good, they also add a cream cheese frosting with calamansi zest on top—a mix of flavors that everyone will surely love! (Read: The Best Home Recipes by Chef Marvin Agustin)
You can order their calamansi cake through the Cookiemanster Instagram account or text them at 0906 376 1300.
Quarantine Food: Bangkok Creamy Custard Buns
There’s no doubt that Thailand has grown even more popular during the quarantine, especially with the Thai series that is all the rage around the world. And because of this popularity, many are also trying out more of their food, including the Bangkok creamy custard buns—a popular street food in Thailand which has different flavors and are grilled on-the-spot.
Now here’s the good news: You can get them here in Manila! The Custard Buns, a local bakery, has put their own twist to the famous snack. Order a box or two from them by contacting them on Instagram—they can also do same-day deliveries if you order before 11AM!
Quarantine Food: Bibingka Cheesecake
It’s already the ber months which means that Filipinos are already starting to bring out the Christmas decorations. But for Cakes by Gel Salonga, the ber months also mean starting to bake cakes that remind us of the holidays. This is why they recently launched their bibingka cheesecake which combines the classic bibingka that we look forward to every Simbang Gabi and the decadent cheesecake that we all love.
To order, you can either message Cakes by Gel Salonga on Instagram or text them at 0917 463 2509. They deliver from Parañaque and Quezon City.