Bong & Tiffy at Häagen-Dazs
2/F Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
When we got there, we had a little "off experience" with the lady behind the cashier. But in any case, our Häagen-Dazs experience wasn't ruined by that tiny incident, because we enjoyed what this place had to offer.
Contrary to what people know, Häagen-Dazs is an American brand -- as a matter of fact, it started out in New York by Reuben and Rose Mattus. Its commitment in making quality ice cream by putting in only the best ingredients is what makes it the ultimate luxury ice cream.
A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to taste the new delectable desserts they are offering -- the Dark Chocolate Orange Brownie and the Waffle Dream.
1. Dark Chocolate Orange Brownie
Both Bong and Tiff like dark chocolate; so over-all, this dish was a winner. On one hand, Bong adores the authentic bitterness of chocolate, but with Tiff, she doesn't like it that much. She didn't expect the bitterness in her ice cream because she has been conditioned to think of ice cream as sweet.
We both like the dulce de leche part of the dish. We think that if you mixed them, you get a balance of both -- because the dulce de leche was really sweet, while the chocolate gives off a tangy bitterness. The brownies were as divine as the ice creams. It had nuts, and a hint of orange in it too. All in all, it was a great combination.
We loved this one. We all dug in and finished it in 5 seconds -- well actually, it felt like just 5 seconds. The waffles included with this dish are so crispy and crunchy. The walls were thin and golden -- yummy.The banana and the strawberries were fresh, and it complimented the waffles and ice cream.
You can't go wrong with the almost-close-to-heaven desserts offered at Häagen-Dazs.
Photography by Bong and Tiffy.