Have you ever made desserts as your appetizers ? LOL.
I consider myself as someone who can be flexible to a lot of things especially when it comes to eating. I can chow down desserts first before the main course, I call it pure talent, LOL Some, like my wife, Tina just can’t; or at least, finds it difficult to reverse the scheme of dining. She believes everything should be done in proper order. I am not contesting. I am also systematic but when opportunity presents itself, I can easily adapt. Last Monday afternoon was an exception to my wife’s as we had sweets first prior to dinner.
As we’re strolling around Megamall as typical mall rats while waiting for our friend, Rob to attend to his early dinner invitation, we decided to fill in our tummies with light snack or merienda. After several minutes of roaming at the Atrium choosing what food to munch, we found ourselves seated at a table inside a familiar ice cream place : ICEBERG’s ESKIMO BOB.
Irregardless of the weather, ice cream and halo-halo for me are always a winner. So I was so sure when I ordered this…
CARAMEL FLAN, PhP 108 +.
With its cheap price, I was expecting a small bowl but the serving was good enough to be shared by two or even 3. I was glad to let my wife and our kid enjoy it too.
I always prefer super thin crushed ice when it comes to halo-halo or its variation. I hate one local fastfood chain that previously served pebble-sized ice on their halo-halo for the longest time until they recently innovate and changed for the better. This Caramel Flan from Iceberg doesn’t disappoint. Over the ice shaving were toppings of chewy macapuno balls, sweetened plantain (saging na saba), a scoop of ice cream and a cherry, with two of my favorites - riped mango cubes and generous amounts of leche flan slices. To complete the halo-halo experience, milk could never be absent.
While I was enjoying my bowl of sweet treats, our son Gabby was also busy with his…
At a young age of nearly five, Gabby is gradually developing his own preference toward food. He knows what he wants and his choices are not bad. Just like this SWISS CHOCO ICE CREAM, PhP 68+, that delighted his taste buds
Tina was craving for a crepe so she readily ordered this…
STRAWBERRY CREPE, PhP 168+. The price was again, never intimidating. However, it only looked better than its taste. This was the disaster of the three desserts we sampled from Eskimo Bob. It fell flat to our standards!
Both Tina and I love crepes particularly with blueberries, straweberries or with mangoes of course, wrapped in almost paper-thin pancake. This version did not live up to our expectations. The scanty little strawberries were chilled and never fresh, the pancake was nearly bland and to make the plate worse, the strawberry and chocolate drizzles were far from being sublime. The only saving grace was the ice cream topping and some whipped cream… Sayang! my wife didn’t finish it at all…
Despite the fact that Tina was disheartened with her plate, we still enjoyed the moment that was sweeter than our desserts!
ICEBERG’S ESKIMO BOB, Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.