As I’ve written on my Instagram Stories a few days back, some people see me with a very complicated palate when it comes to pastries. Being a pastry chef, I am very exposed to a lot of desserts, traditional Italian Gelato, Opera Cakes, Cheesecakes, French Macarons, Mousse Cakes, Choux Pastries… name it! However, I always tend to go back to the basics. I drive around my area, stop by the local bakery and purchase breads and pies like “monay” (local brioche), Spanish Bread, slices of Egg Pies, and the likes. Fancy pastries are nice and pretty, but no matter how classy they are, the “merienda” girl in me will always crave for traditional breads, hot from the bakery.
These days, local bakers have diversified. They are more driven to make pastries according to trends like Brazo Ice Cream, the “quarantine” trend Ube Cheese Pandesal, Mango Graham Leche Flan, we can only see a few sellers baking classic pastries from our childhood.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to try traditional pastries from YMC Pastries. The package came at lunch time, and as always, I took some photos first before I tried them. They say, first impressions last. The packaging was an added factor to me. The pastries came neatly boxed with ribbons and tags.
YMC is a local online pastry shop specializing on traditional Filipino Pastries like Puto (Filipino Steamed Cake), Cheesy Ensaymada, Brownie Cups with Cashews, Coconut Macaroons, and they’ve added Chocolate Chip Cookies on the menu.
As my afternoon tea-time came, I grabbed some of the pastries and paired them with my favorite tea. The Brownie Cups are moist and chewy, and I really liked how the cashews cut on the richness of the chocolate. As good as they are, they were equally photogenic too!
I’ve also had their Chocolate Chip Cookies which was a little sweet for me and a bit on the crunchy side. Well, crunchy cookie lovers would like it, I prefer my cookie a bit on the soft-batch side. But I liked that the cookies were perfectly round shaped of the same sizes.
The coconut macaroons are my favorite!!! I take a piece every now and then. I like that it melts in the mouth with a “custardy” hint, and you can definitely taste the coconut! It was sooo perfect with my cup of tea.
Craving for classic Filipino pastries?
You can check out YMC Pastries on their Social Media Accounts.
TRANSPARENCY: I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND ANYTHING THAT I HAVEN’T PERSONALLY TRIED AND TESTED. REST ASSURED, EVERYTHING ON THIS ARTICLE/REVIEW ARE MY PERSONAL JUDGMENTS. ALL PRODUCTS/ITEMS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY CHECKED OUT BEFORE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH ME?
SHOOT A MESSAGE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE OR SEND ME AN E-MAIL:
I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!