WHEN you hear Davao City, one of the first things that will come to your mind is durian.
While it is loved by some, there are also those who stay away from it. Maybe due to its smell or they are not fond of the taste.
Some local small and medium enterprises became creative and developed different products out of it like durian candy, jam, and yema.
Visitors coming to Davao City are always on the lookout on what product with durian they should try during their visit here. Durian pie, ice cream, and coffee are just some of those products that you can find in some cafes and restaurants in Davao City.
The past few weeks I have discovered some delicious desserts with durian and here are my favorites to date:
Sweet Advocate's Durian Bars and Durian Cream Cake in a jar
I immediately fell in love with their durian bar and cake the moment I had a bite of each. Instead of using flavoring, they use durian pulp, bringing that strong and unique flavor of the fruit.
One great thing about the cake is it is neither a sponge cake nor chiffon cake. It is a cream cake with actual durian pulp in the cake and also the filling.
What I love best about the two desserts is both are not very sweet.
The Durian Bars are sold at P300 per dozen. As for the Durian Cream Cake, Sweet Advocate is offering a promo this August wherein for six jars of 100ml Durian Cream Cake is priced at P488 while a set of 200ml jars is at P888.
Visit their Facebook page for more details or contact them at (0933) 940-9102.
House of Sylvanas by Paulyns' Durian Sylvanas
Aside from the classic silvanas, House of Sylvanas by Paulyns' also makes durian silvanas, which is really good. They also use durian pulp to really give you that durian experience.
The durian silvanas are sold at P170 per box (10 pieces). It is not sold with other flavors of silvanas since it will overpower them. House of Sylvanas can be reached through their Facebook page. You can also contact them through these numbers, 09330505839 or 09758469763. Their store is located at #31 Maligaya Ave., Matina, Davao City.
Lachi's Durian Cheesecake
This cheesecake is simply delicious and also not too sweet. At only P72, the cheesecake is more than what we paid for. If you are here in Davao City, be sure to drop by Lachi’s and buy a slice of this cheesecake.
Lachi’s is located at Door 1-H Values School Building, Ruby Street, Marfori Heights Subdivision.
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Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on September 08, 2017.
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