Shaved snow desserts are getting popular in the Philippines. If you must know what shaved snow is, it’s a combination of ice cream and shaved ice. With shaved snow, it is feathery, has a hint of sweetness and creaminess and very cold. Just one bite, it can instantly melt in your mouth. There’s this shaved snow dessert in the Metro and it is no other than Vampire Penguin Manila.
Located at Ayala Malls the 30th in Pasig, it’s a dessert shop that originally started in California. It’s a family business owned by the San Luis brothers since 2013. For this food event, I was invited by Sherlyn Hernandez of @wheressherlyn. It was my first time to hear of this dessert place and I wanted to see what they could offer so I said yes to this invitation.
E X P E R I E N C E
For their specials, Sherlyn and I ordered the Strawberry Cheesecake (280php) and Tuxedo (200php). Their Strawberry Cheesecake consists of Strawberry and Vanilla Snow, Strawberries and Cheesecake. The serving was huge so I highly suggest you share this dessert with someone else (not unless you have a sweet tooth). Their Tuxedo, on the other hand, consists of Chocolate Snow, Sliced Almonds, Strawberries, Marshmallows, Chocolate syrup and Condensed Milk. This is my favorite among all that was served because the strawberry complemented the taste of the chocolate.
Strawberry Cheesecake (280php)
Other desserts served were Halo-Halo (225php) and The Jillian (220php). The Jillian consists of Green Tea & Thai Tea Snow, Crushed Oreos and Condensed Milk. This has got to be my 2nd favorite because I love green tea and the taste of the green tea and crushed oreos complemented each other.
The Jillian (220php)
Aside from shaved snow desserts, they also serve different drinks like milk tea to satisfy customer’s cravings.
I am definitely going back to try their other shaved snow desserts and hopefully try their Thai Milk Tea someday.
G E N E R A L I N F O R M A T I O N
Address: 3/F Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila
Facebook: Vampire Penguin Manila
Open from 10am-9pm (Mon-Sun)