Quarantine Foodie Club

Philippines, Online

Coronavirus isn’t the only thing that’s gone viral. With continued quarantine measures and most people stuck social-distancing at home, it’s common to run out of ideas for the next kitchen experiment. Luckily, the internet is a hotbed of trends, with a plethora of mouthwatering dishes from hungry foodies everywhere! From Dalgona Coffee to Basque Burnt Cheesecake, here are some of the quarantine food obsessions and the best places to find them.

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Updated a month ago

WouldULike Specialty Coffee

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San Juan, Philippines • Recommendation • 

First off is Korean Whipped Iced Coffee, popularly known as Dalgona Coffee. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (which is quarantine-possible!), you’ve probably seen or even tried making it yourself! It’s worth noting that WouldULike whips up a delicious version of the frothy drink; the crumbly Honeycomb Toffee placed on top of milk is enough to get you hooked on the coffee craze.

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Taste and Tell Manila

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Online, www.tasteandtellmnl.com • Recommendation • 

Unlike what sushi purists typically imagine, the Japanese favorite takes a deconstructed spin in a baked casserole. Think the usual — sushi rice, seafood, and creamy fillings, spooned into a nori wrapper for a delectable treat. Taste and Tell Manila has made a remarkable entrance into the sushi bake scene, offering trays flame-seared to smoky and tasty perfection! https://www.tasteandtellmnl.com/products/kani-aburi

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Little Chef

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Purple yam has made its way to a lot of Filipino desserts, but its latest addition to pandesal infused with cheese is a soon-to-be classic. At Little Chef Baking Studio, not only do you get heavenly Ube Cheesedesals; you can bake them at home too through their pre-recorded baking classes online.

  • +63 977 844 1329
  • 18 Tangali, La Loma, Lungsod Quezon, 1800 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

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Samgyup sa Bahay

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Patience is a virtue at most Korean Barbecues, packed with hungry visitors craving for Samgyeopsal fix at all hours. Luckily, you don’t have to leave home and brave long queues with Samgyup sa Bahay, the country’s premiere K-food delivery business. Their menu boasts different types of Korean barbecue meats complete with flavorful side dishes and condiments. The best part? They let you borrow their grilling equipment for free!

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Gram Cafe and Pancakes

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Pasig City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Osaka travellers list Insta-famous souffle pancakes as a must-try, so imagine everyone’s delight when Gram Cafe finally opened a branch in Manila! As a great specialist in Japanese delicacies, the famed cafe introduces you to the pleasures of airy, cloud-like stacks of pancakes matched with whipped cream, butter, and maple syrup. Set your strict alarms as only a limited number of orders are accommodated every 11:00AM, 3:00PM, and 6:00PM daily.

  • Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Didi Bakes Focaccia!

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Online, www.instagram.com • Recommendation • 

The quarantine surely prompted a boost in most people’s creative juices, and the culinary scene is no exception. Blogger turned baker Didi of Candishhh Bakes elevates the usual loaf to a delightful bread that resembles artwork, coming in several variants that taste as incredible as they look! Photo credits: @candishhh on Instagram

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Tajis Confectionery

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Online, www.instagram.com • Recommendation • 

A cross between a croissant and a doughnut, the pastry creation of New York-based chef Dominique Ansel is the definition of decadence. The young owner of Taji’s Confectionary Reggie Katigbak single-handedly bakes her own version of the cronuts glazed with honey and bacon, and we can’t help but drool over them. Photo credits: Reggy Katigbak

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Ooh Mummie!

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Online, www.instagram.com • Recommendation • 

No trip to Thailand is complete without a proper experience of Mango Sticky Rice, and with travel temporarily on hold — home bakeries started offering the famous sweet treat left and right. Check out Ooh Mummie’s classic variation of the renowned Thai dessert. If you’re fond of Champorado, you won’t be able to resist their Chocolate version too! https://www.instagram.com/oohmummie/?hl=en

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Bucky's Poblacion

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

There’s something incredibly comforting about good banana bread, which makes it a staple on most family recipes. Bucky’s founder Miguel Vargas knows how to make loaves like no other, inspired by childhood baking sessions with his mom! The Yana Banana, named after his daughter, is the talk of the town for its mouthwatering goodness. Just look at those walnuts on top!

  • +63 2 8886 9955
  • 1210, 5666 Don Pedro, Makati, Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

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Decadenza

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Online, instagram.com • Recommendation • 

It might already be three decades since Spain concocted the Basque Burnt Cheesecake, but the superstar dessert still causes frenzies on social media up to this day. Homegrown brand Decadenza started out solely dedicated to the gooey, toasted version of the cheesecake on its menu, so you know it’s good! Eat it chilled and see what all the fuss is about.

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