Add These Cream Puffs To Your Baguio Food Trip List!
Perfect Baguio merienda: cream puffs and a cup of warm coffee!
One of the best cities to eat all-things-fresh is Baguio. There's never a shortage of fresh fruits, especially their sweet and tart strawberries and fresh vegetables, like Baguio beans and Baguio pechay. What people may do not know about the City Of Pines is that it also has delicious cream puffs.
You can find these cream puffs in one of this city's must-eat spots: Good Taste Cafe & Restaurant. This restaurant is known for its tasty and budget-friendly Chinese and Filipino food, available 24/7. It comes as a pleasant surprise that one of this restaurant's hidden gems is their Filipino take on the cream puff, a French choux pastry.
Good Taste Cafe & Restaurant's cream puff (P15 each) is larger than the size of the usual French cream puff-think pastries as big as a cookie! Even though it's far from the traditional cream puff, this Filipinized version of cream puff is soft, less flaky, and has a custard filling that has just the right amount of sweetness to it. Since these cream puffs are larger and with a thick filling, one or two is good enough for a satisfying dessert or merienda. Plus, coffee or hot chocolate, of course!
There are a lot of other bakeries around Baguio that offer this type of cream puff. One that is famous for a variety of exciting flavored cream puffs is Victoria Bakery. Besides having the regular cream puffs similar to that of Good Taste's, this bakery offers cream puffs with chocolate, ube, buko pandan, melon, mango, and matcha-flavored filling (P20). These flavored cream puffs are coated with a sauce that has the same flavor of the filling.