And the Kumori saga continues.
So the other day, I was badly craving for turon but by the time I went to the stall, they just have three kamote cue sticks left. No more turon. To relieve my frustration, I then headed to Kumori to try the pastries I haven’t had yet.
I bought three totally different pastries: their signature hanjuku cheese cake (chocolate); green apple bun, and cherry brioche. Total damage is PhP 141, or about 3 – 4 USD. Let’s not talk about the calories and all the sugar though, ok 😉
I tried this first. Same consistency as the original cheese variant, which I enjoyed. I noticed though that this, their chocolate cake and chocolate pudding have the same exact flavor 😐 a little variety on their chocolate would be nice~
What the green apple bun looks inside. This dessert is almost too cute to eat! It’s best eaten quickly by the way because the icing tends to melt a bit under room temperature (like 28 – 29 deg C). The icing is kinda sweet too so enjoy this with coffee!
The leaf decor on the green apple bun. I almost ate the stick that went with this, by the way. At least it’s clear at the back of this leaf that it’s not supposed to be eaten. Haha!
The last dessert standing, cherry brioche. I’m not sure how a brioche is supposed to be texture and taste-wise, but I like how it’s not too sweet and it went well with coffee, too. Then again, for me almost everything goes well with coffee!
So that’s three down, and plenty more to try and enjoy~
I’ve been craving for sweets again (but then again, it’s maybe more of a habit rather than a craving! haha!) and besides, it’s that time of the year when we corporate slaves get our midyear bonus, so why not give ourselves a treat?
Mine came in two, and these cost me just a little over PhP 200 combined. Continue reading “Kumori Bakery, Part 2”
First things first: why the gloomy name? 😐 (“kumori” means cloudy, that’s why.) But now that I got that out of the way, I’ll go ahead and with the star of this entry: the pastries :3
In a quest to appease my sweet tooth, I scouted the newly opened restaurants at The Block after finishing today’s groceries. Kumori kind of reminded me of Jipan, so I went in and checked out the pastries. I stayed away from their salmon bonito pastry; I believe salmon is better paired with rice; and while their green apple pasty looked pretty, I turned my attention to their shelf with cheesecakes, pudding and most importantly, cake.
I ended up with three items to go: their signature Hanjuku Cheesecake; Choco Marshmallow Yakigashi; and Sakusaku Chocolate Cake.
My neatly packed stash
hanjuku (meaning half-cooked) cheesecake. If anything can be both packed, creamy AND fluffy, it’s this cheesecake. Couldn’t wait to try their chocolate variant :3
Choco Marshmallow brownie – my boyfriend’s pick!
It’s as moist and dense as it looks, and this is one of the rare desserts I wasn’t able to finish in one go. Very heavy and flavorful.
And then there’s cake.
Sakusaku chocolate cake–true to its name, it is crunchy in the middle. Ddin’t like the icing at first to be honest but it eventually grew on me. A nice treat with coffee overall
In terms of portion, I’d say it’s filling enough for me; price, reasonable, and the taste, a big hit for the cheese cake. So when craving for not-so-sweet sweets, Kumori is one bakeshop worth checking out.