Some Kind of Strange Bliss in Salted Duck Egg Ice Cream

Salted Duck Egg Ice Cream

Going to the Manila Hotel for ice cream only is an oddity, but not anymore when the ice cream is flavored with salted duck egg.

At the Mabuhay Palace Chinese restaurant, I finally reveled in the ice cream of my dreams! Saltish morsels of firm yolk colliding with toasty bits of black sesame seeds in a lush base, reminiscent of the curious flavors of moon cake and toasted sesame seed cookies. At first bite though, what came to mind was a Chinese version of cookies and cream with a cheese twist. A happy surprise!

The serving is tiny I could have easily finished another shot. The frozen dessert is a creation of Sous Chef Josephine Yu Tanganco-Candelaria.

I was slightly distracted by Shirley’s green malunggay ice cream with chewy bits of banana chips, oozing with unexpected Pinoy flavors. Sweetish like avocado ice cream, though a little more restrained

Sous Chef Josephine Yu Tanganco-Candelaria
Sous Chef Josephine Yu Tanganco-Candelaria

Mabuhay PalaceWonton Chips

– Crispy wonton chips

Mabuhay PalaceMalunggay (Moringa) Ice Creamsalted duck egg and malunggay ice creamEmptied GlassesCheers!Cafe Ilang-Ilang15th Philippine Eagle Week Cake by Penk Ching

By the Mabuhay Palace door is a week long celebration of the 15th Philippine Eagle Week, with photos of  the rarefied eagles at the Philippine Eagle Center, a Philippine eagle cake by cake artist Penk Ching and collectible dolls dressed in Filipiniana by fashion designer Renee Salud on display.

Manila Hotel Philippine Eagle Week 2013 ExhibitPhilippine Eagle Collectibles by Renee SaludPhilippine Eagle Photo ExhibitCafe Ilang-IlangCafe Ilang-Ilang

– Checking out the Cafe Ilang-Ilang buffet.

Manila Hotel Lobby LoungeCakes and WinesCake ArtGeometry in a CakePicture 256
Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

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