The pastry sensation from Osaka is finally in Bonifacio High Street! After months of hearing about Pablo from friends, I still had never gotten the chance to try it for myself. Their first local branch in Robinson’s Place Manila was really out of the way for me and I was honestly waiting for them to open up a stall somewhere closer to where I live. Thankfully, they did!
Located at Block B2 of Bonifacio High Street, between Krispy Kreme and Sole Academy, Pablo Mini is actually an order-and-go version of the much bigger full-sized Pablo Cheesetart branch in Manila.
I got to try the Cheese Mini and the Chocolate Mini tarts and they were amazing! I now understand what all the hype is about. I’m actually not a big fan of cheesecakes so I was hesitant to try this, but I loved how it wasn’t too sweet even if it was really rich and tarty. The cheese/chocolate literally oozes out of the tart — great subject for those food porn Instasnaps. The crust was really great too! The tart crumbles a bit halfway through so I’d suggest preparing some tissues if you’re a messy eater. Some people like having it cold because of the ice cream-like texture, but I prefer it fresh from the oven. Also, the soft serve ice cream (Php 150, comes in cheese and matcha cheese) looked and tasted great!
Next time I find myself in High Street, I’m definitely swinging by Pablo Mini and getting myself a Matcha Mini Tart this time! Congratulations to Ben Chan and the Bench group!
Also, I just got my Sony α6000 yesterday (thank you employee discount!) so I thought this would’ve been a perfect time to try to figure out how to use it. The photos didn’t come out too bad, I think I just have to read through the manual and check out how I can play with the settings. So far, I’m happy with how my photos are turning out. No need for filters! Will post about this more later.