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Traditional Filipino Cakes with a Twist: Hanmade Desserts in Sydney

When your mum sends you a text that says “Jacqui, I can’t stoping eating the Sans Rival. I keep opening the fridge to take some little by little. Ang sarap kasi.” You know you’re onto a winner. And what an awesome find with Hanmade Desserts, a brilliant creator of filipino cakes and desserts available in Sydney’s north-west. I met the lovely Hannah via Facebook. I was visiting my parents over the weekend and in doing so, I love bringing them local filipino treats to share. I stumbled across Hanmade Desserts online and thought I’d give them a go. Hannah is great with correspondence and really approachable. She’s quick to respond and has an extensive filipino cake list available. Once you’ve secured your order, the invoice for payment arrives fairly promptly and you can simply EFT and following, schedule a pick-up time for collection. What is available at Hanmade Desserts you ask? I was slightly overwhelmed when I first saw her price list, more so because I was only after a Sans Rival cake, yet what …

Jolly Vibes Have Landed At Burger Point Marsden Park

Look no further as Burger Point Marsden Park in Sydney has added some filipino-flavoured goodness to their menu. A restaurant I would have never expected to do so, yet paying homage to some of my personal favourites, so why not drive here and simply check it out?! What looks like an everyday restaurant with a menu full of different burger and chicken options, actually has a second, secret filipino menu which is unspoken of unless you’ve been following their Facebook page. On their main menu, you have seven burger types to choose from (in addition to their Facebook featured house specials), share plates including fried or marinated chicken wings, hickory bbq grilled pork belly or a fresh bowl of chicken caesar salad. Of course, not to forget good old fries, sweet potato fries, or loaded fries topped with cheese. There’s no mention of the filipino treats I was teased with on Facebook, so as I approach the counter, I ask the question. And volia! If you’re wanting to try the crunchy, crispy chicken with traditional …

Edith’s Empanadas in Sydney’s north-west

When I moved out of home, I did wonder where I could get my filipino fix from other than constantly visiting my parents. I can cook a few things, but there’s plenty of other foods that I’m always on the look-out for. That said, through a network of friends, I stumbled across some filipino empanada goodness. Look no further as Edith’s Empanadas is the go-to for these delicious, tasty pastries. #nomnom #yumm #delicious Edith’s specialty is mini-empanadas: Beef Chicken Pork Vegetarian Your choice – mixed with secret ingredients including the usual suspects of carrots, potatoes, sultanas and peas. If you have dietary requirements, you can request in advance to modify ever so slightly. But in most instances, this is the traditional way to make filipino empanadas. Upon collection, Edith showed me what she had prepared, making sure the order was correct. Bundled in a sturdy box – and whilst handing the empanadas over – I got the feeling that these were cooked from the heart. Edith was genuine about ensuring the order was as expected …

Malditas Sydney brings Ube Cake and Filipino Desserts to the north-west

Reminiscing of filipino flavours and desserts – licking my lips just thinking about it – I was searching social media to buy an ube cake (to bring to a family event) and came across Malditas Sydney.  Their Instagram journey and pick-up location in Sydney’s north-west is what made me want to try their filipino cakes. Also known as a purple yam cake, an ube cake may not be top of mind for everyone – especially since it’s purple – but if you’re filipino or have grown up with filipino desserts, you know this is a family favourite. In addition to ube cakes, Malditas Sydney offers the following: Yeme cake Pastillas Leche flan Puto de leche What’s more, their ube cake is topped with macapuno (coconut strips) and have a layer of leche flan (creme caramel) in between – a sweet, delicate, twist to each satisfying slice of your ube cake experience. #nomnom #yumm #desserts Ube cake costs AU$50. Individually wrapped Puto de leche is available in cheese, mocha, ube and pandan flavours and costs AU$2 each, with …