Husband and wife entrepreneurs, Andrew and Michelle Que, first chanced upon the mochi-donut concept on a trip abroad. Convinced that Filipinos will also love sinking their chompers into the same chewy and pillow-soft donuts that hooked them, the Ques returned to the Philippines and started a year-long R&D for their own mochi-donut brand. After a successful market test in Mercato Centrale, the couple opened the first Gavino’s Japanese Donuts and More cafe in Greenhills.
Mochi Ball Donuts (P18 - P25 per piece)
Eighteen branches, thirty flavors, and thousands of fans later, Gavino’s livens up their three-year-old menu by adding a limited edition Bacon Mochi-Donut Series. The addition features three new flavor combinations: Maple-Bacon, Cheddar-Bacon, and Dark Choco-Bacon, sold at P49 a piece.
Soft but chewy, sweet but salty, Gavino’s new donuts affirm the adage that everything tastes better with bacon. In the first variant, the thick drizzling of crunchy bacon contrasts perfectly with sticky maple glaze.
The second kind marries bacon and chocolate-- two equally addicting ingredients. The result is a harmonious mix of bitter, sweet, savory, and salty.
Dark Choco Bacon
While we found the cheddar x bacon donut a little overwhelming, turophiles will definitely approve of it. This donut combines cream cheese with grated cheddar as bed for the bacon slices. It can get a little sticky because the cream cheese melts at room temperature. But one can look at this as an excuse to lick your fingers clean.
The bacon series is available for a limited time only at the following branches: Gavino's Japanese Donuts are available at the ff. locations: Il Terrazzo, Banawe, SM Fairview, SM BF, SM Clark, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA (The Block), SM Mall of Asia, Southmall, Makati Supermart, Alabang Town Center, Greenhills Town Center 2, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Ermita, Unimart, Greenhills, Landmark Makati, Landmark Trinoma, Rustan's Supermarket Katipunan, Lucky Chinatown Mall.