14 Mouthwatering Desserts in Manila

After giving you a list of the most sinful desserts in the metro, today we invite you, our fellow dessertarians to celebrate National Dessert Day with us by counting down the most drool-worthy desserts in Manila!

From truffle-stuffed buchi to a soup made entirely of chocolate, these 14 dessert creations definitely made our meals end on a glorious sugar high. So forget about counting calories today and give in to your sweet tooth!


  1. PUBLIKO Eat + Drink – Publiko S’Mores Cake (P195)

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There's only a one-sentence description about Publiko's famous S'Mores Cake on its menu: “Warning: Addicting”; and that warning is there for a reason. When you turn the already addicting s'mores into a cake, you get a dessert masterpiece that will make every dessert-lover into a weeping mess. This dessert is best-shared with NO ONE.

  1. Wee Nam Kee – Three Flavor Chocolate Truffle Buchi (P128)

After getting your Hainanese Chicken Fix at Wee Nam Kee, make sure to order their Three Flavor Chocolate Truffle Buchi. Filled with warm white, milk, and dark chocolate truffle, this chocolatey upgrade to the classic buchi will make chocoholics squee. Take extra caution when eating to avoid having molten chocolate truffle all over your hands.

  1. Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes – Banoffee Pie (P115)

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When craving for Banoffee Pie, Banapple is arguably one of the top go-to places to satisfy that craving. The chunks of sweet banana, rich dulce de leche sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings is too good to pass up on. No trip to Banapple is complete without taking a slice of this divine creation.

  1. Outback Steakhouse – Chocolate Thunder From Down Under (P329)

End your meaty feast at Outback Steakhouse with the Chocolate Thunder From Down Under. This massive dessert item is comprised of fresh-baked pecan brownie topped with rich vanilla ice cream, drizzled with warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. This mammoth dessert is best shared with 2 – 3 friends. But hey, if you can finish this all by yourself we won't judge you at all (#respect).

  1. L'entrecote – Moulleux Au Chocolat (P240)

After finishing your generous serving of L'entrecote steak-frites, it's tempting to wipe off the buttery secret sauce from your plate using their addicting fries, but we recommend that you exercise some self-control and save room for their Moulleux Au Chocolat. This version of the famous lava cake is made up of gooey chocolate lava inside, topped with vanilla ice cream. It's arguably one of the best chocolate lava cakes in the metro today.

  1. Magnum Manila – Death by Chocolate (P250)

When heading to one of Manila's dessert havens, make sure to order Death by Chocolate. Though you won't literally die from eating it, you'll momentarily lose yourself and fly off to dessert heaven with just a spoonful of this decadent treat. This sinfully delicious creation is made up of deep dark chocolate lava cake and truffle Magnum topped with brownies and chocolate crispearls – it's the ultimate chocoholic's dessert.

  1. Restaurant 101 – Chocolate Delice (formerly Louis XV) (P290)

Complete your fine-dining experience at Restaurant 101 with their most famous dessert, Chocolate Delice. Formerly called Louis XV, this regal dessert tastes as exquisite as it looks. It has four special layers: dacquoise (made with hazelnut), feulletine with praline paste and chocolate mousse made with paradise ganache, coated with chocolate sauce.

  1. Nomama Artisanal Ramen – Kit Kat Bar (P175)

After slurping on your Nomama Ramen, end your meal on a sweet note with the much-lauded Kit Kat Bar. Chef Him's version of this famous chocolate bar is comprised of homemade peanut butter and chocolate bar with raspberry paint. Peanut Butter lovers should definitely add this to their must-try list.

  1. Gino's Brick Oven Pizza – Nutella Soup (P180)

Gino's Brick Oven Pizza's burrata has been receiving rave reviews for quite a while now. And it doesn't come as a surprise since this blob of decadently soft house-made burrata is a cheese lover's dream come true. But there's also one item in their menu that deserves your calorie allocation: Nutella Soup, a bread bowl filled with melted chocolate and hazelnut syrup. You can eat it however you want – sipping on the soup first and munching on the bread later, but we suggest that you eat it by tearing off a piece of bread from the crust and dipping it in the pool of hazelnut syrup.

  1. Wicked by Cravings – Twix Cheesecake (Junior – P225, Whole – P950)

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Another excellent dessert haven, Wicked by Cravings is a wonderland to dessertarians who love all things whimsical. Their Brookies, a hybrid of cookie and brownie headlines their dessert offerings but their Twix Cheesecake easily steals the spotlight. Its rich texture and smooth chocolate coating is making our mouths water just thinking about it.

  1. Apartment 1B – White Toblerone Cheesecake (P220)

Known for its excellent lineup of gourmet comfort food, Apartment 1B is an ideal place if you want to enjoy your brunch with a cozy, laid-back ambiance. Apart from Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, you also shouldn't miss their White Toblerone Cheesecake. Rich and bursting with flavors, this is easily one of the best cheesecakes in the metro.

  1. Chelsea Market and Cafe – NY Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake (P310)

Another cheesecake that you should add to your must-try desserts list is Chelsea's Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Cookie dough + cheesecake. 'Nuff said.

  1. Icebergs – Caramel Flan Icekimo (P128)

If you love leche flan and halo-halo then Icebergs' Caramel Flan Icekimo will surely delight your tastebuds. This plus-sized dessert is made up of fat slices of creamy leche flan, macapuno balls, sweet banana, and ripe mangoes, topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and cherry.

  1. Sweet Bella Cafe – Mangotier (P275)

Sweet Bella Cafe's meticulously crafted Mangotier rounds up our list. This pretty dessert is compromised of oven-baked cheesecake, layered with mango mousse and fresh mango coulis.


We're sure you have other impeccable dessert creations in mind from other restaurants. Please share it with us in the comments section!

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