Dulcelin Gourmet: Dulcelin’s First Ever Restaurant Proves that They’re Not Just About Desserts
The name Dulcelin is synonymous with great desserts. Their Mango Torte, in particular, is so popular that it’s been known to cause heavy traffic in Times Square, QC, during the peak season. It is a well-loved institution that has loyal fans from all over the country. These loyal fans, and everyone else in Metro Manila for that matter, have cause for celebration because for the first time ever Dulcelin has its very own restaurant.
Dulcelin’s first restaurant located in UP Town Center's second floor
Red Rice Shiso Duo
Chili Oil Poached HalibutFor chicken lovers out there, the Stuffed Chicken Breast (P299) is a musty-try. Dulcelin Gourmet’s take on the Cordon Bleu is poached chicken breast stuffed with a smooth and silky cream cheese & garlic filling and U.S Smithfield ham. It’s served on a bed of bell pepper sauce, with Chorizo rice, pickled corn relish and bacon sautéed French beans. A piece of fried chicken skin sits proudly atop this delectable dish.
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Angus Corned Beef
Wagyu Tri-tip and Short Ribs Duo
Pork Inasal with Lechon Skins
Dulcelin BBQ Rice
Pulled Pork Mac & CheeseJust in case I haven’t presented you with enough tempting meat options, here’s another one: Roast Beef Belly (P220 single serving / P499 good for 2-3 pax). Succulent slices of beef belly are served with a red wine and mushroom gravy, French beans, and white rice.
Roast Beef BellyAnother must-try dish is the Uni Pasta. As the time of our visit, it wasn’t on the menu yet but if you see it there, don’t hesitate to order it. The rich buttery smell will make your mouth water. Al dente pasta, properly cooked shrimp and uni butter all make for a truly extraordinary dish.
Uni PastaAnd of course, don’t pass up on dessert. This is Dulcelin, after all. Their cakes are available whole or by the slice. Now, there’s the famous Mango Torte and there’s no doubt that it’s delicious. But if you want to try something different, go for any of these three: Strawberry Cake (P140/slice), Callebaut Chocloate Ganache Cake (P165/slice), and my personal favorite the Irish Cream Flan Cake (P130/slice). I’m told that the Strawberry Cake is their second best-selling cake. When frozen, the cake’s pure dairy cream filling has the same consistency as ice cream. The chocolate ganache cake, on the other hand is perfect for chocoholics. Its premium Belgian chocolate icing, chocolate icing, and almond bits make for a very chocolatey dessert. What really caught my attention though, is the Irish Cream Flan Cake. Its dense butter cake is studded with chocolate chips and walnuts, soaked in a bit of rhum, and topped with a hefty flan made with real cream. It’s the stuff that sweet dreams are made of.
Callebaut Chocloate Ganache Cake
Irish Cream Flan CakeNow that I’ve managed to make you hungry over these dishes, there’s nothing left to do but drop by Dulcelin Gourmet. Whatever you decide to order, you can’t go wrong. That’s just how good their food is!
Photos by Albert Peradilla; additional images courtesy of Dulcelin Gourmet.