I think I finally found the best pastillas in Manila. Christine of Ramblings from a Gypsy Soul brought these Jumbo Pastillas during Poch’s despedida dip party and we immediately got hooked! Christine was also responsible for my Sonja’s cupcakes addiction way before it opened in Serendra. I finally succumbed to these Jumbo Pastillas temptation and we had to buy two boxes to satisfy our soon-to-be pastillas addiction. Finally, this might be the Best Pastillas in Manila!
Pastillas is one of those that conjured up childhood memories similar to our all time favorite chocnut. It was sad that it became a commodity and for a time, it was satisfied being sold in a generic unbranded cardboard box decreasing in size over time. Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas decided to revive its lost glory starting with a maroon cow inspired box perfect for giving it as a gift or satisfying the most requested pasalubong of balikbayans in other countries. The pastillas of our childhood days is quite large and after seeing this 2.5 inches long jumbo pastillas (3.0 inches with the white cover), you would conclude that this the authentic pastillas. The actual pastillas itself is smooth, sweet and enough to make you forget how sinful it is.
We are in pastillas heaven now and my search for the ultimate pastillas is finally over. Not unless, some readers can share their own best pastillas secret. Let me know and maybe we can have a pastillas taste test. One box of Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas sells for P250 / box which contains 24 pastillas. Effectively, each one would cost P10.40 and I was wondering why not just add one more pastillas to simplify the computation into P10/ pastillas. I actually have no reference as to how much Sevilla’s pastillas would cost.
Aidan is now creating his own pastillas childhood memories and he looks at his mom for a nod of approval before devouring another pastillas. He now has a mental memory of how good these white japanese paper covered sweets that we hide even the photos of these pastillas or else, the two boxes would not be enough for the three of us!
Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas (P250/box)
Fruit stall in Market Market,
Tel. (02) 843.9066
2320 Morado St./1392 Palm Ave. Dasmarinas Vill., Makati
Enter Dasmarinas village via the gate near Sanctuario de San Antonio Church.
Leave your ID and tell them you are going to 2320 Morado St.
Drive straight and turn on the second right.
It is the corner house along Morado St. and Palm Ave.