Sugarhouse’s Yema Balls and Sylvannas

Rockwell UTT Winner #21:

75 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
139 foodies rated 4- I love it!
116 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
36 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
9 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.

Sugarhouse is one of our favorite dessert places when it comes to classic sweets. In the Rockwell UTT, they offered the Yema Balls and Sylvannas to approving foodies. Personally, I like the yema balls (although they were a bit sweeter).

Congratulations to Sugarhouse!


Sugarhouse, Manila’s premiere cake shop has championed a tradition of good
taste in cakes, pastries, and other delectable dishes since 1983.

The first Sugarhouse opened on a 75-square meter lot on Anza Street, near
Makati Avenue. The small building housed a kitchen, bakery, display and
customer area.

There was no advertising but soon customers were lining up for Blueberry
Cheesecake, Chocolate Truffle, Strawberry Shortcake, Black Magic and the everpopular French Apple Pie.

Through word of mouth, the popularity of the little Cake Shop grew and more
outlets were soon opened. By 1994, there were four stores and a new, more
spacious Central Kitchen and Commissary in Mandaluyong.

With the establishment of Sugarhouse Central, we were able to serve institutional
customers such as restaurants and other establishments. We also began to
accept more made-to-order cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special

The original cakes and pies first sold in Anza Street have now been joined by
20 other varieties, including a selection of cookies, breads and other pastries. In
response to the demand for healthier alternatives, sugarfree versions of some of
our bestsellers were introduced.

To complete the menu, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta and “real meals”
were added. Specialties such as callos and beef & chicken salpicado keep our
customers coming back for more. Recent additions to the menu such as the
Sugarhouse Club, Baked Pork Spareribs, Roasted Pumpkin & Garlic Soup, and
Spinach Ravioli have gained a following as well.

At present, there are a total of 13 Sugarhouse branches.

There has never been a better time to come home to good taste. Come home to

About the product/Pricelist:

Yema balls
. A much-loved “pasalubong” abroad by Filipino Balikbayans, these delightful little custard balls are a hit wherever they are brought. 

Box of 8 – P130
Box of 16 – P230
Box of 30 – P400

Sylvannas. A creamy filling sandwiched in between cashew meringue crusts. They’re like mini sansrivals. Melt-in-your-mouth goodness at its best!

Box of 6 – P130
Box of 12 – P230
Box of 30 – P570

Recommended Beer Pairing: Sylvannas and Yema balls are best paired with San Miguel Beer’s Cerveza Negra.

Foodies’ Comments:

  • good classic fare
  • love the yema balls. very rich
  • yema soft & yummy
  • sylvannas–cream is too dense
  • not enough layers
  • nothing out of the world
  • sylvannas was makunat
  • the usual taste
  • typical
  • yema ball is good
  • nothing special
  • always good!
  • sylvannas are best served cold!
  • good flavor for both but sylvannas broke easily
  • LOVE IT!
  • as expected from sugarhouse
  • nothing special
  • addictive yema balls
  • very bad sylvannas
  • sylvannas lacked sweetness
  • sylvannas crust could be softer
  • love the sylvannas
  • super soft my yema balls
  • excellent yema ball, so brittle sylvannas
  • yummy! 
  • yema too sweet
  • good small portions
  • nice taste
  • yema is way too sweet, sylvannas very buttery
  • it’s great that it didn’t change the normal taste of 2 great treats
  • yema. soft & sweet!
  • not soo sweet
  • yema balls too sweet, sylvannas is ok
  • not standout
  • too sweet
  • yema balls-5 sylvannas-3 sana malamig
  • yema too thick:) 
  • too sweet
  • i like the yema ball
  • yema balls 🙂 
  • marvelous
  • hard to eat sylvannas
  • sylvannas a bit soft
  • yema balls are superb. sylvannas are too sweet
  • good food
  • yema highly recommended
  • good sylvannas. too sweet yema balls
  • sugarhouse so good!
  • yema!
  • nothing new
  • love the yema
  • always a favorite
  • yema balls!
  • the yema balls are very sweet
  • yema always good. sylvannas no. 
  • yumyum!
  • yema balls excellent
  • always 2 thumbs up in pastries!
  • very good
  • same old
  • yummy sylvannas
  • tastes ok but hard when it’s the last
  • too sweet
  • yema balls were too sweet
  • sylvannas would be better refrigerated
  • soft yema. not too memorable though
  • nothing special & hard to chew
  • too sweet yema balls. sylvannas hard as a rock
  • soft yema not too sweet! yummy sylvannas
  • good sylvannas
  • sylvannas not crunchy
  • right sweetness <3 yemaballs
  • sylvannas to die for!
  • yema was too rich. you’ll get tired of eating it
  • it was ok
  • too sweet
  • nothing special
  • yema is good and not too rich
  • sinfully delicious!
  • sylvannas-yema balls are sinful
  • yema sweet! sylvannas kind of hard
  • too sweet yema
  • i like the yema
  • yemma is good
  • best yema balls:) 
  • good not too sweet
  • almost always good
  • yema balls!!!
  • just fine
  • NO
  • normal
  • yummy yema balls but nakakasuya
  • yema is oh so awesome!
  • sylvannas – hard
  • yema balls are creamy
  • classic yema!
  • sylvannas not good
  • i’ve had better yema & sylvannas
  • my heaven!
  • the best yun yema balls
  • panalo yun yema, very creamy!
  • desserts taste great
  • superdelicious sylvannas
  • yema & sylvannas
  • great yema!
  • texture is good, well balanced sweetness for the sylcrust
  • typical
  • yema balls are good
  • nothing diff
  • just the right amount of sweetness
  • great
  • ok lang
  • yema balls too bland
  • sylvannas the best
  • typical
  • loved the yema balls
  • not too sweet!
  • nothing new.
  • too sweet
  • too sweet but tasty yema balls


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One thought on “Sugarhouse’s Yema Balls and Sylvannas

  1. I am glad that Sugarhouse is making an effort to be known once more. Everytime I pass by their old bakeshops and stalls, I cannot help but feel sad because it seems that they have been left behind by so many more innovative (though not necessarily better tasting) bakeshops and homebased bakers. I remember the time when Sugarhouse was the gold standard for premium cakes. Their French Apple Pie, Concorde, Black Magic, Honeycake, and Peach Walnut Cake were unbeatable.

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