Looking for small gifts and gestures for friends or family members who are having a hard time self-isolating or social distancing?
Check out this list of quarantine treats we loved that’ll boost anyone’s day!
1). Lasagna Manila
What makes this lasagna special? It is a recipe of Tita Virginia who has been making this special lasagna and delivering to offices since the 80s-90s and now shared with Denise of @thelasagnamanila , her niece whose canteen business has closed because of the pandemic. In order to assist their staff who lost their jobs, they thought of making and selling lasagna online. Oh btw, this is a favorite among their their canteen customers! So, now we can also get a taste of it!
Eat it anytime of the day, eat it cold or reheat it, it still taste great! It’s creamy, has enough meat, and pasta layers are soft but with a bite to satisfy your lasagna craving. Sarap! The kind of Lasagna you like to eat to reward yourself after a long day.
Delivers freshly-cooked and baked lasagna in food trays.
Lasagna Manila Facebook: The-Lasagna-Manila
2). Ube Cake by Hearts n Bells
U-be-by baby oh! Inspired by the ube pandesal and cake craze, @heartsnbells decided to have their version.
Layers: Swiss Buttercream frosting with ube halaya, Ube chiffon cake, Ube halaya, Then REPEAT 4x!
Beat that! Bite into the light ube chiffon cake with ube halaya and the ube frosting. It’s one of our favorite ube cakes because of its light quality cake and the beautiful flower icing crown that’s perfect for your next celebration. You’ll love this new contender in the Ube Cake craze in Manila.
See full menu here.
Hearts and Bells by Marita Laddaran Telephone: +632 2420599, 9384046 Mobile: +63 917 537 9388 Email: email@example.com Instagram: @heartsnbells Facebook: Hearts and Bells Website: heartsandbellscakes.com
3). Sebastian’s Ice Cream
@sebastiansicecream colorful Sapin Sapin Leche flan torte! This is probably one of their most iconic flavors. Taking inspiration from the Filipino kakanin, the namesake Sapin-Sapin is a colorful mix of ice cream flavors (Coconut, Jackfruit, Ube)… then topped with leche flan and has a cookie base.
Sebastian Ice cream now delivers in their very own ice cream truck! So expect to get your ice cream and desserts in top condition!
Avocado Leche Flan Torte- Layers of leche flan, avocado ice cream, and almond nut cookie crust in one creamy treat! So happy I accidentally ordered two slices instead of one, and was too lazy to have it changed. Because it was so bitin! I instantly devoured a whole slice in an instant! The chilly burgers were the kids favorite! We had the cookie dough duo chilly burger and the smore’s chilly burger.
(Slice ₱145.00, Whole: ₱1,540.00)
First established in 2005, Sebastian’s Ice Cream has continued to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to local Artisanal Ice Cream. It’s been 15 years since their inception, and they still continue to impress with their genius innovations.
They have a special Menu of a selection of our most popular Ice Creams in Pints, Chilly Burgers, Dive Bars, Leche Flan Tortes and Poppits (in 10 pc cups).
Check website for full menu.
How to Order:
You can now order at their newly launched website at https://sebastiansicecream.com/
4). Mama’s Royal Bibingka by Gel Salonga
This gets our vote for the best bibingka cake in Manila! An accident bibingka by Mama Tuding because she did not have any galapong (rice flour) on hand when she was about to make the traditional bibingka and didn’t want to waste the other ingredients. It turned out well because it was light and ang lambot lambot! Easy to digest, easy to finish so you can double order the next month! The reheating instructions is never applicable in our family kasi simu’t sarap ang masarap na pagkain sa tahanan namin!
Mama Tuding’s Royal Bibingka is made from cake flour, rich coconut gata, salted egg and kesong puti that gives a light and pillowy cake texture! As this recipe has been passed on to Mama Tuding’s daughter and now, to the granddaughter @baker_gel_salonga @cakesbygelsalonga who makes it only on the last Saturday of every month (limited ika nga!)
P650 for a whole bibingka
Chef Gel Salonga of Ted’s Kitchen in Santa Cruz, Laguna creaetions have been chosen 4 times as Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts and our bestseller, the Santa Cruz Bibingka Cheesecake won People’s choice Award in Our Awesome Planet’s Ultimate Taste Test.
See full menu here.
5). Caviar Pie by Belise PH
This is one of the best Caviar Pies we’ve tasted! @beliseph
We love how the eggs, onion and cheese are all mixed up in the matte can topped with shiny black caviar. It transports very well and easy to keep in the refrigerator to chill. My mom surprisingly loved it and was eating it slowly and wanting it to last longer. It pairs well with crackers or in my mom’s case with bananas. She was asking us to get more. hehe
P1,300 for the 5” can.
Made to order savory and sweet food items
6.) Astoria’s Kitchen By far the best sushi bake variant we’ve tasted — Unagi Supreme Sushi Bake of @astoriaskitchen Every slice was made with unagi, ebi, kani, dashimaki tamago over sushi rice and nori sheets. Each bite and chew you make, taste the flavors in your mouth as each of the ingredients are perfectly mixed with their homemade sweet caramelized sauce. We love how it was delivered inside a box configuration to make sure the baked sushi survive the delivery. We’ve tried a lot of baked sushi and this is one of the most premium for your special celebration. P1,900 for a whole tray How to Order: Astoria Kitchen Instagram: astoriaskitchen
7). Oscar’s Dried Beef Tapa
Crunch time!Quezon’s Original Crispy Sun-Dried Beef Tapa since 1975. Thinly sliced by hand. Seasoned before it is sun-dried. Very tedious. Almost like an art. And made with love. As @oscarsdriedbeeftapa relates how they make their dried beef tapa — their Papa Oscar Abella Tan revived this century-old recipe out of love for his siblings and family who missed the tapa they all remember from their childhood. To this day, it is considered as the most premium and the signature Catanauan, Quezon product.
We are also happy to taste this crispy dried beef again as I and @mrsawesomeplanet had tasted this 12 years ago. Back then, I enjoyed going back and forth to take a piece, dip it in vinegar and munch it. (P550 per box.)
Menu/ How to Order:
Oscar’s Crispy Dried Beef Tapa is ₱550/box (250 grams).
Oscar’s Crispy Dried Squid is ₱1050/ box (250 grams)
They can deliver between 9am-4 pm, currently within NCR.
Expect delivery within 24 hours upon confirmation of payment. They will book delivery service for you unless otherwise specified.
Shipping fee to be paid directly to delivery personnel.
Oscar’s Dried Beef Tapa Facebook: oscarsdriedbeeftapa
8). Roast Duck Express
Ulam-All-In-One locally-sourced Duck! This is the best Roast Duck feast during the pandemic.
@roastedduckexpress made sure that we have all the food we need to fill our belly — we had 4 ways to enjoy it! Duck rice, duck pancake, minced duck over lettuce and the salt and pepper duck! Order your Cantonese duck and have it delivered at your doorstep! It was very tasty, juicy, moist and feeling healthy! As always, we love the sauce (because we are sauce-y couple) which goes with anything with duck! (ask for more sauce)
Easy to reheat and no issues with the delivery! @roastedduckexpress Duck breed is from France and locally produced , world –class and farm fresh, bred and processed by the Farmhouse by EDL located in Capas, Tarlac. Other ingredients like fresh vegetables and Chinese ingredients are from reliable suppliers.
Passion for the Perfect Roast. Yong- A , Oriental Roasts is adapting to a new setting and launches Roasted Duck Express, which offers roasted duck experience for delivery and take-out services only.
See Full Menu Here:
HOW TO ORDER?
Step 1: Click ORDER NOW. Select the desired item and check out.
Step 2: Fill in your Contact and Shipping Information. Click CONTINUE SHOPPING
Step 3: Select Your Payment Method. Then send us your proof of payment to our Viber +63 977-245-1426 or FB Messenger ROASTED DUCK EXPRESS.
Step 4: Wait for SMS confirmation and instruction from ROASTDUCKXP. Take note of your ORDER #
HOW TO BOOK YOUR RIDER?
Step 1: Book your rider via TNVS (e.g. Grab Express, Lalamove, Joyride, Angkas, Mr. Speedy).
Step 2: Key in the pickup address: Yong-A Oriental Roast, Ground Floor, Sekai Center Building, 368 Ortigas Ave. Cor. Madison Street, San Juan, Metro Manila
Step 3: Provide your ORDER # and your last name.
Step 4: Tell your driver to wait patiently in the parking area and wait for your order number. Please observe social distancing.
9). Buko Fye ni Chef Sau
What do you do with 7 young and fresh coconuts? Make them into Vuko Fye!
That’s how @chefsau now iconic buko and egg pie served in a dome shaped pastry with a Kampampangan flair. People were skeptical if this IG-candy #bukopie was any good. It was the first time we tried and love the generous layers of tender buko on a bed of egg pie. It’s a bit sweet but just the way I like it with a cup of tea! It transports well all the way to Laguna. Delivery charge applies on top of the ₱775 vuko fye price.
How To Order: Just message them at +63 917 192 8343
10). Chicken Pie by Pastry Princess
My first time to enjoy eating a Chicken Pie which @pastryprincess_tm shared with us.
Loved the chicken chunks and how creamy it was with the carrots and potatoes. I personally enjoyed eating the crust with a bit of sweetness.
Delicate food such as this pie should be handled properly to survive transport anywhere.
Menu/ How to Order:
Pastry Princess Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pastryprincess_tm/
Live an Awesome Life, Abi of Awesome! Team @abi.golucky
Disclosure: I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.