Filipino food: Mango Bene and Hot Tsokolate

I'm not into sweets so much, but I love love LOVE mangoes, especially the sweet Philippine varieties. Someone made this dessert at a family event and my son didn't finish his so, thanks to my habit of polishing off his leftovers, I discovered this great dessert, Mango Bene. (If you are looking for a recipe try searching for Mango Float). This one below is from Mary Grace, a great cafe chain in Manila. It consists of layers of meringue, homemade cream and sweet mango slices in between, and is served frozen at this cafe. At my family gathering it wasn't served frozen, and I thought it was perfect for the hot summer day in the province. Whenever we had Mango Bene, I had to order a cup of traditional tsokolate too. If at home we drop a … [Read more...]