Today’s review is for the second restaurant I visited last Saturday after Kat’s Cafe. I picked Icings Bakery and Cafe for my next stop!
Icings Bakery and Cafe is located at the ground floor of Robinsons Place Las Pinas sandwiched between a drugstore and a toy store.
I was recovering then from a full tummy, so I thought of getting a not-so-heavy meal. Icings Bakery and Cafe offers a tempting menu but I just opted for plain coffee and bread.
Icings Bakery and Cafe’s very accommodating manager, Sir Efren, together with his staff took over their mini kitchen and prepared their bestsellers, including the famous Roast Beef Panini.
To give you a short history of Icings Bakery and Cafe, it all began many years ago, with a little girl named Ceyli, owner and founder of Icings, learning her family’s secret recipes at her mother’s side. These were heirloom recipes lovingly passed from generation to generation.
It is in their very own family kitchen that the young Ceyli started her culinary skills, shaping a food philosophy that she would carry with her for the rest of her life. Over the years, what started as a child’s play soon became Ceyli’s way to manifest her affection for friends and family. The reputation of her skills in the kitchen, as well as that of her signature recipes continued to grow, and themed parties at her home became gastronomic events not to be missed.
The doors to the very first Icings opened on Tomas Morato Avenue, in Quezon City, in May of 1992. To date, Icings makes its presence felt in the districts surrounding Tomas Marato, Greenhills, Market! Market! and now at Robinsons Place Las Pinas.
Sir Efren served this hot and sumptuous meal in the first round of our food tasting – toasted peanut butter sandwich and roast beef panini paired with a hot cup of coffee. I, together with a co-foodie, just couldn’t wait to feast on this drool-worthy snack!
Icings Roast Beef Panini is a classic! You will certainly fall in love with the full-flavored and tender meat! Chips were equally tasty and crunchy, while bread was so soft and light!
The toasted peanut butter sandwich was generously covered with peanut butter, and fluffy whip cream on top. You should try Icing’s breads and pastries as they’re baked very soft and texture’s not dry.
Peanut butter on the other hand, is not too sweet nor bland! The peanut butter spread by the way is an original product of Icings! Each bottle is packed with natural flavors from products like olive oil, sea salt, and muscovado sugar.
Icings also sell some of their original and bottled products like Spanish sardines, coco jam, chips, and peanut butter.
We are not even finish yet with our first meal when Sir Efren brought out another 2 of their bestsellers, the Ube Pandan (ice cream) Cake and Ube Ensaymada!
This homemade Ube Pandan sponge cake, layered with ube halaya and whipped cream was so rich and divine! To tell you honestly, I’m not into Filipino flavors (i.e. pandan, buko, mais, ube, melon, etc.) when it comes to pastries and desserts, but this cake is truly an exception! You’ll be tempted to finish the entire cake because it’s not overtly sweet! The thick layers of icing and filling will just make you crave for a bigger slice!
Ube ensaymada tastes so Filipino-ish prolly because of the ube; but it’s too sweet for me and I prefer it however with cheese to balance the sweetness. Again, the texture and the softness of the bread are perfect, it’s not dry nor dense.
Icings Cafe and Bakery also accepts personalized cakes. While many in the industry began moving towards today’s widespread use of cake mixes, flavoring pastes, and ready-made frostings, Ceyli remained committed to making her family’s beloved confections in the traditional way, and from all natural ingredients.
Ground Floor, Robinson’s Place Las Piñas,
Alabang-Zapote Road, Talon Uno, Las Piñas City