The famous patisserie from Japan has finally opened here in the Philippines. I’ve been wanting to try this all week, but haven’t had the time to do so. The store serves a variety of parfaits, sandwiches, coffee, teas but it is best known for thier Chocolate croissants, hence the term チョコクロ ( ChocoCro ). Very rich in taste with its gooey chocolate inside. I bought a dozen ChocoCro for Php 499 since it was cheaper and it comes in a nice bag, One costs Php 55.
According to my good friend Mari ( The Chunky Munchies, check out their blog about the place ) in Japan they would have different flavors every season. One summer they had the green tea, adzuki and mochi stuffed croissant. Here they have the イチゴ大福 (Ichigo Daifuku or Strawberry daifuku, sweet and bitter style croissant) I loved that it had an actual strawberry daifuku inside. My mom loved it! I also saw a lot of Japanese people here in the store getting take out for the ChocoCro. They must love it, just as my moms friend Megumi told me.
I was also able to try their Choco berry celebration parfait. I loved that it was not too sweet. The chocolate was bitter and the ice cream also carried a good amount of sweetness to it. It also came with pudding and dried strawberries on top.
I think that they do lack a bit of marketing for their store here as not much people know about this place yet, except for maybe some foreigners and Japanese people. It’s across Tim Ho Wan in SM Megamall. I would probably be passing by SM more often now that St. Marcs is here. Just to takeout, a dozen of their delicious ChocoCro.
St. Marc Cafe Megamall
GF Mega Fashion Hall
SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
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