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Gourmet Pao from SM North EDSA

Custaroons from Libis

...tasted them both this week for the first time and loved them!!!

I bought them online (half off from the usual price) from Groupon Philippines last April and decided to redeem them this week. After I redeemed my first voucher for a box of cupcakes last weekend (which turned out to be a disappointment for me), I was hesitant about getting these two...but since I already paid for them, we decided to go and get them anyway. Good thing we did!

The Gourmet Pao became our breakfast (except for the two-year old, who wanted his cereals and choco drink) after a 15-min. steam. I personally loved their wheat buns filled with the not-so-usual fillings like tuna, bacon, cheese, olives, tomato sauce, sisig, scrambled eggs...etcetera. The buns were color-coded, but I never really bothered to look at the list. lol. I just know that I will be buying from them again! Would love to try their vegetarian variants (it wasn't included in the deal)....

The Custaroons, on the other hand, became our dessert. We got the mini custaroons and it was a good thing since it was quite sweet...in a good way. I like eating sweets, but not too much {i must be getting old, LOL} but since these were mini custaroons I easily devoured two...and a half. lol. Love their packaging...so elegant! :)

After my cupcake experience, I told myself I'd steer clear of the deals being offered online again...but no. Silly me, I purchased another voucher for a pizza meal! LOL. Just can't resist good food and sweet deals. ;P

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15 shared thoughts:

☺lani☺ at: Fri Jun 03, 12:04:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Both look good! I'll try them next time when I go home for good :)

Luna Miranda at: Fri Jun 03, 01:39:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i've wanted to try Gourmet Pao but haven't seen them in the places i go to. th custaroons look delicious--i finished like 20 macaroons in one sitting when i was in Bacolod last month.:p

blankPixels of Certified Foodies at: Fri Jun 03, 04:57:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I've been looking forward to trying yang Gourmet Pao na yan ever since I saw people tweeting about how good they are. Waaahhh. Fine! Eto na, nasa top na ng list ko ng to-eat hahaha.

Yung custaroons, I think I've tried them na from somewhere. I also have a sweet tooth so I super enjoyed this post. Weehhh! :))

maiylah at: Fri Jun 03, 07:03:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Lani
...yep, you should!
...you'll be going home 'for good'? safe trip! :)

thanks, LM
...you should try them sometime. :)

thanks, blankPixels
...hehehe, i wasn't that keen on trying them out at first, but when i also read some good reviews about them i just know i had to get that voucher! lol. they taste great, specially while still hot.
...have you tried the other products from custaroons? i think they also have ones that are chocolate covered, and i want to try those! hehehe, sweet tooth talaga. ;)

many thanks for playing again, ladies!
appreciate it!
enjoy the rest of the week and the coming weekend! ♥

[pinkc00kies] at: Fri Jun 03, 08:43:00 AM GMT+8 said...

custaroons look so yummy! i like gourmet pao's Tuna Dekada and Pesto-Veggie on wheat bun :)

Jenn at: Fri Jun 03, 10:08:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Like you, I am very hesitant in purchasing online because I am not so sure of what I am getting. The gourmet pao I think I have seen somewhere, and thanks to what you wrote, I think I might try it out, too.

Halie at: Fri Jun 03, 11:25:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Those macaroons look so heavenly!

maiylah at: Fri Jun 03, 04:52:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, pinkcookies
...i think i liked their ciao bella (not sure about the spelling), which had the olives and tomato sauce...but all in all, they tasted great!

thanks, Jenn4
...i hope you'll get to try them soon and like it, too!

thanks, Halie
...they were! :)

many thanks again, ladies
enjoy the weekend! ♥

girlichef at: Fri Jun 03, 07:05:00 PM GMT+8 said...

These sound good...I've never heard of a Crustaroon before, but I love the name!! ;)

Jay - agent112778 at: Sat Jun 04, 12:46:00 AM GMT+8 said...

mmmmmmm ang sarap nung gourmet pao

Arlene at: Sat Jun 04, 12:54:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i like to gry the gourmet pao with the fillings that i can eat. the desserts so wee that i can eat it at one time.

hi Mhai..am late again.

maiylah at: Sat Jun 04, 07:52:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Heather
...yeah, these might sound alien to you...lol.
...the gourmet pao is siopao, which is a bun filled with a savory food mix..while the custaroon is a sweet treat made up of custard and macaroons. :)

thanks, Jay
...yup, masarap talaga!
...welcome back!

thanks, 'Lene
...no worries about being late, 'Lene. no pressure...this is all for fun (and a bit of learning new dishes on the side)! :P

happy weekend, everyone!
many thanks for playing ♥

Angelica Gomez at: Sat Jun 04, 06:58:00 PM GMT+8 said...

congrats on your voucher from Groupon. :)
naalala ko, ang saya rin namin nang makakuha kami ng voucher na ay offer sa Red Mango. :)

Cheerful at: Tue Jun 07, 02:13:00 AM GMT+8 said...

they both look delicious and hope to try them someday! commenting late but visited all the entries...have a great week. until next time! :)

maiylah at: Thu Jun 09, 01:16:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, AG
...oo nga, eh. enjoy din kasi feeling mo you got something for less. tipid, di ba? hehehe..

thanks, Cheerful
...so thoughtful of you to be visiting all the players! but it's fun and you learn from the visits din, diba? :)

enjoy the rest of the week, ladies!
thanks for the visit! ♥

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