August 11, 2012 by jotan23
Have you tried the newest dessert place in Fort Bonifacio?
Chez Karine, pronouced as “shey kuh-reen,” basically means “at Karen’s place.”
Chef Karen Yang, the brilliant pastry chef and owner of Chez Karine
“It’s a Japanese-inspired French patisserie that offers freshly made pastries, made from scratch, daily.”
The place has a whimsical, fun and playful feel to it. It even shows in their to go boxes – so cute!
If you want to just hang out and have a cup of coffee or tea, Chez Karine is the place to be.
Muscovado Latte (Php 105)
Cappucino (Php 95)
Matcha Latte (Php 120)
However, I think most people come here not for the coffee nor tea, but for the puddings, cakes and macarons.
Chez Karine Panna Cotta (Php 100)
The classic Italian desserts were very light and creamy which went really well with the fruity syrup.
My personal picks: strawberry panna cotta and mango panna cotta 🙂
Chez Karine Royal Pudding (Php 100)
FYI: You can take these cute Chez Karine bottles home. (They had it custom-made in Taiwan)
I have always loved Japanese desserts because they’re not too sweet that’s why I got really excited to try Chez Karine’s vanilla pudding. It was like Japanese leche flan in a bottle – just the right sweetness 🙂 I also loved the chocolate pudding – yummy with the super light caramel syrup. ♥
The macarons were very inviting… We just couldn’t take our eyes off those colorful treats.
Chez Karine Macarons (Php 50)
Finally, we gave in and got all 7 flavors – pistachio, lemon (lemonade macaron), salted caramel, milk chocolate passionfruit, dark chocolate, earl grey, and strawberry.
1. Earl Grey – not too sweet, with a hint of earl grey flavor, really good
2. Salted Caramel – tasted a bit like burnt caramel 🙂
3. Milk Chocolate Passionfruit (Chef Karen’s favorite) – we loved the sweet and tangy passionfruit flavor
4. Dark Chocolate – MY favorite.
On my next visit, I’d definitely order at least one of their cakes 🙂
Strawberry Gourmandise (Php 135)
A Chez Karine bestseller.
I think it’s like strawberry cream puff – only classier :p
Ambroisie (Php 225)
Another Chez Karine bestseller. I wanna know why.
I HAVE TO TRY THIS SOON
chocolate mousse, pistachio mousse, pistachio joconde, strawberry jam, chocolate biscuit.
Passionfruit Igloo (Php 195)
white chocolate mousse, passionfruit jelly, chocolate biscuit, flaky almond praline crust.
Chez Karine’s Special Vanilla Ice Cream
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Off the menu, Chez Karine has a special home-made vanilla ice cream that you can order for just Php 50/scoop. Those small black dots you see on the picture are actual crushed vanilla beans that gives the ice cream its distinct flavor 🙂
Chez Karine is also working on more flavors. Let’s wait for the black sesame and peanut butter! I’m sure it’ll be just as lovely! 🙂
WHEN IN MANILA and craving for Japanese and French desserts, go to CHEZ KARINE and be happy! 🙂