Tagaytay boasts not only of superb ambiance and scenery. It is a wealthy pot of great food finds as well. From fresh produce to homemade delicacies along with many delightful restaurants, clearly, it's a foodie haven! And just when we thought, we've already exploited everything there is in Tagaytay, we learned of "another must-try". Rowena's Cafe happened to be in Tagaytay for a long time already but we simply pass by this store whenever we go there. We almost lose a treasure by too familiar a view. Ever since a colleague brought a sample of its Buco Tart in the office, I started to crave for more. So when we had our chance to visit Tagaytay again, we dropped by at the place. We were quite surprised that what looked like a simple "Pasalubong Store" from the outside, transpired into a home of enormous sweet and savory products. As an added bonus, there's also a Cafe inside. Incidentally, Rowena's carry a lot of different food brands other than its own. Literally, there are so many to choose from. I can hardly enumerate all that I saw. But those specific to them are Buco Tart, Apple Tart, Mango Tart, Pineapple Tart, Ube Tart, Egg Tart, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Mango Cheese Cake, Cassava Cake and Ube Espasol.
Among the tarts, it's the Buko Tart that's most saleable. As early as 2 pm, those in boxes were already sold out. There were only two pieces left in the chiller. Probably, just waiting for me huh? Although slightly disappointed at least there's something left for a little bite. Fortunately, it did not fail me. It's yummy just like the first time I tasted it. The coconut is young, velvety and soft. Very nice to the bite! The tart is not bready, it rather prides itself of a creamy overall taste. It's simply flavored with what I will call "second serving".
Next to Buko Tart, Rowena's claimed that it's the Apple Tart that's also popular. Well true enough, it's another winner in itself. With just the right sweetness and the caramelized apple bits filling, it's rightly mouthwatering! The Ube Tart is also generally good however, the ube filling is slightly firm /solid. I would prefer it to be a little gooey for a more enjoyable tang. Anyhow, they can expect me to reserve a box or more of their goodies from now on. I'm also intrigued to try the rest of their offering. I will make a separate post when I did. For now, let's all savor these delectable tarts.
152 Brgy. Francisco, Tagaytay City
Tel No. (046) 860-2481
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