Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cafe/Signs


This is my favorite cafe at Tiendesitas, a shopping complex housed in a 12 Maranao architecture-inspired pavilions.  Tita Lynn's ("Tita" means aunt) serves the best flavored suman (rice cake made from glutinous rice, cooked in coconut milk and steamed in banana leaves) in town.  They also serve hot chocolate, brewed coffee and the expensive kape alamid (or civet coffee), made from the beans of coffee berries obtained from the droppings of the civet cat, said to be one of the most coveted and most expensive coffee in the world.

 suman and hot choco---we didn't order kape alamid, too expensive!

Linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs

17 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Would you actually drink that coffee? I'm pretty open to trying new things, but that kinda' scares me. Cute signs.

magiceye said...

alluring photographs! well done!!

Luna Miranda said...

hi, Sallie. i have actually had kape alamid a few years ago after my birthday dinner. it was on a dare.:p and it actually tastes great---chocolatey and much more, great aroma, too.

RedPat said...

I don't drink coffee so wouldn't have to make a decision about that coffee!

Pat said...

I KNEW there was a reason I don't drink coffee, ESPECIALLY if it's pooped out of a cat, or ANY animal, for that matter! Interesting post!

Lesley said...

I love a good cafe. and always appreciate knowing where the favourites are!

Photo Cache said...

Tiendesitas is such a nice word. I've never paired suman with choclate before even though I know that is the perfect pairing.

chubskulit said...

Nakakamiss ang suman!

S is for..
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Joy said...

The suman sounds delicious, (sticky rice and cocunut how could it not) and I love a cup of coffee. Not sure about the kape alamid, I wonder who thought first to use those berries.

Clytie said...

I like the way the sign is lit up - very eye catching.

Everything sounds wonderful, not so sure about the kape alamid ... but then again, I'd try almost anything once! :=}

Carver said...

Good S post. Looks like a pleasant cafe. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

Hazel said...

Kape alamid blimey I just found out I'm allergic to it which is perfect for my wallet. Hot choco and suman are a great combination. That 'pay as you order' sign didn't mean anything to me years ago. Now I am getting an idea why that is so almost everywhere in the country. It seems to match the kind of economy (and probably buying mentality) that we have.

Lindy MacDuff said...

The suman and hot chocolate sound like wonderful comfort treats. I'll pass on the civet coffee, however. Very inviting-looking cafe.

Jim said...

Colourful blog.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

a big leaf plate for a small "cake"

Dianne said...

pretty place
their food presentation is lovely

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

how much is their alamid coffee? i once tried that in sagada, didn't like it haha