October 13, 2008
Greenbelt 3, Makati City
Ever since I started blogging about food, I've tried out a couple of weird dishes. This, on the other hand, may not go into the annals of exotic food but it is somewhat of a weird combination for a dessert. To tell you honestly, I'm really not fond of desserts. I really don't like the sweet stuff. Maybe on some rare occasion or if the mood calls for it, I'd try out some cakes and pastries but not to the point of gorging on it. This slight dislike of desserts might have been what gave birth to the dessert of my choice. As they would say, necessity is the mother of invention.
The dessert of my choice would be a crepe from Café Breton topped with condensed milk. Simple. Classic. Now to cut the sweetness a bit, I tried putting some salt on it. Kinda weird placing salt on a dessert but I just had to try it. Viola! A new favorite dessert of mine was born.
As you bite into the buttered, slightly crisp crepe, the sweetness of the condensed milk floods your mouth. The moment it touches your palette, the sweet-creamy texture of the condensed milk coats the roof of your mouth. The flavors rush throughout all the various nerve endings inside your mouth and you experience euphoria. You close your eyes to heighten the sensation and it is in this time you get almost rhythmic salty spurts from the tiny grains of salt sprinkled on top of the prepared crepe. It was like tiny musical notes in a beautiful song. Like the gentle tapping that mom used to give when she tucked us into bed. At that moment, everything was just perfect.
Funny how a grain of salt can make a difference huh? You guys can try it out for yourself. I promise you'll love it. Remember to close your eyes to maximize the experience though. That's also my secret to actually taste good food.
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