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Dessert at Cirkulo: Delirium

posted by in Restaurants, Spanish

Note: This article is a continuation of Cirkulo: The Belly.

Cirkulo is one of the few restaurants that serves a satisfying first and last course. I can almost say that all the desserts on the menu are worth trying, although like me, you will have your favorites.

stranded in a sea of caramel

This is the white chocolate bread pudding (P195), a seemingly intimidating hunk of bread nestled in a sea of caramel. A drippy scoop of ice cream lazes on top. Densely cotton-y but not heavy, the surprise here is biting into little chunks of fine quality white chocolate, little explosions of sweetness that brighten up the mouth.

molten ooze
follow the crumbs to the liquid center

This dark chocolate truffle cake (P195) oozes molten chocolate lava when cut into. Served warm, the accompanying ice cream scoop melts quickly. Hurry, put a spoonful of it and the cake into your mouth and feel a confluence of scintillating hot and cold.


A peanut butter lover like myself would be hard-pressed not to order the PBB (P195) – a warm chocolate cake with a peanut butter center and caramelized bananas. It tastes a lot like the dark chocolate truffle cake, which I ‘m sure it is, with the added oomph of peanuts.

caramelized banana split

What is a banana split but bananas and ice cream and the requisite splodge of whipped cream? Cirkulo’s caramelized banana split takes it one step up by dredging the bananas in sugar and torching them until the sugar forms a brittle crust. The tiny crrrunch that the sugar makes as it hits teeth is titillating.

900 Pasay Road, Makati
810-8735 / 810-2763

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6 Responses to “Dessert at Cirkulo: Delirium”

  • Pure food porn! Pictures, the descriptions and I can feel my salivary glands in overdrive.
    Wow, perfect opportunity to head out for lunch!


  • (drool noises)

    This is so porny! Damn you! I want explosions in my mouth! And stuff! If I were on a diet, it’d be screwed by now. I’m seriously…gaining weight just reading this entry. ;)

    That’s the best banana split I’ve ever seen.


  • Thank you Cirkulo, I just discovered desserts in heaven!!
    Truly a wonderful treat for those who are not in a diet. Who cares, I still enjoy just reading and looking at the wonderful photos. Please Cirkulo come to Anaheim.


  • hey! this is just wonderful! i think i’ll go try it out.

    you’ve got a great blog here. i’ll be dropping in from time to time. thanks for your blog. you help other food lovers like me! :) – sakura


  • I’m so glad that more and more people are re-discovering Cirkulo as a restaurant rather than a flash-in-the-pan hotspot bar it was in the late 90’s! I’ve actually enjoyed their food since they first opened, and even more so when they renovated to a more sophisticated look. Try their sisig, their calamares, and their angulas (eel) next time you’re there! :)


  • So, Lori, did you order all these desserts? ;-)


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