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Happy Cream Puff! We love the Eclairs!

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Aidan's sneaking for a Happy Cream Puff (Check out www.happycreampuff.com)

It was the first time we heard our son Aidan said the word "W-O-W" (with feelings!) and at the same time, pointing to the Happy Cream Puffs. Even until now, when we finished all the cream puffs and eclairs, my son would say "W-O-W" when he sees the picture of the Happy Cream Puffs. My wife, on the other hand, just convinced me that we should buy 10 boxes of the Happy Cream Puff and Eclairs for Christmas.

When Jennifer gave us the tip about the happy cream puff, I was both excited and sad. I was excited to taste a fresh kind of cream puffs and eclairs that she was raving about. But I was sad that this was only available in Metropolis Star in Alabang. We have never been to Metropolis Star because first it is far, it is soo traffic to go there, and it is totally out of the way. So we were glad to hear that they accepted our request to deliver the cream puff.

Also, I'll be transparent that Mr. Haruo (Japanese) and Maria Cecilia (Filipina) Yamigishi who owned Happy Cream Puff gave us 2 boxes each of the eclairs and the cream puffs. We wanted to order them but they gave them for free and we accepted gladly. I was skeptical at first if we would like it but when my wife received and ate the goodies without waiting for me, she keeps on raving about the eclairs via text.

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Aidan is in Happy Cream Puff Eclair Heaven!


I'm not sure if my son, Aidan was just acting here but I think he really loves the eclair. We actually gave one box to my parents. In turn, they gave them to Benjie, 3 year old kid, and he loves them too. The Happy Cream Puff Eclairs were the best eclairs we have tasted so far.

As for me, I'm not a fan of cream puffs and eclairs. What strikes me about the cream puff its soft and its just right toast crunch. The custard filling was perfectly made of egg yolk, fresh milk and vanilla beans that are not too sweet. It is the kind of sweetness that does not turns you off and you'll want to ask for (which we are in that craving state already). Also, the cream puffs are just P20/ each! So just imagine if Beard Papa is selling their cream puffs for P55, easily half of that goes to their profit or maybe other overheads. To be fair, I have not tasted nor seen any Papa Beard cream puff and now, I'm determined to do a taste test soon once our new order arrives. My wife said, it was kinda bigger than this one but she too, has not yet tasted it.

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It was great to see these happy cream puffs and the owner said it looks exactly like Beard Papa (but at half the price -- imagine that). The dough is baked in a special oven to bring the toast flavor (not caramelized). The custard cream does not ooze out when you bite into it while keeping its firm consistency.

It is made up of fresh and safe ingredients which includes: Fresh Egg, Fresh Milk, Flour, Pure Butter, Fresh Whip Cream, Sugar, Salt, Mineral Water, Vanilla Beans, Chocolate (for the eclairs only).

The cream puffs are made fresh on the spot in their shop in Alabang similar to the fresh donut concept of Krispy Kreme. They do not use food additive so that it would be safe even for babies and elderly people. Since it is fresh, you have to eat it within two days I believe and they put a best eaten before date on the box.

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They gave me their press kit and other materials. I was happy that you can see that they just made it on their own. They should not spend too much in marketing it because they already have a winning product and this is already spreading through word-of-mouth. Just compare it to Beard Papa where they have all the branding and marketing materials, including this cool cartoon story on the Beard Papa Story. (you need to watch this cool story in Osaka Japan where Papa Beard started)

The vision of the owner is to create the cream puff craze similar to Japan where cream puff is the leading sweets in terms of market share. I'm not sure if this will create a craze because I don't think Filipinos in general like cream puff or eclairs. They have a pending application in Filinvest and some other malls but they are having a hard time looking for a larger space for their kitchen. I'm pretty sure if she finds a better venue for her bakery and maintain good value of money, people will begin to discover this yummy pastries.

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I kinda like the packaging because of its simplicity but my wife said it was cheesy.

You can buy the Happy Cream Puffs in paper bag of 2, small box of 3, and a large box of 5 which can be mixed eclairs and cream puff. The pricing is consistent throughout the different configurations at P20/ cream puff and P25/ eclairs.

My wife and son can't wait to get their hands on the eclair. For me, I can't wait to do the taste test of Happy Cream Puff against Beard Papa Cream Puff. Also, I forgot to take a picture of the cream puff with a non-oozing custard cream.

Happy Cream Puff
Website: www.happycreampuff.com
Ground Level, South Area, Metropolis Star - Alabang
South Superhiway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Shop Mobile: +63 928 738 9947

Owner: Maria Cecilia E. Yamagishi
Mobile +63921-818 7626

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Hi Anton!

The eclairs and cream puffs look fabulous! I love the Japanese and their packaging. It's a great looking box. You mean to tell me (according to their website), I can have a handsome looking gift for only P100!!!!!

Amazing...

Thanks for the great find!

Yeah, exactly! Kung cream puff lang, P100 / box of 5. I should have known this before and gave this as a gift nga...

Anton! It's "Beard Papa" and not "Papa Beard"...hehe! I agree with Rache...the packaging does look cheesy...and tacky! Ma-try nga their cream puffs...sana they will deliver as well...Alabang is just too far...

yeah...its beard papa....i live in alabang, but i've never been to metropolis either simply because i don't respect the people who built it and thus, have vowed never to go there...im getting side tracked, anyway, those puffs look nice!

Tasted their eclair, it was really good! great for the holidays, pwede na pambigay sa mga inaanak! =)

i was just surprised that this great food find is located in Metropolis, instead of its more popular neighbor like Festival Mall or ATC.

i love the look...it's so retro!

wow, I hardly ever go to Metropolis but now I have a reason to visit. I will drop by later, thanks for the tip! :)

i love cream puffs and eclairs!!really want to try...but metropolis, alabang is just a bit too far, not to mention the traffic..One of these days, i might go crazy and just drop by...:)

hi loooove cream puff!!! beard papa tasted a lot better the first time they opened last year, now their cream puff filling seems to be lesser than before. too bad... i remember d first time i tried it.. the bread is freshly baked hot, then the filling is cold, you could taste the fresh vanilla bean.. just perfect!! we tried doing it, the most crucial part is the temperature should be right if not texture will suffer.. if you know what i mean.. ^_^ love cream puff!!

Well, since you're venturing into Metropolis Mall to get these cream puffs & eclairs, I might as well let you know of another reason to go there. In the basement food court is a stall selling bibingka. They're personal sized and that branch is the only Metro Manila branch of that retailer, who I think hails from Batangas or Laguna. I think the name is Bahay Bibingka, or something to that effect. Really good flavor-wise and price-wise...unlike that rip-off Bibingkinitan which has sprouted in a few Metro Manila locations. Enjoy!

i read that they're going to be at NARRA Saturday market in Alabang. Can't wait.

I found them! I found them! Happy Cream Puff is in SM Makati. I tried a box and they were really good. Thanks for the post, Anton.

i love this cream puff. it's not so sweet and i love the taste!

Happy Cream Puff is now at SM Southmall. I've been eating this almost everyday this week. However, the cream does ooze when I eat the cream puffs.

Ever since i've read your post about Happy Cream Puff I've bee dying to try it. I went to metropolis recently to find that they're not there anymore. we then went to SM Southmall the following week and was so happy to find them. It really is so good and addicting.

thanks for the info!

yes, it was the best cream puff i've tasted and without the expensive price! =)

GRBE! ang sarap ng dark sweet chocolate at caramel cream puff!!! sana maglagay kau ng branch sa lhat ng sm...lalo na sa mall of asia...i'm sure people will gonna love it...

The creampuff is delicious, with perfect taste of buttercream inside and with well cook bread in the external portion. The combination of it create a incredible taste in the tongue and fulfillment in stomach. You should build a branch in Baguio City because it is one of the tourist spot here in the Philippines, surely the people will love it!

hello anton. this sounds good.
but the link to website of happy cream puff doesn't work.
do you have their menu?

tanong ko lang kung pwedeng mag franchise at paano? tnx!

Hello Anton,
good day to you. first I Wouldlike to introduce my self. I'm Nestor living in Taytay Rizal. ask of now im here in Australia to visiting my sester and to attend my nephew's wedding. and I'll be back this coming july 2008. twice a week I buy that stuff the happy cream puff i means. exactly the taste is for all weather. that why im thingking to make a buseness like that.in the philippines. how can i get the information regarding the franchise,

Hi Anton!

I love your blog! I check it out almost everyday 0=)
anyway, I've tried Happy cream puffs and I love them!

They have a branch in SM Southmall Food court (Las Pinas).. 0=)

They have a store na in makati! The Zone on malugay st corner buendia!

Thanks for the info and we are heading there tomorrow... yahoo!

thanks anton! my husband plays basketball at the zone and told him to buy some for me and im eating this as i read your blog!:) yummy!

tnx Anton for your blog..i really really like creme puff, everytime i think of it i cant w8 to eat eagain especiaaly the eclair...whoahh one of the best, the eclair really melts in my mouth with crispinnes outside.cant wait to eat again....yummyyyy

aww.. this makes me hungry.. cant take my eyes off the cream puff.. :) my mom's best friend used to bake these puffs for us during special occasions and miss it so much..

by the way, let me thank you for sharing your thoughts on blogging during the iBlog@CEL event last november. it was the first blog event i went to, and definitely gained a lot of information and had so much fun..

thanks and God bless. Looking forward to seeing you in another event..

hi, sir anton, thank u very much you always appreciate our product 'happy cream puff' more power ang more advertisement comes,you giving us opportunity in everytime you shoot us in your blog....its me norie...godbless

hello to the staff of awesome planet especially to sir anton...hope i can see more product and resto in your blog......im ten

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