My awesome wife prepared everything (food, drinks, gifts, cake and loot bags) for our children’s party. Ninang Pam gave these cute little cupcakes with animal head designs. The icing was too sweet, but the cupcakes were a hit with the kids.
After school, we went to Trinoma to welcome the opening of Red Mango in Manila. Before eating, Aidan and Joshua had a kiddie karaoke session in Toys”R”Us, singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.
You’ve never actually tried real frozen yogurt until you’ve tasted Red Mango or Pinkberry, which started this Frozen Yogurt craze in the US. I was determined to see for myself the day Red Mango opened in Manila.
I blogged about my first Red Mango experience in the US last Feb 2008, and now we finally have the first Red Mango outlet in Trinoma. We are just waiting for Starbucks to open Pinkberry here in Manila. It’s about time. 🙂
One thing that’s unique about Red Mango is that it offers green tea frozen yogurt. It goes well with kiwi, strawberry and mochi. The toppings include fresh fruits, cereals, chocolate chips and mochi.
The Small Size (4 oz.) already sells for P80, Medium (6 oz.) at P115, Large (8 oz.) at P150 for the original flavor. For green tea, you need to add P5. You can order the frozen yogurt as a twist with the green tea and yogurt twirled together. One topping costs P20, two for P30, and three for P40.
Red Mango frozen yogurts are smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. It is superior compared to most of the frozen yogurts here in Manila, but it is also a bit on the high-end price.
Blueberries n’ Cream Waffles (P85) with Yogurt on the side (P40)
My wife Rache was raving about their waffles. They are light, crunchy, healthy, and best of all, yummy. Better eat them while they’re hot. Next time, we will request them to put the cream cheese and blueberry on the side.
In South Korea, the frozen yogurt craze is now fading and Ice Cream Waffles are now in full swing. I can understand why these waffles are such a hit. 🙂
Thanks to Sherika Tan-Man-Tiongfor getting the mother franchise from Korea and bringing it to Manila. 🙂 The first Red Mango is located on the third floor of Trinoma Mall in front of Toys”R”Us and Fitness First. They are soon opening another branch in Megamall A (beside Breadtalk) and another one in Eastwood Mall. (Please open in Makati…)
Anton worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines
for 12+ years, straight out of college, before finally quitting his day job to become a full-time Online Media Entrepreneur.
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