Yummy Friday: Swensen’s Philippines

Okay, I admit. I’m a chocolate and ice cream lover. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods together with chips and popcorns. Haha!

The Ultimate Sundae Experience!!

Swensen’s is an international franchise/ice cream shop born in San Francisco, CA. Since the opening of it’s first shop in 1948, there are now over 300 Swensen’s ice cream shops worldwide, including Asia, the Middle East, USA and South America. Swensen’s has created more than 180 flavors of ice cream that are enjoyed by both young and old. — from Swensen’s PH Facebook About Page

Late last year, Swensen’s opened its door to us Filipinos, the first branch was in SM Mall of Asia and early this year, its second branch opened in Eastwood Mall, Libis.

I had my first Swensen’s experience in Singapore last 2010 when my friends and I visit our friend who works there. Here’s a picture of us with a number of ice cream scoops!


Swensens Singapore 2010

Swensens Singapore 2010: Reg & I

I forgot how much that was but it was a bit pricey for us that time. We just wanted to taste it so we shared the bill.

The next Swensen’s experience was in Bangkok last year! Again, I was with Reg in that trip. She told me that the ice cream is cheaper there compared to the ones in Singapore. So without hesitation, we dine in and had our own share of ice cream. Since we can afford it already, we managed to get one for each. Haha!

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Swensens Bangkok 2011

swensens ice cream

Swensens Bangkok 2011

Based from my blog, I got a chocolate basket for me and a chewy choco for Reg! (grabe ang takaw namin, talagang kme lagi ni Reg. hahaha!)

As mentioned, this year Swensens Eastwood was opened to the public to enjoy. :) Since I work in Eastwood, it was a must to try it! I had my ice cream tower and it’s so yummy! hahaha! Ebony & Ivory Php 265 (Caramel and Vanilla ice cream) is love! ^_^

Swensens Philippines 2012: Eastwood City Branch

Swensens Philippines 2012: Eastwood City Branch

One thing I want to “steal” in all of their stores are their cute water glass. It has doodles in different fonts all about their sundaes. So unique! :)

Swensens Philippines 2012: Eastwood City Branch - cute glass :)

I wish I can try Swensen’s in other parts of the world. Though I don’t really notice the difference in terms of taste, the plating is so enticing I can’t help but give in to them. Hahaha!

Have you tried Swensen’s Philippines?
How do you find it?

Swensen’s Philippines
SM MOA: SM Mall of Asia (Ground Floor South Wing-Near SM Department Store)
Eastwood City: Eastwood Mall 2nd floor
Facebook: Swensens PH
Twitter: @SwensensPH

2011 September Travel: Bangkok, Thailand

True to my goal this year, I wanted to visit Bangkok! Luckily, my friend Reg booked a low fare flight in Cebu Pacific that made our trip possible. Again, as usual our trip was a DIY plan so we were able to experience the joy and difficulty of commuting in Bangkok.

bangkok trip 2011

Bangkok Itinerary

September 18: Evening flight to Bangkok

September 19: Half day City Tour (free), Gem/Jewelry Shop, Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha; The Grand Chao Phraya River Cruise at night

September 20: Whole day adventure to Muang Boran: Ancient Siam; Cultural Show: Siam Niramit at night

September 21: Whole day shopping adventure and Swensen’s Bangkok

September 22: Dawn flight to Manila

Guest House: Four Seasons International House (will eventually be called “Four Seasons Plaza)
Tour Guide: Nittaya Paneechart (NIM) of Acer 88 Travel
Taxi (can be hired to tour around Thailand): Mr. Suwit – Mobile: 089-2213435