Travel Diaries: The Fort, Manila

I’ve been to The Fort several times but it was only on my last visit that I was able to go on a major food trip with my Toastmaster friends. I think the photos speak for the themselves.


Banapple is a friendly bakery cafe that serves cheese cakes, freshly baked pies and other desserts. They have delicious meals as well. In fact, their food was so good, Archie ordered two without even knowing it. For their desserts, their blueberry cheesecake is a must-try!

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Conti’s started out as a simple family restaurant in Paranaque. Now they have several branches including one in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. We tried their best sellers – the Mango Bravo, Blueberry cheesecake and Bananalicious. The Bananalicious was my favorite!

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contis at the fort 4Mango Bravo

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contis at the fort blueberry cheesecakeBlueberry Cheesecake


Dakasi is a milk-tea place that originated in Taiwan in the 1990’s. After more than 10 years, it now has several outlets all over Asia. We went there just to try Roy’s favorite milk tea flavor – chocolate milk tea. We just ordered one milk tea for all seven of us and took turns trying it out.

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We dropped by Gino’s not for the pizza but to try their chocolate-coated chicharon. It was certainly a different experience. It’s an explosion of different flavors – sweet, salty and spicy all at one time. Two thumbs up!

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ginos at the fort 5Chocolate coated chicharon – best with Gino’s spicy honey

The verdict: It’s much more fun to go on a food trip as a group. You can just order one or two dishes and eat it together. That way, you won’t have to finish the entire thing on your own and you’ll get to eat more kinds as well! Personally, I prefer variety over quantity. It’s just more fun that way.

People who love to eat are always the best people.

-Julia Child

What about you? Do you have any food places you’d like to share with me?

Feel free to comment below! :)

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