Unfamiliar with SM Mall of Asia, I asked several guards its exact location. And I was pointed to different areas. One of the guards said that it's on the second floor while another said it's on the ground floor. One said to turn left while another told me to go straight. In short, I ended up circling the main mall for two hours. (And I ended up spending a few thousands at Forever 21.)
Thankfully, there were still a handful of Ube Hanjuku Cheese (PHP48/piece) left when I got there. I got one piece as the others had this questionable green hue on the side which scared me. Though I was assured that it was not mold, I wanted to play it safe.
I also got one of the Salted Cheese Yakigashi (PHP85/piece) as it's the newest item on the menu and I was envious of all of the photos taken by foodies I know.
After a quick photoshoot at home, I took a bite of the Ube Hanjuku Cheese which was so soft and fluffy. And... it was love at first bite.
I loved that the ube taste was pronounced and that I don't feel cheated in any way. The contrast, rather, the blend of ube and cheese was divine! Every bite was bliss and on my last bite, I wished that I bought a box of it instead of one measly piece.
The Salted Cheese Yakigashi (yakigashi means baked sweets in Japanese) was great too. The butter pound cake was given a stronger kick of flavor with the toasted Parmesan cheese on top.
But if I were to choose between the two, I'd go for the Ube Hanjuku Cheese.
I can't wait for Ube Hanjuku Cheese to be available in all branches. And I am still hoping that Kumori will open a branch in BGC.