Thursday, May 10, 2018

First Bite: La Maripili

Churro has been one of my go-to afternoon snacks ever since my mom spoiled me to trips to the classic Dulcinea. I've been an avid fan of this deep-fried treat dipped in thick hot chocolate and I couldn't help myself from ordering it every time I see it on the menu or at the amusement park. 

Hello, La Maripili.
La Maripili is no stranger to southern folks. After all, this is where its all started. It has been talked about and hyped that it made me want to brave the traffic just for a serving of churros. But my schedule was uncooperative and I ended up just drooling over the photos. Thankfully, it opened another branch at Ayala Malls the 30th. 
I've heard several mixed reviews recently about La Maripili which further delayed my visit. But when P invited us to try it out and lured us with free churros, how can one say no? 
The place looks very pretty and perfect for catch up sessions over some savory and sweet snacks. 
Since we were full from dinner, we opted to have Large Churros (PHP270) paired with Hot Chocolate (PHP110), Salted Caramel (PHP110) and Suizo (PHP160) dips. 
I liked that the churros were fried to perfection. Golden brown, crisp and not oily at all. However, the dips were not as good as I hoped. 
Salted Caramel was too sweet for my liking and for some reason, I don't find it great with churros.
The hot chocolate dip was decent though not as good as the ones I've had from other churro places.
And the Suizo which we thought was special was mediocre as well. It was like having a hot chocolate drink topped with whipped cream. 
I was told that its savory dishes are better than its churros. However, it makes me hesitate to try it given that it fronts its churros as its bestseller and it failed to impress me. 
Service though was great. The servers were attentive and very polite.
Will I go back? Maybe but definitely not anytime soon.

La Maripili is located at Ground Floor, Ayala Malls the 30th, Meralco Avenue, Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.

La Maripili Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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