Vanilla bean and chocolate twirl – Twirl and Dip

Vanilla bean and chocolate twirl - Twirl and Dip
Organic soft serve ice cream. $5
Twirl and Dip, San Francisco CA

I loved the silky texture of this soft serve! I couldn’t decide between vanilla and chocolate so of course I opted for the “twirl”! Noms!


Cookie crunch puff – Beard Papa’s

Cookie crunch puff - Beard Papa's
Cream puff with sugar cookie topping, filled with vanilla custard. $2.50
Beard Papa’s, San Francisco CA

Cookie crunch puff - Beard Papa's
Mmm, how I love Beard Papa’s cream puffs! I hadn’t seen this variety before so I decided to try it. The cookie crumble on top was actually really good, but these puffs are plenty good without them too.

Fort Funston
Fort Funston with Sutro Tower in the distance.

Assorted babycakes – Cupcake Royale

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
Vanilla and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and seasonal maple flavor.
Cupcake Royale, Seattle WA

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
These little babycakes are cute, but they’re definitely not as good as their normal sized cupcakes. While the flavors were there, they were kinda dry and lifeless. I bought these for my niece’s birthday and the kids seemed to enjoy them nevertheless.

Ferrero indulgence sundae – Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs

Ferrero indulgence sundae - Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs
Vanilla and cookies ‘n cream ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates, cherry. 185 PHP
Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs, Manila PHILIPPINES

After a long day exploring Robinsons Place Manila, we needed a little treat to keep us going. This sundae did just the trick. I don’t think the ice cream was all that great, but I liked the overall flavor of the sundae.

Relief map of the Philippines
Relief map of the Philippines, Rizal Park.

Brownie a la mode – Mozzeria

Brownie a la mode - Mozzeria
Banana, walnut, vanilla ice cream. Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was pretty good and I’m not even into really sweet desserts. The brownie was moist and not super sweet as brownies go, thank goodness. I also liked that they bruleed the bananas individually. A great way to finish off a less than stellar meal. 🙂

Coast live oak
Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia, Fagaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Warm peach sticky bun – Town Hall

Warm peach sticky bun - Town Hall
Bourbon caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, candied pecans. $9
Town Hall, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this dessert was very tasty and the peaches were great. The sticky bun was a bit too caramelized on the bottom and hard to cut through, but all the flavors were there and the vanilla ice cream helped to soften up everything.

View of Twin Peaks

View of Twin Peaks from Noe Valley.

Floating island – Alamo Square Seafood Grill

Floating island - Alamo Square Seafood Grill
Meringue, creme anglaise (vanilla custard), toasted almonds, caramel sauce, strawberry and mint garnish. Daily 3-course prix fixe $14.50
Alamo Square Seafood Grill, San Francisco CA

This was a very simple, light and elegant dish and it tasted really good! I don’t think I’ve ever had this before but I can see that it’s a great cost effective way to put out a delicious dessert. You really need the toasted almonds and caramel sauce to elevate it though. Noms!

Burgundy Bliss oxalis
‘Burgundy Bliss’ oxalis (Oxalidaceae), Noe Valley.

Cheese arepa – Roxy’s Cafe

Cheese arepa - Roxy's Cafe
Sweet white corn bread, Howard McGinnis Ranch fresh berries, homemade ice cream. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

This dessert was very tasty and I liked that it wasn’t super sweet. The warm cheese arepa was delicious and slightly savory which was a great contrast to the sweet berries and ice cream. I also loved the colors on the plate.

Robert Emmet statue
Robert Emmet statue, California Academy of Sciences.

Toffee mealworms vanilla ice cream – Don Bugito

Toffee mealworms vanilla ice cream - Don Bugito
Was this novelty dessert worth five bucks? I have to say no. The vanilla ice cream was already melted, and the mealworms were super dry and burnt tasting (I don’t think I tasted any toffee). I didn’t like the powdery/crumbly texture in my mouth. I’m glad I tried it, but it didn’t deliver on flavor and texture. $5
Don Bugito, SF Street Food Festival 2013, San Francisco CA

Legion of Honor
California Palace of the Legion of Honor. One of my favorite museums in San Francisco!