Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

Epiphany at Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries

Salted caramel cheesecake. It was an epiphany.

Salted caramel cheesecake. It was an epiphany.

Gadakop dakop ang katam-is ug ang kaparat.

The famous sylvanas

The famous sylvanas

Salty. Sweet. Salty, Sweet. Salty… Sweet.. And when it lingered in my palate, I had my epiphany.

My sense of taste just had its awakening as the sweetness and saltiness, both basic tastes, were playing inside my mouth, tickling the taste buds and all I can do is surrender to such an awesome experience. Couple this with the texture of the base with the smooth texture of the cheesecake and you have a great memory of the dessert that will just linger in your mind.

I’m a clear sucker for cheesecakes, my achilles’s heel, and when I visited the main branch of Sans Rival Cakes & Pastries along San Jose St. in Dumaguete City, it caught my fancy. Priced at P110, it was one of the more expensive items on display but memories of such powerful taste sensations, first tasted in ice cream of the same flavor, was enough for me to chose it.

And I never looked back.

Thanx to Christian Vincent, the Bisdak Explorer, for this blogpost idea after exchanging comments in Instagram. Follow me in Instagram.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

3 Comments

  1. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    April 8, 2013 @ 16:23

    I actually like the “I never looked back” part. Truly an epiphany if it tastes as sinful as it looks! I have had my fair share of cheesecake and I guess, this is something new. alam ko merong mga rock salted drinks, never thought it would be fantastic with desert. =)

  2. estancabigas
    April 8, 2013 @ 18:04

    Micole, you should try t at Sans Rival in Dumaguete 🙂

  3. Micole l Philippine Traveler
    April 17, 2013 @ 22:45

    Alam mo bah sir Estan! I have! Very recently! A friend of mine came from Dumaguete and she brought me the sans rival! haha I remembered your post after a while.. kaya pala parang dejavu! =)

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