I’ve always been a fan of macarons! There is something just so special about the delicate French confectionery. The crisp cookies and jam in between simply spells happiness. It was thus a very happy discovery for me when I spotted Munch at the Torrance Farmers Market.
Trays of colorful, cute pastel colored macarons were on display and I could not help but stop. Lemon, vanilla, nutella, red velvet, salted caramel….ahhh! Wait what is that I spot? Buko panda, leche flan, ube? Oh my! Munch has Filipino flavored macarons! Spotting the various flavors simply had this Hello Kitty Foodie sold on trying these macarons out!
Two of my favorite Filipino desserts ever are leche flan and ube and thus it simply was meant to be that these would be the first two macaron flavors I would try from Munch.
I tried the Leche Flan macaron first.
With its soft base, creamy texture and sweet top, leche flan is one very popular egg based Filipino dessert and my personal favorite. I was quite intrigued to see how Munch create the Leche Flan macaron style. I’m happy to say that equal to the Leche Flan dessert, the Leche Flan macaron is sweet and soft. The delicate macaron reminded me of Leche flan’s lightness and deliciousness.
The Ube macaron was the next macaron I tried.
I was simply amazed with this macaron. Munch knows ube. This macaron not only had the bright purple color of ube, it had the sweetness of the purple yam as well! It was truly purple yam love at first bite.
It didn’t take long for me to convinced that I was munch happy munching on these delightful macarons and I eagerly looked forward to my next visit to the Torrance Farmer’s market.
I definitely wanted to try more of Munch’s Filipino flavors and on my next visit I tried another one of Munch’s signature favorites, the Buko Pandan.
Buko Pandan is a Filipino dessert made from young coconut meat and Pandan leaves. I was quite curious to see how Munch would bring incorporate this delicious dessert into their macarons. Right at first bite, I knew right away this was a Buko Pandan macaron. The flavor of young coconut is instant. It is impressive.
Another Filipino flavored macaron that I tried was Munch’s calamansi.
Honestly before I tried this macaron, I was wondering if it would be too sour. It was thus such a pleasant surprise when I tried it. It had just the right citrus flavor. It was very refreshing and not too strong in sourness at all. It actually instantly became a new favorite of mine.
Sans Rival is another Filipino flavor I tried on my third visit.
Sans rival is a Filipino dessert cake that is made out of buttercream, meringue and chopped cashews. Here at Munch, I love how they have the roasted cashew flavor of the cake in this macaron! The buttercream is present as well. It is a cake turned macaron.
Now Munch has some amazing Filipino flavors and it’s definitely my go-to place if I want some Pinoy macarons but I knew I also had to try their other flavors as well. They’ve got quite a list of popular flavors that are non-Filipino based such as vanilla, nutella, salted caramel, white chocolate raspberry and black sesame.
This Hello Kitty Foodie absolutely fell in love with the white chocolate raspberry macaron at first sight.
It has a beautiful pastel pink shell and inside the cream filling is white chocolate with a dash of raspberry. This is really delightful and one of my personal favorites!
The black sesame is another crowd favorite that is also one very good macaron.
When I think of black sesame, I always think of black sesame ice cream. Thanks to Munch however now when I think of black sesame, I may think of macarons now. Their black sesame macaron has the same sweet, nutty type of flavoring of black sesame that I find in ice cream but even better.
Munchin’ on Munch’s macarons has made this Hello Kitty Foodie very happy! I’m looking forward to trying out many of their more amazing flavors on my next visit to the Torrance Farmers Market.
For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Munch Bakery.
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