I've been a fan of Chef Miko Aspiras since his days in Fairmont Hotel. He created a collection of Macarons, with the most insane flavors known to man, yet he found a way to ensure it was absolutely delicious. So anything that he is involved in usually has my attention.
I've seen what he's done with cookies and cakes, but this time I was excited to see what wonders he could make when he delves into the wonderful world of Ice Cream, as he launched his newest concept, called "Freezer Burn".
Located in Bonifacio High Street, Freezer Burn looks like a throwback to the 50's when Diners, Soda Fountains, and Ice Cream Parlors were all the rage. The soft green tones make for a rather nice ambiance.. But I must warn you, the dining area is incredibly small, and as of now, the place gets packed, so it might be a better idea to get your orders to go.
The Staff was incredibly delightful, and very helpful in helping you decide what you want to order. You may opt for scoop or in my case, SCOOPS of Ice Cream, Ice Cream Floats, Shakes, or Freezer Burns "Composed Desserts", which is a pairing of ice creams with various other dishes that Chef Miko thought we would enjoy.
Here's a glimpse of what to expect from Freezer Burn!
COMPOSED DESSERTS (P295)
The strangest item on the menu is undoubtedly the Ketchup Mayo Fries Ice Cream. I'm the kind of guy that prefers to eat my fries plain, but if given a choice between Ketchup or Mayo, I'm Team Mayo, with Ketchup trailing a little behind. What I am not, however, is a fan of dipping my Fries into ice cream like a lot of people do.
But oddly enough, Chef Miko created an ice cream version of a Ketchup-Mayo hybrid, that magically works when dipped into french fries!
I'm honestly at a loss on how to describe it, so I strongly suggest you try it for yourself and be as amazed as I was.
Another delicious composed dessert was the BBPPBB.. Which stands for Browned Butter Pecan Peanut Butter Bananas. Browned Butter Pecan Ice Cream is set beside a beautifully toasted Waffle Liege, smothered in Peanut Butter and topped with Glazed Bananas.
One of the most popular items on the Composed Desserts menu, is the Ola!, which is a combination of beautifully deep fried Churros, paired with luscious Chocolate Ice Cream.
Another delicious choice was The Junkie. Cookies and Junk food ice cream, paired with delightful homemade Nutella Doughnuts, and a Caramel Sauce that you may squirt on the ice cream with your own syringe.. A must for every Junk Food Junkie!!
My least favorite among the composed desserts were the Thick Mints, which was Mint Straciatella Ice Cream, served along side Five Bite Brownies. Nothing wrong with this, but I've never been fond of Mint Ice Cream.. But those moist Brownies were out of this world!
Yet another winner was the G'Day Mate, which is made with Butter Ice Cream topped with some sort of brittle, and paired with Sticky Date Pudding. A seemingly unorthodox pairing but works together beautifully nonetheless.
One of the desserts that blew my away was the Morning Glory. This playful dessert was made with Maple Ice Cream and topped with bits of bacon, then with a fluffy Brioche Toast, and sprinkled with Popcorn and cotton candy. Delicious without being too sweet!
The Cream of the Crop was also nothing short of spectacular. Made with a blend of Corn and Cheese Ice Cream, sprinkled with bits of popcorn, it was the delicious Toasted Honey Cakes, that put this over the top for me.
Congratulations to Chef Miko, Chef Kristine, Charles and everyone behind The Tasteless Group for yet another winner! I can't wait to see what other flavors Chef Miko has in store for us in the coming days at Freezer Burn!