Friday, February 15, 2013

Gavino's Japanese Donuts & More

Like me, my Dad has this fondness of going on food trips. On his way home from work, he passed by Banawe and got curious with this new store called Gavino's Japanese Donuts & More. It's just beside Chicken Charlie and Yoh Froz, so you won't miss it. He bought us a box just to try it out!

Gavino's Japanese Donuts & More

Pon De Ball 
(P15.00/pc, P90.00/box of 6, P200.00/box of 15)
Left to Right: Hazelnut | Strawberry | Bavarian | Green Tea | Red Velvet | Choco Ball

Gavino's Pon De Ball Donuts (Box of 15)

The first time I saw these, I thought they were plain donut munchkins that I used to love. Taking a bite of it told me otherwise. It had a soft, chewy, springy texture so unique that you'd find yourself reaching for another pon de ball in no time. The dough of this donut is made from rice flour and starches, which results to a unique texture of a mochi ball and a regular donut combined. The dough itself is not sweet at all. For those with a heart for sweets, you may find the dough a bit bland, and to me the doughs taste the same despite the color differences. At first, I didn't appreciate the taste of the dough so much, but upon reaching the center where the cream was, there was an explosion of flavor that balances out the flavor wonderfully and turns the sweetness just right.

On his second visit, he got us more donuts to try - this time it's boxes of pon de ball and pon de ring donuts!

Gavino's Pon De Ball Donuts (Box of 6)

My parents and my sister couldn't get over the first box of pon de ball, so they got another one to satisfy their cravings.

Pon De Ring
Regular Pon De Ring (P29.00/pc, P27.00 each/6 pcs, P25.00 each/12 pcs)
Premium Pon De Ring (P39.00/pc, P37.00 each/6 pcs, P35.00 each/12 pcs)

The pon de ring donuts looked like cute bangles! Each one is comprised of 6 small circle donuts that is similar to pon de ball donuts, only the flavor is spread on top of each donut. Again, each piece is not too sweet so I can eat 2-3 pieces in 1 sitting!
 
Strawberry Sprinkle

Choco Sprinkle

M&M's

Peanut Butter

Chocolate Krunch

Cinnamon Sugar

I'm liking the peanut butter and cinnamon sugar, but I will definitely try their other flavors when I drop by their store. Gavino's Japanese Donuts & More currently has 3 branches: Greenhills, Banawe, and Il Terrazzo in Tomas Morato. Like Gavino's Donuts, Coffee & Milk Tea on Facebook for more information and updates!

Love,
Helen

23 comments:

  1. aawwwwww another must try on my list when i visit manila or ill ask a friend to get me one..your mouth drooling descripton just makes me want to eat doughnut right now! :-D i wonder if its somehow close to krispy kreme that chewy texture that actually melts in your mouth...you mentioned its not that sweet..then its my cup of tea or rather my piece of doughnut whatever haha now im more curious i find krispykre gonits donuts just too sweet...havent eaten j.co though..oh well..pleasant mornight ms helen :-)

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    1. The texture of this one is unlike any donut I have tried before. It's soft and very chewy, whereas KK's is just soft. :) I personally like my donuts sweeter than this, but my Mom, Dad, and sister are hooked on Gavino's because they aren't fans of too-sweet donuts like me. Have a great weekend, dear! :)

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  2. Donuts with the texture of mochi? Yumyum! They're pretty affordable too. I'll be on the lookout for these.

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  3. green tea and choco ball please ^__^
    agree with the pon de rings looking like bangles

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    1. I want those as well! :) The pon de ring donuts are cute! You could slice them into little balls. That's what we did at home when we wanted to try out all flavors.

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    2. oh nice, i wanted to try all flavors

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    1. Super lapit lang yung branches, Banawe and Tomas Morato. Take your pick. :)

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  5. oh shucks, I want to try the green tea!!

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    1. Green tea is a unique flavor for a donut. ;)

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  6. pon de ring donuts are the usual donuts of mister donut in japan.:)

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    1. Amazing! Japan comes up with so many cute things, even their donuts are cute. Haha :) The ones we have here at Mister Donuts are the plain round ones. Pon de ring donuts are considered special here.

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    2. Meron daw pon de rings sa mister donut greenhills.

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    3. Yes, they just launched it recently.

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  7. oooh, it looks so yummy! I am so going to try them out! thanks for sharing ^_~

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  8. I've always wanted to try pon de rings and heard so much about Gavino's. Thanks for the info Helen. Glad to know that they have a branch in Tomas Morato. =))

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    1. You're welcome, Charlie! Enjoy Gavino's! :)

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  9. Donuts with the texture of mochi? Sounds good. Haha. Pro parang napaisip ako dun sa green tea ah. Haha. Thanks sa Info Ate Helen :)

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  10. Hi! May I know what is the store hours? Thanks! I like your donuts :)

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    1. I'm not sure if it depends on the branch. You may ask them here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gavinos-Donuts-Coffee-Milk-Tea/294959490566117

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