Last Sunday, my beau finally gave in to one of my requests -- to visit Mercato Centrale. Although we weren't able to really enjoy the experience as we walked from Bonifacio High Street's parking lot to MC Home Depot under the scorching heat of the sun at high noon, I finally got to try one of the reasons why I've long wanted to visit this food bazaar -- My Pink Wasabi's Kashi Maki.
A combination of 2 things I love -- Japanese cuisine and sweet desserts, these Kashi Makis are mini cakes meticulously hand-rolled into small bundles of goodness. My date bought me 2 orders of the 5-piece Kashi Maki samplers (P130) which had a piece each of the Marula, Midnight Mint, Oolong Berry, ChocoLocco and White Matcha flavors.
Each flavor from the sampler was good and the base cake was incredibly moist even after sitting in the fridge for some time, but what I love about them is their right amount of sweetness, coupled with a seemingly nutty taste. They're perfect meal enders or quick snacks. And although I loved each one of the Kashi Makis I got to try, I still had my own set of favorites -- Marula (rich, creamy and very chocolatey), ChocoLocco (very nutty inside and out) and Midnight Mint (rich, creamy and minty).
I may not have personally greeted and thanked Chef Anna and Chef Ken for their wonderful creations (I do blame the heat of the sun for making me a little cranky that day), but I'm very sure this isn't the first and last time I'll have My Pink Wasabi's Kashi Maki.