My sister, henceforth known as Phil, who is often my parter in crime when I go on food adventures, told me about this new place called Maridel’s in Plazuela and said that I had to try their ice cream burgers. I’m really, really into ice cream, so I didn’t need any other reason to check Maridel’s out. Well, to be honest it takes little to none to motivate me to check out anything to do with food haha. School is starting again soon for Phil and me so we decided to go to Maridel’s together before we’re faced with the brand of poverty that only college kids face.
We were more than disappointed to find out that they weren’t serving their ice cream burgers that night, so I still have yet to see what they mean by ‘ice cream burger’ (I imagine it’s some sort of ice cream sandwich). However we decided to stay and sample some of their other desserts. (By the way Phil expressly asked me to mention that their ‘ice cream burgers are to die for’, which makes me all the more frustrated that I still have yet to taste it. Dammit.)
Heaven and Hell (P108/slice)
This is basically combined layers of peanut butter, angel food cake and devil’s food cake, hence the name. It’s topped with a delectable chocolate ganache that my sister and I just couldn’t get enough of. I really like this one because it’s not too sweet despite its very rich ingredients.
Frozen Lemon Meringue (P86/slice)
Holy crap. HOLY CRAP. When I first took a bite of this, I immediately felt an overwhelming plethora of emotions. I was happy and excited and fulfilled but also at the same time confuzzled as to how something so delicious could come into being. It was amazing, I cannot stress that enough! Here’s the structure of the marvel that is the Frozen Lemon Meringue:
We weren’t sure what the crust was made of but it tasted nutty to us so we gathered that it could be walnut. Anyways I think this pie is absolutely genius. You start off with the light airy taste of the meringue and then you immediately get this explosion of amazingness from the lemon custard, and then you get the bite of the cold of the ice cream, but the ice cream isn’t too sweet so your tastebuds are sort of ‘calmed down’ after the sour sweetness of the lemon custard, and then you get the pleasant crunch of the base. It was the least boring pie I’ve ever had.
The only bad thing about it is that as the ice cream melts the pie starts to fall apart and it gets difficult eating, but who cares really when it is just that delicious?! Also, isn’t it unbelievable that it’s only P86?! Considering how mindblowing it is, it’s practically f r e e.
I’m definitely going back and I’m determined to try every single thing on their menu eventually. I also hope to be able to talk to the eponymous Maridel ‘coz I think she’s absolutely brilliant. She wasn’t there the night we went but I talked to her brother and his wife and they were really pleasant and accommodating. So please, I implore you, for the love of God, go to Maridel’s. Immediately!
Maridel’s can be found in Plazuela de Iloilo, beside Ponsyon and across Coffee Break. Also, check out their Facebook page here.