more from the market: canonigo, aka floating island--a feather light meringue cake with custard sauce and fruit.
maja blanca, a traditional coconutty, milky pudding.
whole grain breads and pastries still aren't commonly found throughout filipino supermarkets, but are in abundance here. there were some very creative concoctions including bittermelon pumpkin wheat baguettes, macadamia pesto twists, spinach batards, and cappuccino rye loaves.
i also found the much discussed vargas butter cake.
surprisingly light, it's basically a moist, spongey cake that tastes like it's saturated in high fat butter. gaaaaaaaah.