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Manila: Vegan Cupcakes at PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian serves vegan cupcakes and all of their desserts are dairy-free and egg-free. According to their signage, they use whole wheat flour, Muscovado or Coco sugar, canola oil, coconut milk and almond milk to make their baked goods. While in Manila, I had to try their vegan cupcakes and see if there is a difference in cupcakes I tried around the world. The cupcakes weren’t that dense (which I despise) which was a good part, but the flavours weren’t very strong in frosting and cupcakes. Unfortunately most cupcakes are not gluten-free.

PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian

Here were few vegan cupcakes I brought back from PIPINO Vegetarian:

PIPINO Vegetarian

PIPINO Vegetarian

Banana Chia Muffin: I could see chia seeds in the banana muffin, but with no texture. It tasted like what a vegan banana muffin should be.

PIPINO Vegetarian

Lemongrass Ginger Pipino Cupcake with Lemon Cream Frosting: I had their amazing Pipino shake and I was hoping their cupcake would taste like it. Unfortunately it tasted more like a lemon cupcake for me. It didn’t really have a strong lemongrass or ginger flavour.

PIPINO Vegetarian

Green Tea Cupcake: I am a massive fan of green tea and I drink these sorts of herbal & green teas all the time (Taiwaneses like me love teas even tea soups). Unfortunately I don’t taste the green tea from the cupcake.

PIPINO Vegetarian

Banana-Choco Peanut Cupcake: This was the only cupcake that has obvious flavours due to the chocolate and peanut. I thought it tasted good. It wasn’t too overwhelmingly sweet or dense, but it was just a fairly average banana cupcake with peanut-chocolate frosting on it.

View my extensive review on PIPINO Vegetarian, Quezon City, Metro Manila

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