Yesterday, we came across Red Spatula in Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo at the Weekend Gourmet Market after going grocery shopping at Metro Supermarket. The staff offered free tasting in a very friendly manner, and their sweet specialties on the table looked so good that it was hard to refuse. My mom and I took a small portion of their butter mamon (chiffon cake), liked it and so we quickly decided to take home a box of Red Spatula chiffon cakes in all six flavors: Mocha, Butter, Cheese, Rocky Road, Dulce de Leche, and Peanut Butter. 🙂 Yum yum!

As told by the staff, Red Spatula started only last August 1, 2014. Right now, stalls are exhibited only in Lucky Chinatown Mall and in Eastwood Mall every weekends from Friday to Sunday. What’s interesting is that Red Spatula is owned by the Mercado family, the same [previous] owner of Red Ribbon Bakeshop (acquired by fastfood giant Jollibee Food Corporation in 2005). This explains why the Filipno mini cakes taste almost the same. The only prime difference is that Red Spatula’s current version is not too airy and light but more “siksik” and fluffy.

At PhP 25, each piece of Red Spatula’s chiffon cake is hand-made and freshly baked every day and is “Rated “M” for mmmmm.” What’s not to love? I liked that the chiffon cakes are made buttery and not too sweet (probably less sugary than the one in Red Ribbon). However, they lack the moist crumb to stand up to what I expected. Also, if you’d allow me to pour creativity in, I’ll suggest adding a dollop of whipped cream and a smear of cherry or blueberry preserves on your own to add a spark of texture and more flavor. 😛 I’m salivating at the idea!

Every variant of Red Spatula mamons is that kind of smile-worthy mini chiffon cake that will keep you lapping up bite after bite until it’s gone.

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Date Published: 08/25/2014
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95 Responses

    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome. 🙂 These look and taste good. We know that cupcakes took the world by storm (well, almost) last year, but not everyone liked them. Some people prefer chiffon cakes which are less sweet. These mamons are the same cute, one-serving appeal as cupcakes.

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  1. Fernando Lachica

    Hope that someday Red Spatula could spread its wings nationwide. The management must be quick in doing business to capture as early as possible the Philippine market.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      That should be the job of its marketing function. In any case, the food speaks for itself and is good enough to attract crowds. The staff also shared to us that they don’t need to force people to buy and the chiffon cakes get sold out every day in the weekend.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yeah, thanks for the agreement. One might even wrong it with a cupcake but more on the quick bread side. Whatever you decide to call it, I can confirm it will be more delicious.

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  2. mary

    Thank you for sharing. The Rocky Road looks delicious. And I think I’d want to try the cheese flavor too. YUM

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup. If you are serious about mini chiffon cakes, it should be clear to you that Red Spatula is as well. Having different flavors and designs is an inventive take on traditional mamon.

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  3. mindy

    I’m not the biggest fan of chiffon cake (i love cupcakes though) they always seems to get stuck on my throat somehow hehe but these looks quite good!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Indeed, they are. For now though they don’t have some exciting deal to discount the price of individual mamon when you buy a box of six or a dozen of them. Each one still costs PhP 25.

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  4. Vanessa

    The one in the middle I bet would be my favorite. Red Spatula really sounds familiar to me. I feel like I saw them when I was in the Philippines.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Really? Wow. That’s a good timing. I know of Red Spatula in another country also selling pastries and stuff like this but I don’t think it’s any related to this Red Spatula featured here at all.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Part of the allure is the good design differentiating one variant from another. Jealous? Don’t be – come here in Manila and go grab a box of these. 😛

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  5. Rosey

    Oh I would like to try a bite-sized chiffon cake. They’re cute and I can only imagine delicious too!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right, cute is a nice word to describe it. Most chiffon cakes don’t win in the looks department. In the same way, Red Spatula’s mamon has a flat top and flat bottom classic look but it tastes so heavenly. The simple design on top makes up for a plus point.

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  6. Kathy Ngo

    Very interesting. In fact, interesting enough that when I go to Lucky Chinatown, I’d most likely look for this. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha none as of now. I don’t know if you can request that. But hey, that’s a great idea – for them to create sugar-free versions to cater to those diabetics and health-conscious folks (like us) *chuckles* 😛

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  7. Ben - Gentlebim

    Those look amazing. I’d love to go there. Just eat those little cakes and soak up the atmosphere.

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  8. Fred

    This is interesting history that relates Red Spatula to Red Ribbon. The price sounds reasonable for a trial tasting.

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  9. Deanna Ritz

    Aren’t these the cutest little cakes! I think you also have the right idea to add a little to the top. Finishes them off nicely!

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  11. FamiGami

    I have no idea what “siksik” means but those cakes look like tasty little treats! I just hope the price is right!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in a cozy chair with mug of hot coffee or chocolate drink and a delicious yet mini chiffon cake to go alongside. 😀

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  12. Melissa Smith

    Oh my gosh, rocky road?! I want one like 5 seconds ago! Seriously, those look so good.

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  13. Ay Lin

    Looks so yummy. Hmmm.. next time I’ll be in that area I’ll probably try this. It’s affordable, too!

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  14. Fernando Lachica

    The products looks yummy and excellent for franchise nationwide. Hope they would increase their product lines for different sectors in the Philippine market.

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  16. Sam

    Looks yummy! The affordable price is a plus. Will be sure to check this out when I go to Binondo 🙂

    Reply

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