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.