Durian. When it comes to this thorn-covered fruit, I know most people share two different opinions. Some would say that it's foul-smelling, hence, it's not something they enjoy. Others would say that it's the exact opposite. I belong to the latter. I don't know about everyone else, but I always found the smell of durian very inviting. It's because of this that I actually enjoy any pasalubong that's made from it. One of my favorites would have to be eating durian in tart-form.
This is why I was delighted when I found out that Chinito's had them in stock this afternoon.
I'd love to talk about their mango float and banoffee, but I'll have to reserve that for some other time. Let's focus on their durian tart. I'm not sure if you can say that it's a new edition to their menu because I heard from their chef that he made these tarts because one of their clients requested for it. I can understand why. It's different than most store-bought durian tarts. It's like eating the real thing, actually. The filling was chewy. It wasn't overwhelmingly sweet like I expected it to be. It's something all durian-lovers would enjoy. The crust was a bit thin. That's a big deal to me because I actually enjoy eating the crust of pies/tarts, but maybe most people will just overlook that part. :D
If you're curious, they cost P40 a piece. I think the price is okay since you don't get a tart that only hints at tasting like durian. It's actually worth it if you're looking for the fruit itself within the filling and not just a semblance of it.
Mom and I visited Chinito's today because she made reservations for a special event. I'll write more about their food and the place itself when that day comes. <3