Zuni is one of the posh restaurants you can find in Greenbelt 5. Well received by its Makati clientele for its wide selection of perfectly done meats and seafood, the restaurant has a relaxed yet elegant ambience.
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My friends and I found ourselves gravitating towards the restaurant after attending an exhibit opening in the nearby Ayala Museum. Since we were full, we skipped the entrees and went straight for the desserts.
The Zuni Obsession is a drool-worthy platter of moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache served with assorted fresh fruits and vanilla ice cream on hippen mush.
It's such a pretty dessert, you almost don't want to eat it. Almost. The cake was moist and not overly sweet and went well with the vanilla ice cream. It's a sophisticated version of brownie a la mode. What intrigued me was the term "hippen mush." It turns out, it's not mush but rather, masse as in hippenmasse, the baking term for a crusty wafer-like pastry shell that tastes like barquillos or an ice cream cone. Funny that they made the dessert so pretty but forgot to check the name on the menu.
We also tried the Peach and Apple Crumble. Again, wonderfully plated.
The mini pie contained a mix of peach and apple and served with apple sauce, mini peach halves, mint leaves and a patina of powdered dark cocoa, which I believe was more for show than to tie in all the elements together. It's forgivable, though, since you could choose to skip the bitter cocoa since the tangy apple sauce was enough to balance the sweetness from all over.