Imagine my happiness when I unexpectedly discovered a few months ago that Llaollao (pronounced as yao-yao) has finally set foot on our shores! I was just walking around Glorietta when I happened to see the sign “NO 1 FROZEN YOGURT IN EUROPE & ASIA… OPENING SOON” from afar.
I was like Oh my good, is this serious?! I literally went crazy that I had to take a picture of it and asked around. I even posted it on my social media accounts to fish for info. Haha!
True enough, Llaollao opened its first branch in Glorietta 2 and the second one in Mall of Asia just last month – July 2016. I went right away as soon as it opened coz you know… I am the biggest fan!
The line wasn’t that bad on its first few days but I couldn’t complain. I was way too excited for my cup! Like many other yogurt stores in the metro, you can also customize your own yogurt in Llaollao. You can choose from their amazing array of seasonal fresh fruits, nutritious crunches and delicious sauces. But unlike some of those yogurt stores (e.g. BLK 513, which is equally good! 😁), you can choose the size of your cup based on how big your appetite for desserts is.
As for my case, I went and will always go for the biggest cup! Hehe! That will be their signature parfait, SANUM (P199), which includes 3 fruits, 2 crunches and 1 sauce.
Choosing which toppings to get wasn’t that hard since I knew by heart what I wanted for my cup – caramelized cookies, strawberries, kiwi, dragonfruit, Ferrero chocolate sauce. However, upon checking the selections, they didn’t have the Caramelized Cookies and Ferrero Chocolate Sauce that I loved so dearly! Awww. But they said they were actually really planning to add them and more on their list soon.
For the CRUNCHES, they have Filipino White Chocolate Biscuit, Dehydrated Cranberry, Oreo, Smarties, Chiquilin Bear-shaped Biscuits, and Mini Cookies.
For the FRUITS, they have Watermelon, Kiwi, Melon, Strawberries, Mango, Dragonfruit, Pineapple, and Grapes.
For the SAUCES, they have Mango Sauce, Raffallao Sauce, Nocilla, Black Chocolate Sauce, Creamy Caramel Sauce, Chocorock Sauce, White Chocolate Sauce, and Lotus Caramelized Biscuit Sauce.
I went for the Filipino White Chocolate Biscuits, Strawberries, Kiwi, Dragonfruit, and Chocorock Sauce instead, which was surprisingly as good as my original recipe! Yum! The yogurt base was creamy and tangy just the way I liked it. Plus, it was natural, original, and phenomenal! The fruits were fresh. The chocolate biscuits were tasty and crunchy that went very well with everything in my cup. The sauce was as close as it can get to the taste of Ferrero sauce, only without the crispies. It was really addicting! Though I have yet to try their Nocilla. They said it is similar to Nutella.
Look at those layers. 😍
If you were to ask me about the quality, I would say it was definitely the same as Singapore’s! Yes. It was in Singapore when I had my first ever Llaollao experience. I still remember the time when I was walking along Orchard Road enjoying my cup of Sanum, I was wishing then for it to open in Manila. And now it did! I must have done something good in my life to deserve a granted wish! HAHA!
Damn it! Now I am craving as I am about to finish this blog… Okay bye! Heading to Glorietta now!
G/F Glorietta 2, Main Entrance, Ayala Center, Makati
G/F, SM Mall of Asia, North Wing, Pasay