It's cheat day! Cast off the shackles of your nutrition plan and temporarily let loose. These planned deviations from your usual nutrition plan can keep you from feeling deprived since they allow a little break from your routine, giving you something to look forward to. This helps curb week-long cravings, allowing you to refocus in the week to come. Go have a hedonistic heyday with these delectable dishes.
Ricotta Cheese Pancakes of Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Ridiculously fluffy, the ricotta lends a pillow soft texture to the pancakes, further highlighting its dairy notes. Although this tasty treat is sweet enough to eat sans accompaniments, we highly suggest smothering this baby with generous dollops of butter and a lashing of maple syrup.
Mofongo of Empingao!
This dish is Chef Kel Zagguire's rendition of the Puerto Rican delight. A glowering skull houses hefty portions of mashed beans and fried plantains that are topped with savory chunks of pork belly, bacon and chicharon. Decadent, sinful and glorious. 'Nuff said.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken of Kettle
Kettle's version can be pretty addictive stuff: soft, juicy meat (on the bone for maximum flavour) encased in a crisp, salty and yes, ever-so-slightly greasy crust.
Beef Nachos of Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina
While everything on their menu is pretty damn unreal, Silantro's nachos are a game-changer. Their truly transcendent plate is enough to induce shivers of anticipation by mere thoughts of it. A cacophony of savory toppings is laddled with dangerous amounts of gooey cheese, all working together in perfect harmony.
Burrata Caprese of Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
The contrast between the snappy cherry tomatoes and the glorious creaminess of the burrata is an ode to the beauty of simple cooking, where the only thing you need are simple, fresh ingredients expertly prepared.
Banutter of Farmacy Ice Cream and Soda Fountain
This sundae is a study in sensuality. Scoops of peanut praline ice cream studded with the crunch of toffee nuts and candied peanuts. Salted caramel and butterscotch sauce drips lusciously into whipped cream and banana slices while a cheeky cherry winks seductively on top.
Strawberry And Chocolate Dessert Toast of Cafe Shibuya
A slab of soft bread buckles at the crown of succelent strawberries crowding its top. Chocolate syrup cascades gently from a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yield to this sexy and dramatic dessert toast. We know you can't help it.
Chocolate Overload Barrel Cake - Best Birthday Ever Philippines
It's basically sex translated as a cake, with chocolate on chocolate on more chocolate. And, just like sex, its reality is better than your dreams, FYI. That's all you really need to know.
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