A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionery filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies. Its name is derived from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone.
Over the weekend, I and a girl friend tasted the best macaron in town, Chez Karine's macaron.
It's chewy and very flavorful. It's not crumbly unlike the macarons available in Manila. At PhP 50 a piece, it's smaller in size and a tad pricey but the quality is really good. I tried the dark chocolate, salted caramel and earl grey. These flavors are worth a second order.
The packaging is also very dainty. Justifies the premium pricing.
If the macarons taste authentic, Chez Karine is owned by Pastry Chef Karen Yang. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and was an intern at French Pastry Chef Pierre Herme. The name of the shop is french for At Karen's Place.
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