Sugar Rush by Kim is Hungry Cakes + Cafe

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Update: November 9, 2014. Reviewed Kim is Hungry's Cakes
October 19, 2014

Sunday is my favorite day, for Sunday is Dennis Day. Hihi.

Isn't that sweet?

Well, how else will you start a post about a place that sells cakes and cupcakes?


Kim is Hungry is a desserts place in the heart of Angono. It is rather hard to spot, but through the help of social media, it has become basically ubiquitous.

I, for one, had heard about this place via Facebook. Not actually heard, more like seen.

Kim is Hungry is also another milestone for Celineism. It is the first foodscape that had known the review beforehand. Particularly because Kim, the owner, is the niece of my very good friend and Team Ilocos member Sir George. Long story short, Kim is Hungry  knew I was coming.

Here we go.


THE PLACE
Found one block from Thinkerbell, on the second floor of an inconspicuous building, the only telltale sign that Kim is Hungry is headquartered here is the piece of tarpaulin stuck to the glass window on the second storey. It is easily missed, as very few people bother to look up. Also, taking your eyes off the road whilst driving a vehicle is perilous, and I highly advise against it.

Angono Rizal

At any rate, despite all these, Kim is Hungry had acquired a steady flow of customers through the powerful tool that is social media.


Once you've found the establishment and found your way inside, the counter will be the first thing you'll see. It's literally across the door. It also doubles as the kitchen.



Yummy-looking cupcakes and cookies are displayed. And it is here that I exclaimed, "Let's try them aaaaaallll!"

The dining area is small and can only accommodate maybe 10 to 15 people.

Celineism

Dining area



All over the room, the bright colors of pink and blue are predominant. The theme is pastel, and I don't want to be sexist, but it's girly. The whole set-up makes me really giggly. I like it. It's cute.


THE FOOD

Carbonara (Php90)
Pasta

Kim is Hungry's take on the Carbonara is interesting. It isn't saucy, yet - as Dennis pointed out - every bite didn't feel like there's something missing. It's viscous in texture, probably because of all the Parmesan in it.Cheesy. 

Dennis confessed belatedly that he wanted more of it. Point of clarification: we opted for a single order of this dish and portioned it between us - a mistake, apparently. Haha. My only issue about this pasta dish is the onion. They're everywhere! But don't let this deter you from trying it. I just don't like onions, is all.

Assorted Cupcakes (Php35 - Php45)
Sugar Rush!

We had one of every cupcake available that day. I shall make a quick rundown of the cupcakes, plus a one-liner that describes each one. It's time to shake things up a bit!

Salted Caramel: I reiterate: everything is better with caramel.
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Banana Nutella: Fruity and chocolaty!
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Hershey Vanilla Chocolate Chip: Sweet - according to my brother.
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Red Velvet: The cream cheese frosting will blow your mind!
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Rocky Road: So much better than its ice cream counterpart.
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Cookies & Cream: Looks yummy, too bad my brother ate it.
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Brownie Cupcake:Thou art the lord of all cupcakes!!!

Sadly, I don't have a photo of this cupcake. To follow.

In general, I love how compact and perfectly dense the cupcakes are. They're filling and are bound to be a hit to sweet-teeth out there. The Brownie Cupcake is my favorite (obviously). :D

Update:

Cakes


The Meeting of the Cakes

Chocolate Candy Cake (Php100/slice)

This cake has everything that is possibly the only good that is left in this world. Although this could be fatal to a diabetic, I recommend everyone who has normal (or relatively normal) blood sugar level to give this a try. The base is as moist as the cupcake's. Delicious!

Choco Yema Cake (Php65/slice)

Again, moist base and somewhat fudge-y. The yema was perfectly sweet, and I iterate on the "perfectly". It has the kind of sweetness that pulls you in and lets you go at exactly the right moment. The frosting on the end was salted - providing a balance to the sweetness of the yema.

Oreo Cheesecake (Php100/slice)


One of the best Oreo Cheesecakes I've had in a long while. Creamy and extremely flavorful. One of my favorites!

Apple Banana Crumb Cheesecake and Blueberry Cheesecake
While I did purchase these two cakes, I wasn't able to taste them as someone else (read: Papa) ate them when I left them in the fridge. Didn't hear any complaints, so they must've tasted delicious. ;)
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I love the Carbonara! I will be trying the Baked Hickory Pork Belly soon - it looks good on photos. The cupcakes are better than good! They're delectable!

I'm ecstatic that there is now a cake and pastry shop nearby. This brings a little more variety to the usual Goldilock's and Red Ribbon. Will soon try the cakes and the cookies!

THE SERVICE
Kim, the owner, personally mans the counter and, of course, the kitchen. She and her two sidekicks were very polite and thoughtful, proactively offering us extra plates and an ice refill.

Two thumbs up for the service, Kim is Hungry!

In addition, Kim is Hungry also does made-to-order cakes and cupcakes. You just have to inform them 2-3 days before, if I'm not mistaken. Also, if you want to purchase a whole cake, advance order is also required.

BOTTOMLINE
The place, though small, is cozy and homely. The service is great. The food, the cupcakes in particular, is epic!

Hooray for Sugar Rush!

HOW TO GET THERE
Go around the Angono Town Plaza. The building where Kim is Hungry is located in the street across where URSA is found. Once you've found a copying center in the corner of the street, take a turn there and a few more steps and there will be a staircase. Walk up the stairs and to your right will be the store.

OTHER DETAILS
Address: 2nd floor Paulina Bldg. M. Diaz cor. A. Ibanez St. (walking distance from Angono General Hospital and URS) 

Business Hours: Closed every Monday
                           Tue- Sat 2pm-10pm
                           Sun 11am-7pm

Contact Numbers: +639162717551

Facebook Page: Kim is Hungry

Instagram: @kimishungry_cakes

Services: Dine-in, Take-out, Made-to-Order,

Parking: Street

Modes of Payment: Cash Only

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Cheers to the next adventure!

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