The last time I did this was a few months ago when I predicted that ramen will be the next BIG thing here in Manila. After I said this, then came in more ramen franchises from all over the world. So far I've tried 3 of them and loved them all equally. You can read about it here and here. I heard from foodie friends that there will be about 2 to 3 more ramen shops that will open their doors here in Manila this 2013. What a fun year for ramen lovers out there!
It wasn't difficult to spot Bono as it was conveniently located at the entrance of the bridgeway from Glorietta Mall to SM Makati. It's at the 2nd level and you'll surely catch the bright white lights coming from the store. I love how the menu is listed on an flat screen. So modern and very organized. There are 17 flavors to choose from that day and silly me, I just focused on the first screen and it was only after a few trial scoops that I realized that there were more flavors available including non-dairy (Sorbetto) ones!
What I love about Bono's Gelato is that it has a very creamy texture. We were told that they make use of fresh milk thus having lesser butterfat than your regular ice cream. This is probably also the reason why I noticed that it has no icycles and it drips a wee bit faster too. I'm fine with that as I really enjoyed my Speculoos Gelato that I was licking it at record speed. I love how the gelato has chunks of Speculoos chunks that complemented the milky vanilla base.
I got to warn you though that with great quality comes a slightly higher price tag. One
Go slightly bigger and the Single cup/cone is worth Php. 130. Paul and I went for the Double cup with 2 flavors for Php. 200 and we requested that they split the two flavors and we just added Php. 25 for the additional waffle cone. That was a wa-is moment for me and I'm patting myself at the back.
Nothing beats enjoying a cup or cone of gelato in this scorching hot weather.
Head over to Bono Artisanal Gelato at the 2nd floor of SM Makati, Ayala Center in Makati City.