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Enjoy the Ice Cream and Desserts Fair @ Eastwood Mall

Eastwood City never fails to surprise me.  Eastwood City vacation living is always an adventure.  This week, in the most unlikely place, I discovered very wise advise.

Life is short, eat dessert first!

Life is short, eat dessert first!

I’ve always instinctively known this, so I eat my dessert first.  Also during the meal, and also after.  But that is another story.

This week, Eastwood City Mall featured the Ice Cream and Desserts Fair, a small but goodie-filled collection of dessert kiosks.  I’d normally go around tasting every freebie dessert, but I sort of felt guilty ( after consuming gazillions of calories at Gillian Gail Dessert Buffet last Sunday, and capping  my Thursday evening seafood buffet dinner at Tong Yang Megamall with sixteen scoops of ice cream), so we had to settle for gelato ( two scoops for each of us).\

Let’ let the pictures tell you more.




Gillian Gail Dessert Buffet

Five minutes away from Eastwood, in Katipunan Ave, in front of Ateneo de Manila University, you’d find Gillian Gail Desset Buffer. At P299 per person, inclusive of coffee, tea, and unlimited ice cream, it is a terrific bargain.  Add P20 for bottomless iced tea, or add P100 for dessert inspited rice toppings.

But let me rave about this in as few words as possible ( and with each picture worth a thousand words ).

Cookies, pretzels, cupcake and assorted bites

Round 1 with  cookies, pretzels, cupcake and tasty bites.

Dessert cups with nuts, chocolates and fruit preserves


Round 2 consisted of dessert cups with nuts, chocolates, and fruit preserves,

Fruits - Watermelon, apple, papaya and kiwi!


Round 3 is a healthy mix of assorted fruits – papaya, watermelon, apple and kiwi


I was with the family, so we did share some stuff: crispy palitaw, banana bread, creme brulee and turon.  The crispy palitaw was superb, but the serving was too large for a buffet place,

Nachos with cheese and Jalapeno


The nachos were light and crispy, and I thoroughly enjoyed the cheese and Jalapeno

Chocolate cake


There were several cake choices.  I was full already, but who could resist a slice of moist chocolate cake?


I always end a buffet with at least six scoops of ice cream.  Here’s four of my six ( Selecta vanila and Selecta Super Chocolate) scoops.  There were lots of topping options, but I didn’t use any, because I remembered I’m on a diet!



And my pinipig crunch.


And finally, my Choco-Hazelnut Cornetto. 

A bargain at P299!  

Gillian Gail Dessert Buffet is at 3F Oracle Bldg Katipunan Ave QC. Tel.  +63.2.502.3033


Eastwood City Vacation Living

Enjoy Eastwood City vacation living in a new awesome, worry-free, one bedroom luxury condominium unit with full kitchen and WiFi in Le Grand Tower 1, Eastwood City, Quezon City, Philippines.

Eastwood City is known for its superbly-executed and master planned development. It is famous for its quiet and leisurely spots for those memorable moments with family and friends. Eastwood is where you want to live, eat, play and pamper yourself! What can you do in Eastwood City?


Eastwood City is a self-contained city, with everything you need within walking distance. It is home to numerous BPO/office buildings, a hotel and several residential condominiums. It has a full service supermarket and several 24×7 convenience stores (7 Eleven, Mini-Stop, Family Mart) and laundry shops.

Eastwood City is also the Blessed John Paul II parish. Go to mass at the Holy Family Chapel/Parish Church, or ast the world-famous St. Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel.

Eastwood is along C5 ( or Circumferential Road 5 ) and is conveniently located between the Ortigas business district, the university center in Diliman and the northeastern suburbs ( Marikina and Antipolo ).

Taxicabs are available 24/7 to take you anywhere. The City link Bus for a conscious budget that will take you to the Airport Terminal 3, BGC Market Market Mall, McKinley Hill and Resort World Manila. A FREE shuttle for ResortsWord Manila member arrive/leave every hour.


Eastwood is home to the full spectrum of dining choices. From convenience store food, to fast food, to fine dining. Discover mouth watering Crab Marites at the Red Crab restaurant, enjoy boodles at Seafood Island or cafeteria food at Dell’s or your favorite tapsi at Rufos or blizzard at Dairy Queen. Enjoy twirl-all-you-can ice cream at Family Mart, or eat-all-you-can buffer at Sambukojin or Buffet 101.

Eastwood City is my favorite destination for culinary adventures.


Play pool or go bowling at Citiwalk. Play your video games or enjoy 4D adventures at Timezone in Eastwood Mall. Watch movies at Eastwood Cinemas in Citiwalk or Eastwood Mall. Work out in the world-class Fitness First gym at Technoplaza. All hotel and residential tower units have gym and swimming pool facilities

Enjoy alfresco dining or leisure beer drinking at Citiwalk,


Pamper yourself with a wide selection of personal care salons from waxing parlors to foot spas to hair salons.

Tell us what you like about Eastwood!