When my cousin Josh was little, I remember him putting wasabi paste on everything he ate. Sometimes he’d eat it straight from the tube. Yep, he was a little Wasabi Warrior. I wonder what he’ll make of this Wasabi Cupcake my sister got from Eastwood Mall. Josh is in the States now. How I wish he could taste this!
Every weekend, food vendors and food lovers gather in Eastwood Mall’s Gourmet Market. One of my favorite stalls is Baked by Anita. They sell delicious cupcakes, my favorite being their Wasabi offering. Yummers.
They sell cupcakes individually or by the box. I think the Wasabi Cupcake cost about P45.00. I believe it’s a little pricey for such a small bite, but hey, a little indulgence now and then doesn’t hurt! The Wasabi cupcakes are the ones with green flowers on top (which also have wasabi in them!). The heart-topped cupcake is Red Velvet, the other one Parmesan. Hey, who ate the other cupcake? Grrr.
See that creamy dollop on top of the wasabi cupcake? That has a little wasabi too. When you bite into the cupcake, you’ll encounter a little pocket filled with wasabi cream inside. That’s the kicker for me with this cupcake. I love, love, love that pocket of cream. It’s 1.22 am as I type this and I am friggin’ drooling at the thought of this cupcake. Love, love, love. (Josh, are you drooling too?)
This Wasabi cupcake has just the right amount of sweetness and just the right level of kick from the wasabi. It’s one of my all-time favorite cupcakes EVER.
The Parmesan cupcake and Red Velvet cupcake also tasted delicious, but I’ve had cheese cupcakes and Red Velvet from other bakeries. What makes the Wasabi cupcake most special to me is I can’t find this anywhere else. And if I did, well, let’s see if they’re as delicious as this one from Baked by Anita’s!
You can find Baked by Anita at the 3rd floor of the Eastwood Mall during weekends. Their stall is right across Gingersnaps. I’m not sure if their stall moves positions each weekend though. Their Facebook page is pretty active so go check it out for announcements!
I wish I could ship a box to the States for Josh. The frosting of the cupcakes might melt though. And even if they didn’t, a box of wasabi cupcakes in my hands is very, very dangerous. I’m a Wasabi lover too. Josh, let me eat a box for you instead.