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Monday, March 18, 2013

Mister Donut brings the Original Pon de Ring to Greenhills

Pon De Ring is a foreign favourite which can be found in Mister Donut Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. We are glad to finally have a taste of this original by Mister Donut in their new in-store production outlet right here in the country, at Greenhills.


This landmark outlet has been providing the Greenhills community freshly made doughnuts, their "world's best" coffee and freshly baked goods everyday since the 80's!

Flowers, balloons and cut-outs of their new mascot "Pon de Rick" adorned the outlet during their grand opening last March 15, 2013.



A take-out counter is open along the Connecticut Service Road side for people who want their fresh products on the go.

Brightly coloured posters decorate the glass walls of the high-energy outlet.

Even their posters have the Japanese feel to it. They're definitely going back to their roots!


Their menuboards this time are bigger, brighter and clutter-free.



The brand's presence in different countries is highlighted in this corridor towards the restroom area.


Here are two new products I immediately noticed: Chicken Croissant and Tuna Croissant. With its hefty serving size, served hot and topped with cheese, these are perfect for breakfast and merienda.

One side of the showcase is entirely dedicated to Pon de Ring donuts with variants: Original Glazed [Php 29], Almonds, Gummy Bears, Sans Rival, Double Dutch, Cookies and Cream. The rest are priced at Php 39.

This is how Pon de Ring looks like in Japan (taken from when we visited last year). I heard that Mister Donut Philippines imported Mister Donut Japan's flour for some time during the development of these. I wonder if they still do.

Towards the right side of the store, the production line is visible to dine-in customers.

I had a quick peek inside the kitchen and saw how they actually produce these Pon de Rings -- fresh!


They even have doughnut desserts available in Strawberry [Php 80], Mango [Php 75] and Blueberry [Php 70].


Now that we're done with going around the store, we ordered some of their products for the verdict. We started the meals with their mains: Wagyu Beef Doughnut Burger with everything on it and their Beef Tapa.

The Donut Burger is comprised of one glazed King Sized donut sliced in half, quarter pound Wagyu beef patty, cheese, tomato, cucumber and lettuce -- the complete burger with a twist. You can opt to have it as is, or add Bacon [+Php 32], Egg [+Php12] and/or Fries [+Php 20].
Donut Burger with Everything On It [Php 184]
Although it may seem as if it's for the adventurous, it's actually not as odd as it looks. The slight sweetness of the doughnut bun serves as the subtle dressing necessary for this already delicious burger.

We were surprised with the amount of food on the plate when the Beef Tapa was served. For its price at Php 90, this is definitely sulit! More than the value for money, the quality strips of beef actually tasted good. Lean and flavoursome, we even thought we're having this at a hotel's breakfast buffet. The egg was prepared continental style, wrapping up this all-day breakfast meal to perfection.
Beef Tapa [Php 90]
For dessert, we had one doughnut each. Nikko gobbled up his Glazed donut before I even got the chance to take a photo of it. He commended the product to be as good if not better than the ones from other Asian countries! I had the Sans Rival variety, which I loved as well. I'm not a fan of really sweet desserts, and this one was just right. It's actually white chocolate based - caramel flavoured Sans Rival, and I appreciated the finely chopped cashew nuts topping it.

YUM!

We had a variety of doughnuts for take-home, for the family.

Look at how adorable their new packaging design looks! We noticed how they are limiting their plastic packaging use as well.


As if I haven't had enough doughnuts for one day, we brought this baby home with us seeing how enticing the posters are. We had it for merienda at home, and enjoyed every bit (well, slice) of it. For this variety, I highly suggest for a knife to be used, because Pon de Ring dough is naturally chewy and quite tough to cut through. The creamy whip complimented the fresh strawberries well. 
Strawberry Pon de Ring [Php 80]
As we finished our meals, we noticed the new mascot walking about. His name is Pon de Rick. According to their flyer, he is a Japanese chef who loves to travel around the world and decided to settle in the Philippines. He intends to "spread the love" here by producing his famed Pon de Rings.


Pon de Rick doing some photo ops.

They have a Buy 5 Get One Promo for Pon de Ring Donuts, but it wasn't indicated up to when. For their price of Php 29 - 39, this is definitely worth the price. I recall prices in Japan would be at around Php 63 each. Just come by and try these heavenly treats for yourself!


Mister Donut Café 
Address:
Greenhills Arcade
N. Western Street cor. Service Rd.
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan

Contact:
+63 (02) 570.9773

Operating Hours:
24 Hours


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2 comments:

  1. cool!! sana more branches. i miss their belgian bites & donut pops.

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  2. Hi I<3pinkc00kies! I think they intend to convert a handful of their dine-in outlets starting this year :) try out Greenhills now to get first dibs :)

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