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Filipino Snack Silvanas Earns Prestigious Spot Among World’s Best Cookies

Silvanas at TasteAtlas
Filipino delicacy Silvanas has achieved a significant milestone, securing a place on the coveted list of TasteAtlas 50 Best Cookies in the World for June 2024.

Ranking an impressive 25th with a stellar 4 out of 5 stars, Silvanas brings pride to its homeland as a snack-sized rendition of the classic Filipino dessert sans rival.

A Glimpse at the Top

Leading the newly released TasteAtlas list is Scotland’s petticoat tails, a beloved shortbread cookie often paired with tea. Among other renowned entries are Algeria’s makroud el louse, Argentina’s alfajores, the Netherlands’ stroopwafels, and Greece’s melomakaronas.

Silvanas, also known as sylvanas, feature two delicate cashew-meringue wafers embracing a rich layer of buttercream, encased in crunchy cashew crumbs. This unique blend offers a delightful texture: simultaneously sweet and creamy, crispy yet chewy with every bite. Popular flavors include plain buttercream, chocolate, strawberry, mocha, and mango.

Best enjoyed chilled or even frozen, Silvanas’ serving method enhances their texture and flavor, making them an ideal refreshment in the tropical climate of the Philippines. These cookies have become a quintessential pasalubong (gift) for visitors to Dumaguete, renowned for producing some of the finest Silvanas in the country.

Notable Establishments and Varieties

Key establishments like the House of Silvanas, Sans Rival Cakes & Pastries, and Sans Rival Bistro in Dumaguete are must-visit destinations for Silvanas enthusiasts. Across the Philippines, other venues such as Granda’s Sweets and Delicacies in Pampanga offer their own takes, featuring classic and innovative Silvanas flavors.

Conti’s Bakeshop & Restaurant recently introduced Silvanas in enticing flavors like Chocolate, Strawberry, Mango, and Biscoff, expanding the cookie’s appeal. Meanwhile, Oh Yum in Manila offers innovative twists such as Oreo, Chocnut, Ube, Pandan, and Salted Egg variations.

Filipino cuisine continues to shine globally, with dishes like Silvanas gaining recognition on international platforms like TasteAtlas. The acknowledgment of Silvanas as one of the world’s best cookies invites everyone to savor and celebrate this exquisite treat, promising not just a culinary delight but a cultural immersion into the rich tapestry of Filipino cuisine.


Read Also: 5 Pinoy Pork Dishes Makes it to TasteAtlas


Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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