Bite-sized versions of the popular brazo de mercedes dessert are available from local bakery Takaw Trip Manila, who sells brazo cups in 6-piece boxes for P200.
It's brazo's soft, airy meringue but in cupcake form, topped with a creamy but light yema center, torched until slightly crisp on top. The yema isn't too sweet, and the serving size is just right to quickly curb a sugary craving.
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