The Calamansi Muffins at Real Coffee, Boracay, are an item of national pride. Transcending the realms of traditional muffin trade, they get exported around the islands of The Philippines by locals like drugs or poorly pirated rom-coms.
Real Coffee is a laid back, two story hut, hidden down a sandy alleyway. The coffee is lovely, the food’s pretty tasty, but the Calamansi Muffins are out of control. If you’re not familiar with the calamansi fruit, it’s a bit of a lime, lemon, mandarin combo. Whipped through a fluffy muffin with a delicate crusty rim; wowza. These infamous muffins are well worth the local buzz that surrounds them.
If you’re not going to the Philippines any time soon, the food blog Pepper has a food hack article on the muffins entitled "How to Avoid Riding Two Planes Just to Get Muffins". All you need to do now is get your hands on some calamansis.
(This article was written by Samantha Chalker from Saving For Cuba.)