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Key Lime Pie Quest 2012

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Eversince I was able to sink my teeth in Bubba Gump's Key Lime Pie, I knew I had to try all other versions of the pie available out there. I don't know if a lot of restaurants offer this delicious treat, but I was able to come up with a short list of restaurants I would like to try just so I can taste this American dessert.

A key lime pie is a balance of sweet and zesty dessert that is made of key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust. Also, during mixing, a reaction between the condensed milk and the acidic lime juice occurs which causes the filling to thicken on its own without requiring baking. Many early recipes for key lime pie did not instruct the cook ever to bake the pie, relying on this chemical reaction (called souring) to produce the proper consistency of the filling. The acid in the lime juice actually "cooks" the pie. Today, in the interest of safety due to consumption of raw eggs, pies of this nature are usually baked for a short time. The baking also thickens the texture more than the reaction alone. (I loved that technical explanation! Heh, thanks Google.)

Please visit Munchpunch.com for branches, addresses and contact numbers of the following restaurants.

Here goes my list:

1. Bubba Gump (PhP 215) - DONE

2. Mamou (PhP 145)

(photo credits to http://ladycupcake.typepad.com/blog)
3. The Blue Kitchen (PhP 855 for a whole pie)

(photo credits to http://www.yummy.ph)

4. California Pizza Kitchen (PhP 335 - not sure if that's for a slice or a whole pie)

(photo credits to http://ph.openrice.com)
And for a local version: Calamansi Pies

5. Le Bistro Vert (PhP 175)

(photo credits to http://lebistro.ph)
6. Earnest Bakes (PhP 475 for a whole pie)

(photo credits to Earnest Bakes' official facebook page)

Another list, another quest. I'm halfway done with my Places to dine in List for 2012 and this is a perfect time to continue my food adventure!