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Elfav serves Yakult Ice Cream


Addition: Just found out from the owner that “Elfav” is the flagship store of the El Favorito brand of local ice cream. Apart from Yakult, they also have Wasabi, Turrones, Fruit Cake (!!!) flavored ice cream.

One of the reasons why I’m not a food blogger in the professional sense is because I retreat to myself in restaurants. I’m too timid to ask if I can take photos, peeping at the store manager or owner whilst I open my camera bag with a muffled zzzzip.

So whenever I do fancy talking about food, it’s really just because I find what’s offered rather compelling, it’s a meme by itself. That happened with the Baconator and now it’s happening with Elfav’s Yakult Ice Cream — well it’s more of a sherbet that ice cream, but what the hell.

The idea of a Yakult flavored ice cream is perhaps more enthralling than the photo above. The thought of your ice cream with a lot of swimming Lactobacilli (together kids … the Lactobacilli Shirota Strain!!!) may sound weird, but isn’t that what yogurt is as well?


Elfav’s store took this long to open. The sign’s been up since October of last year and now that they’re finally open, I’m glad to have a decent ice cream parlor cum diner two minutes away from home. Elfav makes their own iced cream, so although they have traditional and eccentric flavors (Coffee, Cheese, Ube, Bailey’s), you’ve never tasted their concoctions before in any other ice cream parlor. The trip’s worth it.


For P99.00 I went all out and had lunch. That’s what I got above – a really delish deboned T Bone steak and a serving of ice cream in a shot glass (note that a regular order of ice cream comes in a bigger bowl – the one pictured in the first photo is the “free” version).

Scoops vary from P40.00 to P60.00 depending on the flavor. A proprietary blend of iced tea is also available for P25.00.



And apparently, Elfav wants to keep customers in so the place is littered with board games such as Chess, Scrabble and Dominos. So if you’re from the south, you know where it is – the top floor of Pergola Mall right above Kopi Roti. They close at 9 PM. 🙂

Pardon the weird angles of the store shots. I told you, I’m shy to ask!

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

21 replies on “Elfav serves Yakult Ice Cream”

haha i think Lactobacilii was my first “big word” 😀 haha! nyumnyumnyum! 🙂 Mico and Tinette just also opened their resto, 21 plates at aguirre (beside Chi’s). i should visit BF soon!!

That’s something new. Now I want to imagine the cute lactobacilli strain something swimming inside the ice cream bowl hehe…

I’m lost about the location (because I’m from the east) can I have the address of Elfav? Thanks.

HI Nhil. Pergola is located in Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes. It’s in the BF Commercial Area before the main gate. There’s a Timezone on he second floor and its also right beside Jollibee and across BPI.

Good luck!

oooh! interesting place. must. scope. out. the. south.
the beer ice cream is more intriguing. =p

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