Everyone who grew up in Balayan, Batangas has probably eaten at Agot’s at one point in their lives. While the crispy pata, kare-kare, and fried chicken are their bestsellers, it is the restaurant’s simple blueberry cheesecake that has been making customers return to Agot’s.
According to Catherine Pegenia, the restaurant’s owner, she and her husband deliberately priced their dessert at just P35 per slice.
“Noong una po, ang reaction ng mga tao sa P35 ay hindi masarap kasi napakamurang halaga. Pero nung na-try po nila ‘yung cheesecake namin, nasabi nila na, ay ‘yung P35 sobrang sulit kasi medyo ka-level nung mga cheesecake sa Manila,” she said.
It took Catherine 15 tries, however, to perfect the current recipe that she learned from a friend.
“Nag-aral ako mag-bake. Tapos ako na gumagawa ng mga cake namin for all occasions. And then naisip kong mag-bake din ng something na pwedeng i-offer every day,” she explained.
The final recipe has resulted in a blueberry cheesecake that’s sweet and thick and yet light on the tummy. Grab a slice at 168 Palikpikan Street corner Paz Street, Balayan, Batangas. –
Source : GMA Network