22 Aug2010

Thanks, Roshan!

by Marketman


We had just arrived from the beach and had a relatively simple steak dinner at home for my birthday. The Teen and Mrs. MM were a bit crazed and certainly not in any mood to bake a cake on short notice, so I gather they resorted to one of their go-to spectacular dessert providers, Roshan Samtani. First up, a layered meringue cake with lots of lemon curd with walnuts and a buttercream icing. Amazing. I love the interplay between very tart curd (I think it was made even tarter for this particular cake on request), the walnuts and the sweet meringue and icing. Delicious. Excellent with a hot cup of tea. A big hit with guests as well. And something I would definitely not have the patience or even capability to make.


Just look at that cross section! Calories galore but you only celebrate your birthday one day a year, right? :) The Teen also had a hand in the dessert orders, as the official birthday cake/cookie looked like something she would definitely choose from a line up of potential birthday cakes… it was a giant chocolate chip cookie of a medium to hard consistency and decorated with some icing. Tasted great as well. I have written about Roshan’s desserts before, here and here. Okay, now I really have to map out a diet for the next four months… :)




  1. Junb says:

    Happy Birthday Marketmanila. nothing beats a celebration with a cake from your love ones!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 5:06 pm


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  3. Jhaz says:

    Happy happy birthday Mr.MM!!!May our good Lord continue to shower you with more blessings! That cake looks really delicious,can I have some please?hehe!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 6:35 pm

  4. Tricia says:

    to die for!!!!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 7:49 pm

  5. Lou says:

    Happy birthday!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 7:53 pm

  6. Mila says:

    Her lemon meringue torte is divine. That’s definitely my favorite Roshan cake.
    Happy Birthday MM!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 8:07 pm

  7. Riyaz says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Aug 22, 2010 | 8:12 pm

  8. corrine says:

    Happy birthday, MM! Nice cakes! Dropped by zubuchon but no more kuapao.

    Aug 22, 2010 | 10:09 pm

  9. betty q. says:

    Happy Birthday,MM!

    One of these days, you can make that cake…a yummy twist would be to use passionfruit curd or pomegranate curd or blood orange curd or….

    Aug 22, 2010 | 11:07 pm

  10. KUMAGCOW says:

    Happy Birhtday, I wonder what other things you had on the table heheh

    Aug 22, 2010 | 11:13 pm

  11. mbv says:

    Happy happy birthday! Thank you for inspiring me more :D

    Aug 22, 2010 | 11:37 pm

  12. sramoodles says:

    Happy Birthday MM! And may you have plenty more of great birthday cakes to come :)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 3:32 am

  13. tna says:

    Happy birthday MM! More years, treats and travels to come!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 8:17 am

  14. san says:


    Aug 23, 2010 | 8:40 am

  15. Ley says:

    Happy happy birthday MM!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 8:47 am

  16. chinachix says:

    Happy birthday MM! The cake looks abosolutely delish!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:11 am

  17. Jacinta, Canada says:

    Happy birthday MM! Thanks for creating this site.

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:13 am

  18. tamale8888 says:


    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:27 am

  19. MannaBaker says:

    Happy Birthday Marketman! Thank you for this wonderful site. I’ve been a lurker for years!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:28 am

  20. kitchen says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:35 am

  21. joyce says:

    happy bday! it looks like your bday month was spectacular one =) now goodluck on the diet hehe

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:50 am

  22. mojito drinker says:

    happy birthday!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:05 am

  23. Lei says:

    happy birthday to our beloved blogger, MM!!!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:15 am

  24. loveTOeat says:

    happy happy bday MM! =)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:29 am

  25. Meg says:

    Happy birthday Marketman! Keep the blogs coming :)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:36 am

  26. Jaja says:

    Happy birthday Marketman!!! here’s to more posts and more travels =)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 11:18 am

  27. Pia says:

    Happy Birthday Marketman! You are my fave blogger! God bless you and your family..Cheers :)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 11:30 am

  28. Joy says:

    Happy Birthday! More power to your blog!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 11:45 am

  29. leigh says:

    happy birthday MM! have spent happy times reading through your various posts. One of the more obvious influences of your blog for me is a greater appreciation for mangosteen. I have really enjoyed your posts though whether it’s about the food you cook, your travels, your raves and even your rants :-)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 11:59 am

  30. awi says:

    Happy birthday, MM! I’ve been a fan ever since you started the blog, and I’m an even bigger fan now :-) Thanks for this site, and for doing our cusine and our country proud!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 1:23 pm

  31. Mary Kim says:


    Aug 23, 2010 | 3:29 pm

  32. felina c. says:

    Happy birthday Mr. MM…..many more to come for you and your blog….CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! I mean for having such a yummy looking cake ….hmmmp.

    Aug 23, 2010 | 3:40 pm

  33. Jaja says:

    Happy birthday, MM! :)

    Aug 23, 2010 | 5:38 pm

  34. jempres says:

    happy, happy birthday ^^

    Aug 23, 2010 | 5:52 pm

  35. tipat says:

    Happy birthday MM! Your cake sounds yummy… could you share the contact number/address of Roshan?

    Aug 23, 2010 | 8:36 pm

  36. antonette c. says:

    happy birthday!! oh my!!! i sooo miss eating Roshan’s goodies..=(

    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:02 pm

  37. Jr says:


    Happy Birthday and God Bless!


    Aug 23, 2010 | 9:03 pm

  38. andrea says:

    happy birthday, MM! thank you for sharing with us all your recipes, experiments, travels, finds, etc…you are an inspiration. God bless you and your family : )

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:29 pm

  39. Marie says:

    Happy Birthday !!! Wishing you all the best! More Power!

    Aug 23, 2010 | 10:50 pm

  40. rose says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yummy cakes by roshan

    Aug 23, 2010 | 11:40 pm

  41. Pia Alonzo says:

    Happy Birthday MM! More blessings…

    Aug 24, 2010 | 12:32 am

  42. Gini says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, MM. Wishing you more healthy, happy years ahead.

    Aug 24, 2010 | 12:55 am

  43. Irma says:

    Happy Birthday MM ! Thank you for your wonderful foodblog.
    More blessings to you and your family.

    Aug 24, 2010 | 2:38 am

  44. Lilibeth says:

    Happy birthday Marketman! God bless you!

    Aug 24, 2010 | 3:17 pm

  45. Lilibeth says:

    @bettyq: I have made passion fruit curd as a filling for cake and it is soooo delicious!

    Aug 24, 2010 | 3:19 pm

  46. Lilibeth says:

    I used to order a cake from Sugarnut that looked something like that but it was called Lemon Torte. I wonder if it’s the same cake. The icing though is whipped cream and not buttercream and it had white chocolate shavings on top. Since I’m here in the US, I really miss that cake. Does anyone have a recipe of Lemon Torte?

    Aug 24, 2010 | 3:49 pm

  47. Clarissa says:

    the first cake looks heavenly :D

    Aug 24, 2010 | 9:14 pm

  48. denise says:

    happy birthday MM! there’s a store here in Dubai who makes cookie cakes to order, called THE GREAT AMERICAN COOKIE… and you can request anything not obscene as decoration. :D

    Aug 25, 2010 | 2:15 am

  49. Pam says:

    Happy birthday, MM!!! Wishing you lots of answered prayers, good food, good health, and good company all year round. : )

    Aug 26, 2010 | 8:37 pm

  50. consol Torres says:

    belated happy birthday marketman! we look forward to many years of generous sharing with followers of your blog.

    Aug 27, 2010 | 12:03 pm

  51. Phaura Reinz says:

    belated happy birthday marketman…

    newbie here… loved the recipes…

    ive done the lapu-lapu, or what kind of fish that was, escabeche that was featured in your blog… and it was so good… though have to substitute the lapu-lapu with tilapia…

    the sauce was so easy to prepare, and i now know that the secret to a good escabeche is ginger… =)

    Aug 28, 2010 | 2:46 pm


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