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Chef Gel Salonga-Datu’s Dalgona Tiramisu Cake. (Inset): Chef Gino’s Kitchen’s Butter Poached Lobster Tails. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CHEF GEL SALONGA-DATU/ CHEF GINO’S KITCHEN

This Sunday, 21 June, GCQ (general community quarantine) or no GCQ, everyone is going to celebrate Father’s Day and honor the man of the house. The celebration may be different and eating out may not be an attractive option given the rules issued by the IATF, but it will nonetheless go on.

It will most likely be held at home, so the family can come together without much restrictions. And the food? A combination of home-cooked dishes and food ordered for delivery. Since Metro Manila and many other places are still under GCQ, which means that public transportation is still limited and restaurant operations are not yet 100 percent, a lot of people turn to online options with delivery arrangements.

Here are some of the best possible options:

Dalgona tiramisu cake by Gel Salonga-Datu

Known for her unique and mostly Filipino-inspired cakes, Gel Salonga-Datu has come up with a timely Dalgona Tiramisu Cake. It is a coffee lover’s dream with its two layers of coffee chiffon cake soaked in dark roast Sagada coffee and topped with dalgona coffee and honeycomb caramel crunch. All of seven inches in diameter and four inches in height, the Dalgona Tiramisu Cake is priced at P950. Orders may be placed via Instagram (@baker_gel_salonga) or Facebook (@cakesbygelsalonga) or call 0917-1883361. Delivery via Lalamove can be arranged, preferably with three days’ lead time.

Salted caramel chocolate cake by Chef Edward David Mateo

SALTED Caramel Chocolate Cake from La Royale Patisserie.

Let dad indulge in a salted caramel chocolate cake from La Royale Patisserie by Chef Edward David Mateo. It is a classic cake with a twist, with layers of dark chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, chocolate gooey, salted caramel, chocolate flakes and cocoa powder. Six inches in diameter, the cake comes in an attractive but earth-friendly paper tub at P510. Also available in paper tubs for Father’s Day are ube cake (with layers of moist ube chiffon cake, custard, homemade ube halaya and ube whipped cream, P370) and Tres Leches Cake (super moist two-in-one cake — Crema de Fruta and Tres Leches Cake — soaked in three kinds of milk, plus a cream layer and fruit cocktail and jelly on top, P350). To order, call 0927-6724168, send a message through Instagram or Facebook (@royalepatisserieph), or visit La Royale Patisserie’s kitchen at 78 Mabini street corner E. Rodriguez Sr., Barangay. Doña Aurora, Quezon City. Delivery via Lalamove or Grab can be arranged.

Ferrero Bucket Cake by Bellefleur by Beatrix

BELLEFLEUR by Beatrix’s Ferrero Bucket Cake.

Beautiful as it is delicious, Bellefleur by Beatrix’s Ferrero Bucket Cake is made of alternating layers of moist chocolate cake, whipped dark chocolate ganache, a dozen Ferrero Rocher pieces (six in the cake and six on top), a hazelnut filling and drizzled Nutella on top. Not too sweet nor too heavy but as chocolatey as a chocolate cake can be, it is a 6.5-inch cake that weighs in at over one kilogram and is good for six to 10 persons. Since only a limited quantity of the cake is available while Metro Manila is still on GCQ, orders need to be placed two to three days in advance. To order, send a message through Instagram or Facebook (Bellefleur by Beatrix). Payments may be done through BPI, BDO, Metrobank or GCash. Pick-up or delivery can be arranged.

Butter poached lobster tails by Chef Gino’s Kitchen

Under his Chef Gino’s Kitchen brand, Chef Gino Gonzalez offers four special dishes for Father’s Day: Butter poached lobster tails (two pieces) at P2,300; Japanese scallops on garlic noodles at P2,300 per tray; Galician-style steak (two 650-gram steaks with roasted vegetables and two-year aged wholegrain mustard) at P3,500; and mixed mushroom truffle pasta at P1,600. To order, message Chef Gino through Viber at 0917-7919798 or his Facebook or Instagram accounts. Delivery can be arranged, with a three-day advance notice.

Mocha crunch cake by Honeybon

Honeybon’s Mocha Crunch Cake

Pamper dad with a mocha crunch cake by Honeybon, which is the bakeshop component of Tokyo Bubble Tea. Priced at P950, it is a moist mocha chiffon cake with layers of rich chocolate and coffee, covered in mocha buttercream frosting and topped with chocolate bits. Order online at