We may have been locked up at home for the most part of 2020 but that doesn’t mean we won’t be celebrating the most festive season of the year. Ready to eat all the delicious food with the whole family? In this special series, we round up your favorite food staple in your Noche Buena spread.
On this list, we give you a rundown of places where you can get ensaymada in Metro Manila. No matter what time it is, a piece (or two) of this is just perfect. What more this Christmas season? It has the perfect combination of soft, fluffy, cheesy, and creamy. You can enjoy it straight from the fridge, in room temperature, warmed or even dipped in hot and thick tsokolate. Below, we list down places where you can order this holiday must-have.
An online business that instantly caught my attention for its huge slab of halaya on top of their ensaymada. What started as a passion project with 12 orders in the beginning quickly grew to 100 boxes per day. They’ve just recently launched their melt-in-your-mouth Ensaymada. Their ensaymada has generous shavings of cheese over soft and airy Cheese (P270/half dozen; P520/1 dozen) or Ube (P290/half dozen; P560/1 dozen) bread.
Entering a Wildflour store is just heaven for pastry lovers! Their Cheese Ensaimada (P130/pc; P750/half dozen) has an airy and moist base with a heaping serving of queso de bola shavings resting on a whipped buttercream frosting.
Order via website and in-store.
It may look simple but Classic Confections’ Parmesan Ensaymada (P85/pc; P510/half dozen) is a killer. With its melt-in-your-mouth goodness, this is definitely a must-try. It has the perfect balance of creamy and sweet, and uses parmesan cheese on top for a different kind of ensaymada.
Order in-store and pick up or via foodpanda.
If you love ube as much as I do, Purple Crumbs Kitchen is worth checking out. They’ve started their online business during the lockdown with only four products, everything with an ube twist! For the holidays, they’ve rolled out a unique Ensaymada Cupcake which is a cupcake version of the well-loved ensaymada. It is available in two variants — Ube (P280/6pcs) and Queso de Bola (P250/6pcs).
Why indulge in just one cheese if you can have three? Manam’s Three Cheese Ensaymada ‘Which (P200) is a fusion of the classic ensaymada and grilled cheese sandwich. It has a generous amount of kesong puti, parmesan, and cheddar cheese. If you think it can’t get any cheesier, you have the option to top it off with melted raclette for only P110!
Order via The Moment Group website, GrabFood, or foodpanda.
This just can’t not be on the list. Diamond Hotel’s ever-popular Ensaymada comes in plain and ube, both priced at P150. It has an extremely soft and fluffy base loaded with creamed butter and shredded cheese on top. Make sure to eat this with your eyes closed because it says to have 1,200 calories. But trust me, every bite is worth every calorie!
Order via website.