What is Ensaymada?
Are you craving for ensaymada (baked bread topped with sugar and cheese)? This dish is very simple to prepare and tastes delicious too.
Ensaymada is a Filipino dish consisting of sweet dough pastry topped with butter, cheese. Hacking ensaymada is using the best ingredients one can find and using the finest cheeses to add a touch of sophistication. Cheddar is the basic cheese used but the finer ones use Quezo de bola. Sliced egg also adds a special touch but not everyone likes it. Ensaymada can be a savory or a sweet treat, depending on your preference.
This recipe is perfect for those who love snacks.
What makes ensaymada special?
The really good ones are the type that melt in your mouth and are rich with flavor, soft and creamy is the best. Others prefer dense and full of cheese. Hacking the Ensaymada has no limits. You can add Bacon, Tinapa, Salted egg, Ube, Durian, as topping or even insert filling to give that bite surprise treat when digging in the beloved ensaymada.
This is list is compiled to give a quick fix for your ensaymada craving.
66 Places to buy the best Ensaymada in Metro Manila
|Quickmelt Ensaymada||1769 N Garcia Street, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila||http://www.quickmelt.com.ph/|
|Ella’s Bake Shop||2478 Tolentino St, 131 Zone 13, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila||https://www.foodpanda.ph/restaurant/q3pd/ella-s-bakeshop|
|MUST BE MOM’S KITCHEN QC||36 Mariposa, Quezon City, 1111 Metro Manila||http://www.mustbemoms.com/|
|Muhlach Ensaymada||H3R5+JG8, Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/MEGAMELT-MUHLACH-ENSAYMADA-155232844700/|
|Bagong Pag-asa Bakery||122 Rd 1, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, Metro Manila||http://www.jobonsol.net/2011/01/review-unforgettable-ensaymada-of.html|
|Buttery & Co||104, 1800 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City, 1800 Metro Manila||https://www.butteryandco.com/|
|Muhlach Ensaymada||SM Fairview, Quirino Highway Corner Regalado Avenue, Pasong Putik Novaliches, Quezon City, 1118 Metro Manila||http://www.facebook.com/MEGAMELT-MUHLACH-ENSAYMADA-155232844700|
|Mylene’s Ensaymada And Banana Cake Marikina Heights||51 S Ipil, Marikina, 1801 Metro Manila||http://www.mylenesbaksehop.com/|
|Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe||58 Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila||http://www.momandtinas.com/|
|Quickmelt||SM Fairview, Quirino Highway Corner Regalado Avenue, Pasong Putik Novaliches, Quezon City, 1118 Metro Manila||http://www.facebook.com/Quickmelt-World-Famous-Ensaymada-Breads-Pastries-149343225081727|
|Keto Filipino Bakeshop||Keto Filipino Greenhills Towncenter, Granada, Quezon City, 1112 Metro Manila||http://www.ketofilipinobakeshop.com/|
|Little Chef||18 Tangali, La Loma, Lungsod Quezon, 1800 Kalakhang Maynila||https://www.facebook.com/littlechefPH/|
|The Aristocrat Bakeshop||432 San Andres St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/AristocratBakeshop/|
|Mylene’s Ensaymada and Banana Cake – Gil Fernando Marikina Branch||41 Mayor Gil Fernando Ave, Marikina, 1800 Metro Manila||http://www.facebook.com/mylenesbakeshop|
|Mylene’s Ensaymada Bananacake||Paulmarcs Centre Lilac St, Corner Rancho Ave, Marikina, 1800 Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/Mylenesbakeshop|
|Red Ribbon Bakeshop||0452 Quirino Ave, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila||http://www.redribbonbakeshop.com.ph/|
|Becky’s Kitchen||1061 Ocampo St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila||http://www.facebook.com/Beckys-Kitchen-116368315061544|
|Banapple Tuscany||G3P2+XPM, Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila||http://www.banapplekitchen.com/|
|Baloy’s Bakeshop||1056 Manila-Cavite Rd, Santa Cruz, Cavite City, Cavite||http://www.facebook.com/Baloybakeshop/|
|Sugarhouse||Makati, Metro Manila||http://www.sugarhouse.com.ph/|
|Muhlach Ensaymada||Rob Manila, Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/MEGAMELT-MUHLACH-ENSAYMADA-155232844700/|
|The Daily Knead||KM 21 West Service Road, cor Villongco, Muntinlupa, 1770 Metro Manila||http://thedailyknead.com.ph/|
|Red Ribbon||Market Market, 26th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila||https://www.redribbonbakeshop.com.ph/|
|Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes||JX4F+X2F, Tondo, Manila, Metro Manila||http://banapplekitchen.com/|
|Red Ribbon Marulas||BBB, Valenzuela, 1440 Metro Manila||https://redribbononline.com/|
|The Commissariat Manila||Zone 55, 801 Panay Street, corner Mindanao Ave, Sampaloc, Manila, 1026 Metro Manila||http://www.thecommissariatmanila.com/|
|Buttery & Co Sm Megamall||2nd Floor, SM Megamall Building B, Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila||https://www.instagram.com/butteryandco|
|Purple Oven at Scout Rallos||49 Sct. Rallos St, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/Purple-Oven-256081564587199/|
|Auntie’s Bakery, Restaurant & More||Mayor Gil Fernando Ave Cor. Chestnut, Marikina, 1801 Metro Manila||http://www.aunties1984.com/|
|Mom and Tina’s Bakery Cafe||14, Tropical Palms Condominum, Perea, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila||http://momandtinas.com/contact-us/|
|Dolce Miel Cakes||105 Scout Fuentebella St, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila||http://www.facebook.com/dolcemielph|
|Muhlach Ensaymada||SM Mall Of Asia, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila||https://www.facebook.com/MEGAMELT-MUHLACH-ENSAYMADA-155232844700/|
|Mary Grace Cafe||Robinsons Manila, Midtown Wing, Padre Faura St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila||https://www.marygracecafe.com/|
|Bakels Philippines||Suites 601 – 603, Raffles Corporate Center, Don Francisco Ortigas, Jr. Road (formerly, Emerald Ave, Ortigas Center, 1605||https://www.bakelsph.com/|
|Gud Juju Kitchen||42 Langka St, Nangka, Marikina, Metro Manila||http://facebook.com/gudjujukitchen|
|Czellina’s Cakes and Delicacies||MXGH+G9X, F. Bautista, Lungsod ng Valenzuela, Kalakhang Maynila||http://instagram.com/baked.and.eat|
|Little Flour Café – Megamall||Ground Level, SM Mega Fashion Hall, Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1554 Metro Manila||https://wildflour.com.ph/little-flour/|
|Pan De Amerikana – Marikina||92 Gen. Ordoñez Ave, Marikina, 1811 Metro Manila||http://www.fb.com/PandeAmerikana|
|The Peninsula Boutique||Basement 1, Corner of Ayala and, Makati Ave, Makati, 1226 Metro Manila||https://www.peninsula.com/en/manila/hotel-fine-dining/the-peninsula-boutique-cafe|
|Wildflour Cafe + Bakery – BGC||Ground Floor Six/NEO 4th Avenue, Corner 26th St, Taguig, Metro Manila||https://wildflour.com.ph/wildflour|
|Baby Pat Bread and Pastries||Laguna Bel-Air 1, 124 Stockton, corner Palo Alto St, Don Jose, Santa Rosa, 4026 Laguna||https://www.facebook.com/mybabypat/|
|Bungalow café & bakery||Molito Complex, 1780 Madrigal Ave, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila||http://bungalow.cafe/|
|Icings Bakery & Cafe||Taguig, Metro Manila||http://charmingcake.blogspot.com/search/label/Icings|
|Mary Grace||G3M2+79X, Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila||http://marygracecafe.com/|
|Banapple Katipunan Too||206 Katipunan Ave, Subdivision, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila||http://www.banapplekitchen.com/|
|Little Flour Café – BGC||Ground Floor, World Plaza 4th Avenue, corner 31st St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila||https://wildflour.com.ph/little-flour/|
|BAKER’S CENTRAL||Unit B G/F 8261 Dr. A. Santos Ave., cor. Segundo Mendoza St., Brgy. San Isidro, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila||http://www.bcdelivery.com.ph/|
|Mary Grace Cafe cubillan||Binondo 3F, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Reina Regente St., cor. Dela Reina St., Binondo, Manila||https://www.marygracecafe.com/|
|Hail Chocolate – San Juan||158, 1500 J.Ruiz, San Juan, Metro Manila||https://buyinlink.com/by/hail.chocolate|
|Bru Coffee Bar||Conrad Manila, Pasay, Metro Manila||https://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/philippines/conrad-manila-MNLMBCI/amenities/restaurants-bru.html|
|Chapter Coffee Roastery & Cafe||The Block, Bago Bantay, Quezon City, Metro Manila||http://www.chaptercoffee.shop/|
|Sari-Saristore||H3P6+JQG, Emerald Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila||https://mysarisaristore.com/|
|Little Flour Cafe Salcedo Village||Salcedo Village, 136 Valero, Makati, Metro Manila||https://little-flour-cafe-salcedo-village.business.site/|
|Merry Moo Ice Cream||2nd Floor, SM Megamall Bridge way, near Zara and MAC Studio, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila||http://www.merrymooicecream.com/|
|The Aristocrat Restaurant||432, 1004 San Andres St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila||https://aristocratph.com/|
|Purple Yam Malate Kitchen – Korea Town Manila||St., corner, 603 Julio Nakpil, Jorge Bocobo St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila||https://www.purpleyamph.com/|
|Mary Grace Cafe||7 Unimart Building Greenhills Shopping Center 1503, Ortigas Ave, San Juan, Metro Manila||http://www.marygracecafe.com/|
|Pines’ Brownies & Delicacies||4HJV+5W2, Street, Angeles, 2009 Pampanga||http://www.facebook.com/pinesdelicacies|
|Chapter Coffee Roastery & Cafe||143 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynila||http://www.chaptercoffee.shop/|
|Max’s Restaurant||CCP Complex, Lot 1 Unit 1 Block 3A Harbour Square, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila||https://delivery.maxschicken.com/|
|Max’s Restaurant||Recto Ave, Tondo, Manila, 1006 Metro Manila||http://www.maxschicken.com/|
|Mary Grace Cafe||M 1, Trino Ma, North Ave Cor Mindanao Ave, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila||http://www.marygracecafe.com/|
|Max’s Restaurant||G2XV+XR9, 26th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila||http://www.maxschicken.com/|
|Shangri-La Plaza||Shaw Blvd, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1552 Metro Manila||http://www.shangrila-plaza.com/|
How to get Ensaymada delivered to you?
Check the list above contact on their social media page or website and ask if they have delivery, another option is to go download foodpanda and search for bakeries online or restaurants that offer your ensaymada in their own style, have you ever tried the triple cheese ensaymada of starbucks? (don’t think its offered anymore)
Ensaymada is a popular snack food in the Philippines. It has become a staple food in the country due to its affordability and ease of preparation. In fact, it is often considered as the national snack of the Philippines.
Tips to making soft fluffy Ensaymada bread
Baking soft bread and in this case Ensaymada, is one of those things that seems really complicated until you learn how to bake it right.
It takes practice and patience to master the art of baking soft bread. If you don’t have these two qualities, you may find yourself frustrated and disappointed after trying to bake soft bread.
So here are five tips to help you bake soft Ensaymada bread successfully.
#1. Use Bread Flour Instead Of All Purpose Flour
All purpose flour is made from wheat, corn, rye, barley, oats, and other grains. This flour has been processed extensively, resulting in a fine texture and flavor. However, bread flour is made from whole grain flours, such as wheat, rye, and spelt.
This means that bread flour has a coarser texture and stronger flavor. As a result, bread flour is easier to knead and makes softer baked goods.
#2. Mix Water With Yeast Before Adding To Dough
Mixing water with yeast before adding to dough helps prevent the dough from becoming too dry. Dry dough doesn’t rise properly.
Add 1/2 cup of warm water to 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast. Stir thoroughly and let sit for 10 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients and mix together using a wooden spoon. Continue mixing until dough comes together.
#3. Let Dough Rise For Longer Than Normal Time
Letting dough rise longer than normal time gives it more time to develop gluten strength. Gluten is the protein found in wheat that allows dough to stretch easily without breaking apart.
When dough rises, the gluten proteins expand and strengthen. This results in a chewy crust and tender crumb.
To determine how much time to allow for rising, divide the total amount of time needed for rising by the number of loaves you plan to bake.
For example, if you plan to bake four loaves of bread, divide 4 hours by 4 to get an average rise time of 1 hour per loaf.
Then multiply the rise time by the number of lofts you plan to bake. For example, if you plan on baking four loaves, multiply 1 hour by 4 to get 4 hours of rising time.
#4. Add Salt During Rising Period
Adding salt to dough during the first half of the rising period improves the taste of bread.
Salt draws moisture from the air and prevents the dough from drying out. This keeps the dough moist and supple.
During the second half of the rising period, sprinkle additional salt over the top of the dough.
#5. Bake Soft Bread At High Temperature
Soft bread should be baked at higher temperatures than regular bread.
Regular bread requires a temperature between 180°F and 200°F. Soft bread needs a temperature between 220°F and 240°F.
A hotter oven produces a crisper crust and better browning.
In conclusion, if you live in Metro Manila, you should definitely consider buying ensaymada from the vendors in this list. They have the best quality and taste, and their prices are very reasonable. Their ensaymada is also available in different flavors like chocolate, strawberry, banana, and even coffee. Try them today and let us know which is your best pick!