simply the best : HIZON'S ENSAYMADA
Day 2 of my Lola Sally's wake:
Our Great Aunts who own and manage
the legendary Hizon's Bakeshop in Malate,
paid their respects and brought a bunch of foodie goodies!
Hizon's is the home of Manila's best Turkey Dinners & Ham Steaks,
Dolphy's secret hangout,
the source of The Ultimate Ensaymada.
this are NOT your
mall-friendly, bite-size, quick-melt sprinkled flour balls.
these are old school:
with a dough that's fluffy yet filling,
authentic Keso de Bola cheese grated on top,
and rich whipped butter coating it with creamy goodness,
definitely not your next-generation disposable ensaymadas.
Try toasting these babies to melt the cheese,
or better yet,
GRILL them in a pan with butter....
then eat them with thick hot native chocolate fresh from the batirol.
You'll close your eyes,
and thank the Hizons for keeping fine foodie traditions alive.