L.A. Bakeshop: Newfound Gustatory Pleasure in Pampanga

L.A. Bakeshop: Newfound Gustatory Pleasure in Pampanga

One of my favourite things to spend money on is food. I think we all do. Food is great! It’s tasty and wonderful and filling and fun. I am a native Kapampangan and I have to admit that I haven’t seen much of what my province has to offer.

Kapampangans are well-known for their sophisticated culinary creations. Well-known food products range from the ordinary to the exotic. And I don’t doubt that for a bit. I really can’t remember the last time I strolled down MacArthur Hi-way, Dolores City of San Fernando, Pampanga, though. So, when we decided to pay a surprise visit to my folks in Pampanga, I’m glad we did. Well, guess what? We just discovered a place for home-y feel scrumptious cheese bread and spanish bread that come in boxes and are freshly-baked: L.A. Bakeshop, the “Home of the Original Cheese Bread”.

L.A. Bakeshop Pampanga

L.A. Bakeshop: Newfound Gustatory Pleasure in Pampanga

 

If you are a bread lover like myself or are just looking for a simple appetizer to highlight your meal, this mouth-watering cheese bread will surely nosh your taste buds. The minute it is gone, you will also helplessly crave for more. And oh, it is best served with a hot cup of kapeng baraco or tsoko batirol.

We started with L.A.’s breakfast, which is essentially a cup of hot coffee, a variety of freshly baked artisan bread, such as pandesal classic, pandecito, spanish bread and of course the aforementioned famous cheese bread.Their spanish bread also tastes good – soft, buttery, and sweet. Spanish bread is popular to Filipinos and is typically enjoyed for breakfast or mid-day merienda. Its sweet bread sticks very similar to the snail-shaped, brioche-like ensaymada, but is coiled in a different way.

L.A. Bakeshop Pampanga

The bakery-cum-restaurant sits on the corner of Bale Kapampanga and Susie’s Cuisine like a rustic modern fashion statement. You will notice how beautifully the re-purposed lamps look when all lit up as they hang in the dining area.

L.A. Bakeshop Pampanga

Look at this handmade coconut shell base candle holder. The detail is quite enthralling and is made out of re-purposed material, as well. The decor allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine, though beauty clearly isn’t the only thing that keeps bringing folks back to L.A. Bakeshop.

L.A. Bakeshop Pampanga

After that we tried their pancit guisado. The pancit might not seem appetizing in my photo, and I know it doesn’t look fancy or loaded with veggies or meat but from what I’ve tasted, I believe that they used shrimp stock (shrimp shells, coarsely chopped onion, carrots, celery, and garlic boiled altogether in one pot), which definitely added extra flavour to its scrumptious taste.

L.A. Bakeshop Pampanga

Owner Bunny Lim-Santos makes sure customers always get the best value for their money at L.A. Bakeshop, whether they opt to buy bread and deli items or actually dine in and take pleasure in their well-selected hot dishes.

Though I would love to be selfish and keep L.A. Bakeshop all to myself, the restaurant buzzed with so much excitement and energy, and it was so comfortably full with seemingly satisfied patrons, I’m sure it won’t stay hidden for long anyway. There’s no doubt a table at L.A. Bakeshop will quickly become the hottest reservation in Pampanga. So, if you’re visiting Pampanga, save this article in your bookmarks or include this in your must-visit list and feel free to share your eating experiences with us. Here’s to a delicious bready day!

 

 

L.A. Bakeshop

 

MacArthur Hi-way ,Dolores City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Landline #: (045) 436-0133

https://www.facebook.com/la.bakeshop1985

 

 

L.A. Bakeshop: Newfound Gustatory Pleasure in Pampanga






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