Where to Buy Baking Supplies in the Philippines: The Ultimate Store for Baking Aficionados
There hasn’t been a single day where I haven’t craved for freshly-baked pan de sal in the morning, delectable frosted cupcakes, or melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies. I have to commend all of the home bakers and pastry chefs for this and for delighting my tastebuds with their mouthwatering, delicious pastries. As fun as baking might look, though (and it is!), it can be difficult to perfect. Based on experience, the best pastries are made by following the recipe well, execution the baking techniques properly (blending, mixing, etc.) and, lastly, using only the best quality ingredients available in the market.
Quality ingredients are actually easy to find. They are mostly available in your local supermarkets and specialty stores, but are often too expensive. Cheap alternatives are affordable (especially items sold on streets), too. However, low quality can sometimes ruin an entire recipe, so you really need to invest in more expensive products to get the best quality possible. Would you believe me if I said that you can buy all of the ingredients for your recipes at a Divisoria price, but still has Class-A quality in a single store? Be sure to visit Top Chefs Food Supplies Inc. to find out.
Where to Buy Baking Supplies in the Philippines
Top Chefs is your one-stop shop for baking supplies, ingredients and equipment; chocolates:, food supplies: and packaging supplies at low prices but with superior quality.
I got to witness their grand opening last June 8 at their first branch located just along Quezon Ave. We were warmly welcomed by Mr. Lawrence Wang, Owner/President of Top Chefs, to come inside their shop. Customers will surely enjoy their shopping experience at their air-conditioned, well- organized and clean store. The products are properly labeled with the price and expiration date indicated on each item, as well.
From chocolates (in different colors and variants) to candies to cream to flour to food colourings and flavorings to different baking pans, chocolate moulds and various designed cupcake cups. It’s every baker’s heaven! :)
At first, I thought it was just a small baking supply shop at Quezon Ave, so I was surprised to hear that they had a second floor. Top Chefs is not exclusively for bakers and pastry chefs, either; but also to home cooks and restaurant owners. As for their second floor, shelves of savory ingredients and beverage items are available to the customers. Ingredients like pasta, condiments, spices, herbs, tea leaves and sauces can be found there.
One of the programs at the grand opening included a cooking, baking and milk tea preparation class for the visitors and guests, which excited both me and my partner. F.Y. Sons Inc. started off the class by introducing their products and how to enhance your dishes using them. I love their patis (fish sauce), which is made from beans and is much more flavourful. It has a better aroma compared to the regular patis with a distinct fishy smell, as well.
First, they taught us how to make empanadas from scratch. They also taught us how to make pancit canton, loaf bread, cupcakes (and their frosting), amongst other things.