This Bakery In BGC Offers A Huge, Delicious Ube + Cheese Ensaymada!

Best paired with a cup of hot coffee!

A lot of people love ube, but two of the things we truly love about it is how versatile it is and its ability to surprise us. We’ve tried and made numerous ube desserts, but there’s never a shortage of new ube desserts to discover. One that we discovered on a random merienda session at Shangri-La at the Fort is a Bake House specialty: Ube Cheese Ensaymada.

Photo by Bea Faicol

What you need to know

If you didn’t know, Shangri-La at the Fort opened Bake House, an eco-friendly bakery, in mid-2019. A relatively new addition to the Bake House pastry selection is the Ube Cheese Ensaymada, that’s made with ube bread and its exterior is coated with a semi-thick cheesy crust, but the bottom layer has a filling of ube halaya and melted cheese. It may not be obvious with the photos, but we’re not even exaggerating by saying that the size of it is close to the average human forehead. 

The filling is our favorite part!
Photo by Bea Faicol

Why we love it

What we love most about Bake House’s Ube Cheese Ensaymada is the bottom layer. Sure the ube bread and the cheesy crust are delicious, but the creamy ube and melted cheese layer bursts with flavors of salty, sweet, and earthy flavors all in one bite. Plus, the amount of the filling is just right—it doesn’t have that umay factor.

The second reason why we love this pastry is that it doesn’t turn into a hard rock despite being exposed to an air-conditioned room for two to three hours, which we have to applaud the bakers of Bake House for. We were pleasantly surprised that when we took a bite of it, the ube bread was still soft and fluffy. 

Where you can get it

You can get this Ube Cheese Ensaymada for P76 each. The Bake House is located at Shangri-La at the Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Taguig City. 


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The bakery has a baking schedule which means you can get it fresh by 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. But more often than not, they will try to restock and bake as needed. A tip from us: go earlier or be there before 2:00 p.m. if you want to try it out!

For more information, follow Bake House on Instagram!

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