Philippines: Cafe Mary Grace Ensaymada and Hot Chocolate

Philippines
January 23, 2016 10:58am CST
If you're meeting someone here in the Philippines especially for an afternoon snack, I suggest that you visit Cafe Mary Grace Restaurant inside SM BF Homes Mall, Paranaque City. They have their signature Ensaymada and Hot Chocolate pair. You can see the Spanish influence here in the Philippines with the foods eaten on a daily basis. According to Wikipedia, " The ensaïmada is a pastry product from Mallorca, Spain. It is a common cuisine eaten in most former Spanish territories in Latin America and the Philippines. The first written references to the Majorcan ensaïmada date back to the 17th century. At that time, although wheat flour was mainly used for making bread, there is evidence that this typical pastry product was made for festivals and celebrations." In Spanish it is spelled ensaimada, but its Filipino equivalent is spelled as ensaymada.
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@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
20 Feb 16
I love their ensamayda and coffee. The staff are courteous and the service is good. I love Mary Grace
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• Philippines
4 May 16
Yes I love Cafe Mary Grace too!@mimiang
• Philippines
26 Jan 16
Yes, Mary Grace does make yummy ensaymada and hot chocolate. I also love the ambiance of their restaurants, very homey. You'd surely want to come back.
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• Philippines
4 May 16
Yes, their ensaymada is very delicious. I want to go back again @moonchild117
@louievill (20321)
• Philippines
23 Jan 16
Ensaymada is so common here that it could be found in every corner store bakery that i did not know it had Spanish colonial origins as for the chocolate especially if it's "tablea", it's definitely Spanish made from an antique "batidor" and "molinillo." then that's original. Yes that ensaymada on the picture is on the high end side, "special" as we Filipinos call it, I love the version with cheese. That place is just a few minutes drive from our house but never been to Mary Grace
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• Philippines
4 May 16
Thanks for the reply, @louievill. I really appreciate all the things you said here. I also love the corner store bakery ensaymada too...
@LeaPea2417 (23181)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Jan 16
Thanks for this information. It would be nice to visit there and eat that. Hopefully, one day I will get to visit there.
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• Philippines
4 May 16
Yes, please do. @LeaPea2417
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