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Friday, June 24, 2011

Nakakawiling Tinapay na "Lechon" sa Kawilihan (Kawilihan Bakery, Anonas Quezon City)

Location: Anonas Street corner Chico Street
Quezon City
Popular Products:
- "Lechon" Bread (roasted-pig-shaped bread)
- Kalihim
- Lakas
- Pianono (sugar coated chiffon roll slice)
- Kababayan (sweet muffin)
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Tagalog/Filipino Words:  
" Nakakawili " ~ one that pleases or gives pleasure
" Tinapay " ~ bread
" Lechon " ~ whole roasted pig
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I am just so fond of our local bread sold at old-school bakeries. Buying bread from the  " panaderia  " (bakery)  has always been such a treat for me... looking at the bread through the glass display, and getting to choose your favorites. When I was a kid, your 10.00 pesos could buy you an assortment of bread... from hopia, pan de coco, monay, and my all-time favorite kababayan. Today, my favorites are still there... with a few creative additions... and I have a new favorite bakery too... Kawilihan Bakery! In my opinion, they're one of the best non-commercial bakeries in Metro Manila. The bread products they sell and bake are consistently tasty and baked properly (products intended to be fluffy are fluffy, chewy bread are indeed chewy, and crunchy types are really crunchy).

Just the other day, we passed by Kawilihan to buy our staples... Kababayan, Lakas, Ensaymada, and Pianono. As we were about to leave, our eldest son asked if he could buy the "PIG" bread. I didn't really know what he was talking about... I immediately thought of Hopiang Baboy... but to my surprise and delight, he was referring to the Lechon-shaped bread!


"Lechon" Bread (Php 40.00)

I have seen this bread design featured in one of the local TV shows as an alternative to buying the actual Lechon (Whole Roasted Pig) for the Yuletide season. I've always wanted to buy one, but I never really planned on heading to Malabon just to buy it. So, it really was a nice surprise that Kawilihan Bakery was selling it too!




This kind of bread-design is pretty nice to serve at parties... instead of the usual sliced bread, if you really must have bread (like most Filipinos do, especially when there's pancit or spaghetti) :-) Makes for a great addition to your table setting and a funny conversation piece too! Don't you just love it? :-) I do :-)

So the next time you're in the Anonas-Quezon City area, why not pass by Kawilihan bakery and buy your very own Lechon-bread! Great-looking-funny-looking bread... tasty... and goes well with a whole lot of spreads from peanut butter, jam, butter, nutella, cream cheese, liver spread... go crazy! :-) And while you're there, try their yummy old-school bread too!


Our Faves
(top row, from top left)
Kababayan, Cinnamon Roll, Ensaymada
(2nd row, from left)
Ensaymada, Lakas, Kalihim




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17 comments:

  1. omg, i love kababayan too.. of course, the pan de coco, spanish bread and "Red" bread too!! :D the best pianono ive tried is the one from bicol.. instead of plain buttercream filling, it has ground pili!

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  2. [pinkc00kies] -- Me too, I love Kababayan! Especially pag bagong luto and the outside part is crunchy & warm.. Mmmmm sarap! Spanish Bread din.. but sa ibang bakery walang lasa mga Spanish Bread tipid sa palaman and matigas. That's why I love this place. Really... sa Bicol... may specific bakery ba dun na nabilhan mo? I might know someone who can buy for me! Yum!

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  5. ★ GRUSHA ★ : not sure where dad buys them.. ill try to ask! or if you know someone there, baka they can ask who makes pianono w/ pili :D also try their angko (kakanin made of glutinous rice w/ peanut paste filling.. something like mochi) and panecillos (biscuits with gorund pili inside). oh i miss bicol goodies now!! :-(

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  6. Ooohh.. ok... will ask someone to check in Bicol :-) Thanks for recommending the goodie! I really love bakery stuff and kakanin too! Mmm!

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  7. Wow ! what an interesting blog.Thanks for sharing this information.Your information is really informative for us.
    Nice blog on bakery display
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    Keep sharing more & more.....

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  8. Merry Johnson: Thanks for the kind words :-) I'm happy that you found my entry informative :-) Will be posting more reviews on a weekly basis :-)

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  9. wow..so yummy..do you know where in Malabon can I buy the "lechon tinapay"...i am looking for this one..thanks

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  10. *** hello! so sorry for the extremely late reply, had a pretty loooooooong writer's block as i became really busy at work since july 2011. anyway, i'd be adding more entries soon!:-) keep yourself posted! :-) ***

    @unknown: sorry, all i know about the "lechon tinapay" in malabon is that it's sold in a lot of old school panaderias there... well, you can head to anonas if you're planning to buy it for someone special.. :-)

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  11. saan po malapit yang bakery na yan ?

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  12. Good day. Can i possibly get the bakery's contact info. Many thanks.

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  13. Can I have the contact no.of Kawilihan Bakery? Thanks

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  14. hi. where po exact location ng kawilihan bakery? is it near Reyes Hairvutters salon and St. Joseph church? an i have thier contact number? thank you.

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  15. hi. may contact number po ang kawilihan bakery? exact location po? im familiar po sa reyes haircutters and st joseph, pano po mkakarating po dun...? i think best gift idea po ito this christmas even dto sa company nmin. and im in a rush na kasi wala pa ako idea. gsto ko po ito puntahan on sat. sana mabigyan po ako ng direction kung pano po makakapunta dun. thanks.
    or u can text po 09092426692.

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  16. hi. may contact number po ang kawilihan bakery? exact location po? im familiar po sa reyes haircutters and st joseph, pano po mkakarating po dun...? i think best gift idea po ito this christmas even dto sa company nmin. and im in a rush na kasi wala pa ako idea. gsto ko po ito puntahan on sat. sana mabigyan po ako ng direction kung pano po makakapunta dun. thanks.
    or u can text po 09092426692.

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  17. hi. may contact number po ang kawilihan bakery? exact location po? im familiar po sa reyes haircutters and st joseph, pano po mkakarating po dun...? i think best gift idea po ito this christmas even dto sa company nmin. and im in a rush na kasi wala pa ako idea. gsto ko po ito puntahan on sat. sana mabigyan po ako ng direction kung pano po makakapunta dun. thanks.
    or u can text po 09092426692.

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