Monday, September 05, 2011

Bakery in the City - Arizmendi Bakery

Arizmendi Select Baked GoodiesI am carrying the escalation pager the entire week so I have been confined in the city for the Labor Day weekend. It would have been nice to go wine tasting or go camping in the mountains this long weekend but that is not the case.  A consolation for staying in the city is the end-of-summer sale happening all over the place. Bargains galore! Most of the SF folks are out of town too so this means shorter queues in restaurants and cafes this weekend.

Arizmendi BakeryI took this opportunity to try out a new bakery on Valencia St. called Arizmendi Bakery Panaderia and Pizzeria. When we got inside, it took us a while to figure out what to get because there were a lot to choose from. The good thing about this bakery is that you get to pick the baked goods yourself because you are upclose to what you're getting.  In other bakeries, the trays are all behind the register or inside a glass shelf so you order by telling your server what you want or by pointing to your selection.


Here are the ones Mijo and I tried.

Chocolate Ginger Pudding
Chocolate Ginger Bread Pudding
Chocolate and ginger is a combination of taste that I have never tried before and it is actually good. The chewy and a little burnt crust is another good combo for the soft and moist core. I tasted a hint of rosemary but I didn't see it listed as an ingredient in the bread's description.

Brioche Knot
Brioche Knot
This brioche is chewy, fluffy and moist. I like that it is not overwhelmingly sweet. Perfect for a strong regular coffee.

X Roll
X Roll
Lots of savory flavors going on in this roll but the dominant flavor is the cheese. Smells good too.

Curry Cheese Bread
Curry Cheese Bread
This one, we took home. Enough carbs for one day I guess. :)

Now, time to hit the tennis courts. :)


~rl

3 comments:

Timeless Confection said...

Ang yummy naman lahat!Magaling ka talagang mag-decipher ng mga ingredients, Rolandito...kaya na-taste mo yung rosemary. di ba dati ikaw nakahula don sa name ng soup ng umalis tayo dati....

Rolandito said...

hi momsie kaye! yummy nga sila. i need to go back to try the rest. naalala ko yung soup... celery soup. kaso di ko na maalala yung resto. favorite nyo dati ni bala yung salad place na yun diba? pagpunta ko diyan, let's explore binondo. meron daw bagong fad diyan - kanin club? let's also try the saturday (o sunday?) market in salcedo. :)

Timeless Confection said...

oo nga rolandito, nakalimutan ko na yung name ng resto. hihihi. sige!!!!mag-explore tayo ng bagong fads....can't wait!