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delicious ensaimada (filipino coconut bun)

bigjeff Mar 15, 2007 08:00 AM

so these are ridiculously good and available in Jersey City. These are soft, sweet and sticky coconut buns with a cheese topping and amazing amazing when put in a toaster oven for about 5 minutes.

get over there! the bakery is a chain from the philippines with many branches throughout california, and only one east coast outpost.

Red Ribbon Bakeshop
591 Summit Ave. (corner Newark Ave.)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel. (201)795-1988
(201)795-1989
Store Hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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  1. jen kalb Mar 15, 2007 11:44 AM

    Hey great! Do they also by any chance make those steamed ube cakes?

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    1. re: jen kalb
      bigjeff Mar 16, 2007 04:33 PM

      I didn't see them there, but I'm sure they do; they also sell those cakes more locally in Woodside, but I don't know where the best rendition is; I'll ask around tho!

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      Produce Addict Mar 17, 2007 12:30 PM

      Thanks for posting this--anything else I should try if I go to the bakery? I also really want to try some of the Filipino places by JSQ, I've never had Filipino food! Any recs for a restaurant to check out (and ordering suggestions?)?

      thanks!

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      1. re: Produce Addict
        bigjeff Mar 18, 2007 02:12 PM

        unfortunately, I don't live in jersey, but lucky enough to live near woodside (Ihawan is my number one choice, but that's because I love their bbq), although I know there are tons of filipino places in the area. as for red ribbon, I only picked up the ensaimada, most other fiipino baked goods aren't quite different enough in terms of being a kind of cake, etc.

        but definitely there should be some other great places, I'll ask around.

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          p
          Produce Addict Mar 19, 2007 07:51 AM

          Thanks bigjeff, please report back!

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