Casa Filipina Bakeshop (phx)
A neighbor Filipino bakery. It is at the SW corner of 43rd Ave and Thunderbird. Fresh bake pan de sal, Bibingka and other Filipino sweets. It also has a small menu that changes daily. I bought a bibingka with ube and coconut. It was very, very good.
It is small place, it has 4 bar tables. But it very bright and clean. Very friendly lady at the counter. I went there after lunch today, can wait to go back there for lunch later this week.
Has anyone been there before?
We were there for lunch a few weeks ago. I had curry chicken and my husband had mechado. They are tasty and the portions are good for a single person (one scoop of rice, no sides). They were home cook quality. A little greasy than I prefer, but it is better than the takeout place on 28th Ave and Bell. The lunch menu is very small, about 5 items and changes daily. There is no price listed on the board, I thought that was strange.
pan de sal and pan de coco are good but Bibingka with ube is the best. I will go there for the bibingka for sure.
Thanks for the review, aquablue! :) I do miss good, non-greasy Filipino food. I wish more owners/cooks would cook with less grease... many non-Filipinos think that Filipino cuisine is horrible bec. of all the examples they've had to try. But I believe it's bec. Filipino cuisine hasn't found its niche, yet, so owners/cooks are left with having to prepare the foods with more fat so that they're able to survive the buffet set-up. I used to love Chandler's Lumpia Factory when the previous owner ran it with a conscience: she only used the buffet set-up during the weekends when she offered the Filipino brunch spread. During the week, she actually cooked to order. The result: non-greasy delicious dishes!! She sold the restaurant bec. she was not equipped to do all the work herself.
I hope to visit Casa Filipina Bakeshop soon. I haven't had fresh-baked pan de sal in ages!! Those desserts sound divine; too bad I choose to stay away from sugar... although I am unsuccessful sometimes... I LOVE bibingka with ube... I love ube! But then again, I love sweet! Someday, I'm going to have to choose between staying slim and staying healthy or getting fat and letting my health go... No- that's an easy decision to make right now... Stay healthy!