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4 Local Baked Goods Fresh Off The Oven

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting livelihoods of all walks of life, CHiNOY TV kickstarted the #CHiNOYTVSupportsLocal series to give an avenue for local businesses to be featured! 

Today’s entry features scrumptious bread and bakery finds! With people spending more time at home, there has been a boom in practicing their baking and making a business out of it.  Here are a few bakeries you could check out! 

Owner Chloe Kho describes the beginning of her bakery as a “quaran-thing.” She started baking ube pandesal for personal consumption, but then her friends began asking when she would sell her products. The next thing she knew, she began getting more orders to the point that reservations were fully booked! That was how her little pastry shop, CK Pastries, was born.

CK Pastries prides itself with its homemade Ube Pandesal, with delicious cream cheese and ube halaya!

WHAT TO TRY: Kho’s personal Ube Pandesal has delicious cream cheese and ube halaya with cheese inside!

To check out more of their products and price lists, check out their Facebook page here and their Instagram page here!

With his family at home because of quarantine, Roger de Jesus began baking daily merienda for them. De Jesus would share some of his creations to close friends and family to try. People would always entice him to sell his bread and would even ask how much a dozen pieces of bread would cost, but he was hesitant to start. After an outpour of support and encouragement, he decided to finally become Chef Rodge and share his home bakery to the public.

Chef Rodge’s homemade creations, such as his Sausage Rolls (L), Tuna Buns (C), and HK Pineapple Buns (R) are delicious with every bite!

WHAT TO TRY: With a lot of products developed over time, Chef Rodge recommends several of his products. His delicious Sausage Rolls feature chicken sausage wrapped in bread, while his Tuna Buns contain a scrumptious combination of tuna, mayo, and corn.  For the ones who prefer a sweeter taste, his Ube Cheese Pandesal is soft and fluffy with cheese and halaya inside, and his Strawberry Cream Cheese Pandesal not only tastes like strawberry but is filled with cream cheese. Lastly, he prides in his version of HK Pineapple Buns that is perfect with a cup of coffee.

To check out more of their products and price lists, check out their Instagram page here!

Baker B was born during the ECQ when the lockdown forced its founding family to close their other businesses. As Chinese-Filipinos, they knew that doing business entails agility and resilience, so they acted fast. The family matriarch had a knack for baking, so they decided to market her creations. Their marketing plan for Baker B was developed in just a week. Their delicious delicacies garnered 4,000 Facebook followers in a short time, a testament to how their family’s resilience pays off. 


Baker B’s Ube Pandesal is a highlight among the many yummy treats they offer!

WHAT TO TRY: They recommend their Ube Ensaymada and Ube Cheese Pandesal, which are favorites among their customers. They also offer yema cakes, custom cakes, cheese rolls, and savory buns for every taste bud!

To check out more of their products and price lists, check out their Facebook page here!

Bake Fresh HK was born in Michelle Lao’s kitchen when she baked the delicacies that her Hong Kong-born father missed. The events styling business she and her husband Patrick had to be put on hold due to the pandemic, but she always loved baking as a hobby. After countless trials, she finally perfected the po lo pao (pineapple bun), and she and her husband Patrick decided to sell their goods around San Juan. Before they knew it, their small venture’s popularity rose. With Michelle in charge of baking and Patrick heading sales, Bake Fresh HK hopes to bring the best in Hong Kong-style bread bites.

Bake Fresh HK offers an assortment of classic Hong Kong-style bread delicacies, including the classic Po Lo Pao.

WHAT TO TRY: Their Classic Po Lo Pao features the smell of the crunchy buttery top, ideally toasted to perfection. It’s recommended to have butter spread in between and paired with a steaming cup of coffee. Other bestsellers include their Char Siu Po Lo Pao with delicious asado inside, as well as their Sausage Rolls with fluffy sweet dough wrapped around their premium pork franks.

To check out more of their products and price lists, check out their Instagram page here!

For more lists spotlighting small local businesses during the pandemic, keep an eye out for CHiNOY TV’s social media pages and website for more recommendations!

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