A visiting friend of mine arrived in Ilocos with boxes of Mary Grace ensaymadas and cheese rolls. I’ve been hearing about them from fellow bloggers. In fact, their ensaymada is consistently in, along with Hizon’s and Cunanan’s, when ensaymada (ensaimada) is the subject matter. The cheese rolls were gone before I even had the time to romance them through my lens.
The ensaymada is airy, soft and buttery, with lots of grated queso de bola. The cheese roll has a soft pastry hugging the generous slice of cheddar cheese. Both are better when grilled in the toaster to add in texture. Between the two, it was the cheese roll that got me craving for more.
Check out locations of Mary Grace Cafes and kiosks here.
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