Snapped this on the back streets of #Manila yesterday. Shop restoring old American cars. I saw 3x early #Mustangs and a bunch of other rad stuff. Their guys are outside hand forming panels on the kerbside.
Ginny Roces-de Guzman tells me how, as a young girl, her grandmother taught her to make ensaymada. She remembers rolling pieces of dough on pork fat and forming them into little swirls that resembled snails. “For me, it was like playing,” says Ginny, who went on to own a popular chain of cake shops, Sugarhouse.
That feeling of play continues at Tilde Hand Craft Café, which she opened with two of her friends a little over a year ago. The cozy restaurant, located in Makati’s Poblacion, puts special emphasis on discovery and experimentation. Bread is an integral part of the menu, whether you’re ordering the Bread Plate – a sampler of sourdough, kamote pan de sal and a gluten-free bread (made with rice and cassava flours) served with artisanal jams and carabao milk butter – or Tilde’s version of the Reuben – corned beef topped with Korean kimchi, pears and melted cheese on sourdough.
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