I'd love to share photos of what I ate while we were there, which included their Bicol express and student size fish and chips, but I was stuck once again with my 2MP cellphone camera. I want to give the dishes justice because they were really good. The fish and chips was so addicting, as usual. I had to stop myself from ordering for more.
Anyway, we ended the day in Antonio's. My friends decided to travel almost seven kilometers away from the city just to savor their famous buko pie. To those who aren't familiar with our local tongue, it's basically just coconut pie. Aside from another well-known bakery here in the city, Antonio's is my favorite place to go to when I'm craving for buko pie. Theirs is just everything a pie should be. It has that fluffy meringue on top, a tasty crust and a scrumptious filling. I tend to be picky with pies because of the crust. Often times, bakers make this mistake of neglecting their crust because they think that a yummy filling would suffice. Believe me, a dry and tasteless crust can ruin a perfectly good filling. What's the point anyway, if people would just put the crust aside after eating the rest of the pie?
|Antonio's buko pie|
Note: I heard that their buko pie is now available at Zamboanga's airport. I guess that's good news for those who want to bring some back as pasalubong.