10 Pastries and Breads from Dizon Bakery in Cavite City

Cavite City is not only known for its rich heritage churches, religious icons, sprawling plazas, ancestral houses but also its rich culinary heritage.

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A visit to the city is incomplete without tasting and bringing home of their well-loved pastries, cookies, cakes and breads.

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Dizon Bakery

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Dizon Bakery

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Dizon Bakery is one such iconic landmark, Its signage is simple and their recipe was handed down to at least three generations.

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It was the grandparents of the current proprietor who started the business.

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Mr. Jose Aguinaldo-Dizon ( third generation proprietor)

The bakery was one of the few approved supplier of breads and pastry when the United States Naval station from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s.

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The baking equipment are heavy duty and they have a large space. We were fortunate that they allowed the group to see the process of making breads and how they still use the traditional furnace for baking.

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industrial baking equiptments

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a baker making pastries

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traditional pugon

They still use pugon fired oven to cooked their breads and because they still use firewood in cooking their breads and pastries, Their breads and pastries had a distinct flavor and taste.

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salakot

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Ms. Zenith Dizon

10.) Vegan Chocolate Cookies – This are sold for Php 100 per pack, ideal for pasalubongs.

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9.) Panderacion -Sold per pack and the soft bun goes well with local spread like mayonnaise , margarine, butter. This is more popularly called “Monay” in many parts of the country, But the owner changed the name to panderacion.

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8.) Matsakaw– These toasted bread are ideal for snacks and goes well with hot chocolate, tea or coffee. ( Php 15 per pack)

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7.) Kenkoy – The rectangular biscuit was named after a popular comic character Francisco “Kenkoy” Harabas . “Kenkoy” was popular until the late 1960’s. The biscuit goes well with hot chocolate, coffee, tea. (Php 35 per pack).

6.) Polvoron Cookies – These is a perfect combination of polvoron and cookie.

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ensaimada special ( queso de bola with salted egg) and Ube flavored ensaimada

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Ensaimadas ( ordinary )

5.) Ensaimadas– Comes in salted egg or Ube flavored ones. This taste different from other ensaimadas / ensaymadas.  Ordinary ones cost Php 12.00

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Empanadas with cheese and Empanada chicken ( Php 27.00)

4.) Empanadas – The empanadas is not cooked in cooking oil but baked on their pugon.

3.) Malunggay Pandesal – The pandesal is had an extra ingredient which adds more flavor and nutrient to the common bread. It is cooked in pugon which adds flavor and had a distinct taste.

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Coconut bun or Pan de Coco ala Dizon

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2.) Coconut Bread or Pan de Coco – The coconut bread or Pan de Coco is a soft doughy bread with sweeten grated coconut meat. What makes this bread quite special is the  pandan leaves wrapped around the bun. Php 12.00 per piece.

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1.) Salakot – This is a soft dough bread is called “salakot’ due to the shape of the bread. this goes well with Quesillo or Kesong Puti. This bread also goes well with almost any kind of sandwich spread, liver spread, scrambled egg or spam.  ( Php 65 per pack)

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chocolate fudee

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sansrival

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pudding

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Aside from these specialties, The bakery had ube and monggo loaf, apas, sampalok, pacencia cookies, coconut cookies,peanut cookies, oatmeal cookies, French bread, wheat bread, butter toast, banana walnut bread, ube halaya, chocolate crinkles, leche flan, bread pudding, hopia, classic pullman bread, chocolate fudee, sansrival, yema cake buko, pineapple, apple and egg pies and others.

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The breads,cakes and pastries can be pre-order and can be delivered via lalamove.

Dizon Bakery

Email : dizonbakery@gmail.com

FB and IG: @dizonbakery

Contact : (046) 431 1912/ (0936) 324 7498

Address: 618 P. Burgos Ave, Caridad, Cavite City, 4100 Cavite

Operations : Monday to Saturday

Operational Hours; 6:00 am to 8:30 pm

Culinary Treats in Cavite City Public Market

Culinary treats greeted our small group when we arrived in Cavite City. We visited the cityhall and rode a jeep going to the public market.

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chicken mami, tamales, pancit palabok and lumpiang sariwa at Aling Meling

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Cavite Cityhall

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Aling Meling Carinderia

It was past 7:30 am when we were able to reach the market and Aling Ika Carinderiawas still close due to the extended holiday season.

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ube leche flan and leche flan

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Aling Meling Carinderia

We decided to eat the Aling Meling Carinderia which offer home-cooked meals and other specialties like chicken mami, palabok, lumpiang sariwa. They even serve Pancit Puso ng Saguing during fridays.

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Chicken Mami cost Php 35 per order which combines two kinds of noodles, chicken, baguio pechay, chopped spring onions and topped with chicharon bits.

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Pancit Palabok– Their pancit palabok is slightly different from the ones sold in Metro Manila. They use two kinds of noodles and the palabok sauce is thick with boiled chicken egg and calamansi. (Php 35 per order).

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Lumpiang Sariwa – The spring roll had vegetables and topped with crushed chicharon or pork rinds.  ( Php 35 per order).

The group paid a little over Php 390 which includes soft drinks.

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Tamales

We also ate the tamales which cost Php 10.00 per order. It is nutty with savory taste and ideal companion for the soup or hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

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vendor selling kesong puti

There is also kesong puti or quesillo which cost Php 20.00. This is best paired with hot pandesal, bonete or salakot from nearby bakeries.

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kesong puti wrapped in banana leaves

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The market is alive with fresh produce and seafood is relatively a little cheaper compared to Metro Manila.

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suman

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Malagkit na Sampalok also called Kamalay na Sampalok is sold Php 20.00 per cup at the Cavite Public Market.

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Bibingkoy – This is another version with thick coconut creme at Php 24.00 per slice which also comes with thick ginataan.

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Bibingkoy

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Ginataan with bits of corn

There were a lot of fresh produce and native kakanins spotted within the Pamilihang Bayan ng Lunsod ng Cavite. Do not forget to be early when you come and visit the stalls selling these food.

Joyful FREE Ferry Ride from Lawton to Cavite City

We took a chance to take a leisurely ferry ride from Plaza Lawton/ Quezon bridge to Cavite City last January 4, 2020.

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Quezon bridge and Plaza Lawton Ferry terminal ( about 5:30 am)

There was already a sea route even before they have relaunched this program, But some commuters still prefer the land route. Buses which ply the route fare only cost Php 63 for the general public and Php 50.00 for students, people with disabilities (pwd) and senior citizens.
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FEATI University and LRT line 1

The Department of Transportation and Communication  (DOTR) announced that shipping companies Seaborne Shipping Company Inc. and Shogun Ships Co. Inc. agreed to have the Manila to Cavite ferry service.
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Quezon Bridge/ Plaza Lawton Ferry Terminal entrance

The schedule had changed since it was first posted last December 7, 2019. There were two ferry service ride station. Plaza Lawton and another one from Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP station)
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Island Water ferry

The original first trip from Plaza Lawton to Cavite City schedule of 5:15 am changed to 6:45am. We instead took the 6:45 am first trip. The shipping company which handles the service was Island Water and the sitting capacity of 54 passengers.

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Mr. Al De Vera – a fellow passenger

We met Mr. Al De Vera from Skynet Moonwalk , Las Piñas City and his family is in Sorsogon

Ferry Station FREE Ride Promo

There were only 10 passengers when we finally left Plaza Lawton terminal past 7:03 am then a mandatory 5 minutes safety video was shown inside the ferry before we left the terminal.
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Quezon bridge around past 6:50 am

It was fully air-conditioned, with nice seat, clean comfort rooms and life vest for every passenger.

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Ms. Lin Deres, Ms. Vonnette Fernandez, Mr. Paulo Ortega and Mr. Philip Reyes -fellow companion and bloggers

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custom warehouses along Pasig river

We pass several landmarks within Metro Manila and seascapes, The ferry boat finally reached Cavite City by 7:45 am. Travel time was reduced from the usual 1 hour and half to two hours during morning rush hour to just barely 40 minutes.

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staff and crew

The FREE ferry service will be until January 31, 2020 from Plaza Lawton / Quezon bridge terminal to Cavite City. The CCP terminal to Cavite city and vise versa will be FREE until January 9, 2020.

Ferry Rates

Regular fare is Php 200 for the general public while a discount for students, senior citizens, and children will be P160, P143, and P125 at the CCP terminal.

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safety video

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Cavite City ferry terminal

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Cavite Cityhall and terminal

Cavite City-Lawton route, which is operated by Shogun Ships, fares will be P160 for adults, P128 for students, P114 for senior citizens, and P80 for children (4-11 years old) starting February 1, 2020.

Eat All You Can at Yakiniku Fusion Buffet at Dr. Lazcano Street

Tucked away at the cultural, entertainment and food district near Tomas Morato in Quezon City recently open Japanese, Korean fusion food during the first week of December 2019.

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Yakiniku grilled meat, shrimp, skewers, side dishes

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Dr. Scout Lazcano street corner Tomas Morato street

Yakiniku Fusion Buffet name is a combination of the Japanese words “yaki” (which means “grilled”) and “kai” (which translates to “meeting or gathering” place).

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Yakiniku Fusion Buffet facade

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ground floor

The two story former ancestral house was converted into a restaurant, with dining area,  second floor with two room and an al fresco area. It had a sitting capacity of between 140 to 160 people at any given time.

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second floor- second room

There is a buffet table and an area where one can see the dishes are prepared. The area is well lighted and atmosphere is conclusive for family gathering.

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cooking area

The fixture and figurines are from South Korea and Japan which makes the place interesting.

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buffet and preparation area

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second floor- first room with smaller sitting capacity

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grilled green mussels with garlic and chopped spring onions as toppings

Eat All You Can

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deep fried vegetables and corn

We like the vegetables tempura, pork skewers, shrimp tempura, beef bulgogi and eggplant teriyaki.

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pork skewers

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corn with butter

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dishes at the buffet area

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sushi rolls

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different array of sushi rolls

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kimchi

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cucumber and vegetables

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eggplant teriyaki

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noodles

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potatoes

Yakikai’s Opening Promo, One can enjoy on its set meals at discounted rates this until January 31, 2020 !

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Premium Set (Php339 from Php499). Includes chicken teriyaki, spicy chicken yakiniku, samgyupsal, galbi sauce pork, peppered pork shoulder loin, sliced beef, beef tare yakiniku, spicy beef and fresh shrimp.

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Emperor Set (Php599 from Php699). Includes chicken teriyaki, spicy chicken yakiniku, samgyupsal, spicy samgyupsal, galbi sauce pork, peppered pork shoulder loin, sliced beef, beef tare yakiniku, spicy beef, fresh shrimp, beef steak (chuck eye roll), jjamppong nobe, salmon sashimi and ebi tempura.

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Both meal sets include unlimited refills of cheese as well. It also comes with soup and unlimited rice.

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Promo and other Discounts

A birthday celebrant can eat for free within their birthday month as long as they’re accompanied by seven full-paying adults and can present a valid ID.

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salmon sushi

Another suggestion for dine-in customers to to make reservations days or weeks in advance to avoid inconvenience.

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Yakikai Buffet Restaurant 

Address: 122 Dr. Lazcano Street, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City,

Operations : Everyday from 4pm to 2am.

For inquiries and reservations, call +63 927 1383980 or +63 929 8235452.