Empanada is a pastry or stuffed bread filled with either chicken, beef or pork. It is sometimes fried or baked. Usually served as an appetizer or afternoon snack, Empanada is considered a delicious comfort food here in the Philippines and has been part of our ancestors menu back in the day. It’s tasty, easy to eat, affordable and can fill one’s hungry tummy quite easily. It also makes for a great on-the-go snack for busy individuals like me.
Nowadays, empanadas have different varieties. Some come in sweet-soft dough while some are enjoyed with a flaky pastry crust. I prefer the latter actually. One of the shops that I particularly like to get my empanada from is Pastry Armoire in BF Homes.
Pastry Armoire sells empanadas in different savory fillings. Not your traditional flavors, though. They have come up with flavors that will delightfully surprise you. They’re the answer to all your empanada cravings at any given time.
Delicious empanada treats from Pastry Armoire
Spicy Tinapa in Tomato Sauce (Per pc: Php70.00 / Box of 3: Php205.00 / Box of 6: Php400.00 / Box of 8: Php515.00)
This is actually my favorite. The tinge of heat gives a lot of flavor to this variant, plus the texture of the shredded Tinapa adds more character to it.
Beef Queso Pomodoro (Per pc: Php75.00 / Box of 3: Php220.00 / Box of 6: Php430.00 / Box of 8: Php555.00)
The beef and cheese combination can be likened to that of spaghetti meat sauce. It has a nice play on sweet-salty flavors.
Pork Balsamico Adobo (Per pc: Php75.00 / Box of 3: Php220.00 / Box of 6: Php430.00 / Box of 8: Php555.00)
How can you go wrong with Adobo? The Balsamic vinegar gives this variant that sweet-tangy taste. The texture of the pork filling is like eating a pulled pork sandwich. A real winner!
You may also want to try Pastry Armoire’s other flavors:
Spicy Spanish Chorizo (Per pc: Php70.00 / Box of 3: Php205.00 / Box of 6: Php400.00 / Box of 8: Php515.00)
Smoked Sardines Pate (Per pc: Php80.00 / Box of 3: Php235.00 / Box of 6: Php460.00 / Box of 8: Php595.00)
Chicken ala Crema (Per pc: Php65.00 / Box of 3: Php190.00 / Box of 6: Php370.00 / Box of 8: Php475.00)
For about Php 60-70 per piece, you get to enjoy a good flaky empanada from Pastry Armoire that will satisfy any craving. Happy snacking!
2F Ivory Building,
El Grande Ave., cor. Florence St.
BF Homes, Parañaque