Often when we mention anything about Bo Laksa King, we get emails and comments suggesting that we should check out the Latina bakery next door. We did and we were quite pleased that we did.
The Panaderia Latina Bakery is located just next door Bo Laksa King. If you go to Bo’s the next time, I would suggest you also drop by next door to check it out. You will not be disappointed.
Actually, I think you will be awed. The above is just a small section of what Panaderia has to offer. We were totally overwhelmed with all that they have. Pastries we had never seen before and every single one of them looked so delicious.
For a moment, we were quite uncertain how to go about it without asking stupid questions like “what is this?”. It is perhaps the same feeling like my Mexican friends asking the dim sum lady the same question.
The Panaderia is very South American. They are actually Chilean. And they are very friendly Chilean too. So we were glad they entertained our questions although most of the answers were totally lost in translations.
The young lady who attended to us told us that they had been running the bakery for the past 5 years having taken over from the previous owner.
One surprising thing I learned is that in the Chilean culture, these pastries are taken during our dinner time at about 6PM! This reminds us of how it was in Spain when we vacationed there last year. For the Chileans, their meal times are as follows:
Breakfast: very light consisting of toast and coffee
Lunch: Main meal of the day from 1PM to 3PM
Afternoon Tea: Pastries and sandwiches from 6PM to 7PM
Dinner: After 9PM
They make very elaborate cakes too. If you can ignore the reflection on the glass display above, you will find that the cakes are beautifully made.
With the help of the young girl, we had bought some to go. She was so sweet to even write down the names of each and every items we had when she saw that we were struggling with trying to remember them. We could get some of the names wrong below because we relied on our own assumptions when matching the written list with the pictures.
Each of them is very cheap too. The prices ranges from $1.75 to $3.00.
We couldn’t resist going home to eat them. So we stayed and ate a piece.
The above is called Cone Dulce de Leche (milk caramel) and custard. It is unbelievably …
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