Delaware Today magazine Savor: A dining and restaurant article about Philippine Bread House & Restaurant in Wilmington
The Bread of Life: New restaurant specializes in Filipino cuisine.
Just when you thought the state had become home to every ethnic cuisine on the planet, Philippine Bread House & Restaurant in Wilmington comes along to wow us with a variety of baked goods and traditional meals. In addition to cakes and other confections, you’ll find a variety of ensaymada—Philippine bread—topped with butter, sugar and cheese, or filled with purple yam, coconut, cream cheese or mongo beans. You’ll also find meals made with tropical fruits and vegetables, meats and fish seasoned with traditional herbs and spices, all influenced by the culinary traditions of neighbors like China and Spanish colonists. Chief among meals is the lightly salty, slightly tangy adobo of chicken and pork—a meal that is to the Philippines what spaghetti and meatballs is to Italian-Americans. Each day brings new specials at bargain prices. (998-4740, philippinebreadhousedelaware.com) —Mark Nardone