Nikko’s Baking Studio – Taste the Story
It may have started as a baking school and a bakeshop; but fate had a slightly different plan for Nikko. Allow us to let you taste the story with words and food.
About Nikkos’ Baking Studio
Late 2013, Nikko has been conceptualizing her plans to open up a baking school and a bakeshop. It had a simple menu consisting of pasta, sandwiches and drinks for her students in case they get hungry while in class. However, it seemed like not only the students were interested in that menu as people started coming in to order from it. As the unexpected business started picking up, rice meals were introduced as it got requested often by the patrons. Not long after full-blown All Day Breakfast Menu was established.
Each dish in the menu came from home and was something their family used to cook / enjoy. Thus it was easy for Nikko to recreate and share it to the world! The baking school is still there for class sessions but for now; Nikko’s Baking Studio is a full-blown restaurant. (condensed version :))
The cheese sticks may be ordinary but what makes this excellent would be the dip that it comes with. A mayo dip with a hint of lemon/lime taste compliments the cheese sticks very well.
PS: 126 came from their home address.
These unsweetened banana chips go perfectly well with the garlic cream cheese dip.
A sinful appetizer that’s sure to jumpstart your appetites with every crunch!
One of their best sellers would be their Empanada Kaliskis. These stuffed (chicken or longganisa) pastries made even better by the scales (kaliskis) that you can peel off or just bite into it.
This was the first for me to hear and try “Thermidor“. All I know was a creamy mustard-like sauce that enveloped each linguine pasta and topped with prawns. We all loved this and it was clear from the empty plate.
Another great pasta dish that we tried would this Angel Hair Lucban Longganisa. Since the angel hair pasta was very thin; you can really taste the longganisa. The longganisa had a strong taste that was effectively balanced by the pasta. It was a great combination!
Sandwiches and Filled Pandesals were also served. The Chori Burger felt nostalgic and the kesong puti was teasing me to get more. But I would prefer the tuna melt simply because I love both tuna, cheese and mayo!
Remember when I mentioned about their All Day Breakfast menu? Our Filipino breakfast favorites are all in the menu such as corned beef, hotdogs, spam, bacon, tapa, longganisa and daing na bangus. Interestingly, each dish was named a family member and were very filling! You get two eggs, I’m sure more than one (1) cup of rice and generous portions of the viand.
For me, this was the star of the night. Chunks of protein rich beef that’s so tender swimming a garlic rich sauce and topped with sliced garlic! Nothing was spared as even the sauce itself was wiped out.
More Rice Meals and Family Specials
Most of these dishes have been started by Nikko’s Mom and from the looks of it; cooking runs in their family. It was amazing to know that Nikko’s family had a lot of dishes just waiting to be shared to the world such as the…
My personal preferences would be the chicken inasal, lengua and roast beef.
Despite our very hard and full tummies; we couldn’t pass up the dessert as that would be missing out a lot. Don’t forget that the place is a baking studio at first.
Layers of soft crepe and vanilla cream; drizzled with caramel. I loved it! My fork simply slides through and easily melts in the mouth.
This was a literally pineapple pie. Bits of real pineapples (not those pineapple jelly) mixed with a crumble mixture.
I haven’t tried a lot of citrus flavored pies or cakes but if this how it tastes; then I have missed out a lot!
This was my default favorite on looks alone simply because of chocolates! If I said that the vanilla crepe cake easily melts then the turtle pie simply melts. I could eat a lot of turtle pie slices and not feel full (not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing).
Last would be the leche flan cake where the top layer was the flan then followed by the chiffon. As a leche flan lover, my first idea was to simply scrape off the leche flan. That changed because the liquid caramel has seeped through the chiffon so my simply mind couldn’t tell the difference.
Whew! That was a lot of food and not just any kind of food, but delicious food! I honestly believe that it was a great decision to continue exploring the restaurant business because how can we say no to their delicious food! The dishes had the lutong bahay vibe and the place actually has this home ambiance so those in Makati can simply drop by to emulate the “I’m home for lunch” feel.
Disclosure: Nikko’s Baking Studio paid for our meal.
Till next time,
Nikko’s Baking Studio
59-A Paseo de Roxas Street,
Urdaneta, Makati City
Restaurant by Location: Urdaneta