I had a craving for Bucky’s and when I Googled it I was surprised that Connie’s Kitchen Deli carried it. I’ve passed by this store along 4th street in New Manila countless of times but I never thought to stop because I thought the store only sold Connie’s Kitchen products which are also available in the supermarket. Imagine my delight when I stepped in.
There were only a couple of single portion Bucky’s on hand but they also had boxed slabs available. The portion size was also smaller than the one I first bought and that’s fine with me.
They stock my favorite Allies Wonder Peanuts too.
I tried a bag of these banana chips and they were really thin, crisp and just had the right amount of sweetness.
Naturally they had a display of all their in-house brand products too. There was a small dining area where you can have a light meal or snacks. You can see pictures of the food here.
This store is really a neighborhood deli complete with a wide assortment of sausages, chorizo and some cheese.
They carried mostly Spanish pantry items sourced from Terry’s Selection.
I use this brand of squid ink to make paella negra or squid ink risotto.
Note to self: remove finger in front of iPhone’s lens.
I also bought a pack of chrorizo Pamplona.
These were the goodies I bought asides from the Bucky’s and banana chips.
My best purchase were these frozen bocaditos (snacks or appetizers) from Baked by Anita.
These snacks are perfect to keep in your freezer. I just popped them in the oven frozen and baked it for 20 minutes at 350F or 170C and out came one of the best mini pies I’ve ever eaten. I bought the Wild Mushrooms & Gruyere with Truffle Oil and Spanish Chorizo & Mozzarella and both were delicious but the mushroom was deadly good. When you cut into the uber flaky crust the wonderful aroma of mushroom & truffle oil permeates the air. After sniffing take a bite and I guarantee you will groan. The combination of mushroom and Gruyere cheese was earthy, salty and a lot of umami flavor.
With other pies, sweet or savory, I usually give the excess crust to my doggies who eagerly await crumbs that may fall. With these they didn’t get a single speck. The crust was buttery, flaky and simply perfect. The crust was even good eaten without any filling.
These bocaditos are pretty small so I usually eat two at a time either as a snack or even a light lunch.
I’ve gone back to Connie’s Kitchen Deli with Rochelle who passes by the store every single day without stopping even once. I showed her all my favorite goodies so she can try them too. I bought the spicy italian sausage and spinach, goat cheese bocaditos and they were best eaten together for a balance of meat and veggies. So far my favorite is still the wild mushroom filling but I’m happy to eat any flavor available.
Residents of New Manila I envy you for this little store with lots of goodies. I hope you know and appreciate this gem in your backyard.
Connie’s Kitchen Deli
4th Street Corner Broadway Avenue Quezon City Metro Manila Philippines
Baked By Anita
340A Smuth Drive, San Juan city 1500
telephone: 0917-5259740 or 0939-9209838 or 02-7362877
Baked By Anita Bocaditos Fillings:
Wild Mushrooms & Gruyere w/Truffle Oil
Spicy Italian Sausage & Roasted Red bell pepper
Chicken & Mushroom w/ Marsala Cream
Spinach, Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts
Chili-Lime Tuna with Black Olives
Spanish Chorizo & mozzarella