Friday, December 08, 2006


They have got to be among the best kutchinta and sapin-sapin in Manila. It used to be I had to wait until going to the provinces to get a taste of really tasty traditional local merienda foodstuffs. However, nowadays, I can just head on over to Dolor’s Kakanin shop in Banawe Street in Quezon City to fulfill my craving. There was a time when we have to drive all the way out to their main store in Malabon, but since opening a branch nearby, buying from them has become a lot more convenient. They also make home deliveries.

Their products are unarguably far superior than those at the public market. Other than kutchinta and sapin-sapin, Dolor’s also offers kalamay ube, kamoteng kahoy, mais, pitsi-pitsi, pansit Malabon, rellenong bangus, and tinapang bangus.

Dolor’s Kakanin
575 Banawe at N.S. Amoranto Street
Quezon City
Telephone: 731-4352, 743-7947

19. Gov. Pascual Avenue
Concepcion, Malabon City
Telephone: 282-0071

posted by Señor Enrique at 9:17 AM


Anonymous tutubi said...

kagutom naman yan...medyo malapit lang sa "hideout" ko sa QC. btw, Have you tried the hydromassage place there in Banawe? and the seafood place. will check this out one of these days :)

December 08, 2006 10:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my! i love kakanin! makes me want to head out and get some right now :) beautiful photos eric!

December 08, 2006 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

Ang sarap naman nyan. Ang galing pa ng pagkakuha. Me libreng kakanin ka ba nyan. Parang semi af to ah. Hahaha. I'm sure I'll check this out when I'm around the area.

December 08, 2006 10:55 AM  

Anonymous niceheart said...

Paborito ko rin ang kutsinta at sapin-sapin. Nice shots, once again, Eric. Very clear.

December 08, 2006 12:07 PM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Colorful food!
Sounds a bit strange to me: kutchinta, sapin-sapin, pitsi-pitsi...
Any English translation for that Eric?

December 08, 2006 12:12 PM  

Anonymous kyels said...

Yummy! They are so colorful. Hehe!

I'm hungry now Eric.


December 08, 2006 1:43 PM  

Blogger carlotta said...

wow gusto ko ang sapin-sapin!!! drool, drool! salamat sa tip! =)

December 08, 2006 1:53 PM  

Blogger basey said...


yummy....yan ang orderan namin ng kakanin pag may okasyon dito sa office....fave ko ung sapin-sapin nila ...grabe sarap!!!

December 08, 2006 1:53 PM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

Hola Senor, seeing your lovely pics reminds me of my dad and his daily mid-day snacking. Those are his favorites. Gotta get some for him when I get back. Looks absolutely yummy!

December 08, 2006 3:30 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

My sister dod, Tutubi; she loves it. Are talking about Causeway (Banawe corner San Fran del Monte)? Naku, wala ka makuhang parking doon. Laging puno :( Masarap ang mga dimsum nila. Pakadaming masasarap na kainan dito.

December 08, 2006 4:58 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Cathy! You may not be too far away from where I am. Not to worry, when I get a chance to get the bears and deliver them, I'll include sapin-sapin.

December 08, 2006 5:00 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Dati manual focusing ako lagi perso sinabihan ako na gamitan na lang ng auto focus kasi mabilis naman daw ang Nikkor lens ko. Aperture-priority din ginamit ko dito, Ferdz.

December 08, 2006 5:03 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Irene! There was a class I was going to take about making kakanin, but Dolor's opened a branch nearby so I didn't bother :)

December 08, 2006 5:04 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

English translation there may not be any, Sidney. Don't tell me you haven't tried any of these. These are very popular. You must try if you haven't yet.

December 08, 2006 5:06 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

They are incredibly colorful, Kyels. The make excellent holiday sweets to put on the buffet table :)

December 08, 2006 5:07 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, great store, Carla! Call them up; if you're not too far from them, they will deliver! I bet your mom will love 'em :)

December 08, 2006 5:08 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wow! See that! At least we have another fellow blogger who patronizes this excellent eatery. Thanks, Basey!

December 08, 2006 5:09 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Jot down their numbers, at least, Sheilamarie. This way, you'd know where to get some delish kakanin for your dad when you come back for a visit :)

December 08, 2006 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

Haha! sori Eric, typo ata yun, I meant semi-"Ad" vert hehe. Dapta bigyan ka nla ng xmas supply nyan. Mahilig din ako sa kakanin.

By the way a few pics from Manila are already up. Hope you enjoy it. :D

December 08, 2006 11:30 PM  

Blogger joe said...

Hi Eric! Blogger dot com must have played a trick on me. Or is it my old PC? I have put your blog in my Faves and now I see you have seven postings since last Nov.29. Anyway, good topics and photos as always. Your workshop and perseverance is bearing fruit. Good to read you had a fun time with Jeppaperts/Jeff(i wish him all the best)& Sydney. Hope to join you someday.Btw, i have linked,tagged,ex-link you with my newbie blog.Oooops haba na ito! Sige.joeL

December 09, 2006 2:57 AM  

Blogger Cai said...

This post is starting a craving for kakanin. The closest thing here, is the Vietnamese version of kakanin. Also good, but not quite the same.

By the way - you already know me. I had to change my name and anonymize my blog.

December 09, 2006 3:00 AM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

am not much of a kakanin lover but my very fave is puto bumbong which I have not had in a very long time. i found one here one time but it was buried in margarine, yuck... that photo of kutchinta with freshly grated coconut is to die fedex naman :)

December 09, 2006 7:15 AM  

Blogger DOPS said...

Ang saraaaaaaaaaaaaap!!!!! na miss ko na din tuloy ung special puto... merong cheese ska fresh from the steaming pan..ahhhh... ang sarap ng mga kakanin pilipino ano? =)


December 09, 2006 9:28 PM  

Blogger dave (",) said...

Ooh, colorful presentation! Or is it due to your photography skills Señor E? The taste is comparable to the provinces? Now that is something.

December 10, 2006 12:14 AM  

Blogger g.knotee said...

i miss kutsinta and putong pulo in marikina. yumyum.

December 10, 2006 3:29 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Semi Ad ba? Ooops! I thought semi-AF :)

I was just over at your sight and enjoyed your entry and pics of my beloved Manila :)

Interesting perspectives you, Ferdz; something I have to work on myself.

Thanks for sharing with us!

December 10, 2006 9:59 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Joe! Yes, Jeff, Sidney and I had fun. We plan to have another get together when Sidny gets back from Belgium and before Jeff flies back to Dubai.

Come join us next time you're in town!

December 10, 2006 10:08 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hi Cai ... hope everything's all right with you. What a hassle going through changing your name and anonymizing your site.

December 10, 2006 10:09 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I know that you can FedEx foodstuffs within the Staes, but are we able to do same inter-continental? Is it allowed? But I' sure they have fine kakanins where you are, Photo Cache :)

December 10, 2006 10:11 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Do they have kakanin in Idaho, DOPS? But these from Dolor's are simply delicious. You ought to try them when you come back home for a visit.

December 10, 2006 10:12 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Yes, Dave! Dolor's kakanin are just as good as home made stuff from the provinces. You have to give it a try one of these days :)

December 10, 2006 10:54 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I'm sure they have these in Canada as well, G. Knotee, but I'm not sure if they'd be as agood as these :)

December 10, 2006 10:55 AM  

Anonymous sachiko said...

OMG,OMG,OMG.. i hate you for making me crave for them! i want them now,right this very moment,ahh...naglalaway ako!

December 10, 2006 7:21 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Hahaha! Maybe come fly home for a day and indulge n our delish merienda, Sachiko!

Btw, the Japanese aren't much into sweet stuff, huh? In NYC, my favorite Japanese restaurant only serves green tea ice cream; nothing more when it comes to dessert.

December 11, 2006 2:22 AM  

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