Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Irene's Bakery

Irene's Bakery is a cool spot I found when exploring the area around our hotel. Granted, our hotel isn't there greatest (it's a three star) but the location, I think, makes it a good place to stay.

Irene's Bakery is about a ten minute walk from the hotel. Along the way, you'll pass a woman who sells coconut jello with fruit, a guy that makes home made ice cream, and a small laundromat. All posts for another day.

Irene makes desserts. She has cookies, cheesecake, carrot cake, and something called 'orange cake'. Her oatmeal and chocolate cookies are awesome. They are more crunchy than chewy but not dry. The flavor of the cookie is rich but not overly sweet. Her carrot cake is equally excellent. Moist and sweet but not excessively sweet with a rich cheesecake icing.

But even better than the baked goods are the drinks. The Thai iced tea is really good; unlike most Thai ice teas, it's not highlighter orange with an overbearing sweetness to it. But if I had to recommend one thing it would be the green iced tea. It's a sweetened tea like the Thai iced tea, but there is a layer of whipped milk on top followed by a sprinkle of macha.

I didn't get a chance to try everything; money wasn't the issue, everything there is priced really reasonably. The lack of time and the threat of diabetes were the obstacles in the way of tasting everything Irene had to offer.

Irene also has a really cool story. I don't know all of it, but her excellent English tipped me off that there was something different about her. You should ask her when you go by.

And when you do, let me know what you think.