Foodie Find: Starbread
I’ve just taken my carb game to a whole new level, thanks to Starbread in Roseville. If you haven’t been to this authentic Filipino bakery yet, you must go ASAP. They bake everything fresh daily and when you order their heavenly Señorita Bread (also known as Spanish bread in the Philippines), it’s given to you hot out of the oven. It’s also the most amazing thing you’ll eat that day…and maybe all week. They’re light and airy, so you feel like you’re not eating a lot; they’re buttery and sweet; and they’re small, so you can justify eating more than one. I’m not going to tell you how many I ate, but it was (a lot) more than one. Oh, and I went back the next day and bought more. They serve other tasty treats too, including Filipino donuts (Malasada) that are round balls of dough filled with Nutella, dulce de leche, or Bavarian cream. I highly recommend all of them. Next time, I plan to try Puto (steamed rice muffins), Pandesal (dinner rolls), and Siopao (Filipino steamed meat bun)—with a side of señorita bread, naturally. Starbread says they’re the “Home of the Señorita Bread,” but there’s actually a new home for them: in my belly. 1251 Baseline Road, Suite 130, Roseville, 916-771-0372, starbreadca.com.
by JULIE RYAN