MANILA, Philippines – The Buchi Queen claims to have the best buchi in town. But does it really reign supreme?
The pandemic has paved the way to many quarantine trends. You have the ube cheese pandesal, the baked sushi, and the milky donuts. The lockdown also saw the surge in the number of home-based cooks selling buchi or sesame seed balls.
Among the buchi sellers online, Buchi Queen stands out by having the most number of likers and followers on facebook and instagram. A quick look on its Instagram highlights shows actress Bea Alonzo, internet sensation Macoy Dubs, broadcast journalist Pinky Webb and her dad former Senator Freddie Webb, singer-actor Markki Stroem, host Christine Jacobs-Sandejas, and singer Erik Santos enjoying the Queen’s bestselling buchi balls.
Buchi is a classic Filipino-Chinese fried pastry, Filipinos usually see at the corner of their lauriat box. Buchi Queen, however, takes this traditional delicacy to a whole new level by giving it a modern twist. The Queen’s buchi balls are made of glutinous flour covered with sesame seeds that are slowly fried to perfection. They are very soft, chewy, and sweet with the subtle saltiness of fried sesame.
The buchi balls come with four different homemade fillings. The classic Monggo buchi has a sweet mung bean filling that is so good even kids love them.
The uber delicious Ube buchi is made of smooth and creamy purple yam jam, cooked fresh almost every day.
Taking the Ube Buchi a step further, Buchi Queen’s bestselling Ube Keso Buchi is loaded with a yummy cheddar cheese center — providing the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
Buchi Queen’s newest flavor pays homage to many Filipinos’ favorite confection. The Yema Buchi has a yummy hint of saltiness in its dough that blends oh-so well with its sweet custard filling. One bite will definitely make you reach for more.
Craving for buchi but don’t want it fried? Buchi Queen puts a delicious twist on a well-loved Filipino kakanin in its latest offering—the Palitaw Balls. These are coconut coated sticky balls steamed to perfection with a yummy yema filling that explodes on your first bite. They’re so good, you can finish a dozen in one sitting. Might as well diet another day.
Aside from the yummy flavors, another aspect where Buchi Queen stands out is the freshness of its products. Buchi Queen promises to only deliver freshly cooked buchi. The Queen makes sure that customers are still able to enjoy the buchi balls while they are still warm. The freshness and the premium quality of their products have been proven to attract hundreds of repeat customers.
A helping hand
While the Queen offers comfort through its delicious treats, it also extends a helping hand to those in need during these trying times. Buchi Queen has recently started a resellers program, which aims to help other aspiring entrepreneurs earn extra income amid the pandemic.
A starter box with a dozen buchi balls cost about P160 to P175. A family box with 35pieces of buchi that is perfect for sharing costs P425 to P475.
Buchi Queen is open every day from 9am to 5pm. For orders, you may send them a message on their Facebook page Buchi Queen or Instagram Page @buchiqueenph.