Monday, November 8, 2021

From Bacolod to Manila: The Commissariat Manila

"Good food must never be kept secret and should be experienced by everyone." - The Commissariat Manila

Introducing The Commissariat Manila, a purveyor of the finest goods and delicacies under siblings Gino Asensio Lopez and Monique Lopez Ong. The Commissariat Manila opened its doors in July 2020 during the early days of the pandemic. As the country went into lock down period, there was a rising need for good food to be delivered to people's homes. People couldn't travel and bring home pasalubong, so why not bring the pasalubong to people instead, right? I guess that makes sense.  The Commissariat Manila was established to fulfill everyone's need for first-class goods from Visayas, particularly Bacolod City, the place that Gino and Monique both know has unrivaled pastries, cakes, chorizos, and seafood.
Many of their sought-after delicacies come from Felicia's Pastry Shop which was established in the 1970s. These beloved Felicia’s pastries are baked fresh, and air-flown from Bacolod to Manila every week beginning November 13 to December 18. 
The Commissariat Manila has prepared a lineup of limited edition Christmas sets featuring their Felicia’s Ensaimadas that come in a box of 6 (P1,215) or a box of 12 (P2,430), Felicia’s Cheese Rolls box of 16 (P1,420), cookies in can variants such as their Almond Crisps (P490), Lemon Thins (P425), Almondettes (P475), and their yummy Pili products such as their Pili Crumble (P675) and Turron de Pili (P585).  
The Commissariat Manila also offers other products such as Felicia's cake line, Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizos, and Casa Carmela’s “Bacolod in a bottle” line. Moreover, The Commissariat Manila offers some of their own products such as The Commissariat Flat Quillos (P185), and seasonally, The Commissariat Bantayan Bay half-shell scallops (P675) which are harvested from the deepest parts of Bantayan Island and flown straight to The Commissariat freezers.

Due to the influx of orders, I highly recommend that you pre-order way ahead of time to make sure that you receive your orders on your preferred date/s. For Felicia’s fresh air-flown pastries and limited edition Christmas sets, the pre-order cut-off for each week is on Wednesdays by 7 PM.  All late pre-orders will carry over to the next available shipment date.  Deliveries for Metro Manila begin every Saturday of each week from November 13th to December 18th, their last shipment for 2021.  
Photo from The Commissariat Manila

    All on-hand products such as Felicia’s Cakes in cans, Casa Carmela bottled goods, Ereñeta-Manaloto Chorizos and The Commissariat Flat Quillos will be available for delivery until December 23 (Thursday) before Christmas Eve, and will continue to be available from December 27 - 31 before the New Year’s countdown.  Fresh air-flown Felicia’s Ensaimadas and Cheese Rolls will resume on Jan 8 (Saturday) when The Commissariat Manila opens their first shipment for 2022. 
    To know more about the variety of finest goods and delicacies that The Commissariat Manila offers within NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal), you can visit and order from their website at
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