The Salvadorean Bakery first opened its doors in White Center roughly 10 years ago. I discovered it when I came back home for vacation from living abroad in Japan. I used to bring my Japanese language books to study there for hours so that I wouldn't get rusty when I returned to Japan. Hanging out there made me feel right at home, with the delicious array of aromas from the kitchen and the mix of Spanish music including cumbias, baladas, merengue and salsa that was always playing in the background. I had longed for this type of place in Japan.
When I come to the Salvadorean Bakery I always order the Platanos Fritos con Frijoles y Crema(Fried Plantains with Beans and Sour Cream). It is heavenly, that's all I can say. I also love their pupusas, which I can only describe as a type of Salvadorean tortilla filled with either cheese, pork or chicken, and served with curtido, which is a spicy pickled cabbage mix. I also love the pan frances with beans and Mexican cheese; and their chicken soup is the best I've ever had. There's so much there I haven't tried yet because I can't stop ordering the platanos fritos.
Of course their main gig is as a bakery. They have an unbelievable assortment of baked goods there. Probably most famous are the pastel de tres leches, and their empanadas, among other things. They now sell all kinds of Latin American food products so that you can go home and try making some of these foods. As for me, I bought some corn husks, so I'm going to try to make tamales de elote, which is a sweet corn tamale, usually served with sour cream(they also serve these at the Salvadorean Bakery). I'll let you know how they turn out!