Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Bananamon Chocolate con Leche Food Pan de Manila Pan de Sal Practical Find
3 Reasons Why I Love Pan de Manila
Pandesal (Spanish: Pan De Sal, "salt bread") is a bread roll made of flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. It has become a common food item in the Philippines. - (Source: Wikepedia)
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I believe, every Filipino has tasted Pan De Sal at least once in their lives. It's the most versatile bread I've known, pair it with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice, soft drinks, egg, sausage, hotdog, longganisa, peanut butter, margarine, cheese, actually with anything edible, the combination is unimaginably endless! For me, it is the most accessible bread to all. You could get it from "Manong PotPot" (street vendor on bikes), from the neighborhood bakery or best, from Pan De Manila!
My love story with Pan De Manila started way back in 2002, Nagtahan branch to be exact. The attraction at first was all physical, seeing pan de sal baked the using the old-style clay-brick ovens. But now, as I get to know Pan De Manila more, my love developed deeper.
Here are the 3 Reasons Why I Love Pan de Manila:
1. Pan de Sal
There is something about Pan de Manila's clay-oven baked pan de sal. Unlike other pan de sals, they become deflated in the afternoon. Pan de Manila's pan de sal retains its form, if you compare it to a man, "matipuno" pa rin even in the afternoon. Others become hard if you don't eat it immediately. Pan de Manila's remain soft even at night. Small pan de sal costs P2.50 each while the big ones cost P6.00/P6.50 (regular/wheat.)
2. Choloate Con Leche
Among all the hot chocolates I've encountered in my life, this is on the top of my list. Not to mention, compared to Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, McDonald's, Jollibee's or Tsoko.Nut's hot chocolate, this is the MOST AFFORDABLE only at P16.00 per sachet. The taste is a mix between the sweetness of McDonald's and the bitterness of tablea cocoa. It's best served in the morning or during the afternoon merienda.
Banana is one of my favorite fruits. For this, it was easy for me to learn to eat banana cake when I was a kid. I favor those that are moist and not too sweet. Pan de Manila's Banana Mon is a fusion of the moistness of a Banana Cake and the fluffyness of Mamon. For me, it's the PERFECT combination, moist and texture, playing and melting in your mouth as you take one bite after the other. Best served when warm. A winner at only P26.00 each.
I am Not Selfish
Though I've completely fallen in love with Pan de Manila, I can share it with you. There are a lot of other reasons to love Pan de Manila, discover yours soon!
If you love Pan de Manila as much as I do, could you share what you love about it?
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