You cannot open a padlock without key, cake without candles can’t grant someone’s wish and coffee without Hot Pandesal won’t complete Filipino’s morning breakfast.
As the chicken starts to cluck and the sun begins to rise, another morning means another day and another day means a day with coffee on your left hand and Pandesal on the right. Have you ever experienced after cleaning and sweeping your front house or backyard, instead of going inside you end up having a breakfast outside your home with your neighbors?
Here in Philippines, you cannot pass an alley during daylight without group of housewives having a chitchat and sipping their coffee outside. It might be confusing and mind boggling but it’s a Filipino thing.
Pandesal is the most common bread for breakfast in the Philippines. It is made of flour mixture with yeast, egg, pinch of salt and a little bit of sugar. Hot and toasted bread is best with sunny colored dairy cream or butter on top. Soft and bouncy Pandesal is worth trying with egg or hotdog filling. But what’s more only Filipino knows about Pandesal, is Pandesal dunked in a hot coffee is a must try. This combo will never go out of style and will forever be iconic.
- Ube cheese Pandesal
If you’re tired of usual Pandesal sold in the bakery, you must try this ube cheese Pandesal. Roses are reds and violet are ube cheese Pandesal. It’s part of Filipinos’ nature being creative so they make a twist with the Filipino overrated bread rolls.
As the ube cheese Pandesal arise, it is always sold out in the market place. Ube cheese Pandesal is almost the same with usual Pandesal you can purchase in every bake shop. The difference is the flour mixture is added with ube flavoring and cheese filling. But both Pandesal are Filipinos favorite and best partnered with coffee and no one can beat that.
There is a Filipino famous line thatm, “There is no firm Pandesal in a hot coffee”. Pandesal is not just popular as a Filipino breakfast but because it represents every Filipino’s personality. No matter how strong you are, there are certain moments that you become vulnerable but no matter how hard it is, Filipino is used to overcome it.