Pandesal is a type of Filipino bread that’s slightly sweet and baked as small, oval loaves. The name comes from the Spanish pan de sal, which literally means ‘bread of salt.’
Pandesal is the most popular bread in the Philippines. Vendors sell them freshly baked and warm in the early morning for breakfast. People usually buy a dozen or so in a thin brown paper bag.
Filipinos like dipping pandesal in coffee or hot chocolate. Even when cold, pandesal is a favorite snack.
Possible fillings for pandesal: margarine, peanut butter, condensed milk, cold cuts, cheese, corned beef, sardines, tomato sauce, fruit jelly, jam among others.