Last week, I went to Ortigas with Nina, Karla, Gail and Marcto meet people from Seair and the owner of Jayj’s Inasal. After our dinner, we decided to look for a coffee shop to have some chat and cafeine reload.
We discovered an interesting coffee shop that offers authentic pinoy pandesal sandwiches filled with delicious dish of your choice like corned beef, longganisa, sardines, embutido or kesong puti with pesto. They also offer freshly brewed kapeng barako and their famous native hot tsokolate.
I ordered the pandesal with embotido and tsokolate while Nina ordered Pan ala Cubana and kapeng barako.
Pandesal (Spanish: pan de sal, literally “salt bread”) is a rounded bread usually eaten by Filipinos during breakfast. It is a bread made of flour, eggs, lard, yeast, sugar, and salt. It has a soft, powdery texture and is eaten in a number of ways combined with numerous sandwich spreads.
It is also used for dipping into tsokolate (a Spanish chocolate drink very much like hot chocolate but with pure cocoa as its main ingredient) or kapeng barako (a Coffea liberica coffee variety grown in the Philippines, particularly in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite).
Despite the literal meaning of its name, the taste of pandesal varies from bland to slightly sweet which is common in filipino breads.
The Bread Bag Pandesal Bar
Units 20A / 21A, Ortigas Home Depot
Julio Vargas St., Pasig City
Tel : (632) 7037784