Filipinos love their pandesal (or pan de sal, bread with salt). It’s a breakfast staple. Now, the new rave is the cheesy ube pandesal in Bacolod. Find out why.
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Ube Pandesal in Bacolod
For a couple of weeks now, people have been posting about the ube pandesal in Bacolod City. They have been raving about it on social media. And for good reason.
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The ube pandesal has a soft and crumbly crust with moist bread inside. Furthermore, it is made gooey with the cheddar cheese filling. It’s just a craving that needs to be satisfied for lovers of the purple root crop that is so abundant in the Philippines.
Contrary to what some people think, the ube pandesal is not sweet. I think it is our association that ube products are sweet because they are designed to be desserts. But remember, the ube pandesal is still bread, so it has not been sweetened.
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Consume When Hot
The ube pandesal is best eaten hot, when the cheese has melted. So when you reach home with a brown paper bag of pandesal, better pop them in the oven toaster for at least three minutes.
This soft bread can be eaten for breakfast or afternoon snacks paired with your favorite hot or cold beverage. You can have coffee with it or maybe some iced-cold soda or a glass or iced tea.
Differences in Ube Pandesal Recipe
The ube pandesal recipe might differ between sellers. But what you will surely get is the crusty bread that’s now colored in yummy purple. Additionally, the ube flavor and aroma may also differ in intensity.
Furthermore, some may not have cheese inside. If you prefer, you can just put cheese slices in between according to your taste. What is sure, this is a kind of bread that you will keep snacking on. Our relatives in Cebu have already asked us to send some to them.
Sizes and prices may also vary, depending on the seller.
Sellers of Ube Pandesal in Bacolod
I got my first taste of ube pandesal only today. Ours was ordered online from Jireh Poquita and was delivered to us through Maid in Bacolod. Both are Bacolod home bakers. MIB is a Bacolod food delivery service operating only in the city.
c/o Jireh Poquita
Mobile: (0917) 1392976
Joy’s Kitchen BCD
c/o Joylyn Uy
Mobile: (0923) 3218352
In the evening, I ate more ube pandesal for dinner. This time, it was by Joy’s Kitchen BCD. haha This is ube pandesal day!
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