Over the weekend, my brother and SIL were talking about how they excited they are about having pan de sal every morning for breakfast when they are back in the Philippines next month. They get it fresh and hot from the corner bakery where this bread is as it should be: small, light & airy.
Unfortunately for those of us who lives in the States, coming across genuinely delicious, light and fragrant pan de sal is virtually impossible. When we lived in San Diego, Filipinos touted various bakeries for their pan de sal. Excited to finally have some REAL pan de sal after all these years (it’s a taste you just cannot forget), I drove to all the different bakeries in two of San Diego’s very Filipino communities: National City and Mira Mesa.
To my disappointment, none of the recommended bakeries measured up. 😦
I’ve been on the search for almost as long as I’ve been on the search for NY Style Pizza in San Diego and Houston. (BELIEVE IT OR NOT: San Diego DOES have a fantastic NY style pizza place – Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest. GO. You won’t be disappointed.)
I am still on the search but in the meantime I thought I’d try to find a good recipe.
So, if you’re reading this and have found one, let me know please!