Whenever I go out in the mornings which can be as early as 4 AM, I always pass this store close to home, I close my eyes and relish the scent of baking pande sal. For a bread lover, like myself I am grateful to even get a few pieces of these before they completely run out.
For a country of rice eaters, we have a soft spot (our tummies) for these delicious, soft native bread we like to pair with milk, tea or coffee even without our (palaman) spread.
Even the mall in the country are dotted with modern bakeries that sell a smorgasbord of foreign breads, local panaderia favorites like warm pandesal and fluffy ensaymada still hold a special lace in the Filipino`s hearts. The truth remains that our neighborhood panaderias, with all the culinary traditions and culture influences they mold into their breads are irreplaceable that in itself is something worth celebrating.
This love for local food is precisely what inspired Pilmico to team up with Max`s Corner Bakery and call on the youth to join the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Baking Competion. The competition, which aims to inspire the youth to take part in honoring and revitalizing our colorful bread culture, comes to its colorful culmination at the culminating at the Grand Finals held at Treston International College at Bonifacio Global City.
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