Pan de Manila is one of the most popular mid-tier panaderias (bakeries) in the city. Up until recently, though, branches in both Makati and southern suburbia were rather uncommon and one would have to head over to the branch along the South Super-highway for a pan de sal or ensaimada fix. Lucky for us Salcedo Village denizens, they opened up a branch along Valero – just beside Bugong, too! 😉
Despite the rising cost of bread in this part of the world, there are actually long lines snaking into the shop early in the morning and at mid-afternoon when office workers start craving for something more filling than a bag of chips.
Two recommendations here – and these will be especially loved by cheese fans: the cheese pesto pan de sal which pretty much tastes like a slightly sweet foccacia as it is rich with basil and cheese and the Cheddar cheese ensaimada which is scrumptiously cheesy and buttery.
Oh, and don’t forget to stock up on packets of PdM’s cafe con leche, chocolate con leche, and chocolate blanco drinks. They’re perfect for one’s afternoon nosh. 😉