12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Words by Frances Leones Photos by Frances Leones and Nadine Bufi Pandesal — the quintessential Pinoy bread. It’s perfect for when you’re in a rush to get to school or work and can’t sit down long enough to eat a full breakfast meal, as an inexpensive snack, or, in the case of N.V.M. Gonzalez’s short story, The Bread […]

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Words by Frances Leones
Photos by Frances Leones and Nadine Bufi

Pandesal — the quintessential Pinoy bread. It’s perfect for when you’re in a rush to get to school or work and can’t sit down long enough to eat a full breakfast meal, as an inexpensive snack, or, in the case of N.V.M. Gonzalez’s short story, The Bread of Salt, as a literary symbol or plot device. However you look at it, pandesal is a Filipino staple that we love to make sandwiches with in place of the typical sliced white bread.

So I asked members of our WIM Facebook community what fillings they like to put in their pandesal and what they like to pair it with, and some of their answers range from traditional to creative to crazy. But one thing’s for sure—they’re all pretty delicious.

12. Pandesal + Condensed Milk

Pandesal Condensada - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

So simple yet so sinfully sweet.

11. Pandesal + Chocolate Drink Powder

Pandesal Milo - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Chocolatey and will give you a boost of energy—ideal if you don’t feel like drinking your chocolate.

10. Pandesal + Nutella + Banana

Pandesal Nutella Banana 2 - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

My personal combo for when I want something indulgent but also healthy…but mostly indulgent because, well, Nutella.

9. Pandesal + Butter + Sugar. Toasted!

Pandesal Butter Sugar - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Spread  butter and sugar on the pandesal before toasting it. Perfection! You can even add cheese, and you’ll have your own version of an ensaymada.

8. Pandesal + Peanut Butter + Cheese

Pandesal Peanut Butter Cheese - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

A surprising combo that marries sweet and smooth peanut butter and savory cheese.

7. Pandesal + Ice Cream

Pandesal Ice Cream - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

The classic. An ice cream sandwich! 1f600 - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

6. Pandesal + Pancit Canton

Pandesal Pancit Canton 2 - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

An oldie but a goodie.

ALSO READ: 8 Pancit Canton Combinations You Need to Try at Home

5. Pandesal + Fried Rice

Pandesal Fried Rice  - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Because carbs are life.

4. Pandesal Dunked in Soda

Pandesal Coke - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Move over, coffee and hot choco. The pandesal has found a new drink partner to be dunked in.

3. Pandesal + Spanish Sardines

Pandesal Spanish Sardines - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

Great for merienda. Add an egg if you’re craving a breakfast sandwich.

2. Pandesal + Liver Spread + Ketchup

Pandesal Liver Spread Ketchup 2 - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

It’s like eating a lighter version of a hamburger. The liver spread gives you the meaty taste of a burger patty without the greasiness, and the ketchup gives you the tomato tang that you get in a hamburger.

1. Pandesal + Cheese Spread + Ketchup

Pandesal Cheese Whiz Ketchup 2 - 12 Crazy Creative Pandesal Combos You Can Make at Home

It’s like a homemade version of your favorite fast food cheeseburger!

And there’s so much more that you can fill and pair with your pandesal. It’s such a versatile bread that’s distinctly Pinoy and that you can turn into something amazing with just a few ingredients you can find around in your kitchen. Some combos might be way out there, but what matters is that it’s your combo and you like the flavors it brings.

How about you? How do you like your pandesal?

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