In time for the celebration of annual #WorldPandesalDay on October 16, 100,000 Pandesal breads will be given away for FREE at the 84-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City!
Some customers and top celebrities shared their favorite ways of eating the unique Filipino bread called Pandesal.
Movie actress, former Batangas Governor, and former Deputy Speaker Vilma Santos Recto said: “My favorite is coffee and cheese in my Pandesal!!!” Movie producer Mother Lily Y. Monteverde shared that “Ever since as a child, my favorite is Pandesal breads with bukayo… Happy World Pandesal Day!”
National Artist for music Ryan Cayabyab said: “My favorite is pan or oven-warmed Pandesal with hardened butter, dunked in a cup of hot tablea or traditional chocolate, making sure butter is not completely melted. Yummmmy!” National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Ricky Lee said: “I love eating Pandesal with peanut butter, sometimes cheese. I don’t drink coffee.”
Actress and beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez said: “I love eating hot Pandesal with butter. It’s most delicious when you dip it in hot coffee with milk in the mornings or merienda time.” Comedian Giselle Sanches said: “I like eating Pandesal with cheese. Kesong puti is the best cheese for Pandesal. The Italians would go wild once they get to taste Pandesal with kesong Pputi. Cheapest nutritious merienda out there.”
Actress Iza Calzado said: “Pandesal toasted with kesong puti and butter and hot chocolate is heavenly!!!” Singer Cooky Chua said: “I love hot Pandesal from the bakery and with palaman of egg or laing.”
Actor Albert Martinez said: “I love old school way of hot Pandesal in the morning with kesong puti and good Batangas coffee.” Actor and painter Jao Mapa said: “I love toasted Pandesal bread with butter or sometimes with peanut butter.”
Quezon City Councilor and actor Alfred Vargas said: “My favorite way of eating Pandesal is when it’s fresh and hot straight from the ‘pugon’, then I’ll put kesong puti as ‘palaman’ or Coco Jam when I’m craving for something sweet. I’ll have the local hot chocolate with it to complete the treat. That is the way we do it in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, my hometown.”
The first “World Pandesal Day” civic and cultural project was launched on October 16, 2015 at Kamuning Bakery Café in Quezon City with special guests GMA Network, Inc. Chairman Atty. Felipe Gozon, Senator Sonny Angara and National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner and actor Dingdong Dantes.
Among top leaders who sent greetings to the annual World Pandesal Day include Vice-President Sara Duterte Carpio, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and others.
World Pandesal Day 2023
The public is invited to annual #WorldPandesalDay celebration on October 16, 2023 Monday 10am for free foods of 100,000 Pandesal breads, cheese, sardines, hams, juices and other foods to be given at 84-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe. The bakery is located at Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street, Barangay Kamuning, Quezon City.
Know more details about the World Pandesal Day 2023 here.
The historic, artisanal Kamuning Bakery Café is Quezon City’s pioneer bakery and its owner, realty entrepreneur and writer Wilson Lee Flores has turned it into a social enterprise with profits going to civic and cultural charities like rural public schools donations and the annual World Pandesal Day.
Started on October 16, 2015 with special guests GMA Network, Inc. Chairman Atty. Felipe Gozon, Senator Sonny Angara and former National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner Dingdong Dantes, Kamuning Bakery Cafe owner Wilson Lee Flores said the goals of “World Pandesal Day” are to honor the humble yet great Pandesal as national bread of the Philippines and to highlight the need to solve the age-old problems of hunger and poverty.
Wilson Lee Flores said this philanthropic project of giving away 100,000 free breads and other foods to urban poor families and orphanages every October 16 was inspired by the miracle in the Bible of a humble boy who donated five loaves of breads and two fishes, which Jesus Christ multiplied to feed thousands of people.