Celebrities Chime In for Upcoming “World Pandesal Day” at Kamuning Bakery Cafe

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.

World Pandesal Day
World Pandesal Day 2023 @ Kamuning bakery Cafe

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.”

Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes, then National Youth Commission Commissioner in 2015, helped launch the first World Pandesal Day at Kamuning Bakery Cafe in QC
Ricky Lee
National Artist Ricky Lee & Pan de Suelo, giant versions of Pandesal of Kamuning Bakery Cafe

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.

GMA Felipe Gozon
GMA 7 Chairman Atty. Felipe Gozon & Sen. Sonny Angara with Wilson Lee Flores at first World Pandesal Day in 2015 at Kamuning Bakery Cafe in QC

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.

Ube Pandesal
Ube Pandesal, Anyone?

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.

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World Pandesal Day has the support of Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Chinese General Hospital, Philippine Foremost Milling, San Miguel Mills, Mondelez Philippines, Hobe Noodles, Mega Sardines, King Sue Ham, Yan Yan International Phils. Inc., Nash Coffee, Caltex in Iba Malhacan Road in Meycauayan Exit of Bulacan, Cathedral Cargo Movers Trucking and Pagcor.

Marjorie Uy

Marjorie Uy is the wifey in the SeatForTwo.com tandem. She is passionate about food, recipes, cook books and dessert is her favorite part of the meal! She's a coffee person. She loves to cook and has collected recipe books for more than 15 years now; the latest is entitled "Everything Peanut Butter" Jonel gave her on their wedding day. She used to work as a Civilian Nurse in a military hospital and as NCLEX Coach for a U.S based company. Today, she's a full-time housewife and blogging become her hobby.

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