Beating Jetlag With Filipino Fresh-Baked Rolls in the Philippines
If you are in the Philippines and jetlagged, despair not. Rise and shine! You can be first in line at the local bakery when those delicious rolls called pandesal are pulled out of the oven. The heavenly aroma pushes the fatigue from your mind and as you toss the piping hot roll from one hand to the other, your hand-eye coordination vastly improves. Philippine pandesal is sweet contrary to its Spanish translation, pan de sal, or salt bread. It is soft, has a powdery outer coating and is golden brown. It is best eaten fresh out of the oven and pairs wonderfully with eggs, sausage, bacon, and Filipino favorites, fried cured pork, sauteed canned corned beef, fried salted dry sardines, tinned sardines, SPAM, or any leftovers. Dunk it in the local thick, rich, hot chocolate or slather on a sweet jam of native fruits.