Most of the time, I find it ridiculous that people here in Manila would endure kilometric lines for boxes of Indonesian doughnuts, even when, to be fair, those are some of the best I’ve had. But for those who have little patience like me and happen to be at Market! Market! at The Fort, there’s one new potential craze Pan De Manila is baking—Pan de Donuts.
Coming out fresh from the ovens where such favorites as pan de sal and ensaymada are baked are new must-tries that could surely tickle our Filipino taste buds. Pan de Donuts are a delightful cross between classics, filled doughnuts and the pan de sal.
Trying them out for the first time, I found them to have just the right amount of sweetness and softness, unlike some other doughnuts. But what’s surely going to keep me coming back for more are the different Pinoy flavors on offer, like polvoron (crumbly shortbread), ube (purple yam), pili nut, and even Choc-Nut (chocolate-peanut bars).
Pan de Manila’s Pan de Donuts thankfully do not have any trans fat nor bromate on them, so they’re good for health buffs and foodies alike. They’re currently available exclusively at Pan de Manila’s outlet at Market! Market! at The Fort in Taguig.