food moment: MALANDI and MAYABANG Bread

     Whenever I am having these two breads, ‘Malandi” and  “Mayabang”, as merienda every afternoon or for breakfast with coffee or juice on the side, I can’t help myself but laugh a little and smile. It does not only take away my hunger but also removes my stress in down moments just by remembering the names of these pastries. It’s like you’re eating the most flirtatious and the most arrogant food in town. Although their aliases doesn’t necessarily speak for their tastes and characteristics. In fact, it presents itself  humbly which were being sold in small bakeries and not in extravagant stores.

     “Malandi” is a Filipino term for “Flirt” and “Mayabang” is a Filipino term for “Arrogant”. Actually, I have no idea if why these two local Pinoy breads where named that way. I see no connection aside from their distinctive colors. The “malandi” bread has this red color of spread in the middle while the “mayabang” bread has this bluish violet spread within it. These oval pastries which is as the size of any ordinary bread specifically the “pandesal” tastes sweet and yummy at the same time. They were sold in small bakeries in town and it can’t be seen in any branded or commercial bakeshop. You can buy them for the price of two pesos each (Php 2.00). Presently, their names have evolved and were seldom called this way anymore. Filipinos has really this weird, funny, and humorous ways of naming anything under the sun most especially with the native food found in our country. For me, this behavior of giving funny names only shows the happy side of being a Filipino despite its economic problems which is now in the process of recovery.

     The “Malandi” and “Mayabang” bread is definitely not only good tasting but fun tasting at the same time. It’s a classic pastry which will make you smile every bite. Happy eating :)

(Photos taken by: Sukito)

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    Nov 24, 2011 @ 14:28:53

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  3. Love 2 Type
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 06:28:53

    hindi ko alam na may bread pala na ganito ang pangalan. ang alam ko lang yung pan burikat or pan pukpok or prostitute bread. :)

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    • sukitospoon
      Nov 28, 2011 @ 19:40:32

      Yup, in our place, these breads were called this way… funny but true. As time evolves, the names of these pastries have also changed. In some local bakeries, they call it as pan de regla. Presently, you can barely hear these breads being called this way as others regarded it in different names. Thanks for ur comment Love 2 Type. Hav a good day :)

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  4. u8mypinkcookies
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 06:47:09

    I like that bread, the one with red filling.. even if I dunno what that red thing is. Haha!

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    • sukitospoon
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 18:25:15

      me too. i always wonder if what was it made of… the red spread in d middle. i always ask d saleslady and they didn’t even know. still, love eating it :)

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  5. riz
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 07:56:27

    I call the red one “pan de regla”. Hopefully this does not inhibit you from eating the yummy treat! The bakeshop in our area bakes the best pan de regla I have ever tasted, beating the likes of Happy Bakery, at 2 pesos each! Like all breads, it is best served freshly baked, still hot from the oven :)

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  6. sukitospoon
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 12:05:12

    thank u for ur comment riz. love to taste the pan de regla in your place. where is it anyways?

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  7. jean ciaro ibarra
    Feb 10, 2013 @ 18:54:38

    hi sukitospoon,
    i was so amazed and intrigued by the names of this bread and wanna try to do it but unfortunately i couldn’t find the recipe of this two lovely breads and wanna share it here together with our kababayans here in jordan.so if i may ask if it’s possible to have the recipe of this breads.more power and god bless!

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    • sukitospoon
      Apr 13, 2013 @ 22:56:12

      thank you for the comment. but, despite of my effort to ask the baker regarding the recipe and the procedure of the said bread… they wanted to keep it a secret. still, thank you for dropping by jean ciaro ibarra :)

      Reply

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