Top Favorite Filipino Palaman: Part 2
There is no better way to start the day than with warm bread and coffee. But in the Philippines, people love it more if the bread is paired with their own versions of spread. This is why a typical Pinoy breakfast usually comes with multiple bottles and jars of sweet, savory spreads or any Filipino palaman they have stored to add more flavor and give them a good start to the grueling day ahead. As to what they usually pair their bread with, here’s a list of the best Filipino palaman Pinoys just can’t get enough of.
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Best Filipino Palaman Pinoys Have Always Loved
There’s never a morning that Filipinos don’t want to have bread and a jar of their favorite Filipino palaman on their table. We have talked about some of them in the first article, time to end the discussion with more of these delicious bread spread.
Here are the best Filipino palaman adults and kids alike absolutely love.
Sure, you might think it’s a bit gross at first, but adding mayonnaise to your bread could be the clincher in your breakfast. Without it, your breakfast sandwiches just won’t taste as good, although there are those who like using it as an actual spread too. Don’t judge, spread the mayonnaise love.
Most commonly known as a pasalubong from Bohol, kalamay (also spelled calamay in some areas) literally means sugar. It is quite fitting, though, as it is made with coconut milk, brown sugar, and ground glutinous rice. The classic sugary one will always be the best, but nowadays, they are also flavored with margarine, peanut butter, and vanilla.
In western countries like France and Belgium, pâtés are a luxury—and an acquired taste. In the Philippines, we have our own version, though not as expensive, because for starters, we don’t use duck liver. The Pinoy version of the pâté is made of beef liver and is a bit gritty, with a spicy taste that Filipinos love. They are also not rare or luxurious, you can get them anywhere from bakeries, convenience stores, and supermarkets. Never mind the baguettes, it’s definitely one of the best Filipino palaman to pair the good old pan de sal with.
A heavy influence from the western culture, we sometimes forgo rice for some toast and scrambled eggs. Such an American staple, but hey, because we’re Filipino, we put our eggs in pan de sal too. Pan de sal always wins.
Egg Sandwich Spread
Eggs and mayo, what more would you want? Sure, this is kind of sinful, but the Filipino culture always has a soft spot for cholesterol-rich food like lechon and sisig, so why should a breakfast with this unique Filipino palaman be any different?
Tuna Salad Sandwich Spread
On days that we want to feel a bit healthier, we pretend that tuna salad is good for us. However, most of the time, we don’t just stick with tuna and veggies on bread—we love them with mayo and maybe a bit of MSG. Not to be discouraging, though, we do love our fish. After all, we are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands; fish is obviously among our staple food.
Cheese Pimiento Sandwich Spread
On lazy days, all we want is a simple cheese spread. Of course, we love complex flavors, so sometimes plain cheeses just won’t do. Pimiento peppers make everything better, by the way, and they’re not really hot, so we love them early in the morning with our cheese sandwiches.
What Pinoy spread will you be having your breakfast with today?