Since it was our first time at The Bread Bag, we spent quite a bit of time scanning the sprawling menu posted behind the counter. The server noticed our dilemma and immediately offered us a free taste of their Regular Pandesal (P6, pictured above) and Hot Chocolate (pictured below left). I noticed that they stress a lot on the fact that they serve the original Casa Marcos pugon-baked pandesal. Casa Marcos is an old restaurant which closed down back in the year 2000. I remember eating there during a couple of occasions when I was younger.
Since I was having trouble making up my mind I welcomed the free stuff and settled for an order of Kesong Puti with Pesto (P77, pictured below right) while hubby decided to avail of the breakfast special - Mushroom Omelette Pandesal with a free cup of Hot Chocolate (P88).
Our pandesal dishes were served with fried kamote (sweet potato) chips on the side. My order came with a small bowl of pesto. I liked my meal. Although my sandwich was nothing mindblowingly special, it was satisfying. The pesto went well with the kesong puti, tomatoes, lettuce, and freshly toasted pandesal. I'm always iffy about pesto because some pesto just taste weird. The good news is, The Bread Bag's pesto is actually pretty good -- so much so that I ended up dipping my kamote chips in it. The Hot Chocolate was rich and light at the same time. It glides down smooth so you don't need to wash your throat with gulps of water ever so often. I was told it is made from native tablea from Davao. My only complaint is that the kamote chips weren't as crispy as I would've liked. I imagine they'd taste a whole lot better freshly cooked.
Although it's pretty much a self-service establishment, everything is within easy reach and convenient. We had a lovely breakfast at The Bread Bag, made more so by the fact that the staff are just so friendly and accommodating.
The Bread Bag
Unit 20A/21A Ortigas Home Depot
J. Vargas St., Pasig City
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