2/06/2010

PhotoHunt#76 Average

The average bread shape in Siargao, Surigao is round. You can see a partially eaten bread called pan de pugon (so called as it was cooked in a homemade oven. Oven is called pugon in the local language) as being held by a friend.

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But the not-so average shape of bread is the one being held by me. In recognition to the world-famous surfing destination in the Philippines, Siargao, the bread is shaped like a surfboard and aptly called Pan de Surf by the locals.

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And how does a "pugon" look like? Surprise..surprise..this is the homemade oven that produces the famous Pan de Surf or the round-shaped Pan de Pugon of Siargao. Wood Stove with burning coconut husks on top to bake those yummy breads.

Better make your reservations early because they bake on limited numbers only.

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14 comments:

Alice Audrey said...

That's amazingly good looking bread to come out of such a tricky oven.

COOKIE said...

i love the taste of bread baked in a wood burning oven. it also helps that i'm an avowed bakery fan :)

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ewok1993 said...

I think my comment didn't get thru the first time. I was just saying how educational this not so average post of yours is.

niebla said...

Thanks for the pictures and explanation!

I'd rather be there than in this cold: Average snow.

jams o donnell said...

I love your take on the theme, I bet that bread is utterly delicious! Have a great weekend

RJ Flamingo said...

That's really interesting! If you've visited me lately, you'll see that I've been baking a lot of different breads and I'm fascinated by all the possible variations.

Good one!

pjpink said...

Very nice! The bread looks yummy!

healingmagichands said...

I'm not going to allow my husband to look at this image. It will only push him farther towards his dream of having a wood fired bread oven. . .

That bread looks positively wonderful. Now I'm hungry.

Bull Rhino said...

That looks like it's worth making reservations for. I really enjoyed you very above average take on this difficult theme.

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dana said...

I love seeing bread from around the world! Good idea for the theme.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Look at all that smoke being generated by the pugon! I haven't even tried pan de pugon when I went to Siargao last year.

melandria said...

this is really nice. I am having a blog contest, hope you can join too.

Ann said...

a very smart oven. Bet the bread is more than average, but very very delicious.

maricor said...

Hi! I was born in GL, and I was literally salivating when I saw your picture of this bread. FYI, loooong before surfing came into being in Siargao, this bread has already been around. There really isn't any official name for this, and just for fun, we used to call it Pan de Suso (suso being the dialect for nipple) because both ends resemble a, yes, nipple! This bread tastes so good because coconut cream is used instead of other liquids. And the reason why only a limited number of these is made in the morning is because they are kneaded manually.

i miss this bread terribly . . . thanks for your pic, memories are rushing back.