Pandesal is a popular yeast-raised bread in the Philippines. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling the dough into long logs (bastón) which are rolled in fine bread crumbs. These are then portioned, allowed to rise, and baked.
Its taste and texture closely resemble those of the Puerto Rican bread pan de agua and Mexicanbolillos. Contrary to its name, pandesal tastes slightly sweet rather than salty.