1. Start the day at... Panaderya Toyo
If there’s one place to get the Filipino classic morning bread of pan de sal, it’s at the recently-opened Panaderya Toyo. That’s because there’s arguably no better bakery in the country. Owner and founder Jordy Navarra runs the adjacent restaurant Toyo, a must-visit for Manila visitors set on discovering the city’s stellar culinary vibe. At the panaderya, choose from bicho-bicho, a doughnut like an enlarged churros, brilliant pan de campaña country-style bread, or the ubiquitous pan de sal. All come with brilliant optional toppings such as octopus with caramelized onions, scrambled egg with fish or a sensational cured pork with chilli oil, pickled cucumber and lime. Faultless coffee completes the breakfast picture.
Panaderya Toyo, The Alley at Karrivin, 2316 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Manila; www.instagram.com/panaderyatoyo