Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Another beautiful, sunny day and I finally got a chance to crack open the mango jam my mom hand-carried from Manila.  I read about something similar recently in a friend’s blog post  so when my mom asked if there was anything I wanted from back home, I knew what to ask for. 

Mango jam brings back memories of warm, humid days and snacks under the sun of freshly-made pan de sal (soft bread rolls) slathered with mango jam and butter.  Since pan de sal isn’t available here, I made my own based on a family recipe from my grandfather’s family bakery that they still make to this day.  I had a few filled with Ricotta cheese and the thick fruity mango jam (from Vicki Maniquis’ kitchen) and it was as good or even better than I remember.  Decades later, the taste of mango jam still brings back those lazy summer days.  

4 thoughts on “Breakfast

  1. Thanks Joey! My mango jam stash should last a few months :p


  2. ChichaJo says:

    Glad to see you're enjoying it! 🙂


  3. I'm not sure but if I find out I'll post it here.


  4. Marcel says:

    Where can I find mango jam in Paris?


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