Pacman bread

It has been two weeks since the demolition of British boxing hero, Ricky "Hitman" Hatton, from the hands of the great Filipino boxing hero, Manny "Pacman/Destroyer" Pacquiao. The Philippines are still celebrating Pacquiao's great victory but all is quite in the UK now.

Instead of licking their wounds, Hatton's fans can exact revenge on Pacman by eating it with their favourite hot or cold drink. I am referring, of course, to Pacman the bread. Apparently, there is a Pacman bread. It is shaped to look like Pacquiao's fist. This bread was created in 2006 by Julie's Bakeshop, a popular bakeshop chain in the Visayas and Mindanao, Philippines.

However, Pacman bread is not available all year round. It is only made a week before and after Manny Pacquiao's fights, or upon special demand. I'm afraid it is a week late now for Hatton's fans to get even on Pacquiao.

It is not only Pacquiao who had been honoured with a bread named after him. Another Filipino boxing great and world Hall of Famer, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, also had a bread named after him. The Elorde is a popular bread in Cebu (available all year round) that is shaped like two gloved fists held together. I have tasted this bread, which is delicious and goes very well with my favourite coffee or cola.


Photo: Sunstar Daily Cebu

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