Spicy Spam Pandesal

One fine day, I woke up feeling extra sweet and decided to surprise John with Starbucks’ Spam Jalapeño Pandesal, which is my favorite for quite some time now. It was his first time to try it and the combined salty taste of the spam and the gentle spice of the Jalapeño cheddar cheese in a Rye roll made him instantly like it too!

His delight, however, started diminishing after he learned that Starbucks’ Spam Jalapeño Pandesal costs 160-180 PHP per sandwich. This meal from Starbucks feels like a luxury, especially that we can easily re-create a version of this in the comfort of our kitchen. Lo and behold, that’s exactly what we did!


For this recipe, we used Pan de Manila’s big pandesal but you are free to explore your options. We also used Arla Herb and Spices Fresh Cheese and Jufran Red Hot Chili Sauce. Our Spam Spicy Pandesal doesn’t exactly taste like the famous Starbucks goodie but it sure soothes the craving when it arises.

You can easily prepare this for about 10 minutes for a quick eat or a sumptuous breakfast. You can also bring this for lunch, as what we sometimes do. Let us know if you got the chance to try this Starbucks-inspired sandwich. We’d love to hear from you!

Spicy Spam Pandesal

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 8 pcs Big Pandesal
  • 1 can Spam, sliced into 8 pcs
  • Arla Herbs and Spices Fresh Cheese
  • Jufran Red Hot Chili Sauce


  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, fry the Spam.
  2. Spread cheese in the big pandesal, place the cooked Spam and dot it with Jufran Red Hot Chili Sauce. Serve warm.


Pandesal – Pandesal is a bread roll made of flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt. It has become a common food item in the Philippines.


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