Websites offering recipes for the Filipino bread pandesal include Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner, And These Thy Gifts, and Panlasang Pinoy. Pandesal is also spelled pan de sal, a Spanish phrase that translates to "bread of salt."
Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner and And These Thy Gifts are both creations of Filipino stay-at-home mothers living in the United States. Panlasang Pinoy is run by a Filipino IT professional living in the United States and his wife. None of these website owners are professional chefs, but all claim a passion for food, cooking and Filipino cuisine in particular.
The blog titled Junblog: Stories from My Filipino Kitchen asserts that pandesal is of Portuguese origin and that, despite its name, the bread tastes more sweet than salty.