Baking Pao's in Ponta Malongane

Padaria Bakery Ponta Malongane

My wife’s highlight when we go to Mozambique is eating their pao. Pao is a delicious Mozambican version of Portuguese bread rolls.

It is baked in wood-fired ovens by local artisan village bakers.

Pao was originally introduced to Mozambique by Portuguese colonisers. Today almost every village has its own bakers that bake these delicious rolls.

During the holiday season, they obviously make more money as there is then a huge influx of holidaymakers from South Africa. The rest of the year they rely on the locals to buy their pao’s.

This is the Padaria Bakery in Ponta Malongane in Mozambique busy baking.