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Delectable Food

Binignit and Biko

The ginataan and biko are popular Filipino desserts or snacks served during birthdays and other special events in the country. However, they are especially cooked and eaten during the Holy Week in Cebu and other Visayan islands on Good Friday, when most of the locals are fasting or abstaining from eating any meat. I have [...]

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Puto and Sikwate

Before bread, pancakes, and even cereal invaded the Cebu and Visayan breakfast tables, there was puto and sikwate. Puto in Cebu is steamed sticky rice which is gradually mixed with coconut milk while being cooked. To taste, sugar, small amounts of salt, and ginger are added. Sikwate, on the other hand, is hot choco drink [...]

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Puso

Puso (hanging rice) is a dish originating from the province of Cebu in the Philippines, a local form of the Ketupat found in other parts of the Malay world. It consists of rice wrapped in coco leaves which is then boiled. It is served by slicing the coco leaves in half exposing the rice. Puso [...]

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Cebu’s Lechon

If it’s all about food we’re going to talk about, then Cebu is a no-stranger when it comes to that topic. Cebu is not only famous for its stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes and great people perfectly blended by the modernization, but also for food uniqueness; the lechon, or roast. There are actually three kinds of [...]

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Rosquillos

The rosquillos are cookies that originated from the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu. The cookies are circular in shape with flower-like edges and a ring shaped hole in the center. The rosquillos is a distinctive snack unique to Cebu and is a favorite snack of local Cebuanos and expatriate Cebuanos in the United States. The late Philippine [...]

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Dried Mangoes

From the name itself, it is mango that is sun dried and ripe. But, well, Cebu’s dried mango is not your usual and ordinary dried mango. Cebu’s dried mango is most famous for its distinctive taste that will surely leave you craving for more. Cebu’s mangoes have a sweet yet sour taste.  The ripe dried [...]

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Torta

Like the bibingka, the torta has already been made available in different variations and in different tastes in various places across the entire country. Nevertheless, the torta that comes from Cebu still remains to be well loved and well patronized by many, even those local and international tourists. The torta is another local pride of [...]

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Ampao

Carcar, Cebu is known for a lot of things from having the most gifted artists in the nation, along with having the best delicacies ever to reach your taste buds. You may know it for its amazing chicarons (pork rines) but it is also known for its sweet, sweet ampao. Of course, I bet Rachael [...]

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Salvaro

The salvaro of Cebu are basically coconut crackers that are characterized by being flat and oval in shape. Additionally, these biscuits are indeed very thin (wafer-thin!) and also very crispy. Because of their coconut flavour, they are made to be more unique and distinct from other delicacies and products of Cebu. The main ingredients of [...]

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Bibingka

The bibingka is a rice cake popular in the Philippines and made of basic ingredients consisting of rice flour, sugar, butter and coconut milk. Cooking bibingka involves placing burning coals on top of and under the bibingka mold while placed on a clay pot. The bibingka has a spreading of butter or margarine, topped with [...]

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