Native delicacies snack and sweets

Discussion in 'Food' started by Corzhens, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Corzhens

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    If you care for a little exotic food, try the Labong. It is the tender bamboo shoots that you can buy already sliced in strips and ready for cooking. Coconut milk is the base and sauted with pork slices to give it more flavor. The Labong is a healthy food that even children can eat and savor.
     
  2. Corzhens

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    The meat of Baboy-ramo or wild boar is a delicacy that can be considered exotic since wild boar is a game that can be found only in the wilds. But there are sellers of preserved wild boar meat in the Sunday flea market at a reasonable price. For the experience it is worth buying and it is easy to cook by mere frying.
     
  3. Corzhens

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    The turones de mani is one unique dessert or snack food. It is a thin roll of wafer but with powder inside which is made of milk, sugar and the peanut. When you bite on the roll, you can immediately taste the milk powder that is sweet and then the peanuts are nice to chew since they are in small bits.
     
  4. Corzhens

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    Humba is the pork dish from the southern part of the country. I find it has a similarity with Pata Tim of the Chinese origin but the Humba is sweetened so it is really delectable. Some restaurants serve Humba especially the native restaurants with lechon, they usually have Humba as well.
     
  5. Corzhens

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    Atsara is usually pickled papaya that is cut into thin strips. Cooked in vinegar and sugar, the Atsara has other ingredients like bell pepper, shallot or white onion and sometimes quail eggs. Makers say that Atsara can last for more than 1 year even with the quail eggs although it is best to be refrigerated.
     
  6. Corzhens

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    The Aligi ng Talangka is the fats of the small crabs that are caught in the river. In the province of Pampanga, the Aligi is an industry that so many are preserving it in bottles for sale to other places. The Aligi is already cooked, it can just be mixed to the rice to give it flavor. It is best with fried fish or meat.
     
  7. Corzhens

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    Ginatang Totong is a unique name for a native snack food. It is made from glutinous rice that is cooked. But the Totong is the beans that were roasted in the pan. When mixed with the glutinous rice, the roasted beans give an exotive flavor especially that it is somewhat crunchy. The coconut milk is the final flavor plus the sugar.
     
  8. Corzhens

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    Maruweko is a different kind of suman because it has a filling of Latik. It is the sediments that come out when you cook the coconut milk. Latik is special and not cheap so it makes the Maruweko suman special in flavor. It is fortunate that there are still makers of Maruweko although not very popular anymore.
     
  9. Corzhens

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    Candied fruit rind is quite unique but not rare. The cotton fruit called Santol makes for a good candied rind that is soft but nice to the bite. Another candied delicacy is the rind of the pomelo which is like eating a marmalade since pomelo is also citrus.
     
  10. Corzhens

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    Maruya is a simple snack made of banana saba or plantain. The banana is cut in half and dipped in a dough of flour with special flavoring. When fried, it is in pair so one Maruya has 2 banana halves that are breaded. It is eaten with a dash of sugar to add flavor but some do not add sugar anymore.
     
  11. Corzhens

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    Hopia is one delicacy that we inherited from the Chinese. It is a kind of pastry that has filling of mongo or kundol and now there is Hopia Ube. But whatever is the filling, the hopia is one good snack food that is not expensive but delicious and easily available even in the mall.
     
  12. Corzhens

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    Dried seeds called Butong Pakwan or Butong Kalabasa are the favorite of the elders here. Butong Pakwan is the dried seeds of watermelon that is quite sturdy and you have to use your teeth to open it up. Butong Kalawabasa is squash seeds that are not tough but you still need to use your teeth to open it. They are like nuts that you can enjoy eating while watching tv or movie.
     
  13. Corzhens

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    Buto ng Patani is the butterfly beans that are quite bigger than the kidney beans. The Patani is roasted and sometimes flavored with salt to give a better taste. Patani is considered a nut but it is a myth that it can aggravate the arthritis or gout. It was already explained by medical authorities that nuts have nothing to do with those ailments.