Only in the Philippines: Puto Minions, Puto Snowman, Puto Xmas Tree!


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Choose Philippines | Dec 11, 2014

(Photos by Aldrin Soriano. Story from Elaine Fulgencio.)

The town of Calasiao in Pangasinan is famous for its puto and its December celebration of the local industry -- the Puto Festival.

The annual festivity isn't only a promotion of the town's famous steamed rice cake, but also of the people's creativity and ingenuity in coming up with puto-centric structures.

Where else can you see these cute yellow Minions made of puto?

Or a snowman that you can eat? Or a putoman?

May it be flowers, a whole church, or a Christmas tree — the residents of Calasiao have surely made their puto unique and award-winning!

(Information from calasiao.gov.ph)

Where on Earth is Calasiao, Pangasinan?

(Map from calasiao.gov.ph/geography/)

Calasiao is centrally located in Pangasinan, between Dagupan City and San Carlos City. It is about an hour ride to Baguio City and a four hour ride to Manila.

Places to Visit in Pangasinan

Hundred Islands (Lingayen)

Our Lady of Manaoag Church

Cape Bolinao

Lingayen Gulf



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