Only in the Philippines: Puto Minions, Puto Snowman, Puto Xmas Tree!
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
Fill Your Christmas With Good Vibes!
(Photo credit: Pacific Press / Corbis, via Condé Nast Traveler)