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Favorite Filipino Delicacies!

Glen Santillan
Glen Santillan | Apr 15, 2014


Turon is one of Filipino favorite snacks. It is a deep fried banana roll made up of ripe banana (saba), jackfruit and sugar wrapped in a lumpia wrapper. It is available all over the country and is tasty and affordable.


Biko is a popular rice cake delicacy in the Philippines. It is made from sticky rice (locally known as malagkit), coconut milk, and brown sugar.


Budin is a type of cassava cake and is a popular kakanin in the province of Quezon.


Moron is a native delicacy from Leyte. It is a sweet choco-filled sticky rice cake with smooth texture wrapped in banana leaves. It is widely available in Eastern Visayas especially in the Province of Leyte.

Suman at Tsokolate

Suman is a traditional Filipino rice cake that is usually made from glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and sugar, wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. Aside from using glutinous rice, some variations also use root crops such as cassava. There are numerous varieties of suman, with almost every town or locality having its specialty. Is is also popularly called "budbud" in the Visayan and Mindanao region.

Tsokolate on the other hand is a popular drink in the Philippines made from a local variety of cacao commonly called tablea. It is a thick chocolate drink usually served with milk and sugar. These two are best paired together. A hot chocolate and suman for breakfast or snacks is superb!

For more about Native Filipino Delicacies visit my post at: Must-Try Filipino Delicacies.

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