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Dodol: A Maranao Delicacy Perfect for Ramadan

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Jul 15, 2014

During the holy month of the Ramadan, our Muslim brothers and sisters refrain from taking solid and liquid food. They can only take in food during Iftar, or the breaking of fast at the end of the day or sunset.


Dodol is a Maranao delicacy that is made from sticky rice flour, coconut milk, and sugar. Others add durian to make it more delicious. It has become a popular Iftar food aside from being served during celebrations like weddings and thanksgivings.


The dodol is wrapped in corn husks or brightly colored cellophane sheets. In Iligan and neighboring towns of Lanao del Norte, stores sell dodol in different sizes: small at Php 10, and the large ones at 3 pieces for Php 100.


So why not try this Maranao delicacy when you're in town?

How to Get There:

PAL and other major airlines have daily flights to Cagayan de Oro City from Manila. Buses travel from Cagayan de Oro to Iligan City also on a daily basis. Travel time is an hour and a half.

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