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A Heavenly Filling, the Best Buns Ever, a Best-Selling Pasalubong

Camiguin, Misamis Oriental

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Dec 10, 2014
A Heavenly Filling, the Best Buns Ever, a Best-Selling Pasalubong

The demand for this delicious confection of flour, eggs, sugar, butter, shortening, yeast and filling has skyrocketed with the Yuletide season.

Vjandep Pastel Buns has been in the business of producing the pastel since 1990. From an initial capital of PhP120.00 and an original filling of yema, it now produces a variety of fillings like mango, macapuno, cheese, langka, pineapple, durian, guava, strawberry, chocolate, malunggay/squasj, mocha, Bavarian, green apple, raspberry, blueberry, peanut butter, and special yema.

It now comes in boxes of 12pcs and 6pcs and is distributed all over the country. It has become a very popular pasalubong when you come from Camiguin and Cagayan de Oro City.

Vjandep comes from the owners’ initials VJ or Virgilio Jose and EP or Eleanor Popera Jose.  The recipe for the bread came from Ms. Ella’s grandmother.

Its amazing how a family heirloom recipe and made with loving hands has come so far to being Camiguin’s best-selling gifts.

Order your buns now as sales have more than doubled for the yuletide season. Visit www.vjandep.com for more info.

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How To Get There

PAL has daily flights to Cagayan de Oro City from Manila and Cebu. Travel time is 1 hour and 20 minutes from Manila and 30 minutes from Cebu.

Take the cab or bus from the airport to the Agora Public Market and take another bus to Balingoan where the ferry to Camiguin is. It's just an hour’s travel from Balingoan to Benoni Wharf in Mahinog, Camiguin. The island’s capital is Mambajao which is 17 kilometers away.

By sea: Take the WG&A, Negros Navigation or Sulpicio Lines. Travel time is 28 to 36 hours. From Cebu, IloIlo and Bacolod, travel time is less.

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