10 Filipino Delicacies We Truly Miss.
Most of us – Filipinos’ indeed loves to eat! Sometimes, three meals a day just doesn’t cut it. We cannot let the day pass without munchin’ in some merienda.
Here are some of the top Filipino delicacies we truly longing for.
10. Buko Pie
One of the all-time favorite “pasalubong” is the Buko pie. “Pasalubong” is a gift for a family member or friend bought by a traveler returning from a trip. The places that are known to make great tasting Buko pies are Laguna, Batangas, and Tagaytay City.
9. Cassava Cake
This Cassava recipe Filipino style is one of the most popular and enjoyed delicacies or Kakanin.
It is made from grated cassava (Kamoteng Kahoy) mixed with coconut milk, eggs, butter and topped with a creamy milk mixture.
Also known as banana fritter, is battered, deep fried, and sprinkled in white sugar. Sweet, crunchy, and filling, these three are classically Pinoy, and have been hawked on the streets, as well as served at fancy dining tables.
7. Banana Que
A popular Filipino street food and a favorite afternoon snack, is skewered fried banana with brown sugar coating. Saba, or Saging na Saba is used, which is the most common cooking variety of banana in the Philippines.
The ‘que’ (pronounced ‘Q’) on banana-que must have been coined to mean ‘on a stick’, which is taken from the word barbecue, since we, Filipinos call our Grilled Pork on a stick ‘barbecue’.
Same goes with Kamote-que, or Skewered Fried Sweet Potatoes (Yam) with Brown Sugar Coating.
It is another noodle soup dish made of Lomi noodles cooked in stock together with shrimp, meatballs, veggies, beaten eggs and cornstarch to thicken the soup. This is commonly sold in eateries or panciteria along the street or in Chinese restaurants and usually served during rainy season.
5. Pancit Bihon
This is most popular Chinese-pinoy merienda and have since been adopted into local cuisine. Chinoys believed that since “noodles represent long life and good health; they must not be cut short so as not to corrupt the symbolism. Pancit is essential part of every Filipino Birthday party.
Empanadas are made by folding dough or bread with stuffing consisting of a variety of meat, cheese, corn smut, vegetables, fruits, and others. They are best matched to eat with hot coffee, hot chocolate or tea.
Palitaw is one of my favorite Pinoy merienda’s because of its texture and taste to . It’s a small, flat, sweet rice cake in the Philippines. They are made from malagkit (sticky rice) washed, soaked, and then ground.
Kutsinta or kuchinta or even brown rice cake is a type of “kakanin” that uses lye water as an ingredient. Kutsinta is somewhat sticky yet chewey (thats what lye water does) at the same time and is best eaten with grated coconut on top. This is best paired with Hot Coffee or Tea.
This is also one of my most favorite merienda or dessert. Buchi or Butsi is a rice cake made from sweet rice flour that is molded into shape with a sweet bean paste filling and sesame seed coating. This delectable treat is deep fried under high heat before serving.
Did you enjoy the list? Were you able to relate? Did you feel nostalgic? I hope you had so much #feels because these are just some of the food you’re probably missing back home! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.