February 23, 2012

Pasalubong from Bacolod, Iloilo and Guimaras

I’ve watched Eat, Pray, Love movie of Julia Roberts last year and this inspires me to create our own version of Eat. Pray, Love since we can’t afford to go to Italy, India and Indonesia. Last Friday we had another trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so we Eat in Bacolod, we Pray in Iloilo and we celebrate Love in Guimaras.


These are some pasalubong that we bought from each places though our Bacolod pasalubong did not reach Manila, it was gone in 24 hours. (except for muscuvado sugar)



BACOLOD PASALUBONG



virgie's galletas, muscuvado sugar, pendy's meringue, pendy's napoleones and pendy's half moon cake
Bacolod is known for sugar plantations so it is not surprising if they love sweet foods. We went to Pendy’s for our breakfast and to buy some pasalubong. I will not leave Bacolod without tasting their famous Napoleones. We all love their Napoleones and too bad I only bought 2 boxes, I should buy at least 3 boxes, one for each of us. We also love half-moon, a simple cake with leche flan on top. So if you will visit Bacolod, don’t forget to buy Napoleones and half-moon at Pendy’s.


GUIMARAS PASALUBONG



guimaras mango, trappistine chocolate cookies, mango yema, mango cookies, mango biscocho and mango otap.


They say that Guimaras Island is the home of the sweetest mango in the world so I make sure that we can taste this and now I understand why it is called the sweetest mango because it is really sweet. (no doubt na pang-export) I only bought 3 kilos, P70 per kilo for the unripe mango and P75 per kilo for the ripe mango. If you plan to visit Guimaras, try to attend their Manggahan Festival on April 15 – 22, 2012. Our driver/tour guide told us that during festival there is “eat all you can mango” for P50. (sarap).



I also bought some mango products in Trappist Monastery but I find it weird when the package says mango yema, mango cookies and mango biscocho but we can’t taste any mango flavour. My husband said, “baka mango color lang”. =) I haven’t tried the mango otap yet.


ILOILO PASALUBONG



JD Bakeshop butterscotch
I’ve tried Biscocho Haus butterscotch last year so this time I bought butterscotch at JD Bakeshop (P150 per box), some says that JD butterscotch is better than Biscocho Haus but to tell you honestly, I can’t tell the difference except for the size and packaging. For me, they both taste good.



24 comments:

  1. I'm salivating for the envy! I will buy muscovado asap and will have to scour those mango otaps and biscochos for I've never seen them here in Cebu. Is Guimaras mango any different Cebu's? I'd love to know.

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    1. di ko pa natry mango sa cebu. sweet, walang fiber,(yung hibla-hibla) and pansin ko malaki yung buto ng guimaras mango. =)

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  2. eto ang tinatawag na food for the eyes... penge!

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    1. nagdala si hubby sa ofc, naubusan ka? hehe!

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    2. hehehe! yeah, was able to taste the butterscotch.. twas really yummy, pamatid gutom namin nila kate kahapon yun. sarap, not the normal butterscotch na nabili namin sa may boracay the last time (from iloilo daw yun dati).

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  3. Grabe, sis! kakagutom mga binili niyo. Pareho tayo, ang pasalubong, minsan, hindi na umaabot sa bahay. Sa daan plng, ubos na :)

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  4. my fave is butterscotch!!! what's yummy sa Trappist? i see it in Market2 and I wanna try one but dunno which to pick

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    1. i've tried mango yema, mango cookies and mango biscocho but nothing special. i'll update my post pag natikman ko na kung chocolate cookies and mango otap. =)

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  5. my gulay.. .all those mango, mango, mango! I'm dying of envy and cravings!!! ang sasarap nyannnn!

    Spanish Pinay

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  6. bongga ng version nyo ng Eat,Pray,Love.saya ng food trip nyo sis,gusto ko lahat ng Pasalubong from Bacolod and Guimaras.as in lahat yun.haha!

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  7. Yummy!

    I love Guimaras. It's such a beautiful place. =)

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  8. I've been to Bacolod pero I was so little pa back then to remember anything. I've been to Iloilo once too, but I was about 8y/o pa ata nun.. :( I hope I can visit Guimaras soon. Those mangoes and mango products look divine! <3

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  9. Dami namang pasalubong! Speaking of eat, pray love, na i suggest ko yan sa sister ko na gawin namin nung nakita ko yung mga pictures nila Kris Aquino with lucy gomez at Zsa Zsa.Nalimutan ko na kung saan pero within Asia lang. Wala lang, nainggit lang ako. hehehe!

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    1. mas bongga version mo ng eat, pray, love. will wait for your post. =)

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  10. andami mong binili. now i am craving for napoleones from pendy's LOL

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  11. Daming pasalubong ah :) Na try mo ba yung ube piaya ng bong-bong's sa bacolod? masarap din ang barquillos, biscocho and pinasugbo from iloilo. were you able to visit the Trappist monastery? Super nice ang Guimaras, the beach is really clean -- before the oil spill though :(

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  12. i could imagine why you said you prayed in iloilo... right, the place has many big and historical churches!

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  13. I've tried the butterscotch given by a friend. I really love it!:)

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  14. Drooolllssss... The half moon cake looks so delicious. Tsk. Hope I am free this April to visit Guimaras Island and attend the Manggahan Festival. :)

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  15. Pahingi po ng itinerary. Paemail na lang: michymichymoo.mm@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    http://www.dekaphobe.com/

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    1. sorry, I checked all my folders but I can't find the itinerary anymore. =( I checked my post and this is my iti, Day 1: Ruins | Day 2: Iloilo Museum and Jaro Church | Day 3: Day Tour Guimaras | Day 4: Iloilo church hopping.


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  16. I highly recommend Kuya Michael he is our Tourist guide/ Tricycle driver/Multicab Driver/ Photographer, when we visit Guimaras last June 17, 2015. He is very nice and honest. Feel free to call him next time you visit Guimaras. He will fetch you on time at Jordan Wharf and greeted you with his warm smile. Here is the Contact no. of Kuya Michael Selorico -- 0908 324 6835.

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