Pasalubong is a Filipino tradition wherein we buy something from our destination so we have something to give to our family and friends. It is very common to balikbayans, OFW or even travelers.
My husband is not an OFW but he is always out of the country twice or thrice a month because of work and because of this, may pasalubong kami lagi. Lol Though I don’t really demand pasalubong at magastos ito. Mamumulubi kami because 2-3 times na gastos ito.
But there are times I asked something especially if I’m interested trying delicacy or food from that country or place like lechon in Cebu, Kaya Spread in Singapore and Royce in Brunei or Japan. Most of the time my husband will buy chocolates especially if there is a sale.
Sharing with you some pasalubong that we’ve got during the past business trip.
Pasalubong from Singapore
When he went to Singapore, I asked him to buy Kaya Spread so I can make Kaya Toast. I tried it before when someone gave me a bottle of this coconut jam and I liked it. He bought some at the Changi Airport and unfortunately I didn’t like it, it is not sweet and parang walang lasa.
I just can’t remember the brand that I’ve tried before na ok ang lasa. Let me know if you know the best brand of Kaya Spread. Sayang, this is expensive pa naman, parang P1k+ itong Kaya Spread.
So I told him, don’t buy pasalubong na from Singapore kasi ang mahal, even the chocolates are expensive mas mura pa sa Pinas.
Pasalubong from Thailand
The famous pasalubong in Thailand is tamarind so he bought few packs only since we will be going to Japan in a few days na rin.
Pasalubong from Indonesia
Every time he goes to Indonesia, I don’t ask anything because I don’t know what is the best pasalubong from Indonesia. So I was surprised when he bought this Monica original layer cake 55,000 rupiah.
In Indonesia “lapis” means layer and this is a traditional snack which can also be found in Netherland because of colonial links. The taste is jus ok.
Pasalubong from Brunei
He just came back from Brunei, initially I asked for Royce chocolate but before he left, I told him wag na lang para tipid but still he brought something home kasi may tira pa daw siya Brunei dollar, hehehe!
Read: Royce Chocolate
Royce Nama Chocolate
In fairness, we liked the Munchy’s Oat Krunch cookie and Loacker “Rose of the Dolomites”chocolate. Ubos agad. Hehehe! The Munchy’s are made in Johor Malaysia and of course Loacker is an Italian company.