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"Native Delicacies of Leyte and Southern Leyte Philippines"
Traveling and exploring places on your bucket list is a way of paying off all your hard work. In traveling, one of the things we don't want to miss out on except the jaw-dropping and mesmerizing view is the delicacies of the place that they are known for.
In my #33 article titled "Let's Go and Explore Leyte, it talks about the tourist spots of Leyte itself.
This is a continuation of my #33 article which is about exploring the beauty of Leyte.
For those who didn't read it yet, here is the link:
Now we will not just talk about Leyte, we will also discover the native delicacies of Leyte and Southern Leyte.
The province of Leyte is known or famous for being a historical province and its delicious delicacies that foreigners love to eat when they visited Leyte. The delicious delicacies of Leyte are the Muron, Binagul, Roscas, Suman Latik, and Bukayo.
Muron or Moron is soft, a little bit oily, and sticky. It is made up of glutinous rice or " giniling na malagkit na bigas", added with cocoa and coconut milk. After that, it was wrapped with banana leaf. It has a chocolaty delicious flavor that makes you crave more. Muron is a popular "pasalubong" when someone visits Leyte.
Binagol is originally and natively from Dagami Leyte. It is also a well-known delicacy that becomes also one of the "pasalubong" when someone comes or visits Leyte same as Muron. Binagol is made up of Taro or "Gabi" in Tagalog. It is mixed with flour, sugar, milk and filled in with sweet sugar syrup. It is packaged and steamed using banana leaves and polished coconut shells called “bagol”, hence the name became “binagol”. This is a sweet and delicious delicacy.
Suman Latik is also a sweet delicacy from Leyte. Suman Latik is made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, brown sugar and flavored with a lye solution, which makes the taste distinct. Also wrapped in banana leaf, this dessert is served with the “latik” sauce on top and is best enjoyed with coffee or hot chocolate. Grated coconut meat can also be used as a topping. Its sweet taste makes it so appetizing.
The roscas cookie is a butter cookie that originated from Barugo, Leyte. It was traditionally only baked for festive occasions. The cookie now is very popular and you can find it year-round. It is U-shaped cut in half that forms like a chicken leg.
Bukayo, a native delicacy of Burauen, Leyte, is a very sweet dessert made from coconuts. It is made by simmering strips of young, gelatinous coconut in water and then mixing it with white or brown sugar. They cooked this for about 11 hours.
Did you feel the tastes of the native delicacies of Leyte while reading?
Drink your water and ready your taste buds because we will now go to know and see the native delicacies of Southern Leyte.
Southern Leyte is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is the city of Maasin. It is the second least populated province in Eastern Visayas Region but consists of beautiful tourist spots. It is bestowed with beautiful islands, white-sand beaches, and marine sanctuaries.
Every part of Southern Leyte has its signature dish, here are the native delicacies of Southern Leyte.
Bibingka De Maasinhon
Bibingka in Hanginan, Maasin City is one of the reasons why people from different places in Southern Leyte visit Hanginan. Hanging is one of the famous pilgrimage sights in Southern Leyte. One of the reasons why it becomes famous is because of its delicious bibingka. This is traditionally made from galapong or rice flour, coconut milk, milk, etc. And of course! It was made with the love and devotion of St. Francis Xavier that's why the delicacy tastes like heaven.
Dried Pusit in Limasawa, Southern Leyte
People who visited Limasawa Island usually buy Dried Pusit as a pasalubong. There are a lot of squids on Limasawa Island. You can even buy fresh pusit and make dry put on your own. Dried pus is good for breakfast and even lunch or dinner if you want.
Hopia Malitboganon is considered a unique delicacy in the hometown of Malitbog Southern Leyte. Its sweetness reflects the people's character. Hopia Malitboganon had been started in late 2012. - Jairus Bakery
A rice delicacy or kakanin, it is called suman in some well-known Southern Leyte. Tres is a well-known delicacy originated from Ichon Southern Leyte
A sweet delicacy made of grated young coconut milk and it is combined with white sugar, milk, and eggs giving it a white color. It is similar to bukayo, but in bukayo, they used brown sugar instead of white. Bocarillo was a well-known delicacy in Maasin City.
Are you full now or you are craving more? That is the famous native delicacies of Leyte and Southern Leyte.
Don't forget to try it out when you visit Leyte and Southern Leyte.