Visiting a diverse and intriguing metropolis like Cebu and its neighboring cities, you might wonder what pasalubong to bring back to your friends and family when you get back to your hometown. iLuvCebu made a poll asking people from Facebook  what the best pasalubong from Cebu is.

 

iLuvCebu’s TOP 5 BEST PASALUBONG FROM CEBU ARE:

 

Number 5: Rosquillos.

  Rosquillos are cookies circular in shape with flower-like edges and has a hole in the middle. Golden brown and sweet, this has been loved by Cebuanos specially in the municipality of Lilo-an where it originated. It was Margarita “Titay” Frasco who baked the first rosquillos back in 1907. Yup, you guessed it right, she founded Titay’s Rosquillos in Lilo-an. Though you might find other brands of rosquillos around the city, some would still prefer the original taste of Titay’s Rosquillos. Where to Buy Rosquillos? It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu. And if you want to buy in bulk or visit the birthplace of the famous cookie, visit them at Poblacion Lilo-an (contact number: 32-5642993/4248888.)

Rosquillos

 

 Number 4: Otap

One of the famous delicacies in Cebu, Otap is oblong in shape, puffed , with a flaky texture and sprinkled with sugar granules. Its thin and crunchy. I find this a great snack with coffee in the afternoon. ^_^. Where to buy Otap?  It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu. Popular Otap brands are Shamrock and Magic Melt.

 

Otap

Number 3: Danggit

Danggit is salted dry fish that is really popular as a pasalubong from Cebu. In Cebu it is enjoyed anytime of the day, best paired with hot steaming rice and dipped in vinegar with crashed garlic and red chili. Where to buy Danggit? It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu. But if you are buying in bulk, you can go to Pari-an Market.

 

Danggit

Number 2: Dried Mangoes 

Sweet and chewy, dried mangoes are really very addictive. Cebuano mangoes are known to be sweet and tasty which is very distinct even if their dried. ^_^ Where to buy Dried Mangoes? It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu. Famous brands are 7D and Philippine Brand.

Dried mangoes

 

Number 1: Lechon

See what’s the best roast pig house in Cebu here: https://www.iluvcebu.com/cebus-top-5-lechon-favorites/

CnT Lechon

 

Other truly Cebuano delicacies you might want to check out:

* Masareal is made from crashed peanuts and sugar syrup shaped into rectangular bars and then wrapped in paper.  Sweet, powdery taste is loved by Cebuanos for a long long time.  Where to Buy Masareal? It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu.

Masareal

 

*Chicharon is made of pig skin and fats, dried then fried. Some varieties have rind and some flavored with powder. Very popular snack in the Philippines, Cebu boasts of Carcar chicharon which is really tasty. Best paired with vinegar with chili and crashed garlic.  Where to buy Chicharon? It is available at grocery stores and pasalubong centers around Cebu. or if you are on your way to the south, you can drop by the city of Carcar and get a kilo or two of their famous chicharon.

Chicharon

 

iLuvCebu.com would like to thank the people who participated in the poll. Poll got 140votes! wooots! You guys rock!