Bohol Delicacies- Must-have Treats and Pasalubongs


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Aside from the famed dolphin watching or the notable diving spots and natural wonders, Bohol is further known for its festive fiestas and merry-making. And one thing to boast upon is the native mouth-watering delights that are already been recognized worldwide as signature "Boholano Delicacies".

As you would always know, food complements every get-together. So when in vacation, appropriate enough budget for this. As you visit Bohol, never forget to taste some of the mouth delectations. And bring some as “pasalubong” for your loved ones who are not as lucky as you are. At least, let them taste Bohol.

Here are some of Bohol’s delicacies and must-have pasalubongs:

  • Peanut Kisses

    Peanut Kisses

    This is a signature Boholano recipe and only here you can find cookies shaped like a miniature Chocolate Hills (the famous attraction of Bohol) or Hershey Kisses. It is basically made of high-quality peanuts and eggs, baked crisp to bring that nutty crunch in every bite. Every department stores and souvenir shops have displays of these delicious pasalubongs.

  • Calamay

    This is one of the must-try treats when visiting Bohol. Though calamay is known across that country (with other names), nothing beats the Calamay from Jagna, enclosed in a coconut shell and sealed with a red band. It is a concoction of glutinous rice, sugar, coconut milk and some peanuts.

  • Broa (Lady Fingers)

    A cookie, native from Baclayon, soft in texture that literally melts in your mouth once you take a bite. It is light and crisp, perfect for snacks with milk, coffee or hot chocolate. It is also recommended in making Mango Refrigerator Cake.

  • Bibingka

    There are so many versions of this Philippine treat but basically, it is composed of rice flour, sugar, butter and coconut milk wrapped in banana leaves. It is served as “painit” in early in the morning paired with hot coffee or chocolate or an afternoon snack with cold softdrinks.

  • Maruya (Banana Flitters)

    These are among the favorites, not just to the children but to adults as well. Made from Saba bananas, dipped in a sticky mixture, fried and then rolled in sugar, it is perfect for everyday snacks and healthy too.

  • Biko

    A famous Filipino recipe and can be seen in almost all Filipino celebrations. It is made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar (latik).

  • Torta

    Merienda time is torta time. In Bohol you can taste one of the best-tasting tortas in the country. Torta means “cake” in Spanish. It is soft, fluffy, moist and easy to swallow.

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