What Are the Best Pasalubong Items from Pampanga
Pasalubong is a Filipino tradition of travelers bringing gifts from their destination to people back home, but it’s more than that. The tradition of giving pasalubong is of utmost cultural importance for Filipinos as it strengthens the bond in the family, with relatives, and friends. With that in mind, let’s talk about Pampanga.
Pampanga is famous for its culinary wonders, and it may just be one of the best pasalubong stopover places ever. Most people would agree that your typical Pampanga pasalubong should include a wide variety of snacks and desserts, apart from the cured meats like tocino. If you live in Pueblo de Oro Pampanga, these treats will be within your reach. But in the meantime, a nice visit to this food-heaven of a province may just be the ticket to a full tummy (and a happier soul) for both yourself and your love ones.
So, here’s some of the best pasalubong items from Pampanga that you can buy – guaranteed to strengthen bonds, give joy, and remind you what happiness is all about:
Kakanin from Susie’s Cuisine
Started as a small carinderia in Angeles City, Susie’s Cuisine is now one of the growing home-grown restaurants and pasalubong stores in Pampanga. A bilao of Pampanga’s Tibuk-tibuk or Sapin-Sapin from Susie’s Cuisine may just be the answer to a rainy day or to that dessert craving at the end of every dinner. There’s no need to worry about food spoilage because they can be frozen, so you’d have ample time to bring them home.
Address: 36 Hilda Street, Nepo Mart, Angeles City
Tel No: +63 045 8880034
Buko Pandan and Siomai from Nathaniel’s Bakeshop
Founded in 1994 in the City of San Fernando Pampanga, Nathaniel’s Bakeshop started by selling homemade siopao and siomai to friends & neighbors at the family garage. Now, Nathaniel’s Bakeshop is famous for their “Pampanga’s Famous Buko Pandan Salad ®”. From baked goodies to their buko pandan cake, you’re sure to satisfy that craving with their delicious offerings.
Address: Km 69 Olongapo Gapan Road Dolores, San Fernando, Luzon 2000
Tel No: +63 45 961 4008
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Little Maria’s Yema and Tarts
Yema is a sweet concoction made with thickened milk. Some recipes include egg yolks; other recipes contain milk and only milk. Whatever yema you prefer, once you’ve tasted Little Maria’s yema, you won’t be able to stop popping one after another. Other treats to consider from this amazing shop are homemade delicacies such as marzipan cashew, which are like little balls of happiness.
Address: Lazatin Boulevard, Dolores, San Fernando City, Pampanga
Tel No: +63 45 409 8792
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Turrones de Kasoy by Ocampo-Lansang Delicacies
The home of the original Turrones De Kasoy is located in the province of San Jose, Sta. Rita, Pampanga. These cashew nut-filled treats are covered with an edible paper wrapper that has a milky and sugary taste. Ocampo-Lansang Delicacies has been making these delicacies the original and authentic way, so you’re definitely getting the best version of turrones out there.
Address: Ocampo, Santa Rita, 2002 Pampanga