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Sweet Treats "Pasalubong" From Bacolod City, Philippines

Updated on June 24, 2014


Picture belongs to me, these are pasalubong from Greece!

Pasalubong is a tagalog term meaning, something meant for you when you welcome me back. Tagalog is the National language of the Philippines. Pasalubong - a present usually given by someone arriving from a trip. Gifts for family, relatives and friends brought by a traveler returning from a trip. Or just an every day treats of parents to their children, when they come home from work. Pasalubong (gifts) consists of native delicacies or indigenous things from a country or town where a traveler came from. For example, if a traveler/vacationer coming back from Bacolod, might bring home some Barquillos and Piaya to his family and friends. Someone coming from a vacation in Hawaii will bring macadamia nuts and grass skirts. Some of my husband's relatives live in Greece, they brought us Greek products every time they visit. My family lives in the Philippines, each time we come back, we brought with us some goodies from the US as our Pasalubong (gifts) for them. Philippines offers huge selections of pasalubong to local and international tourists who would like to bring home some special treats for their family and friends.

Pasalubong could be non perishable things, like native products in a form of art work or a wide range of treats/food of that country. Food is always been my favorite "Pasalubong." I am always very excited to try food from other country, especially the sweets.

Another delicacies from Bacolod City

Pasalubong is a Filipino tradition of a home coming gifts; after weeks, months or years of being away from home. The picture here is called Piaya or Piyaya. It is a flat bread cooked with raw sugar and sesame seeds. The one with purple color has purple yam.

Travelers to Bacolod City purchased this kind of Pasalubong (gifts) to bring home to their family and friends.

Bongbong's Pasalubong Center - Great treats

Pasalubong from Amazon

Goldilocks Polvoron - Pinipig Flavor 24 Pcs/box
Goldilocks Polvoron - Pinipig Flavor 24 Pcs/box

This polvoron, is a powder cookie made of flour and young pounded rice. This is very delicous!


Bacolod City, Philippines - Capital city of Negros Occidental


(Picture from the FB album of my niece, Erica Mariz)

Pasalubong from Bacolod

Pasalubong from Luzon - Yolie's Special Pasalubong, Laguna, Philippines

Each province of the Philippines has its own specialty and treats that vacationeers can enjoy and bring back home to give as pasalubong/gifts for their family and friends.

One of the residential areas in Bacolod City, Philippines



"Water buffalo have been domesticated in the Philippines as far back as pre-Hispanic times and are often used by farmers in the Philippines to plow the fields and as a means of transportation. The carabao is one of the most important animals in the country, especially in agriculture. Carabao skin was once used extensively in the Philippines to create a variety of products, including the armor of pre-colonial Filipino warriors." (an excerpt from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia).

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    • LornsA178 profile image

      LornsA178 3 years ago

      @Charito1962: Thanks my kababayan!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Wonderful lens, kabayan ("my fellow countryman")!

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I bet dried mango tastes amazing! Another thing for me to try!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Would not mind trying those coconut snacks either right up above this post and the mango pack how nice.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Nice treats to look at and eat of course.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Beautiful videos and pictures! Blessed :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The meaning " something meant for you when you welcome me back" sounds as sweet as the treat always have something unique and yummy! :)

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      These look so good!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I just love your yummy lenses. And I love culture. Thanks for sharing.

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      'pasalubong' the name itself very sweet. thanks for introducing some new delicacies of your country.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Mmm - I would enjoy some of these treats right now!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Make some rolls for me! And i am sure you would not bother to teach me how to make them.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      These sweet treats sound amazing. Thanks!

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      Those delicacies look so mouth-watering.

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      The rolls look good; wish i had some now.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You made me miss all those sweets.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Those wafer rolls look so yummy!

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      ComfortsOfHome 5 years ago

      These treats look delicious, and Bacolod City looks like an interesting place to visit. I like the water buffalo!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks WriterJanis!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      The area looks very beautiful.