Sweet Treats "Pasalubong" From Bacolod City, Philippines
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
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
THE NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER OF BACOLOD CITY.
(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.
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History of my hometown, Bacolod City in the Philippines...
One of the residential areas in Bacolod City, Philippines
IN SOME RURAL AREAS OF BACOLOD CITY
CARABAO OR WATER BUFFALO HAS BEEN USEFUL TO FARMERS IN THE PHILIPPINES. A CARABAO CAN CARRY HEAVY LOADS, THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE A FARMER'S GREAT HELPERS.
"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).