Pasalubong is most popular Filipino tradition. Bringing home from your travel back to your family or to the host family/friend is deemed as a thoughtful gesture. It is deeply embedded in the Filipino culture that local products are produce for that reason.
So if you are planning to visit Iligan City (The city of majestic waterfalls), here are some list of the native delicacies in Iligan City:
1. Cheding’s Peanuts oven roasted peanuts
Cheding’s peanuts is most loved pasalubong from Iligan City. When you speak about Iligan City, people would cry for Cheding’s peanuts. It’s specially oven roasted peanuts are irresistible. You can’t find the taste from other peanut stores. Specially fromulated by Lola Cheding.
2. SUKA PINAKURAT
Suka Pinakurat is a special spicy vinegar that will get you addicted once you tried it. Suka Pinakurat is made from fermented coconut vinegar added with blended spices to make it spicy hot.
3.Madcow Pizza by Pizzarella Bistro
For short distance travels, you can bring home a box or boxes of Madcow Pizza to your destination. You can’t find it in other places since Pizzarella haven’t ventured to other locations just yet.
4. Piaya de Iligan
Their version of Piaya is something you should be looking forward for. It has a certain taste that would keep you wanting for more. It’s not sweet and best paired with a cup of coffee. They were pretty innovative that they were able to come up with different flavors of piaya. I love the durian flavor.
5. Palapa by Pater Al Kuwait
Palapa is an asian cuisine made differently in every country. This version of Palapa is of Kuwait style and well loved and popular for Iliganons. It is made of onion shutts and some spices making it smell and taste spicy chili hot.