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Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Pahiyas Festival Experience: Food Hopping on the Streets of Lucban

Food hopping is one of the best activities that I experienced in the Pahiyas Festival. Here, I tried to taste their local specialties and it is delicious. 
Pansit Habhab placed in a rectangular banana leaf mixed with vegetables.
Pancit habhab teemed up with soft drink. Pancit habhab can be tasted better with vinegar
First, I tried to taste the Pancit Habhab or Lucban's version of pancit or stir fried noodles. It looks like the traditional Pancit Canton but Pancit Habhab uses dried flour noodles which is known as Miki Lucban. It is very thin and very soft and at the same time, it is fresh and easy to chew. Pancit Habhab usually put in banana leaves which serve as a plate. You can eat it by grabbing the banana leaf with noodles and put it directly to your mouth. Do not eat the banana leaf. In a typical pancit, it is always mixed with calamansi while Pancit Habhab is best eaten with vinegar. When I experienced to eat this pancit habhab, I got two rounds plus I put a lot of vinegar which tasted so good.
Longganisang Lucban
Longganisang Lucban skewered in barbecue stick.
Lucban Longganisa Barbecue, grilled on fire.
After the savory Pancit Habhab, Longganisang Lucban (Lucban sausage) is another mouth-watering delicacy in the town. It is made up of ground pork mixed with black pepper and garlic in order to form a sausage. We experienced to try the grilled Longganisang Lucban and dipped it on a vinegar. I felt the sour and spicy flavor of the pork with garlic and pepper. It is a perfect combination with fried rice and egg.
Colorful yet crispy house decorations.
Spectrum of colors in a kiping which can be sprinkled with sugar or salt.
Colorful kiping placed on a small plate.
Lastly, we tried to eat the colorful, crispy and edible house decorations called kiping. It is a leaf-shaped rice crispies with different colors and it is usually sprinkled with sugar or salt. For P10.00, we tried the kiping sprinkled with sugar and it tasted like cassava chips. While eating these chips, it made my stomach full because of the food hopping experience.
Budin, the cassava cake of Lucban
You can also try other delicacies in Lucban such as the budin, Lucban's version of cassava cake, pilipit, a donut shaped snack made up of sugar, sticky rice and squash and native sweets exported from neighboring towns including Liliw and Nagcarlan.

Therefore, Lucban is a place where you can find plenty of local products and native delicacies which is savory and mouth-watering. That is why, there are many food lovers and tourists go to Lucban every Pahiyas Festival for their specialties. 

Date of Travel: May 15, 2013

17 comments:

  1. Now, I want to go to Lucban and try all of these! At talaga palang kinakain ang kiping ano.. and now lang ako nakakita ng iniihaw na longganisa !

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  2. my mom is craving for longganisang lucban....confused with kiping.:)

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  3. When in Manila, order longganisang lucban at lucbansbest.com or call 09276463748 / 09083728231

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  4. I know those longganisas smell good! Is the budin only found in Lucban?

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    1. Budin can also be found in Tayabas, Quezon

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  5. Pancit is one of the Filipino foods which I like. The rest of the foods here are delicious. Aren't they? How I wish I was there for I want to taste all of them.

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  6. okay, that chorizo is soooo mouthwatering. I will one day go to Pahiyas...are tere good hotels there that are easy on the budget?

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    1. yup there are hotels near the Lucban town proper including Patio Rizal and Batis Aramin Resort which is located near the Kamay ni Hesus Shrine

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  7. Whaaa! namiss ko to last May:( Namimiss ko na ang pansit habhab na orig ng Lucban taz ang ol time fave ko na cassava cake. OI the Longganisang Lucban is one of the best pasalubong!

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  8. I love Longganisang Lucban. That's what I always order in Buddy's which is a restaurant serving food from Quezon province.

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  9. I want to eat that chorizo. I really missed it especially in the morning. You made me drool :-) I also like to go to a food festival. We have one this summer and the family cannot wait to go there.

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  10. Those foods are delicious, we bought pansit lucban and longganisang lucban everytime that I went to Lucban, Quezon.

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  11. budin + pancit habhab are my absolute favorite. it was too bad i was not able to join the last Pahiyas Festival I would've enjoyed it. hopefully i can attend next week :)

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  12. Pancit Habhab is really famous now and looks very yummy too.

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  13. Just heard of pancit habhab here :-) That is very interesting name of the food. I know pancit and it's my fave. Habhab in Bisaya is kain/lamon in tagalog.

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  14. Awww.. I remember my old housemate from Quezon province. We used to live in the same apartment when I was still working in a cable company in Pque. She would go to Quezon on weekends and bring back those yummy tiny longganizas! Yum nom nom!!

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