When it comes to local delicacies, Tacloban City may be the best place for any traveler to explore and of course, buy pasalubongs from. There are plenty of local delicacies this city has to offer, and we’ve listed here five of the best ones that every traveler should try. 

  1. Binagol - Made with glutinous rice mixed with taro pudding and nuts, Bingaol is Tacloban’s most famous native delicacy. What makes it quite memorable to the taste is the surprise center which is made a sweet mixture of coconut and “Kalamay”, a brown sugar alternative. It’s packaged using a halved coconut shell and covered with banana leaves, which is also another thing that makes it unique. 

Photo from Ang Sarap

  1. Moron - Moron is quite a staple in every household in Tacloban. This delicious chocolate delicacy is known for its soft and sticky texture. 

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  1. Bukayo - You’ll find Bukayo in every part of the country. However, this sweet treat made with coconut strips mixed with brown sugar is a native delicacy in Tacloban City.   

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  1. Suman-latik - Suman is one of the most famous Filipino delicacies and suman-latik is a version of it that’s native in Tacloban City. What makes this version stand out is the use of “latik” (syrupy caramelized coconut cream) as a sauce. 

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  1. Roscas - Roscas is a  delicacy that came from Barugo, Leyte. It is made of flour, sugar, eggs, anise, and shortening. These cookies have a different taste because of the added spice. It is akin to a fortune cookie. 

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These native delicacies are certainly delicious and every traveler shouldn’t miss out on trying especially when you’re visiting Tacloban for the first time. 

Ready to get your hands on these sweet treats? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Tacloban City. Our hotels within the city make it easy for you to go around and purchase these native delicacies. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now! 

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