What Is The Best Pasalubong From The Philippines?

Just about no trip in the Philippines can be complete without getting a few bags of pasalubong for friends and family. There is just no way we expect that you can explore a province in the Philippines without finding out about the perfect Filipino delicacy and even getting treated to it.

Trust me, you will be yearning for more. And you certainly will want to take some for the people back home after you have tried it yourself.

Whether you want to get this for yourself or for a loved one, here is a list of some of the most tasteful and best pasalubong from the Philippines.


15 Of The Best Pasalubong From The Philippines

1. Chichacorn

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Unless they do not already know about this, just about anyone you tell that you’re visiting Ilocos Sur will certainly want to scream “chichacorn”! Okay, maybe not. Maybe they will not exactly scream but someone’s certainly going to want some of this tasty stuff.

Chichacorn is glutinous white corn that is also semi-popped and comes in a variety of flavors like garlic, natural, adobo, cheese, sweet and spicy, chili garlic, cheese, and barbecue.

This can be gotten in so many pasalubong centers in Ilocos Sur. You can also easily get it at bus stops if you are traveling from the north.

2. Yema Cake

This delicious cake from Quezon has definitely found its way to the hearts of so many pasalubong lovers. And of course, it has earned this.

This one is a combination of yema icing, grated cheese, and chiffon cake. You are probably going to get the craze about it too if you get a taste. You can get this pasalubong at Rodilla’s Yema Cake at Quezon Quezon Avenue, Tayabas Quezon.

3. Silvanas


This one is a frozen sandwich wafer of cashew-meringue. It also comes with buttercream filling and it is coated with cookie crumbs. This would actually pass for a cake if it were not too small to be a cake.

Well, what’s more, important is that it tastes really good and it is something you are most likely really going to love. You can get this pasalubong at any of Sans Rival Cakes and Pastries, G/F Robinsons Mall, Dumaguete, Lamberto Macias Road and corner Calindagan Road.

4. Galletas


Here is one Filipino pasalubong you certainly do not want to miss if you ever find yourself in the Philippines. It is designed in uneven round sizes and is also packaged in a clear tub. It comes also in a variety of flavors like ube, ube, and langka, classic and durian flavor. Every single one of these flavors comes with a unique kind of delicious.

This is one pasalubong you should not catch yourself missing if you ever have to be at Davao. You can get this one at Davao International Airport. You can also get it at Carmela’s, Loyola Street, Davao del Sur, or Poblacion district.

5. Napoleones

This one is deliciously layers of puff pastries made with a lot of custard cream and also topped with crusty sugar. Here is an amazing tasty pasalubong from Bacolod that is sure to leave you with memories.

Get this and you are in for one of the yummiest experiences of your life. This pasalubong is available at Roli’s Bakeshop and Roli’s Arcade. You can also find it to buy at La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City, no. 59 San Sebastian Street, and Virgie’s Homemade Products.

6. Inipit


Inipit is a small-sized chiffon cake made with custard filling. It is another one that comes in a variety of flavors such as langka and ube. You can buy Inipit at Eurobake where they have the original recipe.

Eurobake can be found at MacArthur Highway close to the boundary of Malolos and Guiguinto. You can also find Eurobake at Greenhills as well as Greenbelt 1 in Manila.

7. Piaya


This one is a flaky flatbread that has a lot of concentrated muscovado syrup. You can now also find other flavors apart from muscovado. These are flavors such as cheese, caramel, ube, mango, and pandan.

You will find piaya to buy at Bongbong’s, Robinson’s place, Bacolod City. You can also find it at Merzci, Gonzaga Street, Bacolod City.

8. Cream Horn


This one can be found right in Iloilo which is also known for a number of other nice, tasty treats such as barquillos, mango bars, and Biscocho. Originally, this is a rolled puff pastry that comes with yema filling but there are presently a number of other flavors.

You will find strawberry, chocolate, and buko pandan. If you go to Margec’s Original Cream Horn, E. Lopez Street Jaro in the city of Iloilo, you can find as much of the yummy Cream Horn you want.

And if I were you, I would buy this in boxes just so I do not end up craving for more and having none available after the first one.

9. Ube Jam

This jam is a crowd favorite, one that just about everybody rushes for. In fact, Good Shepherd, a vendor of this jam has had to limit the purchase of this to two bottles per person because the rush for it has become overwhelming.

This very tasty jam can comfortably muffle so many other jams and walk gracefully to the front place.

Okay, I’m going to stop right here and let you go on and imagine how great this can be. Just so I don’t spoil it for you and make you taste it in this article, just go over to Good Shepherd on Gilbraltar Road in Baguio, Benguet and get you a bottle of this juicy tasting jam. No, get two, maybe even three (if they offer it), and come thank me later.

10. Kapeng Barako

Kapeng Barako

This one is the coffee, not just coffee. And there is this exciting smell of something freshly brewed that you are really going to love. This coffee variety has a good and wonderful flavor and can be just a beautiful companion if you are staying up to see a late-night movie.

And oh, it can also serve as a wonderful breakfast if you want. If you are in Batangas, you can find this in just about any local market. Go get yours and have your fun.

11. Buko Pie

Buko Pie

You’ll love love love this one. You are going to love it. This is a coconut custard pie and can be really great especially when it is still hot and fresh. Here, certainly, is one yummy yum pasalubong you do not want to miss.

You can get this one at The Original Buko Pie Bakeshop, National Highway, Los Banos, or at Collette’s Buko Pie, Real, Calamba or at El Mare Buko Pie, San Pablo City or at Lety’s Buko Pie, Los Banos. See? Lots of places to buy from so you can’t even miss it.

12. Pili Nuts

Pili Nuts

This one can whip up a variety of delicacies for you to choose from. There are pili tarts as well as candied pili nuts for people who love the sweeter things. And then there are the roasted and salted varieties. Just look around and pick which one suits you best. But every single variety is a pleasure in itself.

If you want to buy raw shelled pili nuts, they are also available for you. You can find this to buy at Albay Pili Nut Candy, 873 Rizal Street, Old Albay District, Legazpi City, Albay.

13. Toasted Peanuts

This one is called “Iligan’s Pride.” And that definitely goes to show how awesome it is. It is usually placed in brown paper bags after which it is put in plastic wrappers. This is done in order to protect the peanuts from moisture. The packaging also comes in a variety of sizes from small to large and back.

This is also free from preservatives and comes in a variety of flavors; about ten. You can get these toasted peanuts at Cheding’s Toasted Peanuts, 25-A Sabayle Street, Iligan City.

14. Fish Bagoong

This is a very well known Pasalubong from the Philippines. It is made of salt and fermented fish and can be a

really tasty snack. Usually, a lot of people prefer to eat it alongside green mango which is also one really great addition. Some other people use it for some Filipino dishes such as Pinakbet, Kare-Kare, and Binagoongan. Quite a number of snack-selling local stores in the Philippines should have this available for you.

15. Polland Hopia

This much-loved and highly demanded pasalubong is another crowd favorite. It is a common Filipino bean that is usually made with a lot of pastry. This pastry also contains sweet split mung bean. There are also other flavors such as ube, baboy, and pandan.

You will find this in the main branch of the manufactures at 670 Mayon Street Laloma, Quezon City or any of 209 Escolta, cor. Nueva Street, Sta. Cruz; 925 Benavidez Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila; 460 Ground Floor Pacific Mall Center, Quintin Paredes Street Binondo, Manila.


Final Words On Best Pasalubong From The Philippines

Quite a number of things can make a visit to any place a remarkable experience. From sights to dances to dressing and so many other things, travels and vacations can definitely be made a very memorable experience.

Food is one other thing that has such immense power to create beautiful memories for any trip. Of course, you can’t forget the taste. And the Filipinos will make sure of this. Now, these people have quite an abundance of these tasty memories. Did I say “quite”? They have an abundance of it and the above list is sure proof.

If you are in the Philippines or planning to visit the Philippines, don’t be told about how great the Filipino pasalubong can be. Taste it for yourself. Just go give yourself a treat and do not forget to get some for your friends and family too. They too won’t forget in a hurry.

If you have been to the Philippines and have had the yummy pasalubong experience, we would love to hear about it in the comment section.

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