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3 Quirky Food Finds in the Streets of Baguio

7/25/2014
Perhaps it's the invigorating scenery or the frigid mountain breeze that makes the usual food seem to taste delicious in the streets of Baguio.

Aside from the popular pasalubongs like ube jam, peanut brittle and lengua de gato, a trip to Baguio would not be complete without trying out some of its delectable and eye candy food items.

I've listed 3 quirky food finds I've tried during our recent trip to Baguio.

1. Sundot Kulangot


Sundot Kulangot, Baguio

Its dirty sounding name might turn you off but it is actually a "must-eat" in Baguio. Sundot kulangot is the small version of kalamay, a sticky sweet delicacy made from glutinous rice. The sticky kalamay is covered with miniature coconut shells - which are so small that you need to use your finger to prick or dig the kalamay out, thus the name sundot kulangot.

2. Strawberry Ice Cream


Strawberry Ice Cream, Baguio

This one's actually found in La Trinidad, Benguet - Baguio's neighboring municipality. The strawberry farm of La Trinidad is probably the best place to buy strawberry products. They have everything from sweet treats to wine, but my favorite would be the strawberry ice cream. Honestly, I am not a fan of strawberry-flavored ice creams but the one I've savored in La Trinidad's strawberry farm was simply delicious! I love its sweet and sour taste.

Strawberry Ice Cream, Baguio
my niece enjoying her cup of strawberry ice cream

3. Strawberry Taho 


Strawberry Taho, Baguio

Strawberry Taho is made with the usual white silken tofu, topped with sago pearls. What's so special in this taho is that it's flavored with generous amount of sweetened strawberries instead of the usual sugar syrup. The idea of incorporating local strawberry with the Filipino's all time favorite taho is actually a great one. The strawberry's sweet and sour flavor brings a juicy, sweet sensation to the usual taho and its pinkish color makes the taho even more visually appealing. Surely, it's the taho with a twist.

Strawberry Taho, Baguio


You can find strawberry taho in the streets of Baguio and Benguet, sold by vendors carrying metal containers balanced on bamboo poles.

There is nothing more refreshing than a gulp of warm strawberry taho while enjoying the cool weather of the city.

So if ever you find yourself visiting the Summer Capital of the Philippines, try not only its famous delicacies but also check out the ones found along the busy streets of Baguio.
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