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Pintos

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Bus window peddling is one reason why I prefer ordinary non-aircon bus apart from the chance of smelling each passing town and having clear view of roadside everyday life

When traveling by bus to northern Cebu, whether to Hagnaya or to Maya, it’s highly likely that Ceres bus will have rest stop for few minutes in Bogo. A happy stop for it means one is almost at the end of the bus journey, and also it means the acquisition of pintos via bus window sellers.

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A pack of 5 costs 20 pesos

Pintos is distinctively Cebuano, a specialty of Bogo City that’s primarily made from ground corn. The smell of the warm corn husk wrapping is pleasantly barriotic, and snacking on pintos is akin to making memories where one would love to recall fondly this delight especially its texture, taste and aroma sometime in our lives.

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Honestly simple packaging of young corn husk

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For only about 15 minutes of stop in Bogo, bus vendors’ pintos will do for now

Inatata

 

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Suman packaged in banana leaf and sold in ammo like bundles in Ilagan

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Ammunition for hungry self

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Inatata is one of the good ones (among the many suman in the country)

Yaya’s Alupi

How yaya cooked alupi (kamoteng kahoy suman).

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Grate the cassava

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Using a cloth squeeze the grated cassava dry then add brown sugar

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Mix well the grated cassava and brown sugar

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Next prime the banana leaf by putting each over live charcoal

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Wrap the mixture in banana leaf

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Boil in caldero

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Presenting yaya's alupi

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Green Pinipig

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Ibos, Bot-ong, Suman

Glutinous rice being the main ingredient of these kakanin trio of Bacolod: ibos, bot-ong, suman.

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Ibos in coconut leaf packaging

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Bot-ong in banana leaf packaging

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Bot-ong and ibos without the leaf packaging

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What one should expect when we say suman in Bacolod (known as biko in Cebu and Manila)

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