delectable treats from the city of golden friendship:
1.) Vjandep Pastel - “VJ"-Virgilio Jose, "AND" "EP"-Eleanor Popera or VjANDEP is best known for its filled buns called “pastels”. Hailed as the “Pride of Camiguin”, its famous product is now one of the most sought after goodies and pasalubong treats.
2.) SLERS Chicharon - is Cagayan de Oro's Favorite snack item. Made from the best ingredients, we make sure that the Chicharon is crunchy and cooked to perfection.
Chicharon. Cagayan de Oro’s crispy fried pork rind or chicharon is one snack you should absolutely try. SLERS’ chicharon in particular are huge! It’s mainly made of pork skin, salt, MSG, and spices. This sinful delicacy perfected the crunchiness and flavour of crispy pork rind. You can munch it as a snack or pair it with rice as a viand. Either way, this chicharon will surely make you crave for more.
3.) Cashew nuts - are becoming popular to people in Cagayan de Oro. Cashew nuts open great economic opportunities to residents of the city.
Cashew Nuts. Another famous delicacy in this city is its roasted cashew nuts. Originating mainly from Lumbia district, this product ushered in economic opportunities to its city residents. Lumbia is one of the barangays with abundant cashew trees. Most entrepreneurs export cashew nuts to other countries where there is great demand. The production of roasted cashew nuts in Cagayan de Oro started in 1970.
4.) Turrones de Mani - This delicacy is for those of you who love sweets. Turones de Mani is made of caramelized sugar, crushed peanuts coated with honey, wrapped in wafer.
Turones de Mani. This delicacy is for those of you who love sweets. Turones de Mani is made of caramelized sugar, crushed peanuts coated with honey, wrapped in wafer. This can be easily found in souvenir or “pasalubong” shops. It’s sweet and crunchy combination is simply mouth watering. Your visit to Cagayan de Oro is not complete if you will not take home its famous Turones de Mani. There are many reasons why you should visit Cagayan de Oro city but one of its main come-ons is their palatable and scrumptious selection of food.
From the all-time favorite Jamon de Cagayan to the heavenly fats of SLERS’ chicharon, to the provocative Remember Me, and the traditional pasalubong items like cashew nuts and Turones de Mani—these are just some of sundry of delicacies that the city has to offer. As you tour and stay in the city longer, you will discover more treats for your taste buds!
5.)Jamon de Cagayan. Cagayan de Oro is famous for its hams which are locally known as Jamon de Cagayan. Also known as leg ham, this product undergoes the long process of salt curing and natural smoking. Once it’s done, it comes out fully cooked and ready to serve. Jamon de Cagayan is even packed in traditional cloth bags called “katcha” which are symbolic of Southern comfort and warmth. This delicacy is being produced by the best local ham makers in the city namely SLERS Ham, Pines Ham (TGO Foods), and Oro Ham.
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