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Top Must Try Foods in Cavite City

A list of must try foods for those who are visiting Cavite City.  


PAT and SAM's BIBINGKA SAMALA
This famous bibingka from Cavite City is actually a biko than a bibingka. It comes in two varieties: malagkit and pinipig. This sweet smelling kakanin has the aroma of coconut oil, panocha and burnt banana leaf. The rice cakes are named after Arturo Samala, who established the business in 1940's.
 

Available daily at Samala Kitchen Delights near BDO



ROBINSON's TAMALES
Made of ground peanuts and galapong that is steamed and wrapped in banana leaves. It looks simple at first sight but requires a very tedious process to make. Can be eaten purely as it is or the Caviteñean way of spreading it as bread filling. 


Available on ooccasional basis at Orence Food House beside National Bookstore


ALING IKA's BIBINGKOY
Bibingkoy is the classic Chabacano adaptation of the tang yuan. Patties of galapong are prepared and filled with sweetened red mongo bean paste. The patties are tightly arranged in a baking pan and cooked in the manner of bibingka. It is served with a thick soup made from gata (coconut cream), with added pieces of camote, langka, bilo-bilo, flavored with pandan and sweetened with panocha.

Available very early morning daily at Aling Ika's Carinderia at Cavite Public Market 

CASA VIEJA's PANCIT PUSIT
One of the proudly Caviteñean born Pancit variety of less popularity and probably not written yet in Philippine Pancit LIST but is well loved by purely breed Caviteño's is the Pancit de Choca or Pancit Pusit. It it like combination of Adobong Pusit and Pancit. 

Available on occasional basis at Casa Vieja Cantina 

DIZON's QUESILLO
Kesong puti or quesillo as how we call it here in Cavite is a proudly Philippine cheese made of carabao's milk. Traditionally it is sold wrapped in banana leaves. 
Best paired with bonete and pandesal. 

Available daily at Dizon's Bakery 

VIOLY's KARE-KARE, KILAWIN, ADOBO and BACALAO
The traditional and ever famous Caviteñean TRIFECTA food terno during Sundays but they sell it on a Saturday - Kare-Kare/Adobo/Kilawin

Bacalao is a popular salted cod fish dish present in every Caviteñean house every Lenten season most especially on Good Friday. This is one the many dish we inherited from the Portuguese galleon traders that pre-dates Spanish occupation.

Available at Violy's Cuisine as per schedule. Also available in Casa Vieja Cantina. 


ASAO's PANCIT PUSO
A Caviteñean style pansit made of combination of bihon and miki bihon cooked in achuete with small slices of pork and thinly sliced green beans, carrots and cabbage. Rather than calamansi as paasim, pansit puso is served with thinly sliced puso ng saging (banana blossom) cooked in generous amount of vinegar.

Available daily at Asao Grill and Steak House 

CHEFOO's FRIED CHICKEN and MENUDENCIA CON CASUY
Way before McDonald's, Jollibee and KFC fried chicken became famous Cavite City has its own famous fried chicken - CHEFOO's Fried Chicken


MENUDENCIA CON CASUY - Three cultures in a dish: Hokkien, Mexican, Chabacano.

Photo c/o New Chefoo

Available daily at New Chefoo Restaurant 


CAFE ANTIX's PIZZA BACALAO
A traditional Caviteño dish with a modern Italian twist. Usually served during Lenten season, Bacalao is made from imported dried cod fish, garbanzos, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, bell peppers cooked with good quality extra virgin olive oil. We 'pizzafied' it by adding basil, parsley, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, on a thin and crispy pizza crust.
Photo c/o Cafe Antix FB Page

Available by advance order at Cafe Antix across Iglesia Independiente Church. 


THE ORIGINAL TONY's HAMBURGER
The original Tony's Bakery hamburger in a quarter pounder topped with cheese, cucumber, tomato and pickles.
Photo c/o Roadside FB Page

 Available daily at Roadside Burgers and Bakeshop 


SOLIS LECHON MANOK
Long before Baliwag, Sr.Pedro, Pagtakhan and other dozens of lechon manok sprouted like mushroom - Cavite City has its very own brand of popular lechon manok.

 Available daily at Tina Solis in Ronquillo


BALOY's ENSAIMADA DE CAVITE
This ensaimada also comes in others flavors like ube, macapuno, dulce de leche. And can be bought per piece or in a gift box at 12 pieces.

2nd Photo c/o Mr. Florante Evangelista

Available daily at Baloy's Catering and Bakeshop along SSC-R de Cavite

21 comments:

  1. I still remember these dishes/desserts.It brings back fond memories

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    1. It surely brings back old memories. Maybe it's time to grab some again =)

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  2. must try the puto cake. in cavite city public market. toppings with salted egg.

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  3. my mom's tamales is the best��

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    1. Where can I buy this tamales?

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  4. before goldilocks, there were pat's mamon :) yum yum :)

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  5. iba na ung tamales ni robinson kaysa sa dati......

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  6. I was just back there. I loved tamales & kesilyo so i ordered them. I didn't like them anymore, kesilyo was very salty & tamales was too sweet for my taste now.

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  7. Luglog ni Aling Mila.... My all time favorite!

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  8. Any suggestion? Comment down here and be featured! =)

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    1. Itapsinathis try nyu po masarap sya,sikat sya s tapsi combo nya at super bait n chef

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    2. Itapsinathis try nyu po masarap sya,sikat sya s tapsi combo nya at super bait n chef

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  9. Pat & Sam's sapin sapin, kaya ko ubusin isang box sa isang upuan. �� #nom But my mom's bacalao is the best, you should've tried. 💖 Miss Cavite City so much.

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  10. I miss the "imus Cafe" Pansit guisado and "Asiong's" Asado with matching atsara!

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  11. The Pilipit fried violet galapong on stick by the corner of R. Palma and M. Gregorio is what I come back for whenever I go back to Cavite City. Sayang wala na rin ang Imus Cafe at Canton House. And way before Baloy's was Pat's

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  12. Try nyo din po dun sa kanto ng petron. Kay Aling Ruby. Affordable and masarap ang mga merienda. :)

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  13. I was born in Cavite City when got married we move to Dasmariñas. Every time i'm going home from abroad i go back to Aling Ika's store where i eat Pancit luglog.

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  14. Pat's Bakery's creme puff is one of my childhood favorite.

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    1. Yes the cream puff, panada, siopao and cake slices na paboritong pambaon ng bata sa school :)

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  15. I want to try the Tamales :) What resto has the best tamales? :)

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    1. Robinson tamales is sold in Orence besides National Bookstore but not daily better call first. Ordinary tamales na naka plastic available daily sa Pan Antigua.

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