Culinary Treats in Cavite City Public Market

Culinary treats greeted our small group when we arrived in Cavite City. We visited the cityhall and rode a jeep going to the public market.

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chicken mami, tamales, pancit palabok and lumpiang sariwa at Aling Meling

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Cavite Cityhall

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Aling Meling Carinderia

It was past 7:30 am when we were able to reach the market and Aling Ika Carinderia was still close due to the extended holiday season.

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ube leche flan and leche flan

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Aling Meling Carinderia

We decided to eat the Aling Meling Carinderia which offer home-cooked meals and other specialties like chicken mami, palabok, lumpiang sariwa. They even serve Pancit Puso ng Saguing during fridays.

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Chicken Mami cost Php 35 per order which combines two kinds of noodles, chicken, baguio pechay, chopped spring onions and topped with chicharon bits.

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Pancit Palabok– Their pancit palabok is slightly different from the ones sold in Metro Manila. They use two kinds of noodles and the palabok sauce is thick with boiled chicken egg and calamansi. (Php 35 per order).

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Lumpiang Sariwa – The spring roll had vegetables and topped with crushed chicharon or pork rinds.  ( Php 35 per order).

The group paid a little over Php 390 which includes soft drinks.

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Tamales

We also ate the tamales which cost Php 10.00 per order. It is nutty with savory taste and ideal companion for the soup or hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

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vendor selling kesong puti

There is also kesong puti or quesillo which cost Php 20.00. This is best paired with hot pandesal, bonete or salakot from nearby bakeries.

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kesong puti wrapped in banana leaves

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The market is alive with fresh produce and seafood is relatively a little cheaper compared to Metro Manila.

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suman

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Malagkit na Sampalok also called Kamalay na Sampalok is sold Php 20.00 per cup at the Cavite Public Market.

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Bibingkoy – This is another version with thick coconut creme at Php 24.00 per slice which also comes with thick ginataan.

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Bibingkoy

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Ginataan with bits of corn

There were a lot of fresh produce and native kakanins spotted within the Pamilihang Bayan ng Lunsod ng Cavite. Do not forget to be early when you come and visit the stalls selling these food.

Halo-Halo with Kesong Puti at Sweet Bulakenya

Sweet Bulakenya food had a lot of innovative products to offer, One of their product is their halo-halo with kesong puti as topping.

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Sweet Bulakenya with topped kesong puti

Halo-halo had all the usual ingredients like the minatamis na saba among others, the shave ice is comparable to other commercial halo-halo restaurants in Metro Manila. What makes this special is the ingenious way of adding their kesong puti as topping.

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Ms. Lani Buencamino at the 1st Pista ng San Miguel de Mayumo tiangge ( photo courtesy of Mr. Rodel Carating)

Ms. Lani Buencamino is also a science teacher and proprietor of Sweet Bulakeny Among the well-known products includes their empanada with kesong puti, macaroons, chicharon among others.

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 empanada with kesong puti

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San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan province welcome arch

They also tried to produce Native Pork Sitsaron/ Chicharon which made its best at different class- A restaurants and hotels.

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Ms. Lani Buencamino together with media, bloggers and industry practitioners

Some of their clientele included Chateau (1771 Group of Restaurants) City of Dreams in Parañaque, Macau, Serye, Robinsons Supermarkets (selected outlets like Galleria, Ermita, Eastwood, Metro East, Magnolia ) and True Deli in Quezon City.

When you visit San Miguel, Bulacan, do not forget to visit this place !

Store and Restaurant: Maharlika Hi-way, Sta. Rita,San Miguel, Bulacan

Address: Sampaguita St, San Miguel, Bulacan

Contact : 0915 939 3526

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SweetBulakenyaFoods/

Kesong Puti Overload at Sweet Bulakenya

Sweet Bulakenya specializes on Kesong Puti, Pastillas, Polvoron, Yema, Empanada with Kesong Puti are just some of the iconic products.

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Sweet Bulakenya was founded in May 11, 2010 started to produce homemade products. Kesong Puti, Empanada, Halayang Ube, Pastilyas de Leche and yemas. Eventually, people from different walks of life began to like the products.

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crispy mushroom and special polvoron de kasoy

Sweet Bulakenya Foods tried to produce Native Pork Sitsaron/ Chicharon which made its best at different class- A restaurants and hotels. Some of their clientele included Chateau (1771 Group of Restaurants) City of Dreams in Parañaque, Macau, Serye, Robinsons Supermarkets (selected outlets like Galleria, Ermita, Eastwood, Metro East, Magnolia ) and True Deli in Quezon City.

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sweet macapuno ball and espasol

They also have different Kesong Puti variants such as keso nuggets and Kesong puti – filled empanada which truly caught the attention of the people. Polvoron and gatas ng kalabaw ( fresh carabao’s milk ) are just some of the MUST Try products.

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macaroons

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kesong puti in plastic containers

San Miguel is also known for their kesong puti since the Spanish colonial administration. The abundance of carabao and cow ranches within the town explains the thriving local industry.

This is not my first time to visit the store, I have met Maam Lani Buencamino several times before. Their kesong puti is not the salty ones that is commonly sold in public markets.

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kesong puti making

Kesong Puti means ” white cheese” in  Tagalog is a soft, unmanaged, white cheese made from carabao’s milk , salt and vinegar.

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mixing vinegar mixture and warm carabao’s milk

The process is simple which involves using a warm cup of fresh carabao’s milk. Then slowly adding the warm vinegar solution as well. It is important that both mixtures are warm so that you can easily form the kesong puti.

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agglutinated curds are formed into balls – photo courtesy of Mr. Lebon Ong

Then gently slowly mixing it with your fingers until you can form a solid shape out of it. The excess water is slowly drained on a flat tray.

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empanada with kesong puti

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deep fried kesong puti nuggets

Comparable to cottage cheese, queso blanco, and paneer, kesong putî has a soft close texture.

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A small dine-in counter section would enable travelers from other parts of Bulacan and nearby provinces would serve these in-house specialties. They are also open to bulk orders and reservations.

Sweet Bulakenya had DTI registered and was issued a Mayor’s permit and sanitary permit to operate. They are on their way to Food And Drug Administration registration.

Buying their products would also enable them to help local farmers and employ local people of the town.

So when you visit the town, Do not miss this place!

Store:Maharlika Hi-way, Sta. Rita,San Miguel, Bulacan

Address: Sampaguita St, San Miguel, Bulacan

Contact : 0915 939 3526

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SweetBulakenyaFoods/

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