Traveling south? Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the biggest province in CALABARZON. Quezon Province is located in southern Luzon, three to four hours away from Manila. Your trip to Quezon Province will not be as fun and fruitful without trying the famous, mouthwatering delicacies in the area.
Here are some of them.
This is one of the most famous foods in the province. It is usually served as a silog for breakfast. There are two types: the traditional Lucban longganisa, which uses pig’s intestine as a wrap; and the skinless Lucban longganisa, which consists of a mix of ground pork and other ingredients.
Budin or cassava cake is a famous delicacy from Tayabas. This kakanin is usually eaten for dessert or snacks. It is super affordable, making it a good pasalubong.
Pancit habhab is a famous noodle dish and snack in Lucban. It is usually eaten with spicy and sour vinegar. It is called “habhab” because people eat it “hinahabhab” – or with bare hands.
This well-known cake features a spongy and fluffy chiffon topped with soft yema and cheese. It comes in a variety of sizes and is a popular pasalubong item.
This stew is similar to kaldereta. It consists of pork ribs, tomato sauce, pineapple juice. and potato. Locals usually add some chili for a spicy flavor.
Hardinera is usually served in a oval llanera. It contains pork, meatloaf, egg, and bell pepper. Quezonians love serving this dish during special occasions or when outsiders pay their home a visit.
This famous kakanin is ubiquitous during the annual Niyogyugan Festival. This purple steamed delicacy is made of malagkit, with coconut filling. It is originated from the remote areas of Quezon, but today, you can find it in restaurants and stalls around the capital of Lucena.
Don’t end your trip in Quezon Province without trying these dishes! To maximize your experience, it is best to visit during the Niyogyugan Festival, when various booths are set up, showcasing Quezon’s trademark goods.