When In Lucban: Eat Pilipit



I was at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan for lunch and I saw the peddler of Pilipit with his bilao full of this sweet treat. We were waiting for our order and we all agreed it wouldn't hurt to have our dessert first. 

Did you know that pilipit is made from kalabasa (squash)?

But you won't really taste the squash. This is one of my favorite snack whenever I go on summer vacation in Lucban, Quezon.  Three decades ago, I only need to shell out P1 to buy a piece. Today, it's P20 for 3 pieces. 

I was also delighted that the guy who sells pilipit at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is the same guy who peddled back when I was a child. I think he's been selling pilipit for three decades already. And for me, his pilipit is the best tasting of all! We bought pilipit from a peddler outside Buddy's and it didn't taste as good as the one from our "suki".

So if you are planning to go to Kamay ni Hesus this coming Holy Week or Pahiyas Festival on May 15, drop by Kamayan sa Palaisdaan and buy pilipit.