Manna from Camiguin: Pastel

Ask anyone in my folks in the office who likes to have a taste of manna from CDO (short for Cagayan De Oro City) or the pride of Camiguin, and everyone agrees it’s the “pastel”. Nope, that’s not one kind of crayons you use when you’re still elementary, and it’s not about the color. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket It’s a delicacy from heaven.

Pastel, is a sweet delicacy from the paradise island of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao. These are soft, fragrant and sweet buns filled with the original yema (made mostly of milk, eggs and sugar) or any other flavors that gives this delicacy that makes the food melts in your mouth.

Boxes of 6 are sold at stores in Camiguin towns or at the shopping centers of Cagayan de Oro for about P50 and Boxes for 12 at around P120. It’s a hit pasalubong for anyone craving for sweets and anything Camiguin or CdeO (of course don’t forget the lanzones and the pineapple).

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  • marla barcenas

    hi i love yema bun so yummy a friend of my cousin give it to meh… can anyone possibly give me the contact number of this bakeshop so i can order some…tanx

  • noriv

    yah, Pastel is so yummy yum yum.. i miss CDO matagal na ako hindi nakauwi.. you can buy Pastel in Market-market (global City)

  • melvi

    you can buy pastel in market- market (global city), there are stalls there with different provinces name, just look for camiguin stall.

  • ritchie

    San mall makakabili nun dito Manila??

  • ritchie

    SAN BA PWEDE BUY NUN DITO SA MANILA??

  • http://wowcamiguin.ph/ roque

    Pastel originated from Camiguin. It is very yummy and it has different flavors. It has lots of branches nationwide.

    Well, if you want to travel with hassle free, you may contact us or visit or website http://wowcamiguin.ph/ or contact me personally.

    Roque
    09287225799

  • rade

    yap. very yummy ang pastel ng camiguin. pero medyo mahal nga lang dito sa manila.

    pastel have different flavors rin aside nung original nila na parang yema ang sa loob.

  • Jam

    Can anyone tell me where i could buy pastel here in manila? I need it asap to send overseas. I need boxes of it!

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  • geeten

    right, right. pastel is a trademark of Camiguin. indeed, if you go to Cagayan de Oro – you can just think of fresh pineapple as pasalubong…surely you won’t miss the noisy peddlers at the port wailing to sell their pineapples…

    sad to say, CDO has one of the noisiest (with all the people barking at you when you go out of the port) and undisciplined drivers (taxi drivers don’t use their meters but charge you instead of a fix rate, and tricycle drivers charge you more than the usual fare…) this alone makes CDO not really that inviting.

  • http://www.cdoguide.com Cagayan de Oro Guide

    I do agree with Superpasyal. Pastel is not a native delicacy of Cagayan de Oro (CDO). The box says Camiguin Pastel and not CDO Pastel.

    However Cagayan de Oro is known for hams. One of the oldest ham makers is SLERS (since 1969). They are now producing chicharon (pork rind) which is becoming a popular pasalubong. You can buy them in the malls. Cashew nuts also are gaining popularity in the city which are harvested in Lumbia district (near the airport).

    For more information about Cagayan de Oro, check my tourist website at http://www.cdoguide.com

  • jj

    ijust bought one http://www.pastelfood.com

    lami kaayo ma buang ko

  • http://www.pastelfood.com kate
  • http://www.flickr.com/people/nanay_ayie/ A-yi-pee!

    Laguna lanzones is available starting September, but up to November only… but u can find lanzones in quinta market in quiapo around december, but that’s not from laguna…

    yes, pastel is heavenly. it’s also my favorite pasalubong item.yummy!!!

  • http://www.superpasyal.blogspot.com SUPERPASYAL

    Lanzones Festival in Camiguin is every October.

    It is unfortunate that CDO hasn\’t developed any pasalubong that is unique to the city. Pastel is from Camiguin, although VJANDEP has a bakeshop in Cagayan de Oro.

    I lived in CDO for more than 15 years and I have a house there so I always come home every year. Was there 3X this April and my friends only recommend cheese sticks (too bland; nothing extraordinary), and cashew nuts.

    Well, at least aside from Antipolo, may cashew rin pala sa CDO. Get the roasted ones with the skin on. Very nice. Pineapples are from Bukidnon and they ripen easily especially if you travel by sea.

    Agt any rate, CDO has its charms. Never mind the pasalubong. Just bring home the memories.

  • http://www.superpasyal.blogspot.com SUPERPASYAL

    Lanzones Festival in Camiguin is every October.

    It is unfortunate that CDO hasn\’t developed any pasalubong that is unique to the city. Pastel is from Camiguin, although VJANDEP has a bakeshop in Cagayan de Oro.

    I lived in CDO for more than 15 years and I have a house there so I always come home every year. Was there 3X this April and my friends only recommend cheese sticks (too bland; nothing extraordinary), and cashew nuts.

    Well, at least aside from Antipolo, may cashew rin pala sa CDO. Get the roasted ones with the skin on. Very nice. Pineapples are from Bukidnon and they ripen easily especially if you travel by sea.

    Agt any rate, CDO has its charms. Never mind the pasalubong.

  • kamagong

    hehe., that’s VJANDEP Bakeshop you are talking about., actually, it’s an acronym for the business’ owners., that stands for Vergilio Jose AND Eleonor Popera., anyway, thank you so much for taking a glimpse of our place., i hope you’ll set some time visiting our province once more., after all, it’s name does sounds like an invitation you can hardly refuse… “come again”., kajo a-an amo agdapiton., ;o)

  • http://eofw.edongskey.com edong

    Ito ba yung djani dep (or sounds like, spells like) na bread? Yup, it’s yum yum yummy!

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  • biboy

    Camiguin lanzones usually start to appear in the markets by 3rd quarter of the year, right after the rainy season. Laguna lanzones, on the other hand, should be available by the time you are here, which is december. happy trip.

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  • candee

    Hi! we’re planning 2 visit the philippines this December and I was wondering if the lanzones will still be in season. We visited again in dec ’03 but could not find it anywhere in laoag. Could u tell me when is lanzones season? I haven’t tasted it in years. Thanks, Candee