From April 23 to 25, 2021, R’ Cebu! showcased over a weekend the best of the 5th District of the province of Cebu. Mall shoppers at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu were presented with the various delicacies, tourist spots, and offerings from Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, Liloan, San Francisco, Poro, Tudela, and Pilar, and the City of Danao at the mall’s atrium. It was presented by the Robinsons Galleria Cebu in partnership with the Cebu Provincial Government to support the local farmers, fishermen, artisans, and small business owners.
R’ Cebu! returns on a 3-day Cebu Experience over the weekend
Some of the local delicacies and products you might have brought home during the R! Cebu last weekend were the Queseo from the Municipality of Compostela. A local cheese “queso” or “queseo” is a type of cheese made from fresh carabao’s milk. It s the main theme of the annual festival of the town, the Queseo Festival. The delicious wine or “Tuba” from Borbon, a sweet, fresh, mildly fermented sap taken from tapping the young expanded flowers of the coconut. Tuba or Coconut Wine is served at gatherings and is one of the main livelihoods of Borboranons.
San Francisco’s banig made of “Soli-Soli” a kind of tall grass that grows by the lakeside in Lake Danao located in San Francisco. “Nigo” made of Bamboo, is a flat woven basket traditionally used for winnowing (“mag-ayag”, in Cebuano term) or separating corn grits/rice still contain lots of hulls that feel grainy and rough when cooked or eaten. It is made of bamboo skin strips woven from the center to frames.
“Kabog” known in the municipality of Catmon is a small-seeded cereal plant known as MILLET in other countries. Millet grew wild and in abundance Catmon’s mountains, mostly in Barangay Agsuwao. Some kabog products: Budbud Kabog, Bingka Kabog, Kabog Grains and Butter Kabog Cookies.
Camote Delicacies from Poro, Camotes Island also took center stage. Camotestiks (Sweet Potato Breadsticks), Baked Camote Polvoron, Tableya Camotekies (Cacao Sweet Potato Cookies), Mango Camotekies (Mango Sweet Potato Cookies), and the Camotetap (Camote Otap/Sweet Potato Puff Pastry) were among the local delicacies showcased during the event. The Plant holder from Sogod makes you elevate your indoor and outdoor plants with Sogod’s positively fabulous woven high-quality natural rattan plant holders. Perfect for the plantitos and plantitas.
Lilo-an’s Eco-Friendly Bamboo Products include the Water Tumbler & Cutlery set. Lilo-anons start up a business, they call Eco-Friendly PH that aims to reduce plastic waste and promote sustainable living with their customized, eco-friendly products.
The Kasahos from Danao City is uniquely Danawanon. Kasahos is a beef or pork jerky that is sun-dried before it is sauteed and fried with a blend of different spices. And of course, Carmen’s ice cream, sinamay, and native hats were also some of the products included.
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You can have a delectable taste of Cassava Cookies from the Municipality of Tudela. Savor Tudela’s Cassava Cookies varieties: plain cassava cookies, with peanuts, with chocolates; and with malunggay. These are all cooked and prepared by the women’s association from Brgy. Villahermosa.
Watch out for the next run of R’ Cebu on May 21-23, 2021, and June 25-27, 2021! For more details, follow Robinsons Galleria Cebu on Facebook.