Guinobatan hosts an annual festival in the celebration of Our Lady of Assumption, its patron saint. Until 2013, the town festival was called “Arandurugan Festival.” Held annually in August, Guinobatan now celebrates the Longganisa Festival, named after the local product listed under the Department of Trade and Industry’s “One Town, One Product” program. The aim of the Guinobatan Longganisa Festival is to promote Longganisa de Guinobatan as one of Bicol’s culinary delicacies. The annual celebration starts with a mass at the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Guinobatan, followed by a motorcade. In the past, activities including music, food, sports tournaments, drum and lyre competitions, street dances, concerts highlight the festival. Also the longganisa culinarian is showcased to show the region’s Continue reading
The city of Calumpit in Bulacan is known for its sausage called the Longganisang Calumpit. Longganisang Calumpit is a mixture of ground pork, garlic, soy sauce, salt and a special seasoning without preservatives. Longganisang Calumpit is wrapped in intestines. Once cooked the wrapper is crispy, making it a further cuisine delight. Other ingredients include black peppercorns from Batangas and garlic from Ilocos. Longganisang Calumpit can be custom made depending on how much garlic and pepper you want. Longganisang Calumpit is meaty to the bite. It is best cooked first by boiling before frying until crisp. Enjoy it with tomatoes, fried or boiled eggplant and ampalaya. Bulakeños claim it as the “Tastiest Longganisa” in the Philippines.
One Taal delicacy that people rave about is the Longanizang Taal. This tasty favorite is pork meat wrapped in pork intestine marinated to perfection in special Taaleño ingredients that make it masarap! The chunky sausage is marinated in soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and calamansi, which gives it a bit of an adobe flavor. In the public market, you can find stalls of Longaniza ready to cook. They marinate the sausage right there so its flavor is at its freshest.