|Tamales, a delicious Cavite Delicacy|
|Manila Bay Sunset|
Cavite Cuisine may not be as simple as you think. Dating back to pre-Spanish era, Cavite’s coastal areas have witnessed to negotiations of our natives with Chinese communities. Numerous galleons during the Spanish period brought with them culinary traditions that we have embraced. Tamales is one.
Known to be a favorite pasalubong, Cavite City’s Tamales has become one of the classic delicacies the province has produced. Seldom produced in the metropolis, Tamales is simple at first sight but a definite tedious concoction. Traditional cooking of tamales would require grounding of peanuts and the use of rice flour known as galapong. To this mixture, slices of pork and chicken are added, together with pieces of garbanzos and hard-boiled eggs. Salt and pepper are sprinkled to complete the flavor. This is then wrapped in multiple layers of clean banana leaves and steamed until cooked to perfection.
|Cavite City's Tamales|
|Two well-loved Cavite Delicacies, Bibingkoy and Quesillo|
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