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Monday, July 9, 2012

Palagsing: Butuan’s Pride Delicacy
















This  delight shouldn’t be missed when visiting Northern Mindanao. Palagsing is made from the combination of brown sugar, coconut and the UNAW or sago as the main ingredient.

Unaw is from a palm tree Metroxylon sagu from the family Arecacea that commonly grow along the marshland on which Mindanao is abundantly blessed. The tree is of commercial importance as it is the main source of sago obtained from the trunk by washing the kernels by pulverizing the pith of the stem. The starch is used worldwide for the production of pudding, noodles ,breads and serves as thickener as well.


In the Philippines the rich starch obtained from the bark of UNAW palm has become the staple food among marshland dwellers particularly the indigenous people  This starch is also the source of that commercialized sago we buy in the market that is commonly added on most popular desserts like halo halo and taho.

In Butuan City, Palagsing making is very popular and mastered in Brgy. Banza , one of the oldest communities in the area. To have a taste of authentic palagsing, you need to take a habal habal to reach the place.


This wonderful delight is also available in a market in Langihan for Php 10.00 a bundle (4pcs). Just ask the local market vendors where to buy and they will direct you to a series of sidewalk vendors that sells palagsing. Truly this  pride of Butuanons is a must try.

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30 comments :

  1. but how does it taste?

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  2. for a delicacy, masarap ang palagsing...not too sweet but no need for sugar ... smooth ung texture tapos chunky ung coconut na kasama sa mixture. town's favorite cia :D

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  3. so the bundle is 4 pcs for P 10.00? sounds like a good deal.

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  4. Ntikman ko na ito dati at ang sarap. kakamiss naman ang mga ganitong delicacies

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  5. Maria Gemma Defeo-HilotinAugust 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I want to taste!!! May recipe ka?

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  6. i have no idea what this is..sounds sweet and delicious though! :) Hopefully i could try it out next tym :)

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  7. Vonn Angelie DavidAugust 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    my first time to see these.. thanks for sharing

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  8. Yummy! uhmmmm .. Penge! hehehe .... I hope it has a chinese version of this mouth-watering delights. I'm wondering now if there's easy Chinese meals like that so I can prepare to my family and friends.

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  9. I definitely love our native cakes but one made from sago/palm tree I believe I have not tried this one I am familiar with rice cakes but not sago... I wonder if those are available here in Manila...

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  10. What a good bargain for only 10 pesos

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  11. Is it the same as tupig? Also for 10 pesos you can already enjoy delicacy, what a great bargain.


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  12. Oh my, I have to try that delicacy out. Hope to visit the place soon.

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  13. Will definitely try this when I visit Butuan. :-)

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  14. very different from tupig :)

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  15. sag to say , not available anywhere else but in butuan only.... very delicious when it is still hot

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  16. it is just a mixture of unaw powder, brown sugar and coco meat ....then wrapped in banana leaves ...the banza people mastered it others do this in trial and error...

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  17. This is new to me, Palagsing. How does it taste when compared to ibus or but-ong? I'm very curious to know.

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  18. Oooh.. I like kakanin. this delicacy sounds delicious. I wonder where we could buy that here.

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  19. I love kakanin... but I haven't tried palagsing. I want to try this!!!!

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  20. I've tried this before, and I absolutely love this sweet Filipino delicacy. Thanks for sharing this!

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  21. another food to taste! Ang mura pa, for 4pcs - P10 lang.

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  22. Ohh I like, is it available here in Manila too?

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  23. I love foooods! Thanks for sharing this one... I must try it soon haha!!

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  24. My mom is going to Agusan this weekend, maybe I can ask her to check this out and bring some for me. =)

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  25. it tastes not too sweet but no sugar needed like the regular suman ... it is very soft but not too sticky texture and not gritty as well ...you will notice the chunk of coconut when you are chewing it ... made by the indigents.

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  26. looks delicious and healthy =)

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  27. Suman one of my fave delicacy.> :) When I was still in Bohol I used to eat Suman every weekend and during college a classmate of mine from Leyte always bring Suman.. :) nomnom

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  28. This looks like a different suman altogether, haha! I'd love to try this out! :D

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  29. This reminds me of kakanin or suman! I love suman and biko ... I just wished we have them available where we live.

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  30. I always buy that whenever I go to Langihan on summer, it fits perfectly to my taste . not so sweet and I like it when it is still warm. Really, a must try :D

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