Pinoy Food Trip: Kalamay from Bohol

Two weeks ago, my very nice boss gave me a Pinoy food that I have never tasted for a long time. This Pinoy food is called as kalamay. The kalamay that I received is quite different from the other kalamays that I already tasted. That kalamay came from the province of Bohol.

I eat kalamay since I was a kid but it is my first time that I ate one that came from Bohol. I am curious about this Pinoy food because that is the first time I encountered it. It is an interesting Pinoy food because it is packaged inside a coconut shell fastened by a red strip.

Kalamay is a Pinoy food that could be found in many places around the Philippines. There are many variations of this Pinoy food, according to the region where it came from. kalamay is made from grounded rice, grated coconut, brown sugar, peanut butter and margarine.
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Packaged to look like Easter Eggs.

The kalamay that was made in Luzon is sticky and sweet. On the other hand, the kalamay that my boss gave me is very sweet and very chewy. It is also very sticky, just like the rugby glue. I just ate few spoonfuls before I gave up because of its sweetness.
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 Kalamay from Bohol is very sticky.


I have never been to Bohol, but thanks to my boss, I already tasted one Pinoy food that is famous from that province.

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Information about kalamay came from Wikipedia.
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9 comments:

  1. you should not eat kalamay alone. it is very sweet. you should spread it on bread.
    your joke is nice. lola has a very good selling strategy.at least lola knows how to give compliments.LOL!

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  2. Haha...halatang ang takaw ko ate ano? ^_^ I shared my kalamay naman to the whole family.

    I am glad you enjoyed that joke. It made my heart laugh out. Katawa talaga yung kapatid ko na nagbigay sa akin ng joke na iyon.

    Thanks for the visit ate.

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  3. Looks like our gula apong (palm sugar)...but we do not eat it like that. Instead we use it as a dip for boiled tapioca...or as an ingredient for other things.

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  4. Gula apong? Sounds like galapong for us here.

    Well, people also use that as a dip and sweetener but it is usually eaten like that.

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  5. OMG!! That's too sweet even for a sweet tooth like me! Haha!

    But I don't mind tasting it if I ever go to Philippines : )

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  6. Pareng Ishmael, I love kalamay too! I agree with Faye, mas masarap kung ilagay sa bread! Nkakatikim me nyanh last time, kasi native from Bohol ang Mama ko =)

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  7. Wow...ang swerte naman ng Mom mo. Ako gustong gusto kong makadalaw dun one time. Gusto kong pumunta sa Chocolate Hills at bisitahin ang Loboc River.

    Masarap talaga ang kalamay na yun. Na-mi-miss ko na nga yung kalamay eh. Sana bigyan uli ako ni boss.

    Salamat sa pagibisita pare.

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  8. @Foong:

    I will give you some of this Kalamay if you ever visited us here in the Philippines. ^_^

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  9. WOW! It's our calamay.. hope you guys like it.. if u still want some.. you can visit the official bohol online store of Bohol.. http://www.boholproducts.com Hope you will visit Bohol soon! Have a nice day! :)

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