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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Roaming Around Laoac

Our town fiesta is over but it's only now that I managed to post these pics taken during our town fiesta here in my blog. I can't do anything when laziness sets in, lol! Anyways, on the 5th of March, my 2 SIL together with my 2 nieces went downtown to see what's up there. It's a walking distance from our house but since it was hot in the afternoon, I asked my hubby to give us a ride and he obliged and as soon as we got off, he went back home. The first thing that caught our eyes is the stall selling fresh sugar cane juice.

My SIL who is an employee in the town hall told me that it was owned by our town mayor. Being so generous, my sis-in-law ordered for all of us so we can try it. I know already how it tastes because when I was young, my siblings and I used to have this kind of sugar cane. We call it "madela" in our dialect. We didn't juice this thing before, instead we used our teeth to peel it, then chew it and suck the juice. Now, they use a juicer so it's a lot easier and faster to get the juice and drink it. Sorry I forgot to take a photo while they are juicing it because I was busy reading  its benefits posted in their counter. I didn't know that sugar cane has a lot of health benefits.

After juicing the sugar cane, they added some fresh "kamias" juice to balance its sweetness. Below are the benefits of kamias.

After drinking the fresh sugar cane with fresh kamias juice, we headed to the stalls selling bibingka, a native delicacy. No, we didn't buy, we just passed by and I took a photo. I should have taken a photo too of the stalls selling tupig, but then again, I forgot. Our town Laoac is known for its best tupig in Pangasinan.

We passed by these stalls selling flip-flops and clothes. We didn't buy flip-flops but we all bought some clothes of course.

On the way home, we passed by our town plaza and they're doing some finishing touches on the stage decorations for the search for Mr. & Miss Little Laoac 2014. Nosy as we are, we decided to stop by and take a look. Vivian and I together with the li'l girls went up the stage and took some photos. Marlyn stayed behind and just watched us. We loved the way they decorated the stage with all the different, colorful, fresh flowers. I was so impressed. The camera kept clicking. We had fun posing and taking pics.


Nova said...

It's worth the visit huh and of course you have the first picture of the stage too, i miss eating sugar cane i like how they are still able to get those there.

jo-anne said...

Great to know these fun facts about sugar cane. I didn't know it can help protect our teeth despite of sweetness.

betchai said...

oh, I miss those red sugar cane, i have never tried sugar cane juice with kamias, hmmmm, i maybe should look for the ingredient here and give it a try :)

Jessica Cassidy said...

Belated Happy fiesta to your place Sis :-) I missed chewing sugar canes. They are delish too. I missed the fiesta :-(

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh how I miss to chew on sugar cane. MY father used to always have sugar cane plant at our backyard.

Ria C said...

Those are really, really beautiful wares they sell! I like those colorful flip-flops. :)

It's been a very long time since I have a sugar cane. I remember my mom buying us fresh cut sugar canes from the market and she'd remove the skin and let us sip and bite it. We never really knew the health benefits until I read your post. :)

Shengkay said...

he sugar cane reminds me of my childhood. Our way to school madadaanan yung central na gumagawa ng Sugar. We use to pull out some sugar cane stick behind the truck and juice it our teeth!

Juliana said...

I grew up eating/rather sucking sugar cane Manang. We call it "unas" in Ilocos. Truth of the amtter is, I had to pause for a while, hindi ko maalala and Ilocano ng sugarcane hahaha. I see sugarcane sometimes in Asian and stores South American supermarkets.

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