January 17, 2013

Some of Madrid's Local Food

You may know Madrid as the famous city in Spain but to me, Madrid is in Surigao del Sur, my beloved town, the place where I grew up.

Here are some of our local food that I love and crave when I am away.


A steamed cassava cake with coconut jam filling. The ones sold in the market are not that sweet. So when we were there last month, we ordered and asked it to be a little sweeter. It was perfect. It is best enjoyed when it is still warm.


Litson/Lechon can be had all over the world now. It's not distinct to us but I love our local version. Somehow the skin is crunchier and the meat is juicy and bursting with aromatic flavor. My husband says that in his hometown (San Quintin, Pangasinan), a celebration is not complete without kambing (goat). And just like in our town, a celebration is not complete without a litson.


I went to our local tyangihan (tiangge/wet market) just to buy this yumminess. It's a fried dough with sesame seeds as coating. It's crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Gosh, writing this post makes me long for Madrid. Someday, one day I won't have to crave for these food because we will be living there. I just don't know when. But it will happen.

What's your favorite local food when you were growing up?