Baguio City's Famous Pasalubong, Good Shepherd Ube Halaya/Dimples, Now Available in Tagaytay
Some time ago, the sisters opened a "sister" store in the mountain city of Tagaytay, closer to Manila, and made available the famous pasalubong of the former hill station of the Americans to Metro Manilans who frequent the city overlooking Taal Volcano.
After the golf tournament at Splendido Taal Golf Course, Tutubi and friends passed by Good Shepherd Sisters in Maryridge, Tagaytay City to buy ube jam (ube halaya), ube dimples, and tawilis in olive oil. (Tawilis is a freshwater sardine, endemic to the Philippines, found only in Taal lake)
The interiors of the small store
Ube halaya on display, nice to have a fridge full of those sweet purple yam
photo of sugar-coated ube dimples up close
Pictures of Ube Dimples, Ube Jam and Tawilis in olive oil
After the sidetrip, the tired "slaves" had dinner of crispy tawilis, grilled maliputo, bulalo etc at Kaye Ryan Grill restaurant near the new Tagaytay Econo Inn.
Prices and Details of Good Shepherd Sisters, Tagaytay City:
Ube Jam: P160
Ube Dimples: P70
Tawilis in olive oil: P80
Bahay Pastulan (Good Shepherd Sisters)
Telephone Number: +63.46.413.3590
How to get to Good Shepherd:
Bahay Pastulan is on a narrow alley very near kilometer 61 of the highway about a kilometer away from Picnic Grove. A sign that says Maryridge will point the way to the single-lane street.
The original Good Shepherd Convent in Baguio is located on Gibraltar Road, Mines View Barangay (walking distance from the souvenir shops of Mines View Park). They also sell fruit preserves, strawberry jam, cashew and peanut brittle, and coco jam.
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:32 PM,
- At Dec 10, 2007, 5:44:00 PM, Sidney said...
Yummy... Filipino delicacies!
- At Dec 11, 2007, 5:06:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
havent had the dimples before; in fact tis my first time to hear of it. it makes my mouth water.
- At Dec 11, 2007, 5:38:00 AM, carlotta said...
haha ang cute naman nung ube dimples. ngayon ko lang nakita yan. better check that out when i go to baguio this new year.
- At Dec 11, 2007, 1:35:00 PM, said...
I love ube! And the ube dimples are making me hungry, they look really tasty!
- At Dec 11, 2007, 3:58:00 PM, pieterbie said...
Hey you really make the stuff sound good. I like jam from time to time. But fruit, don't like the stuff that contains far too much sugar.
- At Dec 11, 2007, 4:52:00 PM, tina said...
woot. i really loveee ube!!
- At Dec 11, 2007, 9:49:00 PM, said...
photo cache,ube dimples are too full of sugar for me. Ijust give them away
carlotta, cute ba talagapagmay dimples? hehe
kyels, honestly, i prefer the ube jam
pieterbie, not only sound good, they really taste good. i love ube jam but not much the ube dimples coated with sugar
tina, everybody lovesit even tutubi who doesn't have a sweet tooth
- At Dec 12, 2007, 12:51:00 AM, Gypsy said...
Yes, Ube jam at Good Shepherd's is the best! By the way, have you tried their strawberry juice? Its really yummy! :)
- At Dec 13, 2007, 1:04:00 PM, tin-tin said...
what i like about this blog is that it also gives out details and most especially directions. hehe
honestly, i've never been to good shepherd in baguio
- At Dec 13, 2007, 4:46:00 PM, Mari said...
I haven't tried ube jam. I must have some of this next time I go to a Pinoy store.
- At Dec 13, 2007, 11:26:00 PM, rEeYuH said...
i LOVE good shepherd's ube jam! real winner. hehe kakamiss!
ube dimples?! that's sumthin new.
- At Dec 14, 2007, 5:46:00 PM, said...
gypsy, i haven't tried strawberry juice yet. i didn't see it in at their tagaytay store, probably baguio only sourced from la trinidad's strawberry fields (forever) :P
tin-tin, thank you. at least i know you appreciate my effort to give details and directions of every place i blog about
mari, ube jam here doesn't have preservatives so probably the ones you will get there are not the same quality. i remember some officemate's ube jam bought in baguio were spoiled int ravel since they closed the container already and did not allow the sweet ube to cool down (you get it freshly cooked and still hot)
reeyuh, ube jam is better than ube dimples. it's just new but ube jam's the best
- At Dec 17, 2007, 1:06:00 AM, dave (",) said...
what a coincidence! at around the time of this entry of yours, i had tasted ube from tagaytay. baka ito yun.
- At Dec 17, 2007, 5:41:00 PM, said...
dave, if the label says Bahay Pastulan, then that's the one! sarap no?
- At Aug 29, 2008, 1:14:00 PM, said...
i love ube... my God!
- At Apr 8, 2010, 12:44:00 PM, said...
may i ask a question, i want to invest in good shepherd product, who can i contact regarding this. I was planning on selling good shepherd products like the jams and alfajor. thanks for the reply
- At Apr 8, 2010, 1:45:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
jun, i've posted good shepherd contact number above, please call them for your inquiry on "franchising" :P
- At Jun 4, 2010, 7:04:00 AM, rita said...
what is the address in tagaytay. thank you.
- At Jun 4, 2010, 7:17:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
rita, good shepherd is just on mary ridge and i've given directions to get there
- At Nov 13, 2010, 1:47:00 PM, said...
i'd like to ask... How come you didnt include Batanes in the list of Philippine provinces?
- At Nov 13, 2010, 5:09:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, it's simply because i haven't been there and . the ones listed here are just about half of the all the provinces of PH
- At Dec 10, 2010, 11:05:00 AM, said...
Hi there.. I would like to know if PEANUT BRITTLE is also available in Tagaytay Mary ridge. thanks, sonny
- At Dec 10, 2010, 1:35:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
sonny, i don't remember seeing peanut brittle there, try rowena's pasalubong store on the road going to sta. rosa...or you may be referring to Good Shepherd Baguio hehe
- At Jan 4, 2011, 5:52:00 PM, said...
Have always been eating dimples when I was living in Tagaytay.
- At Jun 15, 2011, 1:30:00 PM, said...
is there any branch of good sheperd here in manila where i can buy ube jam and peanut brittle? pls advise me. thanks
- At Dec 11, 2011, 6:42:00 PM, said...
im always in tagaytay but i didnt know that they have a good shepperf in tagaytay thanks for this site. i will visit the place next week.