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Locals, when asked about their own place, can only be of two types-- informative or the clueless. Tutubi asked his officemate about the famous Tanauan bibingka, some kind of cheese bibingka of Tanauan famous pasalubong sough after by tourists and visitors but was rather clueless. He asked another friend from Tanauan recently and pointed him to the place with pinpoint accuracy.
Tita's Delight Bibingka is a variant of the cheese bibingka of Tanauan, soft and fluffy, not unlike bibingka galapong. It's more of a cross between Vigan Royal Bibingka and egg pie in texture and taste.
Tita's Delight Bibingka and Pastries Address: #19 Akle St. Mt. View Subd., Tanauan City, Batangas Telephone Number: +63.43.778.1735 Contact Number: +63.915.992.7025 Location details: at the back of Daniel Mercado Medical Center (beside Aling Denang's Bibingka and Cassava. There's also famous Aling Atay's Bibingka at Tanauan public market) Coordinates: N14 04 47.6 E121 09 04.2
Prices of Cheese Bibingka: Extra Large: PhP570.00 Medium: PhP370.00 (about 10 inches diameter, 1.5 inches thick) Small: PhP240.00 Oval: PhP150.00 Mini: PhP70.00 (about 4 inches diameter, 1 inch thick)
Btw, Tutubi's friend actaully lives a walking distance from Tita's Delight Bibingka and pastries shop, just at the back of Daniel Mercado Medical Center (DMMC, sarcastically called Dito Maya't-Maya Charged). It's probable that Tutubi asked the wrong question thus got the wrong answer. Asking around Tanauan City didn't do much but there's always the joy of finding something fantastic after having a hard time looking for it-- the joy of discovery!