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    Ormoc: Cassava Cake from Young Attitudes

    Where ever Tutubi goes, one of the first questions he'll ask from friends and locals is this: "What's the specialty of this place?

    In Ormoc, he again posed the same question to his hosts and got the answer: cassava cake, with unique recipe from Young Attitudes. He thought it's just the usual cassava cake that can be bought anywhere else but when they got to a store in downtown Ormoc, he found out the cassava cake has it's own twist-- it's mixed with buco (young coconut) plus a sprinkling of cheese on top and packaged in mouth-watering bite-size pieces.

    After buying a box (just one, ever wary of Cebu Pacific excess baggage charges), When Tutubi got back to the hostel, he got curious, opened the box and sampled the cassava cake. Tasting it was really good, even if he doesn't have a sweet tooth, he ate more than he usually does and stuffed the box inside the refrigerator lest he devours them all.

    a quick photo of the box packaging, labeled Young Attitudes Cassava con Buco Delight, on Tutubi's bed in a room with poor fluorescent lighting :(

    Cassava cake, the delicacy in bite-size, heavenly goodness eliminating the need for the knife (and fighting in case of uneven slicing)

    Verdict: Young Attitudes: Ang pinakalami nga cassava cake!

    Young Attitudes
    Address: Bonifacio St., Ormoc City, Leyte
    Tel. No.: +; +
    Branch: P. Burgos. St., Tacloban City

    No information yet whether this Ormoc delicacy is available at SM or anywhere in Metro Manila so Tutubi requested his friend from Ormoc to bring one when he travels to Makati in the near future.

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    posted by GingGoy @ 6:20 PM,


    At Nov 9, 2008, 9:37:00 AM, Blogger Broger said...

    Big deal! As if cassava cake with buko and cheese is a that's a new thing. For your info, you can get that in Cavite and Laguna.

    At Nov 9, 2008, 9:39:00 AM, Blogger Broger said...

    Big deal! As if cassava cake with cheese and buko is a new thing. Cassava with buko strips and cheese is common in Cavite and Laguna. FYI.

    At Nov 9, 2008, 9:55:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    broger, not a new thing really but tastes and packaging are not as good. btw, I'm from Laguna so you can see I'm not biased! so what are you so vehemently against and sarcastic of?

    At Nov 9, 2008, 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It looks nice; the pastry. And I love buco!


    At Nov 9, 2008, 5:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi. I've actually read lots of your blogs and adventures. Nakakainggit. Waah.. I also love to travel but I think it's really expensive. Do you travel alone? Do you have or do you know a group where I can join who also loves to travel and who organizes and joins together to do trips like you do?=)

    At Nov 9, 2008, 5:52:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    kyels, at least the buco does not come in strips, not even niyog (mature coconut) strips like others.

    anonymous, traveling is not very expensive, there are ways to travel on a shoestring, you just have to know how or associate with people. i travel at least with a buddy, though sometimes i travel alone like this Ormoc trip which is actually a business trip

    At Nov 9, 2008, 9:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wow.. what a great looking cake with the cheese topping. I bet it's super delicious :)

    Cassava cake is the winner Pinoy dish as far as I am concerned. Caucasians are so intrigued by its taste and with the macapuno topping they find it glorious :) When I bring cassava cake to an office potluck, it's one of the first to disappear from the table :)

    At Nov 9, 2008, 10:50:00 PM, Blogger escape said...

    the best ang pinya sa ormoc! never tried pinya as sweet as those from ormoc. we ended up bringing home three boxes.

    At Nov 10, 2008, 8:43:00 AM, Blogger x said...

    it looks good! it must be good! :D

    At Nov 10, 2008, 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Cassava cake.... hmmmm... one of my favorites...
    I don't have a sweet tooth but I can't resist cassava cake and buko pie!

    At Nov 10, 2008, 9:23:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    bw, great idea. if i have foreigner visitors, i will let them try it among other food. :P

    the dong, yeah, i was only able to drink pineapple shake there at Chito's Chow. i avoided bringing pineapples for i'm lazy to lug around during my Tacloban tour the following day :P

    acey, kalami gyud!

    Sidney, so you're another foreigner who loves it. i will promote it more. but I don't consider you a foreigner already. i saw you're absorbing pinoy traits already :P

    At Apr 27, 2009, 10:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    cassava cake sa ormoc pina ka lami sa tanan sa pinas,
    ayaw na lang mo og palag pa mga @#%&^# bisan taga cebu ko.Kahibalo ko nga bisan calamay sa Bohol apo ra sa binagol sa Leyte.. Unsaa ??? palag or kulating !! ??

    Hari ko sa Muro ami

    At Jun 12, 2011, 11:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    cassava cake is really delicious ,,,, mouth watering ,,, and real pinoy delicacy ,,,

    At Aug 12, 2011, 10:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    cassava is very delicious...ummm yummy

    At Dec 29, 2011, 4:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ormocs Best near Ormoc public school owned by the Flores Family, which I considered the best cassava cake in Ormoc.

    At Oct 23, 2012, 10:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Naa ba kaha ni sa cebu sa? Kana same ka lami sa cassava cake sa ormoc? Asa? Kana supplier jid


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