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    Pasalubong: Vigan Royal Bibingka by Marsha's Delicacies

    It's part of Filipino culture when there's a trip to buy something for friends and family back home, called pasalubong. In Vigan, Ilocos Sur, there are numerous options for wanderers to buy and bring back home. Of course, you can't bring Vigan Empanada and sinanglao to Manila but there's Candon Kalamay along the way, the tinubong and there's Royal Bibingka made famous by Tongson's, the Home of Original Royal Bibingka

    Tutubi saw Tongson's Royal Bibingka on Calle Crisologo but he opted to try the newer Marsha's Delicacies along the national highway in Bantay town,

    marsha's delicaciesthe counter of marsha's delicacies

    How does vigan royal bibingka taste like? it's not like your usual bibingka made from rice fluor (galapong) and it's consitency is nowhere near it. It's sticky, more like cassava pudding (budin) but no cassava.

    Now, even if Tongson's Royal Bibingka is the original, some people claim Marsha's version is better, even others claim the relatively new The Sisters Royal Bibingka, located less than a kilometer from Marsha's, is the best.

    vigan royal bibingkaVigan Royal Bibingka, Marsha's version. a dozen of these comes in a box for PhP140.00

    Be Tutubi's guest, which is the best Royal Bibingka of Vigan of them all: Tongson's Royal Bibingka, Marsha's Delicacies or The Sisters Royal Bibingka?

    Tutubi's real question is why are they called royal bibingka? what's the history behind the sweet things? what's the secret ingredient of the secret royal bibingka recipe? is it because it goes well with...well...royal tru orange? :P


    Royal Bibingka Prices: PhP80.00 small box; PhP 140.00 large box

    Marsha's Delicacies
    Address: Nat'l Highway, Brgy. Cabalanggan Bantay, Ilocos Sur
    Telephone Number: +63.77.722.8119
    GPS coordinates: N17 35 17.0 E120 25 08.5

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    posted by GingGoy @ 11:50 PM,


    At Sep 9, 2011, 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous Seair said...

    yum! i love bibingka! which did you think was the best?

    At Sep 13, 2011, 9:53:00 AM, Anonymous callphilippines said...

    "is it because it goes well with...well...royal tru orange?" haha! maybe so! :)

    At Oct 27, 2011, 9:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    oooh this is one bibingka variety (aside from the one in Iloilo) that i really like! yummm!

    takes me back to a college field trip in 1998. :)

    At Feb 17, 2012, 8:28:00 PM, Blogger marc said...

    Mandaue's bibingka ung best bibingka na natikman ko.. Way yummier than vigan's royal bibingka

    At Oct 4, 2012, 12:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The best s lahat ng mga bibingka

    At Aug 14, 2015, 7:52:00 AM, Blogger thetraveler1984 said...

    Would you have any idea magkano na ang per box ngayon?punta kasi ako ng Vigan next week.. :-) thanks..

    At Aug 14, 2015, 7:54:00 AM, Blogger thetraveler1984 said...

    Would you have any idea kung magkano na ang per box nyan ngayon?punta kasi ako ng Vigan next week.. :-) thank you..

    At Aug 14, 2015, 11:48:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...


    sorry no idea but probably in the PhP200/box by now...will re-visit Ilocos loop when TPLEx is completed next year


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