September 9, 2010

Slurp

The town of Lucban in Quezon Province is most famous for its Pahiyas Festival, which I Heart Manila featured extensively last month. Almost as famous is the town's longganisa (sausage) and pancit (noodles). Buddy's is the only restaurant that I know of in Metro Manila that specializes in Lucban cuisine and it just opened a new branch along Timog Avenue in Quezon City. The flower design over its entrance is typical of the festival's decorations. Lucban pancit is regular street fare and usually served on a piece of banana leaf—no plate, no fork—and one is supposed to eat it straight from the hand. Because of that, and the sucking sound that people tend to make while eating it, it is also known as pancit habhab. Of course, customers don't have to do that in Buddy's though I won't be surprised if they have banana leaves in stock just for those who want the experience.

Buddy's Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban restaurant along Timog Avenue

19 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy for the senses it must be. Please have a good Thursday you all.


daily athens

Photo Cache said...

a must visit, isn't it?

just a quick hi.

ramy_v said...

How dare they take away a person's right to slurp. Like the building frontage.

Houston Daily Photo

bfarr said...

Interesting perspective. Happy Wednesday...or is it Thursday?

PHOTO RIAU said...

Beauty I absolutely love all the bright colors in photo

Paula said...

I always feel like I've gotten a fine slice of Manila culture when I visit here. It must be a lot of work, Hilda. You're a good travel writer and photographer.

Funny you should mention banana leaves. I'm blogging about banana trees and I have a post coming up that features a banana leaf boat that I made today. I'm fascinated by all the things people do with the leaves. Talk about green table ware!

Olivier said...

un tres bon choix d'angle pour prendre cette photo, j'aime beaucoup

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

I LOOOOOOOVE Buddy's Pancit! THE BEST!!! :) I Miss Lucban :(

Steven^^

Rob and Mandy said...

Have a thought for the wash up people, use your hands!

joo said...

I love it!So beautiful and colourful!
Have a greay day:)

James Mark said...

Long time no see! As usual, a nice shot with an interesting culture-bite.

VP said...

I like everything about this, the colors and even... the sound!

Ken Mac said...

i like this

Halcyon said...

Sounds tasty!

Francisca said...

I have always loved eating kamayan... and while Pahiyas Festival really is fabulous, for me Lucban will always be associated with lambanog, from the time I went to a wedding there and had a drinking contest with the tables designated drinker! I like your photo, too, Hilda.

Cezar and Léia said...

Filipino cuisine is not available around here and maybe for that reason (and certainly even more because of your posts) I'm so much craving for an opportunity to taste it!
God bless you!
Cezar

traveller said...

Yumm.. Longganisa , then a heart attack

George said...

I think I would be very interested in giving this a try. I like street food.

ariel said...

hey guys any of you are interested to learn how to make longganisa lucban i can teach you all and i will tell you all the complete recipes and you can sell this in public for business... just send me a message at this no. 09197001802 and also u can visit me at my FACEBOOK account just find ariel abustan i am there in the account tnx and god bless you all!