The phillipino “shortbread” in variety of flavours and prettily wrapped in crinkly shiny paper – not really to my taste. It is actually called polvoron. From their website – Polvoron – Similar to the English Shortbread; a mixture of toasted flour, milk, butter, and sugar cooked and then molded; available in the Plain and flavored variety ( with Cashew, Pinipig-rice crispy, Ube, Chocolate honey almond, and Peanut); name is derived from “pulbos” in Tagalog to denote a powdery candy.
If the caramelized bananas are available – try them – fried sweet chewy/crunchy goodness.
As for the non-dessert food. It seems popular with phillipino people, but I have not tried anything that wows me yet.
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