Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Best Pasalubong Packaging

Pili brittle rounds - pili nuts cooked with sugar and formed into discs - that come semi-wrapped in dried, large pili leaves, four pieces to each leaf.

Handy, economical, but best of all environmentally correct, and impressively presentable. Informative, too, for those of us who didn't have the privilege of growing up seeing pili trees in our backyards, and who won't likely see any tree, or even just a leaf, on a tourist trip to Bicol, where these trees abound.

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Jude said...

Just one of many things I could never find here. I remember these being wrapped in paper, kind of like those candied bananas?

Or maybe not :)

i♥pinkc00kies said...

yummmm.. i love pili :) (basta nuts, i like!!)

Kai said...

Yes Jude, sweetened pili are usually wrapped in paper, like the candied bananas which are called pinasugbo. These are a better version, I think ;-)

Red Ribbon Bakeshop said...

There is a lot of pili nuts there that sell inside buses but some of those pili nuts are not really pili.It just only an ordinary nuts.


i♥pinkc00kies said...

miss the glazed pili nuts my dad brings from bicol. he always bring pili goodies like sa cake roll w/ pili filling (i think they call it pianono) and this pastry w/ pili filling as well. i forgot lang what they call it.. but its so good!

Kai said...

Maybe mini pili tarts? I love them.

i♥pinkc00kies said...

@Kai: i think they are called "pandecillos".. which looked something like this-- (saw it in another blog) :D

Kai said...

I'll be on the lookout for pandecillos!