Coming from the fourth region of the Philippine archipelago comprised of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon, the Southern Tagalog region is known to be CALABARZON. One of the most noteworthy culinary centers of the Philippines, it is not only flocked because of the wide array of food choices, but also because of its important contributions to the Philippine heritage cuisine. Slowly, this region is becoming a food destination, more like being Iloilo and Bicol when it comes to their food and hospitality.
One good recipe from CALABARZON is their Adobo sa Dilaw, a unique Batangueño dish prepared like an ordinary adobo except that turmeric, spices and carrot shreds are used instead of laurel and soy sauce.
Steady industrial growth and urbanization has been seen in the region mainly because of its closeness to the national capital, and still keeping the local culture alive. Aside from the rich cultural traditions and is known for wood carving, papier-mâché and embroidery, it is also known for having one of the most delicious dishes and delicacies across the country.
The locals are very much committed to taking the region at a higher level as far as it is concerned with food tourism. Taking initiative to make April as the National Food Month, the region will once again participate in Flavors of the Philippines to showcase what it got for the locals and most especially, for the tourists from anywhere in the world.
Another delicious delicacy that originated in CALABARZON is its Buko Pie, a common dessert throughout the Philippines that specifically started in Quezon where coconuts are very much abundant.
If you are looking for the perfect drink for the soul, found in Tagaytay in Cavite are different variants of Coffee. This is a paradise for those who love coffee or are used to do the day with cups of coffee.
Hotels, restaurants and even chefs and food entrepreneurs are all inspired in making their businesses and works in line with showcasing and being proud of their unique delicacies and culinary delights. Overall, the region’s food treasures are given much importance and are dreamed to escalate in the market demand.