Top 7 Merzci Pasalubong Treats
Bacolod City is not known as the Sugar Capital of the country for nothing. Whenever you go to Bacolod it is a must that you try out some of the tasty and sweet delicacies it offers.
If you want to share the Bacolod experience with your friends and family as well; the best way to do so is by bringing home some of these delicacies as your pasalubong for them from Merzci Pasalubong Center .
Here are the Top 7 Merzci Pasalubong Treats:
A delicacy that has been around even since the Spanish period; Meringue is a simple food that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Basically, Meringue makes use of whipped egg whites with confectioner sugar which is then baked to perfection. It is an easy meal to bring anywhere, making it a great snack whenever you travel back home. Just make sure to leave some for your family.
Have you ever heard of the Italian delicacy Biscotti? Biscocho is a quite similar to that. It is Spanish word that translates to ‘biscuit’. It is simple baked bread that is drizzled, topped or coated with either butter or condensed milk.
Tip: The best pairing with Biscocho is a cup of freshly made coffee or tea; either hot or cold.
Great for breakfast and afternoon snacks
This is the most popular delicacy throughout Bacolod City; Piaya is crunchy bread/flat bread that has been stuffed with muscovado-based syrup (How delicious does that sound?) Many prefer to eat this probably after a heavy meal just to wash off the taste of meat from the palette. This also works great with coffee; some choose juice or sodas though.
A deceiving delicacy is Bacolod, how is Barquillos deceiving? It may look like a plain and simple rolled wafer stick snack but its crunch and taste can definitely shock you which is why many actually use it as toppers for other desserts such as ice cream, some even use it on cake.
But if you want t keep it simple, just have it with coffee, tea, or juice.
Barquillos is a classic and scrumptious delicacy, and Barquiron puts a twist on this delicacy. Barquiron is barquillos/crunchy wafer roll filled with the undeniably tasty polvoron. So in other words, Barquiron is like a 2-in-1. You get the crunchy with the sort of smooth texture at the same time.
Not too sweet nor is it too bland, Butterscotch is yet another popular delicacy in Bacolod because of the perfect balance of taste. Basically, this butter bar with toasted cashews is a snack made in the heavens.
A soft and sweet delicacy; the pastry is of a Napoleones is extremely mouth-watering, its custard filling makes it a great combo, and to make it even greater, it is topped with a sugar glaze which just completes the package of creating a perfect and very desirable snack.
There are tons of delicacies in Bacolod and it would be a shame to miss out on one of them.
Where to find Merzci Pasalabong Treats?
Merzci Singcang : UTC Building, Araneta Ave, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
Merzci 888: 888 Chinatown Square, Gatuslao St, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
Merzci Pasalubong – SM City: SM City Northwing, Reclamation Area, Bacolod
Merzci Compound/ Head Office: Merzci Bakeshop Compound, Hervias Village II, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod
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