Best Bataan Products & Delicacies

Filipinos are known for their love of food, and Bataan is no exception. The province is home to a number of delicious products, delicacies, and dishes that are sure to please even the most discerning palate.

Below, we’ll show you some of the best Bataan products and delicacies and where you get them!

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Best Bataan Products & Delicacies

Araro Cookies

One of the most popular Bataan products are Araro cookies! They are made from the finest arrowroot crops, which gives them a chalky, flaky texture. They come in plastic bottles like lengua making them easy to take home and one of the best Bataan pasalubong!

Magpoc's Araro Cookies
Photo from @Magpoc’s Araro Cookies

And if you love chocolate or cashew, you’ll love to know that Magpoc’s Araro cookies are available in these flavors including mango!


Merly’s Special Bibingka of Bataan

Bibingka is usually made with rice flour, coconut milk, and brown sugar. But Merly’s Special Bibingka of Bataan makes this Filipino dessert more special by creating a variety mixed with monggo!

Merly's Special Bibingka of Bataan
Photo from @merlyskakanin

You can top it with butter or margarine, and it can also be eaten with ice cream!

Mike-Len’s Pianono

Who doesn’t love cake? If you like soft spongy cake that you can easily take home, then Mike-Len’s Pianono is the one you’re looking for.

Mike-Len's Pianono
Photo from Mike-Len’s Pianono in Manila

Aside from these tasty treats, Mike-Len’s bakeshop also serve some of the best baked goodies in Bataan. So, make sure to drop by at their store on your way home!


Sam-Roques Gorgoria Cookies

Another must-try when you visit Bataan is Sam Roque’s Gorgoria or Fried Butter Cookies. These sugar-coated cookies are made from fresh duck and chicken eggs and have a jawbreaker crunch that is sure to please.

Sam-Roques Gorgoria Cookies
Photo from Sam Roque’s Products

Best of all, they look unique and look best on grazing tables!


Crabs

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood meal, look no further than Bataan’s famous crabs! Crabs are a popular Bataan product, especially the Curacha or “red frog crab”.

Bataan Crabs
Photo from Bataan Sea Foods Delicacies

These crabs remain red even after they are cooked, and are prized for their meaty body. They are native to Bataan and Zambales, and can often be found in local markets.


Dried Fish & Bagoong

Aside from crabs, Bataan is also known for its abundance of fresh fish, which are then fermented and dried.

Bataan Dried Fish
Photo from Lanie’s Bataan Dried Fish

Whether you’re a fan of dried fish or have never tried it before, it’s definitely worth seeking out this delicious and unique Bataan specialty.


Bagakeño Cashew Nuts

Bagakeno cashew nuts bataan
Photo from Bagakeno Cashew Nuts

While there are many things to do in Bataan, one of the best souvenirs to take home with you are the Cashew products! Produced by the locals of Bagac, Morong, and Mariveles, these cashews come in a variety of forms including cashew nut snacks and cashew butter.


No matter what your preference, there’s a Bataan delicacy for everyone to enjoy. What’s more, these make for great gifts for friends and family back home! So be sure to pick up some of these products before leaving Bataan. You won’t regret it!

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