Monday, October 10, 2011

Bulacan – Flat Butchi for Merienda

One of the benefits of being in the province is the affordable price of good food. I chanced upon a merienda peddler on a bicycle and bought a kind of native pastry that I rarely see.  I got 2 pieces of flat and saucer-like butchi for Php 5.00 each. The typical butchi is round with generous coating of sesame seeds.  The butchi for my merienda (snack) is coated with sugar and has tasty mongo bean filling inside. It is a delicious and healthy match for coffee or tablea (native chocolate), a treat for a relaxing afternoon in  Bulacan.

Each town has its own merienda (snack) fare to offer. Go ahead, taste the local flavor as you wander in our interesting country, the Philippines!


  1. BUTCHIII!! mahilig ako sa mga kakanin, lalo na yang butchi, pichi-pichi at yung palitaw. yum yum!

  2. @Batang Lakwatsero, masarap talaga yung mga kakanin lalo na yung bagong luto at ginamitan ng organically produced ingredients. Kapag nadalaw ka ulit sa Bulacan try mo yung mga kakanin ng lalawigan namin! Salamat sa pagbisita dito sa blog. God bless!

  3. Hi Francis!! Hope you still remember me, Raizel from Block 7 :)) I like your blog, keep it up!! :)