The town of Borbon was once a visita of the neighboring town of Sogod before it was established as a separate town. A number of the ancestors of the people from Borbon were originally residents of Sogod before they settled in Borbon. Similar to many towns on the country, the name of the town was supposedly a misinterpretation of the Cebuano word, “bonbon,” which refers to pebbly sand. But, there are also accounts pointing to Bourbon of Spain as the origin of the name of the town.
Borbon is actually known for its version of the escargot, the takyong. But, the town also offers other less exotic delicacies that can still pique the interest of food lovers around the world. One of these delicacies is the budbud pilit. The delicacy is a rice cake dessert that is wrapped in banana leaves. The term pilit means it is a sticky type of rice cake. The delicacy is actually available in other places on the island. Borbon is one of the towns offering it as among their main delicacies. These delicacies are typically available in the public market of the town. It is best eaten for breakfast or as an afternoon snack and paired with a cup of hot chocolate. You can also eat the delicacy with some mangoes.
You can hop on a bus bound for the town at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. There are buses that have the town as their final destination, while other buses pass through the town itself. Just make sure you tell the driver or conductor to let you off at the town.