Dalaguete was once a small quiet farming town located in the southern part of the island. But, it came into the limelight after people became health-conscious. Aside from being the Vegetable Basket of Cebu, the town is also home to the highest peak of the island. In addition, the mountain barangays of the town also has a number of natural attractions that have piqued the interest of thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies.
The podrida of Dalaguete is a bite-sized pastry that is shaped like a volcano. But, it is more than just a simple pastry since it comes stuffed with a fruity filling, normally nangka or bantiyong jelly. When it is viewed from different angles, this tasty treat looks like a miniature volcano. The moment you take a bite at it, the treat erupts with its delicious filling. The pastry is perfect for travelers who want to have a quick snack while on the road.
Aside from the podrida, Dalaguete also has four other delicacies. These delicacies include the town’s versions of the well-loved bibingka, torta, and tostado. One of the more popular delicacy of the town is the banana meat, which is essentially a deep-fried banana filled with spicy ground meat.