Cebuanos are known to have a very discriminating taste, which would make it a challenge to satiate their appetite for good food. This refined preference is evident in the presence of a good number of delicacies available in different parts of the island. Cebu is home to numerous home-grown delicacies, such as the bibingka and the masi. While the best bibingka can be found in Mandaue City, the masi from Liloan is hands-down the best you can find anywhere in the province, if not the region.
The masi is a bite-size, homemade treat made of glutinous rice with a sweet peanut paste filling. While the masi can be found just about anywhere around the province, there is something about the treat made in Liloan that makes locals and visitors wanting to have some more. The texture of the masi is similar to the mochi and its peanut filling adds character to its taste.
There are actually two methods of making masi. The first method involves the use of coconut milk, which makes it necessary to consume all of it within the day. The second method does not require coconut milk, but it is necessary to steam it for around 45 minutes.
The treat is typically sold along the side of the road or at the plaza of Liloan. The masi is also sold at the Titay’s store in Liloan. It is advisable to eat the masi on the same day you bought is since it may turn bad if you leave it uneaten overnight. The price of the masi can range from PHP 2.00 per piece up to PHP 5.00. Have you eaten this sweet delicacy recently? Tell us about it on the comments section below.
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