Cebu is popular not only for its tourist destinations but also because its delectable cuisine. From the world-famous crispy and tasty lechon, to local street favorites like ginabot, the Cebuano palate is surely an interesting one.
Of course, Cebuano desserts are things of their own, and one outstanding example are the popular dried fruit snacks.
Dried fruit snacks are very popular in Cebu as pasalubong or food you bring home for your family to enjoy. Most of these fruits go through long processes of drying, sweetening and preservation. Here are the top fruits perfectly eaten as dried snacks:
1. Dried Mangoes
This is definitely the most popular and most recognizable dried fruit snack ever made. Its sweet and delectable texture is the main reason why Cebuanos can’t get enough of this snacky snack.
2. Dried Green Mangoes
For those who want a tangy twist, dried green mangoes are perfect. Similar to the original dried mangoes, green raw mangoes are used for the preservation process.
3. Dried Pineapple
While pickling pineapples is a more popular method of preserving this precious fruit, dried pineapple snacks are also made, definitely unique on its own.
4. Dried Banana
While the other version of this is more popular which is the dried banana chips, versions of dried banana also exist with the same texture of other dried fruits.
5. Dried Guyabano
For those who don’t know, guyabano is also known as soursop, this fruit has a sweet, soury taste with an underlying thick creamy texture. Dried guyabano is a new twist for those who have it as their favorite fruit.
6. Dried Mango Tamarind
For those who want a tangy twist, these dried mangoes are mixed with tamarind. These snacks are both sweet and sour, a perfect combination if you’d ask me.