I found this photo of piñato in one of my computer folders while looking for an old PowerPoint file. This reminded me of my grandmother and of my childhood. I still remember how as a child I looked forward to those times when my paternal grandmother visited us in San Roque. She lived in Hinabangan, Samar; we, in San Roque, Northern Samar. She had to endure several hours of travel, but she never failed to bring a basket full of sweets from Buray and from Catbalogan.
|Piñato from Buray, Samar.|
I grew up associating her -- my apoy (grandmother) -- with desserts and with happy times. It was also because of her that I became familiar with Buray, the place where she always bought piñato. I have ceased to be that little girl waiting for her grandmother's visit, but I have never stopped thinking of Buray as the source of that delicious piñato. Its being a barangay (village) in Paranas, Samar only comes second.
The idea that the piñato producers of Buray were able to sustain their livelihood through the years is comforting. These days I don't have to go to Buray in order to buy their famous piñato. I can buy them in Leyte because they are available in various outlets in Tacloban City and in Ormoc, Leyte. Maupay kay ginpadayon nira. Waray nira puoha.
Funny how we are sometimes unexpectedly reminded of good memories from the past. Makes us smile as we reminisce no?ReplyDelete
I'd like to have a taste of this sis. Looks good!
seems you have open your childhood memory box. now ko lang na-encounter ang food na ito.ReplyDelete
@Aileen Indeed, good memories make us feel good about life in general. ;-)By the way, piñato is probably available in Manila.ReplyDelete
@papaleng Maraming klase ng piñato kaya lang, iba itong galing ng Buray. Pag umuwi ka ng Leyte, try mong hanapin.ReplyDelete
hmm, I miss piñato. It's my favorite but I didn't know that it came from Buray.ReplyDelete
@Inday Bote I hope you can have your own supply of piñato soon. :-) I miss it too. By the way, thanks for leaving a comment here.ReplyDelete
We buy ours from Bobon hehehe. Gin-oorder la :-) But I think it is not as tasty.ReplyDelete