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Labangon: Siomai sa Tisa

Siomai is Cebu’s version of the Chinese dumpling. The mixture of ground pork along with local spices, such as onion and carrot, will surely make one want for more.

Our go-to snack, it’s now available in every nook and corner in the city. However, if you want to taste the best, you have to go to the area where it started: Tisa, within Labangon. Thus, the famous name.

Though of Chinese origin, the dish has become one of the staple food in the city for many reasons – it’s tasty, affordable and can be devoured in any way that one wants, may it be with chili sauce or calamansi. For most Cebuanos, it’s commonly paired with either plain rice or puso, or hanging rice wrapped in palm leaves.  What makes it more exciting is that it provides a similar experience to everyone from many walks of life.

One may enjoy a delicious meal for as low as Php50, as each dumpling costs approximately Php8 each. The experience, however, is not complete without one’s favorite carbonated drink as it neutralizes the spicy flavor. The best part? It’s most likely available wherever you’re located.

Disclaimer: The photo posted is taken from the wires.

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The author: Eldawn Catalan

Eldawn is an avid fan of both spoken and written poetry. In her spare time, she writes anything that comes to mind and enjoys talking to people from different walks of life. You may follow her on instagram @ eldaaawn.
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