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Tita Lea’s Food Specialties: A Taste of Malabon in Baguio City

It’s high time we take a closer look at Tita Lea’s food specialties.

Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties authentic pancit Malabon

A full view … ^^,

If the photo of that whole bilao of authentic pancit Malabon isn’t enough for you, Baguio eatsplorer, we can dig deeper into the details.

I’ve heard about this Filipino noodle dish from time to time but I’ve never really tried it. I figured I would have to make a visit to Malabon for the real thing. It’s lucky for us that we have Tita Lea and her husband moving to 074. \m/ Having lived in the city for more than 10 years, she said she missed the foods of Malabon, most especially so, this pancit. With a distance of 246 km, the metro Manila city is just too far to go to and so she decided to take matters into her own hands – she made her own.

Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties pancit Malabon

Another look-see … closer and closer. =b Get a load of the shrimp (Tita says it can be topped with squid and oysters too but without those, the pancit keeps for longer), the pieces of tender pig cheeks, a generous sprinkling of ground pork, and the boiled egg wedges. A beautiful bilao, this is. *contented sighs

Like a marriage between spaghetti (the pasta) and good ole palabok (the sauce), this seafood-y pasta (tuna/tinapa pastas but more intricate) is a welcome taste. If you’re wondering about how genuine it is, how about we consider the source: Tita Lea who hails from the CAMANAVA subregion uses Malabon ingredients like the city’s special fish sauce. =D (Yes, she has them shipped here. It’s not going to taste the same with other ingredients, she told us.)

Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties pancit Malabon

Top view. My brother thought it was pizza when I brought the bilao in to show him. Might be an idea for Pizza Hut‘s Flavors of the World Pizza *hihi

Besides the pancit, we got to take pichi pichi home for dessert. Just one bite of this and I found the best cassava sweet treat for me (“,)

Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties pichi pichi

Dessert after the noodle dish that gave us such a fiesta feel at the house. =D

Almost translucent, wiggly like jello, no cassava clumps and uber smooth, it’s like I could stick a straw into it and sip it all up … and eat it all up, I can too. ^^,

Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties pichi pichi

(“,)

The holiday season’s just around the corner and not all celebration foods are sweet. =) If you want pancit Malabon … and the smoothest/jiggliest pichi pichi topped with cheese to be part of your party spread, you know where to order. (I know we’re going to be at the food specialty online store to place orders soon.) Please have your orders in at least two days before to give Tita ample time to prep the dishes – soak the noodles, etc. for the perfect pancit Malabon taste.

Dreamworks' Monsters vs Aliens BOB and jello girlfriend

Monsters vs Aliens’ B.O.B. showing his jello girlfriend off with a shimmy. It’s this shimmying that Maam Tita Lea’s pichi pichi does so well. *heehaha

  • PANCIT

    3 to 5 people – P350
    6 to 8 people – P450
    10-12 people – P600
    14-16 people – P850
    18-20 people – P1100
  • PICHI-PICHI
    20 pcs. – P130
Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties pichi pichi

Let’s zoom in! *nomnomnom

Also available are Malabon products like pepper longganisa, boneless tinapang bangus, kikiam, premium patis, special bagoong, merengue, kutsinta and puto. (UPDATE 12/17/2015click on the highlighted words for a deeeelicious view of the food) Wee! (If you haven’t tried even just Tita Lea’s kutsinta yet, you’re missing out, FOR SURE. Everyone that’s tasted it, raved about it … yes, including me; this is me raving about something delectable.

2015-09-05-baguio-tita-leas-food-specialties caramel black kutsinta

The first of many, many orders of caramel black kutsinta from Tita. Whoo-hoo!

UPDATE 11/09/2015: Rellenong bangus is added into the mix. *nomnomnom

UPDATE 07/24/2017: Tita Lea’s now has a pick up depot right smack in town, across from Baguio Cathedral. While they’ll have some foodstuff for walk-ins, these are pretty limited, so please, please, book your orders days before so you surely won’t lose out.

Baguio Tita Lea's Food Specialties pre-order food store 2017

Tita Lea’s pre-order food store. Weee!

***Thank you so much, Maam Tita Lea for the free sampling of your specialties; for saving us a trip to Malabon; most especially for bringing a taste of good eats Malabon to Baguio. It really was a pleasure to meet you and Sir Nathaniel!

meeting Tita Lea and nephew of Baguio Tita Lea's Malabon Food Specialties

X with the woman behind the Malabon specials in the City of Pines … and the lucky nephew, Sir Nathaniel (who regularly gets a sampling of the food stylings of Tita Lea. Pwede pong magpa-adopt daw si Race, Tita? =))) )

 

***Thanks for the Mv.A gif, Ali! Yeh!

 

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20 responses to “Tita Lea’s Food Specialties: A Taste of Malabon in Baguio City”

  1. Nickie says :

    Haha I loved the Monsters vs Aliens movie. Great depiction of the jiggly pichi pichi.

  2. Anonymous says :

    How do I order? Ty

  3. spooktwo says :

    I hope Tita Lea’s won’t be a MANDARIN in the future 😦

    • XiNE says :

      It is always our hope that business people succeed especially if they’re nice people like Tita Lea. ^^, Thanks for visiting the blog! A blessed Sunday to you! (“,)

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