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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mama’s Kitchen - Iloilo

My brother just got back from a two month work training in Iloilo City and he brought back a lot of local goods. I think he slightly overdid the concept of bringing back pasalubong which worked as an advantage to my family’s appetite for great food . He had one luggage and a huge box of food. I was pretty amazed with everything that now lay in a huge pile on top of our dining table. I can’t wait to start nibbling on each one.

One of the goodies that he bought were from Mama’s Kitchen. It's the first time I’ve heard about it and when I saw the cookies out of its boxes, my mouth started salivating. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. I love cookies! He got mango chewies and Tsokolate Pinipig Crunchies. I started off with the mango chewies which really stood up to its name. It is so easy to munch your way into it. Its texture reminded me so much of Mrs. Fields cookies. It’s amazing. I tend to stick to chocolate chip cookies so liking other flavors of cookies means that it’s really that good. 

The other type of cookie – the Tsokolate Pinipig crunchies which I tried the following morning were my favorite. I don’t like crunchy cookies but this one’s different. Each piece is so thin and crispy, you can probably finish one box in one sitting. It tastes weird but I loooove it. It’s a mixture of sweet and salty.

Mama's Kitchen survivors from our munching feast

The cookies come in cute boxes which makes it a nice take home treat to your love ones. I was told that each box of cookies are less than 100 pesos each (net weight 200-275 grams). It can be purchased in Deco’s Pasalubong Center in SM Delgado in Iloilo and in Arevalo (16 Osmena Street, Arevalo, Iloilo City).

I saw a blog about Mama’s Kitchen which is also worth checking out:
This blog has tons of information about what to eat in Iloilo and if you’re going there, you may want this as your reference :

Waaah..I wanna go to Iloilo…Hmm..Iloilo..future stop? Why not?! I just need to figure out how to squeeze it in my itinerary.


  1. chris,
    iloveiloilo says salamat. hope you can visit iloilo yourself.

    inday hami

  2. Ang sarap nga nitong cookies ng Mama's Kitchen. Everytime I go to Iloilo parati maraming nagbababili na mga ofismates ko nito at kung ano2 like butterscotch, banadas, cheesetart etc. kaya minsan di ko na sinasabi na pupunta ako ng Iloilo ;)

    My dad is from Iloilo kaya parati ako dun. When you visit Iloilo you can include Guimaras if you love secluded beaches.


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