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Tanjay City, Negros Oriental
Home of the Delicisously Popular "Bodbod sa Tanjay"
When anyone talks about Tanjay, the first thing that comes to mind is the "bodbod" or "budbud," which is a native delicacy made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and a bit of salt.
Filipinos from Luzon know it to be the Visayan version of their "suman." But the Tanjay bodbod is special -- it is made with a long stripe of native chocolate that wraps around the rice. Served in banana leaves, the bodbod is best enjoyed with a slice of sweet Philippine Mango, and a small cup of the same native chocolate (tablea).
Visitos can go to the Tanjay public market and see for themselves how it is made and have a taste of it as this food the pride of the city, so special that a whole festival was built around it!
TANJAY CITY AT A GLANCE
Distance from Dumaguete City: 33.0 kms
539.3 sq km
July 24 in honor of Senor Santiago Apostol
Sinulog sa Tanjay (June 24)
Bodbod Festival (3rd week of December)
San Isidro Hot Spring, Tanjay River
in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental
San Isidro Hot Spring
Natural hot springs bordered by mangroves in Barangay San Isidro.
Sinulog sa Tanjay Festival (July 24)
Street dancing with mock battles between Moros and Christians followed by reconciliation through the intercession of the patron Señor Santiago, held on July 24 on the eve of the patron’s feast. This is an old tradition that begun with old men engaged in swordplay and dancing from house to house.
Bodbod Festival (3rd week of December) -
The festival gives emphasis to this native delicacy made of
glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. It features “the Biggest
Bodbod“ that would weigh as much as eighty kilos and requires 10
persons to prepare the delicacy, and the “Smallest Bod-bod” that
would come served inside a matchbox.
Bodbod making contests gives the Tanjayanons the chance to
showcase their natural expertise in the art of making the delicacy
while Bodbod eating contests will give visitors the treat of their lives
when they outdo each other in consuming a winnow (nigo) of their
HOW TO GET TO TANJAY
Tanjay City is a 30-minute drive from Dumaguete City along the Dumaguete North Road, highway.
By public transportation, it is accessible via bus or jeepney
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