I was looking forward for the Pangasinan trip not because of the puto (I don’t have any idea that they have puto in Calasiao) but because of the Dagupan Bangus. I was dreaming of a good hot sinigang na bangus during the looooong 5-hour trip and I will not leave Pangasinan without satisfying my fishy-craving.
Finger-licking Puto Calasiao
After a short visit to Calasiao Church, we crossed the street to try some of the local delicacies. Alex of CrazySexyFun Traveler has a sweet tooth, she just loves to eat (makes me wonder where this “model” puts all the carbs) and the Puto Calasiao has become the victim of food-tripping. Oh yes, she bought a lot and almost finished everything in just 10minutes (no kidding).
Well, she gave me and Mica some and its really good. It is bite-size, soft, sweet and literally finger-licking snack; maybe because the moistened fringes leaves some traces of that sticky food you just ate and you have no excuse but to lick your fingers. Plus the kutsinta which is the same size is also good. I think I love the kutsinta better.
Delish Dagupan Bangus
Now let’s go to my real craving- sinigang na bangus.
After the 10-minute tricycle ride from Calasiao town proper (while Alex is feasting on her puto and kutsinta) we where brought to Dagupena Restaurant. This is a personal request to Mica of Senyorita.net that we now sample the famed Dagupan Bangus. This is why I went here in the first place. hahaha
We ordered just two dishes- Sinigang na Bangus Belly and Bangus Steak
The belly just melts in your mouth, it was bursting with flavour- sabaw palang ulam na!
The steak was just perfect, nice amount of garlic and the smoky taste was a good combo with the soup.
Confession: I burped twice (I said excuse naman) and the first one, I can still remember to taste the puto.hahaha
We spent only Php360 for 2 bangus dishes and 4 cups of rice.
How to get there:
You can buy Calasiao Puto just in front of the Calasiao town plaza at Php100/kilo.
Dagupena Restaurant is located at along MacArthur Highway, Calasiao, Pangasinan.
Napintas ti Pangasinan! (Beautiful Pangasinan) is a 5-part series that highlights my 3D/2N trip with Mica and Alex to Pangasinan Province. It was short, sweet but memorable. Here’s a rundown of my experiences (click to redirect you to your chosen article):