|Ginger and kaong (cabo negro) arranged like curtains.|
Well, houses had their own style of displaying their harvest too. They don't only hang kiping but they also flaunt their harvest in an amazing way that it will make you think how diligent and patient these people are! Like arranging "upo" (bottle gourd), "siling panigang" (green pepper) and tomatoes like curtains!
How about finishing the house wall with all sorts of grains?
Or squash, string beans, and chayote welcoming guests?
Well they also decorate their houses with native hand fans just in case you want to stay cool. Aren't they so creative and so interesting? And there's so much to see in Lucban!
Well another reason why Lucban is being flocked by tourists, is because of their tasty Lucban longganisa (sausage). Those little red and garlicky sausages with aroma that has a distinctive scent that smells so good! It will make you hungry I swear. It is sold in market and stores in Lucban and other towns nearby. They are usually fried and dipped in vinegar served with fried rice and egg. It can also be grilled and eat them while roaming around the town during the feast!
Another street food which is a best seller in Lucban is the "pilipit" made from mashed squash and dipped in caramelized brown sugar and shaped like a pretzel. It is called pilipit because it's twisted! Hmm, the picture of pilipit always lingers in my mind since I had a taste of it.
Colorful native hats made from "buntal" are also sold in the streets to ease the heat of the sun while walking along Lucban. Buntal hats are made from the fibers of palm trees, which is also one of the livelihood industries in Lucban, they can also be made into slippers, bags and other things.
Well, so much for these, if I would post all my pictures here in my blog, it would take too long before I could finish it, well the best thing is go and visit Lucban, Quezon every 15th of May and watch the spectacular display of the Lucbanons bounty harvest right in front of their houses! Save the date!
HOW TO GET THERE?
1. Lucban is accesible by land via Lucena, take a bus going to Lucena Grand Terminal and ride a jeepney going to Lucban.
2. If you're driving your own vehicle, take SLEX (South Luzon Expressway), exit at Calamba and drive towards Sta. Cruz, Laguna then take Majayjay-Lucban Road via Nagcarlan, Laguna.
NOTE: I would like to acknowledge a friend for lending me some photos.
Thank you for reading.