Discovering Baler: Hunting for Pasalubong

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No out of town trip is complete without finding the best deals in pasalubong. We asked Kuya Boyet to take us around town to hunt for stores that offer the most affordable trinkets and souvenirs for our friends and family.

Here is a list of the stores where we found the best deals in Baler:

  1. LRT Store

Location: Quezon St, Baler, Aurora

We loved their affordable shirts and key chains. They also have an extensive collection of ballers, ref magnets, local alcoholic beverages, spiced vinegar and coffee.

Key Chains

 

Ballers

 

Native purses

 

Coin purses

 

Native plate holders

 

Baler baller

 

More ballers

 

Key chains

 

Souvenir shirts

 

More t-shirts

 

Fans

 

Surf board key chains

 

Vinegar and wine

 

2.     Mura Crafts, Gifts and Souvenirs

Location: Quezon St, Baler, Aurora

They offer the best deal in souvenir shirt at three for Php400. They also offer key chains, ballers, chips, coco jam and coffee. This is also where I saw a lexicon (Ak’kaw Poppo) of Baler’s many unique words.

Mura Souvenir Shop

 

 

Three for Php400 t-shirts

 

Coco jam

 

Ginger tea, coco jam and peanut butter

 

Native sweets

 

Arnis sticks

 

Ak’kaw Poppo — a collection of Baler’s unique words

 

Key chains

 

Coin purses

 

T-shirts

 

Slippers

 

Pen holders

 

Baskets

 

More key chains

 

Banana chips

 

All native products

 

Local coffee

  1. Giiiggles

Location; Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora

They have shirts, key chains, bags, slippers, native products, purses and chips.

Giiigles Souvenir Shop

 

Shirts and purses

 

Purses

 

Selection of souvenirs

  1. Pasalubong Center

Location; Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora

Pasalubong Center is a cluster of many stores. Here, you can canvass for products that fit your budget. They have the usual key chains, ballers, slippers, jams, peanut butter, coffee, vinegar, fans and accessories.

Pasalubong Center

 

T-shirts

 

Native blankets

 

Slippers

 

Bul-ul figurines

 

Wallets and purses

 

Native chips

 

Native sweets

 

Key chains

  1. Nanay Pacing Store

Location: Brgy. 05, T. Molina Street, Baler, Aurora

This is where you can buy Nanay Pacing’s famous coco jam and peanut butter. You can also stop by here for Suman de Baler, native sweets, banana chips and turmeric tea.

Nanay Pacing’s Homemade Pasalubong

 

Coco jam

 

Peanut butter

 

Peanut butter and coco jam

 

Suman de Baler

 

Local candies

 

Local snacks

 

More sweets

  1. Baler Public Market

We made a special trip to Baler Public Market to find Biniklad na Dilis, which we loved so much when we tasted it in Costa Pacifica. Baler, being a coastal town, offers a variety of dried seafood produce. Biniklad na Dilis is indeed special – it’s quite expensive at Php700 a kilo. We bought one-fourth of a kilo of this dried fish that is unique to Baler.

Biniklad na dilis

 

Assorted dried seafood

 

Dried fish

 

 

 

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