My husband arrived last night from a five-day trip to Bicol and, per my request, he brought home every pili nuts product he could find.
There’s freshly roasted pili nuts.
Salted pili nuts and pili nuts coated with caramelized sugar and sesame seeds.
Pili nut candies…
These triangular sweets (above) are a common sight in Filipino delicacy stores. You will even find them in bake shops like Goldilocks. In the vicinity of the Antipolo Cathedral, they sell for PhP 5.00 per piece. They are called yema, a local candy made with egg yolks and milk. The “commercial” variety contains flour as well. But the yema you see in the photo are not just any ordinary yema. They are made with the traditional ingredients PLUS ground pili nuts. I’m a pili nut lover and a yema lover too. Imagine combining the two in one delicious concoction.
Next time, more Filipino delicacies made with pili nuts.
For more information about pili nuts, you may read an older entry.