Sinukmani | Things to do in Rosario-Batangas

Batangas Rosario 369
Being Batangas’s Rice Granary, Rosario has come to be known for some of its rice-based delicacies--the most celebrated of which is the Sinukmani. This is made of malagkit rice, coconut milk and brown sugar, much like the biko in appearance but with a variation. The sinukmani is topped with caramelized latik for added flavor. This is a special delicacy prepared only for special occasions because cooking it requires a lot of muscle. It is best eaten as a snack,served on a piece of banana leaf with a strong cup of kapeng barako on the side. It is a favorite particularly during weddings not only because of its taste but also because of what it signifies: sticky for unity and a strong, binding relationship, sweet for sweetness in a relationship, and lastly, cooking it requires muscle – just as a relationship requires much effort in order to make it work.
Open: Open Everyday
Address: Rosario Public Market, Rosario, Batangas
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Nearby attractions

Tombol Hill
0.96 km away

Tombol Hill is the site of the Jesus Christ grotto that can rival that of Rio de Janeiro's. It's known as the "Hagdan Tungo Kay Hesus" (Stairway to Jesus) and involves climbing 300 steps to get to the top, where a bird's eye view of Rosario awaits. Christian devotees hold pilgrimages in the area during the Holy Week as part of their sacrifice. At the foot lies Rosario's municipal hall, along with other institutions that flank the southern and western parts of Tombol Hill.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
4.53 km away

The parish was established in 1776 and is administered by the Agustinian Recollect. It was made with native materials, and albeit most are reconstructed after the Phil-American War, the doors of said parish are preserved until this day. After the war, the place was deserted and was renamed Lumangbayan since the seat of the government transferred approximately 3 kilometers away from the present site of Rosario. In 1928 the Oblates of Saint Joseph administered Lumang Bayan. The church again was torched for the second time during World War II and was reconstructed by the OSJ. The name of the town was later changed to "Padre Garcia"  in honor of Fr. Vicente Garcia, a native of Brgy. Maugat Padre Garcia. It was said that he came back for the Holy— and was murdered by the Japanese. His remains can be found inside the church.

Passion Fruit
5.68 km away

The municipality of Taysan has the largest production of passion fruit in the province. Aside from the joy you’d get from devouring its pulpy goodness, this fruit--known locally as Mirinda--also carries various health benefits. It is a rich source of fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Since there are a lot of passion fruits in Taysan, they have learned to present it in different delicious forms. There’s passion fruit juice, puree, jam, and marmalade!

Things to do nearby

Saving the Bees at Milea Bee Farm
Local sightseeing
14.49 km away

Milea Bee Farm is not a resort. It is a working farm dedicated for the propagation and care of 3 species of honey producing bees.

We can show you around to see the bees in their habitat. We have the Italian Bees (apis mel- lifera), Philippine Native Honey Bees (apis cerana) and different kinds of Philippine Native Stin- gless Bees. It is situated in a secluded area with no neighbors and without electricity. You need to walk about a 200 meter foot path from the parking area. Wearing long pants, rubber shoes with socks is recommended.

You can have a taste of honey fresh from the bee hive; know and see the different honey pro- ducing bee species; know the sources of nectar and pollen as well as edible flowers; discover the relationship between bees & flowers; and how bees are closely related to the food chain. Hope we can share to you why bees are important and how you can lend a hand to the world- wide concern, and our continuing campaign to Help Save The Bees. It will be a totally different educational experience both kids and adults will enjoy.

Where to stay

The GreenHive Hotel
Hotels and homes
8.48 km away

THE GREENHIVE HOTEL. Established in July 5, 2017 by entrepreneurs from different professional background and industry. The company aspires to become one of the country’s premier modern, eco-sustainable, trendy hotel and resort.The GreenHive Hotel is the first hotel in Ibaan, Batangas. The boutique hotel provides uniquely Filipino hospitality, with seventeen (17) well-appointed rooms – a Suite, a Family Room, De Luxe and Superior Rooms, function hall(s), meeting room, lounge & cafe. Ideal for live-in seminars, conferences and a perfect venue for intimate gatherings and family celebrations. The hotel is strategically located at the center of the province, accessible to major highways – San Jose, Lipa, Rosario and Batangas City – Ibaan highways and toll roads - South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Artillery Road (STAR Tollways), with enormous potential for development and very accessible to the two of the most progressive and vibrant cities in CALABARZON region – Lipa and Batangas. The location also serves as a gateway to the country’s finest beaches in San Juan and Lobo.

The Farm at San Benito
Hotels and homes
9.73 km away

The Farm’s abundance is found in the simplicity of nature, a quiet and healing place deep in a 48-hectare tropical lush jungle accessible by land 90 minutes away from Manila’s Central Business District.A place you and your loved ones will find home.Your holiday could unexpectedly be a journey of many self-discoveries from physical and mental healing with The Farm’s proven protocol, the Five Pillars – Diagnose, Cleanse, Nourish, Repair and Sustain.Our 15-year, time-tested, multi award-winning medical wellness resort will fulfil a desire of a weekend retreat to recharge with the many daily complimentary recreational and healing activities or a week or months’ stay to benefit from our integrative medical therapies and natural treatments for detox, pain control, acute or chronic diseases, weight management, trauma and depression to name some.Leave The Farm renewed with the perfect balance of science and nurture from Filipino Integrative Medical doctors across The Farm’s Five Healing Components – Holistic Integrative Medical Sanctuary, Nurturing Spa and Acqua Hydrotherapy, Plant-based Wholefoods Vegan Cuisine in Alive! Restaurant, Mindful Movement and Functional Fitness and the heart of its People and the Healing Environment.

Sorosoro Springs Resort and Adventure Park

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Batangas City. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Getting there and around

Rosario Public Market, Rosario, Batangas

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