Krispee-K Special Pasalubong | Things to do in Binalonan-Pangasinan
|Address:||No. 117 Brgy. Moreno, Binalonan, Pangasinan|
One of favorite crunchy snack in the Philippines is the “chichacorn” or fried corn kernels. Chichacorn is made by boiling the corn kernels and drying them on the sun for 2-3 days before frying in a large pan or “kawa”. Salt and flavoring are then added once the corn kernels are cooked. The flavors include garlic, cheese, spicy, adobo, and barbeque. Laoac’s Mabuhay Chichacorn has been making this crunchy snack since 1993. They are currently distributing their chichacorn to North Luzon, Divisoria, and nearby towns like Manaoag. One kilogram of chichacorn is sold for 100 pesos when bought in Laoac.
Wonder how a bamboo like plant turns into a sour fluid that is a perfect partner for your street food cravings? Consolacion Sugar Mill known as "Dadapilan", found in Brgy. Vakante in Binalonan, Pangasinan will show you a glimpse of the process in making sugar canes into vinegar, sugar and even wine. Process starts with harvesting the sugar cane by removing the leaves and cutting it into chunks. Next, it will be brought to the mill and a machine will take care of shredding and squeezing the crop until a fluid is extracted and goes directly to a storage barrel. The extracted fluid will be filtered and boiled using the left over sugar cane husks from the shredding process, as a firewood for cooking to prepare them for fermentation. Depending on the fermentation process that a vinegar, wine and a raw material of sugar is produced. Since early 80's Consolacion family is catering their plantation to sugar cane farmers by renting their machine for milling. Peak season for milling is on March/April and September/October. Every milling season, the plantation can produce 360 liters of vinegar delivered to various towns of Western and Southern part of Pangasinan. They also have regular buyers from the Northern part of Luzon including La Union.
An 8-10 hectare aviation school that will soon be an airport, owned by Mayor Ramo Guico III. Fully equipped with facilities that help students fly an airplane. Worl Citi Colleges Aeronautical & Technological Colleges currently consists of fully furnished classrooms, library, fitness gym, and hotel for the accomdation of students that are required to stay to monitor their overall preparedness in flying an aircraft. WCCATC have more than 20 air crafts for training purposes of students who are already well prepared for a solo flight. During the tour, you will be brought to their flight simulator facilities which they also use to train their students. Good news to those who are dreaming of being flight attendants, they are offering short courses as long as you have a degree in college regardless if it's not related with aviation studies.
Where to stay
Ruperto's Inland Resort is located in Barangay Linmansangan, town of Binalonan, Pangasinan. It's only a four hours drive from Manila. Its proximity to Baguio City makes it an ideal place to stay as you can get a glimpse of the country's summer capital in just a two-hour drive from the resort. Or visit the shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, only 15 minutes via leisurely drive amidst green countryside scenery and smooth concrete roads.
Getting there and around
No. 117 Brgy. Moreno, Binalonan, PangasinanGet directions