Romana Peanut Brittle | Things to do in Mangaldan-Pangasinan
|Open:||8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Sunday|
|Address:||De Vera St., Poblacion, Mangaldan, Pangasinan|
Marcela “Cela” Barrozo has been in the tapa business since 1965. This 2017 she is turning 73 years old and holds the title “Tapa Queen” in Mangaldan. Mangaldan is famous for their tapa (dried beef) made out of “carabeef” (carabao beef). Locally the tapa is known as “pindang”. Cela’s business started when she was helping out in the local wet market. Soon she discovered her own recipe and started selling pindang. Five years ago she opened Mama Cela’s Food House and Restaurant where different Filipino dishes including “pindang” can be ordered. Today, Cela’s carabeef tapa is considered as “Mangaldan’s Best.” Cela’s Meat products also sell tocino, longaniza, hotdog, ham, burger patties, and hamonado.
The Mangaldan Pasalubong Center is located right in front of town’s municipal hall. It was established back in November 2015 by Municipal Mayo Bona Fe De Vera-Parayno. The center carries Mangaldan’s local meat products - tapa, tocino, longganisa, hotdog, bangus sardines, and “batutay” (carabao beef). This is in partnership with the town’s Meat and Fish Processing Center located 10 minutes away. Other products on sale include peanut brittle, peanut butter, chili oil and sauce, garlic flakes, assorted chips, and fruit wines. Visitors can purchase their pasalubong between 8am to 7pm daily.
Started in 2013 when DTI handed equipments for making longganisa. This is where all the meat products sold at Mangaldan's pasalubong center come from. The government assigned an experienced meat butcher and a meat vendor to train their staff how to process meat like beef, pork and carabao. Local cooperatives and students go here also to observe the meat process. From grinding, marinading, packing and cooking, they make sure that everything is in its good quality.
Where to stay
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in San Fabian. 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.
Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in San Fabian, Pangasinan. 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
De Vera St., Poblacion, Mangaldan, PangasinanGet directions