Making some Kiping.

Nakita kami ni Aling Janette (nalimutan ko name, pero feeling ko, janette ata name niya) na nagpipichur sa labas nung bajhay nila, nakita kasi namin siya na nagluluto ng kiping.. Tapos pinapasok niya kami, tignan daw namin..

tinanong narin namin ang proseso..:)

Una, papahiran daw muna yung mga dahon(special na dahon ang gamit nila, galing pa daw sa bundok, di pwedeng basta basta dahon, kasi iba ang hugis..) Ng dinurog, at nilutong bigas, at kinulayan..(may special na bigas din, di pwede ang basta bastang bigas)

Tapos, isasampay, para matuyo..

Tapos, pag medyo tuyo na, issteam gamit ang special na pang steam.. Basta, parang pinepress..

Tapos, papatuyuin ulit, tapos tatanggalin yung nalutong kiping dun sa dahon..

Tapos, papatuyuin pa hanggang sa maging medyo malutong..

Tapos ,pwede nang design-an at gawing pang dekorasyon! Yehey!

Nabebenta nila ito mula mga P500 or P700 pataas, depende sa dekorasyon at depende sa dami ng bibilhing kiping..:)

Simple lang naman daw ang paggawa, at magandang negosyo din.. Kaso, gugugol daw talaga ito ng oras, dahil matrabaho talaga.. Kelangan talaga ng Man power!:) Pero masaya naman daw sila!:)

Pwede nga rin palang kainin daw yan, pwedeng ihawin, pwede ring iprito! gusto kong Subukan!


Pahiyas Festival 051511

I have always wanted to experience Pahiyas ever since I saw a feature on it on Discovery Channel (I was in high school then). I badly wanted to see those rainbow colored decorated houses in person and thank gawd after 10 years of planning (LOL), I finally witnessed this amazing and wonderful festival.

Fried Kiping!

my favorite tomato house <3

vegetable chandeliers

fan-shaped pineapples!!!

free pansit lucban c/o Maggi

Kamay ni Hesus

the gown with a built-in walker lol

Pretty girl and gown :)

This won first place :)

Matt Evans and Sarah(?) gracing the event!

Pahiyas Festival: It’s like Christmas, only better! =)

UP ROAD TRIP at Pahiyas Festival 2015 (Lucban, Quezon)

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL - UP Road Trip goes to Lucban, Quezon for this year’s Pahiyas Festival. The festive celebration was said to be a form of thanksgiving for the good harvest to San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. 

From what we have witnessed, households showed their unique creativity as they decorated their homes with “Payas” (from agricultural harvest) in line with the annual activity. 

Aside from the festival proper, tourists and roadpersons also have the chance to taste one of Lucban’s specialty: “Kiping”. Kiping is a leaf-shaped wafer treat that comes in different colors. While tourists and roadpersons try and eat “Kiping”, it has been part of the Lucban culture to use it as a decoration to their homes every Pahiyas. 

Pahiyas Festival is such an amazing culture of the Filipinos. We hope to see this lively neighborhood again soon. 

[Photos were from RAD and Geoffrey S. Delos Reyes, both roadpersons from the UP ROAD TRIP.]


Pahiyas Festival is a colorful feast celebrated every 15th of May by the people of LucbanQuezon in honor of San Isidro Labrador. It is the farmers’ thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest with a grand display of colorful rice wafers, fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts adorning every house in the town. 

The festival’s name comes from the Filipino terms hiyas (jewel) and pahiyas (precious offering). This feast is an ancient farmers’ harvest celebration that dates back to the 16th century. According to legend, San Isidro Labrador magically plowed the field whenever he went out of the church. This is the story that the Spaniards passed on to the Philippines from Mexico during their colonial period. Since then, the Pahiyas Festival has been a source of excitement for the locals and visitors of Quezon Province.

For the Lord of harvest on Flickr.

Pahiyas Festival
Lucban, Quezon
May 15, 2011

A colorful Pahiyas window - adorned with “kiping”, farm produce like rice, fruits, vegetables and even poultry like ducks and chicken. Each window during the “fiesta“ was decorated as thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. The colorful chandelier like décor is the local “Kiping” made of rice flour, shaped using “kabal” leaves and colored in vibrant hues. Learned that a regular “kiping” costs around six pesos apiece and each round on the chandelier would consists of at least 100 “kiping” thus a regular small chandelier or “anok” for the locals would costs a little over two thousand pesos. Indeed an expensive offering of thanks.

“Pahiyas” which literally means “to decorate” happens annually in the town of Lucban, Quezon every May 15.

Now..anyone who is not familiar with this??? I guess only a few.Drinking my vegan latte with molasses reminds me of ‘salbaro’ ,thats how bisaya calls tagalogs 'kiping’. That dark sauce on top of 'kiping’ is molasses. Maybe this is how homesick i am right now,I associate everything with home or pinas. I miss home and the food,specifically this one. #ganitokapaghomesick#i❤️philippines#kiping