Sinambag (pronounced as ‘SEE-NAM-BAG) is a tasty biscuit popular in the provinces of Negros and Iloilo in the Visayas, central Philippines.
Shaped like the fruits kamachili and sampaloc (tamarind) sinambag has a crunchy bite with a toasty-sweet taste that goes well with coffee, tea and other drinks. Visitors in Negros can find the best sinambag in town of Silay, also known for its Spanish-influenced villas and houses that date back to the early 1990s.
As a food souvenir, sinambag is well-loved by residents coming from this region. The biscuit is available in stores, public markets, airports, sold as typical or popular souvenir food items from these provinces.
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