Salukara |


Did you know that Samar had its pancake since the 17th century?

This was documented in 1668 by Fr. Francisco Alcina, S.J. as small cakes kneaded in a frying pan called “karaha.” Over the fire, tuba is poured in place of water, and coconut cream is added. As described, “Without any sugar and honey but simply with tuba, this tinapay tastes like the tortillas – naturally sweet and delicious.”

It is with great pride to share that this heritage cake is still alive today. It resembles a pancake where the same ingredients and methods are used. Beyond its sweetness, the freshly harvested “tuba” (coconut sap) serves as an indigenous leavening agent.

Experience history come to life in every bite!

How to make Salukara? (Video)

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