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Visiting a pili nut factory near Naga City

Workers prepare pili tarts

Workers prepare pili tarts

I love pili nuts. I love them covered in sugar syrup, as tarts or as mazapan, a kind of sweet. I love pili nuts fresh from it’s shell or dried. Or roasted or with salt and pepper. To those visiting Bicol especially Naga City, pili products are the norm. And what is usually expected as pasalubong.

But knowing how it is prepared? Makes you love these more. When we were touring Naga City courtesy of Naga X (for excursions, a part of Naga City Tourism), we were brought to the J. Emmanuel factory in Canaman, a neighboring municipality. There, we saw how these pili nuts were being prepared, fried, and packaged.

The J. Emmanuel kitchen is clean and orderly. Different tables are busy preparing pili tarts and different products and you can see these step by step from start to finish. Downstairs, they also have a showroom where you can also buy.

Fried pili nut

Fried pili nut

Delicious pili in syrup

Delicious pili in syrup

Pili tarts prepared by hand

Pili tarts prepared by hand

PIli tart shells

PIli tart shells

Want to eat these?

Want to eat these?

Shells that will find its way as tarts

Shells that will find its way as tarts

Preparing the dough for the tarts

Preparing the dough for the tarts

Some of the finished products

Some of the finished products

J. Emmanuel Pastries is one of the big producers of pili products for the pasalubong market and have various food items found at their main office and many outlets around the city of Naga. Check their website for locations.

J.Emmanuel Pastries
Jacana St. RJ Village
Haring, Canaman,
Camarines Sur, Bicol
Philippines
(6354) 474.5160
jempastries2@yahoo.com
http://www.jempastries.com/

6 thoughts on “Visiting a pili nut factory near Naga City”

  1. Hi Estan, we would like to Invite you over to Tablas Island one day and come and see our Organic Pili Nut farm with over 300,000 Pili nut trees planted now, and 200,000 Cashew nuts being planted in progress, with many inter-crop in-between visit us online, and lets connect, thanks. We also have many stingless bee hives now to assist in pollination.
    http://www.organicpilinuts.com

  2. Robert

    I love pili nuts, and missed to play with the wooden cover when I was young boy in Bicol, and can be eaten the cover pulp, boiled in coconut milk. Ang Sarap.
    How much it would cost me to order a box of pili roasted in syrup(honey nuts). To be shipped in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Thank you

  3. Jhodizel Caballero

    I am interested on raw pili and im looking for possible supplier..

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