Sinakob-Making Factory | Things to do in Pozorrubio-Pangasinan

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Sinakob is a famous dessert in Pangasinan, sometimes called panotcha or molasses. Free from preservatives or additives, the delicacy is made entirely from sugarcane juice. Families in Pozorrubio have made this their source of livelihood, and it is good to know that sinakob-making is being passed on to younger generations. The process is tedious, but entirely waste-free. After sugarcane juice has been extracted, they are poured into a vat to boil. The bagasse is used as firewood to boil the juice, and one worker makes sure the firewood is sufficient. Another worker mixes the boiled sugarcane juice, which becomes caramelized. There is a certain technique to mixing it seamlessly with a bamboo rod, and only an expert sinakob maker can do it with flair. The hot concoction is then poured into half shells of coconuts to cool and harden. It is not easy labor, but you can see the dedication these workers have for their craft.
Open: By Appointment
Address: Brgy. Imbalbalatong & Brgy. Buneg, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan
Fee: N/A
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Nearby attractions

Neneng Cutlery
2.61 km away

Neneng Cutlery is a family-owned business that makes replicas of historical weapons and Hollywood-inspired swords. Their showroom in Pozorrubio displays replicas of a variety of well-known swords such as the Excalibur of King Arthur, the katana from the movie The Last Samurai, and William Wallace's sword from the movie Braveheart. A larger-than-life 16-feet medieval sword, which has been part of several parades and trade expositions, can be seen in their showroom. Want to have your favorite sword replicated? A 4-feet sword costs around P5000, while longer swords cost around P9000.

Blade Culture International
2.61 km away

This internationally-renowned company was founded in 1970, tracing its roots to more than two generations of craftsmen, artisans, and blacksmiths. Their factory is located in a residential area, non-descript and unassuming, with only the sound of metal being forged indicating that it's a sword factory and not just a garage. Inside, you can see artisans at work, and watch how a sword actually gets made. The company gives a special focus on the rich history of weaponry, which is why they are very particular with being hisorically accurate--whether it's a katana from Japan they're replicating, or a Viking sword from the Medieval times, they make sure that they get every detail right. The family-owned business also gives back by providing employment opportunities to their community, especially to out-of-school youth and people with disabilities. Want a sword of your own? The cheapest is around P3000, while a katana costs around P8000.

Antong Falls
5.26 km away

For only P10, you can bathe under the cool waters of Antong Falls--but only after you make it through the 30-minute hike comprised of streams, rice paddies, boulders, and a hanging bridge. The falls is multi-layer, and the hike becomes more of a climb as you draw nearer to the top, clutching on giant tree roots and sliding on rock walls. Along the way, you will spot clear streams cascading through stones and natural pools with a beautiful turquoise hue. Once you've reached the tallest cascade of falls--approximately 20 meters high--reward yourself with a refreshing dip on its pool, which is around 5-6 feet deep. Locals frequent this serene paradise to take a break and enjoy the quiet, but the area remains unknown to most, which lends an air of mystery and wonder to the place.

Where to stay

RDT Hotel & Spa
Hotels and homes
3.12 km away

RDT hotel & Spa offers quality hotel and spa services at a reasonable price. 


Roheim Farm and Wellness Resort

Unwind and get close to nature in San Fabian. This farm and wellness resort 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. 

Ruperto's Restaurant & Resort

Ruperto's Inland Resort is located in Barangay Linmansangan, town of Binalonan, Pangasinan. It's only a four hours drive from Manila. Its proximity to Baguio City makes it an ideal place to stay as you can get a glimpse of the country's summer capital in just a two-hour drive from the resort. Or visit the shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag, only 15 minutes via leisurely drive amidst green countryside scenery and smooth concrete roads. 

Getting there and around

Brgy. Imbalbalatong & Brgy. Buneg, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

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