St. Joseph the Patriarch Church | Things to do in Mapandan-Pangasinan
|Address:||2429 Poblacion, Mapandan, Pangasinan|
Be amazed how a mushroom, an edible organic mushroom is delicately sowed with the use of dried leaves that just can be found in the backyard. Everybody knows mushrooms grow everywhere but achieving a specific kind, careful steps should be done. In a hidden backyard in Brgy Pias, Mapandan, Mang Ferdinand will show you, together with his friendly dog body guards will show you how they make mushrooms. First, dried banana leaves will be cut into pieces to make a bundle and dip into a barrel of water for an hour simultaneously laying it on the ground to make a bed that will be sowed with seedling or a mushroom spawn. After making a four-layer bed, it should be covered with plastic and later on with huge banana leaves to cover the whole mushroom ground. The mushrooms will be ready for harvest in about five days. For 30 years, Mang Ferdinand can usually collect 80 kilograms of mushrooms per harvest and sell it around 200 pesos per kilo.
Fancying a brick house? Check out the town of Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan’s upcoming brick town. In the forefront of this realization is Loresco’s Bricks that started wayback 1983. It was the third brickmaker in town. Combining clay, soil, sand, and water, a carabao is used to step on the mixture to mash the ingredients together. After that, the mixture is poured manually on different kinds of molds. For sturdier “lario,” local term for brick, it is pressed. It is now ready for baking. Loresco’s Bricks commence with brick baking twice a year in a walk-in oven, made of layer upon layer of bricks. Still fancying a brick house? A 120 sqm bungalow house needs about 12,000 pieces of bricks for about P72,000 - that’s P6 for a single brick.
Home of the best and the original peanut brittle of the North. Started by Ramona De Vera in 1958 and now being managed by her sons and daughters. The business started when Ramona tried making peanut brittle for her friends while baking on her Culinary class. Since her recipe is remarkably satisfying her friend's and family's sweet tooth, she started the business and later on, being copied by some local manufacturers. Never miss the chance to buy pasalubong at their store and be tempted with the milky and buttery aroma coming from their plantation. Their peanuts are carefully hand picked and observe a strict policy in cleanliness while inside their plantation. Their peanut brittle is distributed mostly in Baguio even in famous malls like SM and Robinsons.
Where to stay
Located at McArthur Highway, Barangay San Miguel, Calasiao, Pangasinan, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Getting there and around
2429 Poblacion, Mapandan, PangasinanGet directions