Pateros

What better way to immerse yourself into Filipino culture and cuisine than to eat balut? Balut is a Filipino delicacy — a duck egg eaten when it is only 16-18 days old since its laying. The best place, perhaps to first try this popular street food is at Pateros, dubbed as the “Balut Capital of the Philippines.” Introduced by the Chinese traders during the galleon trade, the balut was popularized specifically in Pateros due to its abundance of suso or kuhol (snail), and tulya (clam). These are the main food source of ducks.

The practice was introduced then and had since been passed down from generation to generation. The balut industry has since contributed to 23% of the town’s economy. However, this isn’t the only significant thing in Pateros. Pateros is also one of the leading manufacturers of slippers. The alfombra (carpet) slipper is their specialty when it comes to slipper manufacturing.

The municipality is home to several tourist attractions as well. That includes their New Municipal Hall which is five storeys tall, equipped with a helipad, which houses all of their local and national offices. There’s the Dulong Bayan Monument which was erected in honor of the Revolution in 1896 where Guillermo Manalo and Eusebio Hermosa bravely fought for their town. The town of Pateros strongly resisted the Spaniards and heavily supported the Revolution. Now, every 29th of August, the town commemorates their sacrifices and bravery.

The San Roque Church is also a historical site which was built in 1815, in honor of their patron saint, San Roque. The interiors are pretty simple, too. Refurbished with new benches and nice chandeliers, this place is a peaceful setting for devotees who come here.

The Manggahan Shrine serves as both a commemorative structure and a boundary between Pateros and Pasig City. The shrine was built on the spot where Macario Almeda and Marcos Lozada were shot dead after bravely defending their town. They are remembered every August 29, along with the others who died protecting Pateros

Garden of Memories Memorial Park is a private cemetery where people from Makati, Pasig, and other nearby cities or towns can visit their deceased relatives. Ancestral houses can be seen dotted around the town, as well. These houses were modeled after the archetypal houses of a past Pateros.

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Top Rated Places in Pateros Browse All

  1. RnR's Chargrilled Burgers
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    3 Reviews View
  2. McDonald's
    4.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    9 Reviews View
  3. Foodever21
    3.5 Stars
    Fusion
    6 Reviews View
  4. Aling Tessie's Lugawan
    5.0 Stars
    Filipino
    1 Review View
  5. Jollibee
    3.5 Stars
    Fast Food
    5 Reviews View
  6. Shakey's Pizza
    4.0 Stars
    Pizza
    1 Review View
  7. Jollibee
    3.5 Stars
    Fast Food
    2 Reviews View
  8. Authentic Chinese Cuisine
    3.5 Stars
    Chinese
    2 Reviews View
  9. McDonald's
    3.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    4 Reviews View
  10. KFC
    3.0 Stars
    Fast Food
    4 Reviews View