Saturday, June 9, 2007

Lucban, my Dad's Hometown

It's been about a decade since I've been to Lucban, Quezon. The last time I went there was during the town's fiesta - the Pahiyas, where all the houses and establishments dress up their abode's using colorful kiping to celebrate the bounty from the harvest.

Lucban changed a lot in the past decade. There were a lot more establishments and houses on the road up (that means progress!), so it wasn't green all over anymore - and I only saw one carabao (read up on my carabao story)!

Lucban is more than its longganisa and the broas you can buy at the mall. Head up! Feel the cool air and see the sights!

Kamay ni Hesus

Kiping is made out of rice and is actually edible, just fry it!

Rizal Plaza

What to Buy:


Hats and other native stuff

Pancit Habhab is served on banana leaves and you eat it straight
out like what this child is doing.

Colored candles at Kamay ni Hesus for your intentions.

Where to Eat:

Gran Vereda Hotel & Restaurant - yummy kare-kare, bulalo, fried chicken, ensaladang talong, sizzling tinapa and banana fritters!

Buddy's - merienda sarap! Get some halo-halo or mais con yelo

Front of the town's church - get some pancit habhab while shopping for native products

How to Get There:

I don't know! I just tagged along with my parents haha. But seriously, you can take a bus to Lucena and then hop on the jeepneys that go to Lucban.

For more photos click on the Lakwatsera photo below:

2007 June 8 Lucban


  1. im from tayabas, the town next to Lucban, wow nagutom naman ako dun sa pancit habhab & longanisang lucban... hmmm di bale punta na lang ako buddy's pizza sa may kalayaan...

  2. ate aileen, i have relatives in lucban too! my mom's family is from quezon so we used to go there often. I remember this small resto/carinderia that cooked freshly made pancit habhab! and freshly made as in the noodles are made in that place! Our Lucban trips are never complete without a visit there.

  3. please check, ang dahon na ginagamit sa pansit habhab ay hindi "dahon ng saging" but it is "dahon ng kabal" (that's what I know) it is a plant growing sa pilapil ng patubig, para siyang repolyong tumutubo, pero puro dahon lang siya.

  4. hi aside from patio rizal and summer capital inn, may alam ka pa bang transient houses sa lucban? yung parang sa baguio type na mga bahay bahay lang? kasi im planning to spend most of my weekends there, mahal naman and hassle yung hotel ng hotel. thanks!

  5. Hello lakwatsera. ^_^ Have seen your post about Lucban.

    Very nice. I have just visited Lucban during this year's Pahiyas Festival. It is really great. Full of people and food.

    Even people are drinking through the night.

    Oh, btw, I used your photo of Lucban Sausage. I hope it is ok. I have credited the photo to you and give a link to your blog.

    Have a nice day.

  6. Please update naman po with a list of hotels, room for rent, transcient inns, or bed space. It would be very convenient to know for people like me wanting to visit Lucban on a weekly or monthly basis.