Lecheng Pastillas ‘to

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I think I finally found the best pastillas in Manila. Christine of Ramblings from a Gypsy Soul brought these Jumbo Pastillas during Poch’s despedida dip party and we immediately got hooked! Christine was also responsible for my Sonja’s cupcakes addiction way before it opened in Serendra. I finally succumbed to these Jumbo Pastillas temptation and we had to buy two boxes to satisfy our soon-to-be pastillas addiction. Finally, this might be the Best Pastillas in Manila!

Pastillas is one of those that conjured up childhood memories similar to our all time favorite chocnut. It was sad that it became a commodity and for a time, it was satisfied being sold in a generic unbranded cardboard box decreasing in size over time. Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas decided to revive its lost glory starting with a maroon cow inspired box perfect for giving it as a gift or satisfying the most requested pasalubong of balikbayans in other countries. The pastillas of our childhood days is quite large and after seeing this 2.5 inches long jumbo pastillas (3.0 inches with the white cover), you would conclude that this the authentic pastillas. The actual pastillas itself is smooth, sweet and enough to make you forget how sinful it is.


We are in pastillas heaven now and my search for the ultimate pastillas is finally over. Not unless, some readers can share their own best pastillas secret. Let me know and maybe we can have a pastillas taste test. One box of Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas sells for P250 / box which contains 24 pastillas. Effectively, each one would cost P10.40 and I was wondering why not just add one more pastillas to simplify the computation into P10/ pastillas. I actually have no reference as to how much Sevilla’s pastillas would cost.


Aidan is now creating his own pastillas childhood memories and he looks at his mom for a nod of approval before devouring another pastillas. He now has a mental memory of how good these white japanese paper covered sweets that we hide even the photos of these pastillas or else, the two boxes would not be enough for the three of us!

Iya’s Jumbo Pastillas (P250/box)
Fruit stall in Market Market,
Tel: 729-0325.

Tel. (02) 843.9066
Guingona’s Residence
2320 Morado St./1392 Palm Ave. Dasmarinas Vill., Makati

Directions:
Enter Dasmarinas village via the gate near Sanctuario de San Antonio Church.
Leave your ID and tell them you are going to 2320 Morado St.
Drive straight and turn on the second right.
It is the corner house along Morado St. and Palm Ave.

Anton

27 thoughts on “Lecheng Pastillas ‘to

  1. wow! thanks anton for the heads up! 🙂 for me the best pastillas is from rosing’s in pampanga (near nepo mall) but i must try iya’s and compare that from rosing’s 😉

  2. hey, have you tried pastillas by the kilo? 🙂 as in you buy it by the kilo and you eat it using spoon! milky sweetness overload!Ü

  3. oh, i love pastillas! haven’t had it for almost a year now. will have to try iya’s when i come visit the phils soon. thanks for the post anton.

  4. A pastillas tasting party! whoohoo! I like the ones from Bulacan (we found this hole in the wall that sells great pastillas last year when we went to Cabanatuan. It’s near the Sevillas store, but I’d have to be on the road leading there to give you directions, you know me), and there are the ones from the carabao center in Nueva Ecija. The ones from Alice in Tarlac are good too. Then there are the ones that are super siksik and dried into long bars. And yes, the pastillas in a jar! Just a spoonful of sugar indeed.
    Iya’s wins by sheer size, good flavor too.

  5. I love pastillas but they are often very small. Sometimes the paper wrapping appears big but I often get dismayed because of the small content. Those jumbo pastillas certainly look interesting.

  6. Hi Anton! Some of my friends told me about your blog and I finally got around to seeing what you wrote about my pastillas! Thanks a million! Glad you like them! =)
    I have a store now where the pastillas can be picked up and ordered from. Its my fruit stall in Market Market, the number is 729-0325.
    We are trying to lessen orders from the house kasi. Would help if you changed the number on your post. Thanks a million! You should try the ube flavor too if you are a ube fan! =)
    Iya

  7. was excited to order the ube pastillas when i saw the new info ms iya has posted but was also disappointed because i need to order minim of 10 boxes (?!) of ube pastillas….whatever am i going to do with 10 boxes of it! maybe ms iya can do something about it.

  8. Hi! Im pregnant and im craving for pastillas de leche…just wannna knw if you can send it here in Michigan, USA…hw much it will cost me if i buy 7 boxes?thanks!

  9. Bought a box at Rockwell today as a V day gift from my diabetic husband. There was a row of tables in the middle of the ground floor and I was looking for sugar free stuff. In the end, I splurged on these pastillas because my husband loves them and these will be total indulgence for him (He’s a Bulakeño and is yet to eat a pastillas as big as this). I wish Iya will make these more avaialble and accessible to a lot of people, especially those like me who don’t live in Makati.

  10. Bought a box at Rockwell today as a V day gift from my diabetic husband. There was a row of tables in the middle of the ground floor and I was looking for sugar free stuff. In the end, I splurged on these pastillas because my husband loves these things and these will be total indulgence for him (He’s a Bulakeño and is yet to eat a pastillas as big as this). I tasted one piece (Hubby doesn’t know how many there are supposed to be in the box anyway)and the taste was so delectable. Melts in my mouth!I wish Iya will make these more avaialble and accessible to a lot of people, especially those like me who don’t live in Makati.

  11. Just an update. I think Iya’s pastillas quality is waning or maybe we just got a bad batch. A family friend visiting from US bought at Rockwell last Fri (Oct. 24) and didn’t like the original leche (not sure why… but he says it’s not great at all) so he requested to have it exchanged instead for the toasted one… which he took home for us to taste. It wasn’t that great either… I tasted a lot of flour and not much milk. It didn’t taste bad but it wasn’t great either… like how Iya’s pastillas was originally known. Hope it was just a bad batch.

  12. Oh! I also love pastillas. It’s sweetness and milky taste is what I really crave for. My mom always added pastillas to my balikbayan box whenever she’s going to send it to me here in Canada.
    (comment ni dakilang bhabz: wow! Taga-Canada ka na pla ngaun ah! Wahahahahaha!)
    -urieqo-

  13. Watch out for Pabalan Delicacies from Pampanga as well.. The best tasting Pastillas de Leche made from 100% Carabao’s milk. Will be opening in Market Market soon. : ) You could also buy at SM Clark Supermarket.

  14. Oh I love this discussion! Here’s my contribution:
    1. My SIL brings home jumbo pastillas from Miggy’s in Alabang. Very good and better than Iya’s mainly because the latter is inconsistent (Lately, more on the not-as-good-as-before).
    2. El Ideal’s (from Silay) pastillas de leche – These are the flat rectangle ones. Very rare to find these. El Ideal’s tastes exactly like the pastillas we all like but it’s chewier. More milky (and I don’t mean powdered milk milky) than sugar. Addictive!
    3. Rosing’s in Pampanga
    4. Sevilla’s quality is back! Thank goodness! At their Greenhills store, the small sized pastillas cost php80. The jumbo (though not as big as Iya’s) cost php160 for 25 pieces.
    Looking forward to more pastillas features!

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