Silvanas: A Taste of Dumaguete’s Buttery-Sweet Life

We all have that sweet tooth that demands to be satisfied from time to time. Hooray! Dumaguete City – the City of the Gentle People, offers you the best tasting, famous, and very much affordable Silvanas.


Silvanas is a cookie-like San Rival that comes with a creamy and buttery goodness! A box of this product contains ten pieces and costs a hundred and fifty pesos only. Surely, this will be so much for a single person, so might as well share them with others.


Silvanas has a fresh sweet scent, not too overpowering because the quality of the butter they have been using has been consistent all over the years. It is a sandwich – like a cookie with a butter and cashew nuts mixture in some crunch and chewy meringue. The crunch and excitement come when it is fresh from the refrigerator, so it needs to be stored at a cool temperature.


A shop in Negros Oriental in Dumaguete City sites numerous silvanas and sans rival products which tourists would flock on. They serve other pastries such as cookies, muffins, cakes, sandwiches, pasta, and paella dishes. Moreover, the shop opens at nine in the morning and closes at seven in the evening. Sometimes, they stay open until 8 pm.


Since the 1970s, the product was sold to the locals, and soon became known to the tourists. It has been copied and produced in different places, but nothing beats the taste and satisfaction brought by the original Silvanas of Dumaguete, Philippines.


When visiting the City of the Gentle People, it is highly recommended to have this as your last stop just before traveling to the airport or bus terminal as pasalubong to your loved ones waiting for you coming home. It normally lasts up to 5 hours before needing refrigeration. This is a must try, not only the native delicacy Bud-Bod Kabog of Dumaguete.


Truly, the Philippines is blessed not only with good sites and views but also of good food and skilled people who created the recipe. Visiting the country gives you excitement upon entry, and of course, a satisfaction and a full tummy upon exit. It’s more fun in the Philippines!