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Alternative namesMasa real
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateMandaue, Cebu
Main ingredientsboiled peanuts, sugar/syrup, water

Masareal or masa real is a Filipino delicacy made from a mixture of finely-ground boiled peanuts, sugar or syrup (latik), and water. It is dried and cut into rectangular bars. It is traditionally sold wrapped in paper and tied with twine. It originates from Mandaue, Cebu. The name is Spanish and literally translates to "royal dough".[1][2][3][4][5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Piccio, Belle. "Mandaue, Cebu: Home of the Nutty & Sweet Masareal". ChoosePhilippines. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Masareal". Discover Cebu!. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Masareal". Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Cebu's Sweets: Masareal". Everything Cebu. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  5. ^ Villavelez, Ronald P. "Mooning over masareal". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  6. ^ "The Masareal – A Sweet, Nutty Treat From Mandaue". Lola Pureza's. Retrieved 8 April 2019.