Turutalinga, which is also called Katol, is a traditional Filipino biscuit recipe from the Bicol region. The name “turutalinga” comes from the biscuit’s distinct shape, which resembles a human ear, while “katol” refers to a famous mosquito repellent coil with a similar shape.

Bicolanos love to enjoy turutalinga with hot coffee for breakfast or as a snack. The recipe typically includes flour, bread crumbs, margarine, baking powder, eggs, butter, and sugar, which are combined to create a dough that is shaped and baked until golden brown. The biscuit’s unique shape and flavor make it a favorite among locals and visitors.

Aside from its distinct shape, turutalinga’s sweet, buttery flavor also sets it apart from other Filipino biscuits. It is a perfect treat for those who enjoy a sweet and savory snack and is an excellent break to a hot cup of coffee. Whether you are from the Bicol region or just visiting, turutalinga is a must-try Filipino delicacy that will delight your taste buds and introduce you to a unique and delicious tradition.