Other places call it kalihim (secret). The term implies that the baker secretly made the pastry using unsold bread from the previous day. We learned that there is some truth to this theory as well.

However, the most interesting theory we got is from Paul Edward who implied that pan burikat originally didn’t have a name. He said the pastry got its name because it’s what prostitutes used to eat back in the day when they were done with their shifts.

Kevin Ponce Garcia provided us some historical background as well.

Whatever reason the pastry was named after, pan burikat will still remain fun-sounding  for all Cebuanos. Our Facebook friends suggested we can buy this pastry all over the place. Some say it can be bought somewhere in Colon, Talisay,  Freedom Park (Carbon), outside Don Bosco, or  Tres Labangon.

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