If it is in season try 'Kuráy' a small, dark, hairy terrestrial crab found and catched mostly from the island of Cagbalete. Usually cooked in coconut & coconut cream locally called "tininghi".
Try fruits found in this place like:
'liputi' - (lipote; Syzygium curanii) a wild tree berry in season during summer; if it is sour, shake it with salt in a big tumbler; careful, the sap stains.
'katmon' - a wild, green, hairy, sour fruit.
'kilíng' - small yellow bell-shaped fruit.
There are three ATMs in Mauban.
One is operated by UCPB and can be found beside the front gate of Quezon Power Plant in Barangay Cagsiay I. It is 6 km north of the town proper or a 5 minute drive on a good concrete road. There is no UCPB branch in Mauban.
2nd is operated by Landbank, beside the municipal hall (corner San Buenaventura & Plaridel Streets). There is no Landbank branch in Mauban, only ATM.
3rd is operated by QCRB on Quezon Street (near the Catholic Church) and it is on BancNet system.
Buy and eat pansit habhab the way the locals do, from a square piece of banana leaf.
Pansit habhab can be bought almost everywhere in town - restaurants, eateries, sidewalk vendors, ambulant vendors or vendors on wheels.
Fondest memory: Eat it from the square piece of banana leaf by slurping (habhab).
We met Mang Carlito selling pansit habhab on a bicycle with a side car for his foodstuff. We bought habhab in Barangay Daungan, at the corner going to Pantalan (Pier), although he lives in the neighboring Barangay Sadsaran, the good that wheels can do in selling foodstuff. He claims he can sell his big pan of 8kg pansit habhab in about two hours (6 - 8 am), going around town or staying put in one place (usually in Daungan).
Try pansit habhab on banana leaf and eat like a local. Use vinegar as condiment or sauce for your habhab. It is cheap @ PHP 10 or PHP 5 (USD = PHP 40 ca. May 2013) per serving on a square banana leaf.
"In the barrio of mine, many crab,
All big, no lilttle,
All girl, no boy,
All fat, no thin!"
This is a poem by non-English speaking Tio Inggo and he is refering to the Barrio (Barangay) of Rosario.