This one's a surprise. A good surprise. I grew up knowing that hopia as a flaky pastry filled with sweet mung beans and that sebuyas tagalog (Tagalog onions) is pungent and has a unique sharp taste. That these two could come together is a surprise. A pleasant one.
On Food and Cooking,"When onions and their relatives are heated, the various sulfur compounds react with each other and with other substances to produce a range of characteristic flavor molecules."Apparently, the sulfur breaks out the sugars as well, thus, the sweetness.
I get my packs from the Supermarket but the label says it's from Margie's Cakes and Pastries from Bacolod.
Margie's Cakes and Pastries
Address: No. 12 Las Vegas St. Las Palmas SubdivisionBacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100 Philippines
Telephone: +63-34 434-9375; +63-34 433-4566