Alternative namesMahareal
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateMandaue, Cebu
Main ingredientsboiled peanuts, sugar

Masareal or masa real is a Filipino delicacy made from a mixture of finely-ground boiled peanuts and sugar. It is dried and cut into rectangular bars. It is traditionally sold wrapped in white paper. It originates from Mandaue, Cebu. The known makers of masareal in Mandaue are the Mana Acion's, Didangs and Ponsas brand. 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 April 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Masareal". Discover Cebu!. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "Masareal". Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cebu's Sweets: Masareal". Everything Cebu. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Villavelez, Ronald P. "Mooning over masareal". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Masareal – A Sweet, Nutty Treat From Mandaue". Lola Pureza's. Retrieved April 8, 2019.