THE EXOTICS OF PHILIPPINES

September 25, 2011 sarsie1901

When it comes to food, Philippines’ cuisine is known for its combination of  sweet, sour and salty flavors which gives a pleasing taste and satisfaction.  Truly, Philippines has that uniqueness that even other nationalities loves.

Filipinos loves to eat, that’s one trait that a Filipino like me is sure to have. And because of that, Filipino’s likes to try and cook different foods that is EXOTIC AND YET, DELICIOUS. here are a short list of the famous exotic delicacies of the Filipinos:

1.   Kamaro (Mole Crickets) 

Is a mole cricket that burrows in the moist soil of growing rice fields of Pampanga. These mole crickets are the most delicious pulutan in Pampanga. They catch this by stomping next to it causing them to move that causes an easy catch. When cooking, the wings and legs should be removed first,and then the body which had been boiled in vinegar and garlic is then sauteed with oil, onion and tomatoes till they become chocolate brown in color. It is crunchy outside and juicy inside.

                   

2. Kilawing bunog (raw young of a mudfish)

Bunog is a young mud fish. Kilawing bunog are eaten raw which flavored with vinegar, citrus juice, salt and papper.

3. Tamilok

Tamilok or Mangrove Worm is a worm like mangrove-boring mollusk. This can be found in large areas of Palawan . Most people there sell this for their living. These are eaten raw with a flavor of vinegar, onion and chili.

                                  

4. Fried beetle or Pritong Salagubang

This is common especialy in Provinces of the Philippines. This is usuually can be found in mango trees. It is crunchy and tasty. Some says it tastes like fried chicken.

5. Balut

Balut is a Duck’s egg fertilized for about 17 to 28 days. It is rich in protein and also known as an aphrodisiac. It is hard boiled  and usually eaten with vinegar, chili and salt. It is usually available in the afternoon or evening. The largest producer is found in Pateros Metro Manila


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