Friday, August 8, 2014

Bizarre Foods: Philippines


Air date: February 26, 2007
Location: Philippines

Balut, Calamansi, Bamboo shoots, Coconut and rice paste wrapped on banana leaves and roasted, Okoy (shrimp pancake), Deep fried fertilized duck eggs, baby chickens marinated, steamed and fried, Tokneneng, Ube and cheese-flavor ice cream in a bun.
At Balaw Balaw in Angono, Rizal: Balaw-balaw sauce, with fermented shrimp paste, soup Number Five (bull's rectum and testicles soup), uok in adobo, white worms from the larvae of crickets or beetles found in fallen coconut trees, crispy fried Alagaw leaves, ginatang bilo-bilo.
At Everybody's Café in San Fernando, Pampanga: Dinuguan, a blood stew, Crickets of rice fields cooked in adobo style, Betute Tugak (stuffed frog with pork).
Puerto Princesa: Banana Skewers, bananas rolled in brow sugar and deep-fried with caramelized sugar crust, fried chicken intestins on a stake.
Kinabuchs: seaweeds, mussels on a half shell, grilled tuna belly, snails cooked with coconut, tuna collars grilled.
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, mangrove worms.
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