Friday, April 3, 2009

Filipino Strangest Food

Since one of the delicious although disturbing passion of Filipinos is eating, I have cited below our personal favorite. These are actually the food that some Filipinos love to devour in spite of their unusual smell or preparation.

1. Dried Fish
This fish is normally soaked in salt in several days and dried well under the sun. In spite of its stinky smell, I love to pair this with fried rice as my breakfast.

2. Durian
What has become my most disliked fruit is now an every night hobby. We have been eating this for several weeks that even my little boy would fight over a line of durian.

The biggest Durian we devoured! LOL! Durian is the food of the elite. We got this from a Durian Garden's Tour with my kid and nephew

3. Balut
- A boiled duck's or chicken egg with a mature chick of about 17 - 21 days. We eat this as an appetizer or an aphrodisiac. This is known food in other Asian countries like Vietnam, China and Cambodia.

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4. Kinilaw na Isda
Tuna is a natural catch here in General Santos City. Consequently, we eat this by eating it soaked in vinegar and eating it raw. We spice this cucumber and onions. Yummy! Although other fish can also be used as an alternative.
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5. Buro
This is a Kapampangan specialty wherein they preserved the rice in salt with fish or shrimps in few days. I have tried the taste of this and it is indeed appetizing. But wait, the smell is simply the most stingy I have ever known. Hahahhaha! This is one exotic food of Filipinos!
The buro is on the little dish paired with fried fish
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6. Adobong Paniki (bat)
My inlaws just love to hunt these nocturnal animals. But, goodness, they had allowed me to try this adobong paniki. This has become a pulutan or an appetizer during drinking sessions. Sorry folks, but I am not going to try this again.

There is still a variety of exotic and strange food in the Philippines. I still have to see and taste the others.



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