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Exotic? Monkey-eating eagles, pupa of honeybees, birds’ nests, freshwater beetles, sea urchins, lizards, iguanas, pythons, octopus, field rats… tastes like chicken!

The tabon bird of Palawan lays only two eggs, and one of them is sure to get egg-napped.

Freswater maliputo and tawilis — fish caught only in the Pansipit River and Taal Lake of Batangas.

Eel cooked in yellow ginger.

  • Tablea
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    Philippine tablea is roasted, ground and molded nibs of fermented pure (100%) cacao beans without added ingredients and additives.

  • Media Noche Philippines
    Media Noche
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    Featured photo by Angie Pastor.

    Media Noche in the Philippines is New Year’s Eve, during which everyone looks forward to the large spread of food to feast on. 🙂

  • Halabos
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    The Tagalog word halabos means to cook in salt and water by boiling until all the liquid has evaporated.

  • Barbeque Lauriat of Chowking in Dubai
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    Photo by Jeric Travis of Chowking’s Barbeque Lauriat in Dubai, UAE.

    The word “lauriat” derives from the Chinese-Hokkien “Lao Diat” denoting a celebration.

  • Puso ng Saging sa Puno
    Puso ng Saging
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    Puso ng saging literally means “heart of banana” in the Tagalog language. It has been called “banana bell” in English.

    As you can see in the photo, a banana heart is reddish-purple on the outside.

  • Filipina Carrying a Bilao
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    A bilao has traditionally been used as a rice winnower, but is now also frequently used for holding food and even for serving food, giving a stylistic “native” accent to presentation.

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    Glossary word for the day! Beanuguan is a recently coined word for a vegan version of dinuguan.

  • Ginisang Munggo
    Ginisang Munggo
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    Ginisang Munggo by Jeric Travis… Sauteed mung beans is a popular dish in the Philippines. It can be flavored with pork or shrimp, and topped or mixed with some crushed chicharon.

  • Pok Pok Lo
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    After lato, pokpoklo is arguably the next most popular edible seaweed in the Philippines. Also spelled sa pok-pok-lo or pokpok lo, it is very popular in the Ilocos region of northern Luzon.

  • Kuhol
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    Kuhol is an edible species of snail that’s often cooked in gata (coconut cream).

  • Pinggang Pinoy: Go Glow Grow
    Pinggang Pinoy
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    A visual tool developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute to help Filipinos acquire healthy eating habits.