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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.

  • Barbeque Lauriat of Chowking in Dubai
    Lauriat
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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.

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

  • 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. 🙂

  • 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
    Pokpoklo
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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.