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.
A casual overview of the history of foreign influences in Philippine cuisine. It is said that 80% of the dishes prepared in Filipino kitchens today can be traced to Spain. The Spaniards introduced tomatoes and garlic along with the technique of sautéing them with onions in olive oil.