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Apr 15, 2012 - Food    No Comments

3 Ways on How to Enjoy Tamilok Delicacy in Palawan

Throughout the years, Philippines have been known to be a rich source of delicious delicacies and dishes. With this, Filipinos have developed adventurous taste buds. This paved way to the discovery of various unique dishes that are simply seen here in the Philippines. One of the popular unique delicacies that people can enjoy in the Philippines is the local favorite called tamilok. As what is commonly described by the people who have seen it, tamilok is a grayish, slimy and long worm – looking creature that can be found living in mangrove trees. Because it is found in mangroves, tamilok is abundant in Palawan region. People would commonly flinch at the sight of tamilok delicacy in Palawan because it would appear as a worm. However, Tamilok is not a worm but a mollusk.


Tamilok dish—Photo courtesy of

Though it cannot be denied that it can be disgusting to look at but its taste has been hailed as simply exceptional. The locals of Palawan would consider tamilok as a delicious delicacy. With this, tourists who visit Palawan are encouraged to have a taste of tamilok delicacy. Indeed, the experience of being able to have a taste of tamilok delicacy in Palawan is truly one of a kind and memorable. Read more »

Nov 1, 2011 - Food    No Comments

Ten Best-loved Visayan Delicacies

My drinking days are also filled with bright imaginings of exotic goodies whenever a beer bottle is knocked down over the table at hangover mornings or while the rounded shot-glass is filled with rum or gin at night spots with drinking buddies; chances are, illusions of the best dishes to lavish at drinking sessions found in the provinces deserve a little nostalgia: rice beetles, woodworms, field mice—to name a few—stingray and eel specialties which are likely found in restaurants of the coastal areas in Mindanao and Visayas add up taunt to the palate as grilled meat aroma teases my nose in the city’s street side joints. But whenever the belly calls for something finer, or a glass of bahalina starts me to crave for a delightful Visayan delicacies, I easily unscrew my pen and crush bulleted texts of my notes and start wheeling to the market where every ingredient is choicest for Asian cooking.



Fish meat is surely an attraction when grilled and simply laid in a plate over the veranda’s folding table. Whenever fish is mentioned in Visayas and most portions of Mindanao, kinilaw comes so alive a delicacy. It is usually made of raw tuna meat (malasugue or yellow fin) spiced with red onions, lemon, minced ginger, vinegar or coconut toddy; salt and a touch of umami taste to season. In Northern Mindanao and Camiguin suha (lime) and tabon-tabon are added to the dish which is not common to the rest of the regions preparing the same, added with hot chillies to spice up the treat. It is best with cold beer, hard liquor chased down by soda, or the socialite’s selection of white wine. But I prefer it with a well-aged bahalina. Read more »

Oct 16, 2011 - Food    No Comments

Have a Taste of Unique Seafood Delicacies in Zamboanga City

Aside from the beautiful destinations that people visits, the cuisines being identified in the said locality is also worth trying and exploring. Your whole vacation will never be complete until you are able to enjoy and have a taste of the various dishes that are uniquely being cooked and prepared on the place where you are visiting. This same principle applies to tourists who are visiting the place of Zamboanga City. Notable dishes and meals that people should try are Unique Seafood Delicacies in Zamboanga City.

Ginataang alimango

Ginataang alimango—Photo courtesy of sugarlace website

Due to the fact that the City of Zamboanga is being surrounded by bodies of water, people can expect that it is rich in various forms of seafood. Unlike the usual seafood you enjoy in other places, people can be assured that the fishes, crabs as well as shrimps being sold in Zamboanga market are fresh out of the sea. At the same time, the prices are a lot cheaper compared to seafood being sold in commercial groceries seen in city proper. Read more »