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Top Bizarre Foods in the Philippines

Foods that have weird names,  unusual taste, and unappetizing look  — these bizarre dishes originated from the Philippines.  From worms to eggs,  intestines, animal blood, etc. as long as it’s part of an animal, we can make a recipe out of that.  What’s more, one cool thing about this is that these bizarre foods are often sold anywhere in the streets.  Here, we try to gather some of the food that can only be found in the Philippines.

Tamilok

Tamilok is a kind of woodworm that can usually be found in Palawan, Philippines. Tamilok can be found in bakawan or in the mangrove trees. They are known as woodworms or shipworms but they’re not actually worms, they are mollusks that taste like oysters and seem to have the same texture. It is white and slimy and it’s also long. Yes, it may sound disgusting but tamiloks are really healthy. Tamilok is rich in vitamin A which is…

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Balut

A balut is an 18-day-old boiled developing duck embryo commonly sold as a street food in the Philippines and a very common food in Southeast Asia most particularly in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The name “balut” comes from the word ballot which literally means covered/wrapped since it is cooked with its shell. This is best eaten with salt or chili garlic. Some people use vinegar with onions and pepper. Not everyone eats the fetus of…

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Isaw Isaw

Isaw is a well-known street food in the Philippines made from pork and chicken intestines that was grilled to perfection. Filipinos love isaw and it can be found in almost everywhere because if the vendors don’t have stalls, they are being sold in moving stalls and the vendors can transfer from one place to another most commonly in front of a business establishment, schools and churches every afternoon up to night. Vendors make sure…

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Betamax

Okay, I will now reveal to everyone, my deepest secret, I love blood! Well, basically because, yeah, you’re right, I am a vampire! Hahaha, nah, I’m just kidding. We’ll use chicken/pork blood this time. But, why not? If I can have eternal youth and be forever young. I’ll eat Betamax every day. Isn’t it weird that you can grill something in liquid form? Like blood? Maybe you’re wondering how that happened but this recipe will prove to…

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Foods that have weird names, unusual taste, and unappetizing look — these bizarre dishes originated from the Philippines. From worms to eggs, intestines, animal blood, etc. as long as it's part of an animal, we can make a recipe out of that. What's more, one cool thing about this is that these bizarre foods are often sold anywhere in the streets. Here, we try to gather some of the food that can only be found in the Philippines.
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My mission for this site is simple: to compile all recipes from different countries and to let everyone have the chance to explore and taste the goodness of a variety of dishes wherever you are in the world. With that being said, I am hoping that everyone would share their own stories and give their insights on how they make each recipe better and

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