Although it may look like a worm, the tamilok in Palawan is actually a mollusk with a fat, slimy and soft grayish body. Have you tried it?
Do you remember the film Ratatouille, where the main character was a rat named Remy? Can you imagine eating him? In Pampanga they do, and they call it dagang bukid (field rat). Field rats being cleaned prior to cooking. These are not just any ordinary rat. You can’t find it, for example, in your house […]
The French call them escargot, but in Pampanga, we call them susô or kuhol. Snails have long been a treat in Philippine cuisine. It is also popularly known as susông palipit since their shell looks twisted. Harvested during the rainy season, they are found mostly in rivers and streams and peddled along the streets in the provinces. […]
I grew up here in Pampanga, the culinary capital of the Philippines where both gourmet and indigenous food ingredients exist. I was once a picky eater, but being Kapampangan taught me to eat anything edible and enjoy the abundance of fresh produce in our province. Raw kamaru fresh from the market. And yes, I can […]