Sunday, July 4, 2010

Puerto Princesa's Tamilok, Buwaya and Ranga Ranga

Between eating crocodiles (top photo) or shipworms (middle photo), I rather go for crocs. I had my first taste of the two at Kinabutch's. The crocodile Bicol Express can be mistaken for springy pork, minced and all, but although the tamilok, driftwood worms that abound in mangroves, taste like oysters, they look quite challenging served fresh. Shipworms are actually saltwater clams with soft, long, naked bodies.

Earlier, at Balinsasayaw, I tried a dish made of ranga ranga (bottom photo), a shellfish found in Palawan. It was love at first bite - delicate in texture and taste, like tender squid.

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  1. I don't think I have the heart to sample either the croc or the worm. :P -June

  2. i did it just for the heck of it. crocs maybe, but the shipworms are something else. no amount of research pointing that they are actually clams would convince me to give them another go. ;-)