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7 Exotic Dishes Best Washed Down With Beer

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Oct 21, 2014

In the Philippines, your beer-drinking sessions won’t be complete without some pulutan. Check our list of exotic dishes that you might want to try with your ice-cold cerveza:

1) Salawaki

Fresh sea urchins are a common pulutan in Bohol and Siquijor.

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Fresh sea urchins sliced into half; photo by Belle Piccio.

VIEW: Sea-liciously Sweet!

2) Kinilaw na Tamilok

A tamilok is a woodworm or shipworm. To make it as pulutan just like in Aklan and Palawan, soak it in vinegar with salt.

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Kinilaw na tamilok; photo from homekitchenomics.com

3) Adobong Isaw

“Isaw” is intestines. This adobong isaw is made from a pig or cow’s small intestines.

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Adobong isaw; photo from panlasangpinoy.com

4) Grilled Isaw

The grilled isaw is made from a pig’s large intestine.

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Grilled isaw; photo from panlasangpinoy.com

5) Adobong Salagubang

One of the best exotic pulutan to enjoy your beer with is the June beetle (known as salagubang). It is a common appetizer in Nueva Ecija.

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Ready to cook, wings and legs already removed, salagubang

6) Deep Fried Kamaru

A pulutan known in Pampanga, these mole crickets can also be served as adobo.

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A bowl full of kamaru; filipiknow.net

7) Adobong Balut

A pulutan known in Pampanga, these mole crickets can also be served as adobo.

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A bowl full of kamaru; filipiknow.net

VIEW: Adobong Balut, Anyone?


VIEW: The Top 10 Pulutan in the Philippines

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