Palawan’s Kinilaw na Tamilok



ShareTweet Palawan’s Kinilaw na Tamilok (or Tamilok Ceviche) I was excited to feast on fresh seafoods when i first visited Palawan, back in 2008. The thoughts of garlic crabs & shrimps, grilled tuna and lobster filled my mind every time I would enter a restaurant. Are you brave enough to taste this? Photo by cyberbaguioboy Tamilok on its natural habitat- rotting mangrove trees. Photo by Rita W. When I asked my local friend on what I should try in Palawan, without thinking twice he said, I should try “tamilok.” Almost everyone I met would ask, “Natikman mo na ba yung […]

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Palawan Chronicles VI: Perfect Match- French Bread & Vietnamese Noodles



ShareTweet Palawan Chronicles VI: Perfect Match- French Bread & Vietnamese Noodles August 2008: I can still remember that I saw some street vendors selling French bread in Vietnam as I board the bus to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I find it weird when some Europeans get off the bus to buy those. Quite amusing to see. October 2008: After just 2 months, I saw these French bread in Palawan. Not only that- it is now paired with rice noodles called Chaolong. Hmmmm….I’m doubly amused! French Bread’s “Asian Tour” Even before France colonized Vietnam in the 19th, these two countries have been […]

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Palawan Chronicles V: A Visit to the Vanishing Batak Tribe



ShareTweet Palawan Chronicles V: A Visit to the Vanishing Batak Tribe I was not feeling well when I started my ascent to the mountains where the Batac village is located. The Information Center told me that it is a 3-kilometer hike. Being a marathoner, I told myself that it would not be that hard to hike towards the village even without a guide. So after about an hour of trekking and crossing river streams, the Batac huts started to dot the trails. The huts begin to congregate near the river until I was greeted by a group congregating on the […]

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