Kabayan Okoy

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Vegetable okoy (fritter)

In a town where commercial vegetable farming is the livelihood of the folks apart from guide services in hiking Mt Pulag, it’s no wonder then that their okoy variation is vegetarian. Okoy is shrimp fritter normally, but there’s no shrimp in Kabayan, so what they have is vegetable okoy.

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Translation: Vegetable okoy for a complete life

Visually, I was able to discern grated carrots only because I was too hungry to find out the rest of the ingredients. I ate two pieces of hot okoy. I got one each from the two vendors situated strategically near the gate of Mt Pulag National Park at the ranger station. It was the best okoy I had probably because I just came from a long mountain hike and was longing for a hot meal.

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3 responses to “Kabayan Okoy

  1. Sehar A. June 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    they look delicious. somewhat similar to Pakistani ‘Pakoras’ which are also traditionally vegetable and very delicious. eaten with either a slightly spiced yogurt sauce or tamarind chutney. you should check it out if you enjoyed those. they looked really yummy! =] thanks for sharing.
    And please check out my blog with food-lover posts, which you may find interesting at https://eatandtell1.wordpress.com/ =]

  2. makadto June 16, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Sehar, I’ll keep pakoras on my mind. Thank you

  3. Sehar A. June 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    awesome! and please do let me know if you would ever like to make them yourself at home =]
    there are all kinds of variations you can try out .
    enjoy!

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