Category Archives: Food

Toadstool-shaped Lato

The toadstool-shaped lato (seaweed) in Cateel tastes even better than the grape-like lato.

Egg Mass of Wedge Seahare

Egg mass (lukot) from wedge seahare (Dolabella auricularia). This is normally eaten raw and always a delightful treat. It is high in mineral and amino acids, an ideal food for human consumption.

Lukot is also used like a vegetable component of tinolang isda (clear fish soup). A glassful of it cost PHP 50 at Agdao Market.

Basketball

Locals refer to this type of durian as ‘basketball.’

Seoul

Gwangjang Market

Buko Halo-Halo Natural Container

Coconut as ingredient and container for buko halo-halo.

Discarded buko halo-halo natural containers.

Buko halo-halo shop

Nucos

Wild Honey

Binignit

Seafood at Agdao Market

Mussels, clams, guso, etc.

Tuna carving

Milkfish

Round scad (galunggong)

Espada arrangement

Barilis Stall

Well-lighted tuna stall, with installed miniature altar for Santo NiƱo.

Lao Food: Crickets

Crickets are normally considered as food by Lao people.

Snake and Vegetables

Vegetables and snake at the market in Luang Prabang.

Lao Food: Ant Eggs

Ant eggs are a little sour and are eaten with chicken eggs, in fish soup, or just steamed for a snack.

Reference: What’s in the Market?, Sonesulilat Vongsouline, Big Brother Mouse 2010

Lao Food: Stink Bugs & Cicadas

Stink bugs

Stink bugs live on leaves in the longan tree and they are usually eaten fried or mashed into sauce.

Plates of stink bugs and cicadas

Cicadas can be roasted, fried, or used to make sauces.

Reference: What’s in the Market?, Sonesulilat Vongsouline, Big Brother Mouse 2010

Budbud

Wasay-wasay

Wasay-wasay in its uncooked state

Charcoal-grilled wasay-wasay. Tastes even better than oysters.

Ginamos

Tubs of fermented fish at Bankerohan Market

Guinamos Micro-retailer

The biggest block of shrimp paste on his table cost 150 pesos so this vendor is micro-retailing it

Coconut Pancakes in Banana Leaf Bowl

Vendor selling round coconut pancakes in banana leaf bowl

Stapler is the secret tool of banana leaf bowl construction

Side Alley Chilli Pepper Drying

Chilli peppers drying on a rattan meal base by the side alley. Just one of those random things seen being dried outside.

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