Tag Archives: palengke

Rice Stall

The number on the sign denote the price of rice per kilo in Philippine peso. Rice in open sacks on the first row are branded and their signs carry the brand name. Unbranded rice on the second and third rows have signs that tell the variety and quality factor like malambot (tender) and mabango (aromatic).

Fish Jumping Illusion

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Why do you arrange fish like that? To which Madam Fish Vendor answered, “Para nindot tan awon, kanang murag buhi pa ba, kanang mag ambak ambak pa” (So it would be nice to look at, like they are still alive and jumping). And that’s what I thought too, that it will look fresh and still firm, though I didn’t guess the jumping part.

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Gulay Bundles

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Gulay bundles at the talipapa or palengke are tied together nowadays by rubber band. Because of that, I’ve accumulated plenty of elastics from regular gulay buying. Bundles of gulay are often priced in multiples of five starting from five pesos and most belong in this cheapest set. Examples of gulay in five peso bundle are okra, sitaw, alugbati, saluyot, kangkong, malunggay, and pechay.

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Tilapia at Talipapa

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In Manila, one can get fresh tilapia at talipapa or palengke everyday.

Bulad

Bulad (dried salted fish) of superior quality is plentiful in Zamboanga City public market. Fried bulad with warm rice as accompaniment is best eaten mano mano (hand as utensil). Moreover, think of bulad as fish bacon.

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Lapu lapu

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Dried squid and isda sa bato (that green one)

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Danggit

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