Tag Archives: Puerto Princesa

Chaolong

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When talking about examples of regional fastfood such as batchoy in Iloilo, lomi in Batangas, pancit cabagan in Isabela, ngo hiong in Cebu, satti in Zamboanga, inasal in Bacolod and so on, for Puerto Princesa it’s the chaolong. Chaolong is a Vietnamese influenced rice noodle soup with meat (e.g. pork, or beef) and basil. It’s the broth that tastes Vietnamese.

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From the inside of the chaolong eating house

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Chaolong with pork bones

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DIY: Danggit Lamayo

Occasionally there’s fresh danggit in the talipapa near the village where I live so in one of those times I decided to get some (80 pesos/kilo) and asked the fish lady to open it up.

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Fresh danggit

I marinated the danggit in vinegar, garlic and salt and let the fish absorb the marinade overnight inside the refrigerator before freezing it.
Danggit lamayo is usually eaten as breakfast in Palawan. It was in Coron where I had this for the first time as my daily breakfast. After that first time, I’ve observed that in Puerto Princesa and El Nido, fried danggit lamayo is ever present in the breakfast menu of hotels, guesthouses and resorts.
One thing normal to danggit lamayo (no matter if it’s boneless or not) is the price. It’s expensive even if the concept is the same as those packed marinated bangus. Must be because rabbit fish isn’t farmed.

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Deep fried danggit lamayo if paired with fried egg and eaten with fried pink rice makes a very satisfying "fried" almusal

Balut Carrier

Different modes to carry fertilized duck eggs also known as balut.

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Temporarily stationary for the day at a selected spot if balut is in a drum

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Balut in a cart for easy mobility

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Balut in the basket strapped to the vendor for unimpeded mobility

Seafood by Plate/Tub

One can buy certain types of seafood at the palengke by plate or tub and not by weight.

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Bivalves and snails

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Aninikad

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Spider conch

Sorbetes Tourism

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An ice cream cart in Puerto Princesa with Underground River painting. Promoting Palawan's pride in its own sweet way.

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