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Meanwhile…

The partaking of some Cebuano fare which can only be captioned well in the local dialect, particularly:

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Lami gyud ang tinowa na isda

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Mao sad ang sinugba na isda

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Unya apilan kining guso, kanang utan gikan sa dagat ba

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Usahay mangita man ko ug mais kay bagay man sa tinowa

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Gimingaw man ko sa ngohiong ug puso

Ketupat

The puso or hanging rice of Cebu isn’t local in that city as what several have claimed¬† in their writings (even without basis). I’ve eaten puso in Leyte and Negros provinces and have seen it outside the country in Indonesia. Finally I got snaphots of it in Brunei where I had it with satay and where it’s called ketupat.

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Cooked white rice packaged in weaved palm fronds

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Sliced open by knife, same as how they do it with puso in Cebu

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Satay stall in Bandar Seri Begawan where ketupat is 1 BND for 3 pieces. Paired with satay when eaten, just like how it's paired with skewered barbeque in Cebu

Wrapped Cooked Rice

Rice boiled inside weaved coconut fronds. AKA puso.
So common in Eastern Visayas especially in Cebu and I think there are several practical uses of this type of rice packaging that I wonder why the rest of the country did not adapt it.
Puso is practical to bring as rice baon for school, work or picnic. Very practical as street food rice, as take-out rice and appropriate for “plastic-banned cities”¬† Also there’s no need for flatware if paired with skewered meat such as pork barbecue, and eating rice in a moving vehicle is possible with puso.

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Perfect for lechon baboy too. Got these together with lechon I bought in Tacloban

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