Tag Archives: talipapa

Chicken Pedicure

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This lad chops off the nails from the chicken feet before selling it

A well-dressed adidas (chicken feet) is achieved by chopping off its nails one by one. And that’s what keeps this lad busy at the talipapa.

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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.

Burara Food Fish

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Burara is the local name of this food fish

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Burara tastes good as paksiw or fried, says the fish lady. I had it fried and it was indeed a tasty accompaniment to white rice

Arinola Cashbox

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Red arinola hanging in this fruit stall at downtown Iloilo

For the palengke or roadside vendors it seems that the portable potty (arinola) is the most efficient receptacle for cash. I’ve seen this type of cashbox-arinola phenomenon all over the country.

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Arinola is the green one behind the bottles. Seen at a talipapa in Metro Manila

Roadside Seafood Commerce

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Bisugo

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Adorned With Tomatoes

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Fish for sale are decorated with tomatoes (and green chili peppers) which gives me the impression that they are fresh. I suppose that’s the purpose of tomato adornment. Next time I’ll ask the vendor.

Talipapa

Small temporary wet market usually by the roadside. This type of retailing is practical for locals who live on a daily wage thus buying food on a daily basis.

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