Interested to find out more about Filipino food without the recipes? Look here and here. The first site provides an alphabetized listing of anything and everything about Filipino food. History of Filipino food info is found in the second.
And try to see if the listing includes the following Philippine delicacies more often found in the streets of the Metro. Not for the faint at heart:-)
1. Balut - duck egg with the little duckling still cuddled inside the shell. (I say good. You say eew). I, myself do not eat the baby duck, too much hair)
2. Adidas - chicken feet, cooked and steamed in dark soy sauce and vinegar with lots of garlic and ground pepper. Good to go with beer. So they say.
3. Kwek kwek - quail eggs on a stick
4. Tok ne ne - chicken egg on a stick
5. Inihaw na Pusit - coal grilled baby squids. Best when dipped in spicy vinegar
6. Squid balls - Corned squid dipped in flour and deep fried. Best with spicy vinegar dip.
Do you think Anthony Bourdain can pay the Philippines a visit to feature any or all of these in his cable show?
These are all I could think of tonight but I am sure there's more out there. Like grasshoppers, wild boar, wild deer. Usually, available in the mountainous areas.