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Eat frogs, anyone?

Have you eaten frogs, I mean frogs legs? Well, I have :-( Accidentally. My late father did me in. That was way back. I was about 9 years old. And we were spending our summer vacation in Nueva Ecija, his hometown.

It was cooked "tinolang manok" style. Something like an American chicken soup. Strictly, Asian and Filipino in flavor, it is 'light and refreshing. A simple broth with chicken, sauteed in ginger, shallots, garlic, with green papaya', and chili leaves added near the end of cooking time. At that moment, I thought that was a good dish. Eaten with a hot and generous serving of very white rice, broiled milkfish, red eggs with green mangoes.. on a hot summer lunch.

And I thought it was chicken I was devouring. Afterall, it did taste very much like chicken. Aarrgghh!

Wikipedia says that:

Frogs' legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Chinese cuisine. They are also eaten in other regions, such as the Caribbean, the region of Alentejo, in…