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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 Alente