Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hawkers' Food at Night - Baguio (Philippines Part 3 of 3)

Just before embarking on a long trip I fast. In another 6 hours I will be on the road and won't be home until 12 hours later. This discipline has served me well. For floggers they need to have not just an international but also an iron stomach!

I have put people in stitches regaling my misadventures of answering the urgent call of nature of the big kind in different settings and countries. Mind you once I did it in a road island in middle of a Parisian street. It was in the open but in a paying booth with a no-flush auto self-cleaning system. It's like the age-old saying "the world is my toilet." I noticed that this subject is on a very quiet side in all the blogs I read. If I received enough objections to my rather mild ungraphic suggestions, I will -->purged removed this paragraph from this post:)

But the dining party went for the food with gusto while I took time to shoot photos and talking to the Ilocano operating the grill. He told me he earns RM250 a month working 7 days a week but with food and cramped lodging thrown in. No none of them got into trouble as far as I knew. The food was good but there were no customary 'balut' as more and more people have already eaten the half formed chicken embryo. But they have deep-fried one-day chicks. Impressive all right for exotic food.
Order what you want from the glass case or the grill. It will be reheated on the grill. Only the squid was done fresh.
Prawns, fishes, veges like eggplant for the order.Very common Milkfish - BangusCatfish which is very common in Indonesia (Lele) and Malaysia (Keli).Inihaw Liempo - Grilled Pork Belly (a recurring food everywhere I go in North Luzon).Exotic day-old chick deep-fried and to be consumed whole!Foreground left are grilled tilapia another common fish.

8 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

day one chicken....a bit kasihan to eat lah...

Life for Beginners said...

I really like this series of yours... the food looks so familiar yet exotic at the same time, hehe.

teckiee said...

what's in the middle of that chick? there's like some yellow stuff? stuffing?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Are the two bits the chick's remaining legs? o_0

Selba said...

Poor chick! So tiny.... should not have a lot of meat, right?

worldwindows said...

SG... Sorry for the chick too. As long as it is not make to suffer in its short life, bon appetit.

LfB... Thanks my friend.

teckiee... I think its a hole where the cook empty the innards. May have some stuffing. Got to check. I chicken out on this chicken due to travel demands.

BB... Yes it is!

Selba... The idea was to eat everything, then that's alot to eat right!

J2Kfm said...

that;s a bit too pity to eat the day old bird ...

i feel for her. :)

worldwindows said...

A fine line between exotic and pitiful.... Personally not for me.