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Friday, December 12, 2014

Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Del Norte: Amik, Isda Sa bato, Binignet and other food offerings


Amik looks like bihon (our local dried noodle made of cassava or corn) but more fragile. It is crunchy, sweet and oily. According to the locals, this is the food of the Muslims when it is Ramadan.

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We bought one piece to sample "Amik," a food prepared with so much care as according to our host, Sir Roger de la Cruz, it will never form in oil like this if the one who cooks is a sinner. Well, as an aspiring cook, I am challenged to do this some time.

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Seaweeds abound Samal and one should not leave the island without tasting at least this kind 
that has the soft jelly texture.

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This seaweed is my favorite because it has the crunch, a perfect characteristic for salad.

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Panga ng Tuna or Tuna Jaw is best accompanied by these two seaweed salad. 
Courtesy of our host, Sir Roger.

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I can't leave Samal without sampling the Isda sa Bato, fishes that are colored when in water and looks like they should go to the aquarium rather than in my bowl.

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Yes, Just like our lugaw or linugaw, Samal has Binignet too.

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We had this Langka Delight. Milky Icecream topped with Langka preserve.
Just like Razon's take on the halo-halo with Banana preserve top only.


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Crunchy Patatas but it's not made of patato.

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We bought Mango Yema and Langka Yema sweets as pasalubong 
from Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Del Norte