Places Where You Can Find Exotic Food In The Metro

It is a well-known fact that Filipinos love to eat. Some even say that a way to a man’s heart is his stomach. If you are a foodie, particularly an adventurous one, why not take a foodie escapade and treat your palate to some mouth-watering exotic food around the Metro?

Sisig With A Twist: Buwaya Sisig

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Now, most of you are probably aware of what sisig is and what it tastes like. It is made up of diced parts of a pig’s head, onions and siling labuyo topped with chicharon served in a sizzling hot plate with sliced calamansi on the side.

Buwaya Sisig, on the other hand, is made up of Crocodile meat. Originally served in Palawan, tourists consider it as one of the must-try dishes on the island. Some say you wouldn’t even recognize its difference from pork meat. But you do not need to go all the way to Palawan to try this. You can try the dish at Sagitsit Exotic Food Stall at Borderline Food Park in Sta. Mesa Manila. 

Soup No. 5

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Moving onto the soup section, Soup No. 5. I know what you may be thinking. Why 5? Well, urban tales suggest that restaurants mainly name Soups 1-4 as chicken, pork, beef and seafood respectively and number 5 is bull’s penis.

Yes, Soup No. 5’s key ingredient is bull’s penis and testicles. This dish is a famous aphrodisiac as men believe slurping this soup increases the libido and they may attain the physical strength and masculinity of a bull. But to some who have tried the soup say it only resembles the regular Bulalo.

Why don’t you try it out and give your own verdict? Similar to the Buwaya Sisig, Soup No. 5 is also available at the Sagitsit Exotic Food Stall in Borderline Food Park and Cafe Mezzanine located at Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli in Binondo, Manila.

Live Octopus

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Let’s dive right onto the last exotic food which is the Live Octopus. It is a common dish in South Korea and the peculiar aspect of this dish is the state of the octopus right before you munch on it. This live octopus dish is served fresh, and fresh to the point that it is still moving when served.

The octopus is chopped into smaller pieces and served in a plate with its tiny portion still wiggling. Be careful consuming this though. Customers are highly advised to chew properly the meat before swallowing so it won’t suction to your throat! You can catch this “moving” dish at the Seaside Dampa in Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay.

That is all for today’s foodie escapade lineup!