Do you know that even cats are eaten by people in the Philippines? They cook it in adobo style, sautéed with garlic, onion and laurel leaf seasoned with soy sauce and vinegar. This is a favorite appetizer during their drinking spree.
Adobo/ prito o litsong daga or adobo/ fried or roasted rat
Rats from the rice paddies are also eaten. They would skin them, cut the head, the tail, and the legs then all internal organs are removed. Actually these rodents are clean because they only feed on rice. Cooking is done the adobo way deep fried. It can also be roasted like chicken.
Kilawing bunog (raw young of a mudfish)
These are eaten raw spiced up with vinegar or citrus juice, pepper, and salt.
Adobo o pritong palaka (adobo or fried frogs)
Frogs can be cooked in adobo style or deep fried. It’s tastier than chicken. There are also some people in the Philippines that eat legs of bullfrogs cooked in the same manner.
deep fried frogs adobo style
Adobong ahas (snake adobo)
This is cooked in adobo style. Snake is commonly eaten in Asia because of its medicinal value. It’s also a good aphrodisiac.
Snakes/ snake adobo
Adobong bayawak/itlog (monitor lizard meat/eggs)
It is sautéed in garlic and onion, ginger and laurel leaf with pepper, soy sauce, and vinegar or more popularly called adobo. This is perfect for “pulutan” (food appetizer while drinking wine or liquor). The eggs are usually cook by simply boiling it, it taste salty and delicious. Their eggs are considered exotic because it’s rare and hard to find.
Lizard adobo / a lizard/ lizard’s egg
Prito o sinangag na salagubang (fried beetle)
This is common among provinces where mango trees abound where beetles usually thrive. It’s crunchy like its grasshopper counterpart.