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Chicken: a Miracle Food?

by nobert soloria bermosa on 18/04/08 at 9:44 am

Let’s find out why chicken is considered as a miracle food and exotic food as well in the Philippines.

Within a period of 45 days, chicken are already full grown and ready for consumption. In the Philippines, it is the one of the most important sources of foods aside from fishes. Literally speaking, it is considered as a miracle food because almost all part of the chicken is eaten in the Philippines. Nothing is wasted except the feathers, the beak and nails. You will also notice on this article that Filipinos are very fond of barbecue.

Proben or chicken proventiculus barbecue or deep fried

Proventiculus is the internal organ of the chicken that connects the gizzard and the crop. It can be barbecued or coated w/ flour and seasoning before frying.

IUD or Isaw – Chicken intestine barbecue

It was named IUD because it looks like the contraceptive material used by women in order not to get pregnant. These are boiled and seasoned before grilled.

Balun-balunan or chicken gizzard barbecue

These gizzards were already sautéed before grilled. Helmet or chicken head barbecue.

It was named helmet because it resembles a helmet. The heads were already sautéed and ready to be grilled.

Adobo o barbecue atay (chicken liver barbecue or adobo)

Chicken livers are sautéed w/ garlic, onions, laurel leaf, pepper and seasoned w/ soy sauce and vinegar. They can be put in a stick for barbecue.

007 or chicken wings barbecue

It was derived from the number of James Bond which is 007 because they appear to look like number 7.These are sautéed or marinated for hours before they are grilled.

Adidas or chicken feet barbecue

It was named adidas because it resembles the famous logo of adidas shoes. They are already sautéed and then barbecued.

Betamax or chicken blood barbecue

This is curdled and dried chicken blood, cut into cubes and barbecued. It’s called “betamax” because its shape and color makes it look like a tape of a betamax. These are boiled, sautéed and barbecued.

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tracy sardelli

Apr 18th, 2008

interesting and informative, some of the dishes sound really appetizing.

Alexa Gates

Apr 18th, 2008

the chicken and rice sounds really good ;)

nobert soloria bermosa

Apr 18th, 2008

hi Tracy,
thanks a lot to you,
yes these really taste good

hi Alexa,
thank you so much,

Ruby Hawk

Apr 18th, 2008

That is wonderful not to waste anything.I am vegetarian and eat no meat myself, but I hate to see waste.

nobert soloria bermosa

Apr 18th, 2008

Wow that’s very interesting to know,
my mom is a vegetarian too.thanks Ruby


Apr 19th, 2008

some dishes seem appetizing, interesting what different cultures have as menus or dishes

Anne Lyken-Garner

Apr 19th, 2008

What a host of very delicious meals here. This list makes me very hungry. Yum.

nobert soloria bermosa

Apr 19th, 2008

hi salvatore and Anne,

thanks to both of you,i would really say these are all yummy.


Apr 23rd, 2008

i love sinampalokang manok…nice article sir


May 24th, 2008

da best talaga


Jan 12th, 2009

Yey! I love Pinoy food. I found writings of street food of Filipinos on http://www.filipinodesserts.net and http://www.filipino-foods.com. They made me hungry.


Mar 20th, 2009

I love this website. It brings back memories of my childhood. I am big foodie and have eaten so many different types of food. I’m also extremely fussy about quality. But, I stand to say that if I could have any last dish before I die it would be “Tinolang manok”. I spent the first 9 years of my life in the rural area of Northern Luzon. My famiy raised chickens and grew lots of fruits and vegetables. My mother used to cook the chicken as “Tinolang manok” and I have to say that it’s the one dish I miss the most. I have never tasted chicken like the ones my family raised in the Philippines. I would love to return and live there for at least a year to re-live my childhood.

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