Monday, May 19, 2008

The Name Doesn't Matter




Escargot, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

The French call it escargot. Filipinos call it kuhol.

Shakespeare said A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well, I guess, you could say the same for edible snails. It matters not what they're called; they would still be snails.

I had some of these yesterday at Kamayan, where I also first came face to face with these creatures. At first, I thought I wouldn't be able to stomach these but when I tried them, I found them to be very good.

How was your weekend? Did you experience anything exotic?

Taken May 2008 at Kamayan, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, Philippines

9 comments:

genny said...

Oh i remember that in our place my brother love to pick some in the water...Happy WS!

karen said...

My grandma used to cooked ginataang kuhol too. Yummy!
Thanks for visiting, care to ex-link?

ScroochChronicles said...

I've always wanted to try kuhol..so far I haven't found the guts to do it. Everyone says it's yummy :)

christine said...

i've never tried kuhol, ever. was the taste comparable to oysters or clams?

have a good week! :)

ces said...

i miss ginataang kuhol! yummm! my weekend wasn't as exotic but still well spent...

Em Dy said...

Genny, I wouldn't have done that. Weren't they squirmy? I prefer them cooked.

Karen, thanks for visiting. I haven't updated my blog roll though as I've been using Google reader.

Cookie, it is. I was scared initially too; only learned to at it some 5 years ago. Only eat it in Kamayan though.

Christine, somewhat like oysters but tougher.

Ces, I'll hop over and see what you did.

Jeanne said...

i've never tried it

ayen said...

This looks so delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

i truly agree napakasarap nito