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crispy tawilis

That's crispy tawilis (a freshwater sardine found only here in the Philippines; how it became a "freshwater" sardine? Well, to make a long story short ... their ancestors were trapped in Taal Lake (which was then only an extension of Balayan Bay) when the lake got closed off after Taal Volcano erupted a couple of times. Click here if you want to know more...). I believe there used to be sharks in Taal Lake, too, but there are none right now. Would you believe there are even said to be water snakes there that resemble the poisonous two colored snakes of the sea? But I am deviating from the topic. LOL

Something as simple as this dish is already heaven for me (soul food). I could eat that as is, or with a plate of hot steaming rice. :))

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*will be posting Food Friday here until my other blog is up and running ... many thanks to everyone for being patient and understanding. :)

21 shared thoughts:

Arielle at: Fri Jan 08, 12:18:00 AM GMT+8 said...

sarap naman!

happy friday!

mousey at: Fri Jan 08, 12:19:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i smell somrthing fishy! hahah

mine is here

luna miranda at: Fri Jan 08, 01:28:00 AM GMT+8 said...

perfect for breakfast, with black coffee and kamatis! hayyyy, i'm virtually licking my fingers! :D

Ladynred at: Fri Jan 08, 05:26:00 AM GMT+8 said...

looks really crispy and for sure yummy. You can eat the head as well..

Happy New Year Mai!

♥peachkins♥ at: Fri Jan 08, 06:41:00 AM GMT+8 said...

masarap to sa rice...Naman ako..

Jeanny at: Fri Jan 08, 07:44:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Good Morning. Sarap mag almusal :)

happy foodie friday!

julie at: Fri Jan 08, 08:01:00 AM GMT+8 said...

ay, peborit ko yan, promise, i even did a post about that too (can't remember which blog)

January at: Fri Jan 08, 12:31:00 PM GMT+8 said...

crispy! sarap! hehe

Hello maiylah I switch my food friday series on my other blog..

here it is..

Yummy Pizza

caryl at: Fri Jan 08, 02:42:00 PM GMT+8 said...

oh my sarap nito!!! :)

Here's my 1st entry for the year...
baked salmon and peaches

happy weekend!

Race at: Sat Jan 09, 12:05:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i love eating that with fried rice, sarap! i missed food friday for 2 fridays!

my entry is up at

mirage at: Sat Jan 09, 07:06:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Waaah! gusto ko yan! :( Nagutom ako!

Anya at: Sat Jan 09, 12:28:00 PM GMT+8 said...

di ako mahilig sa fish pero parang ang crunchy nyang fried tawilis mo, nakakatempt kainin with kamatis na may patis, hehe.

medyo absent ako ng matagal na panahon, pasensya na.

Anya at: Sat Jan 09, 01:18:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I forgot to leave the urls of my entries:

glad to be back at FF!

Jay - agent112778 at: Sun Jan 10, 09:41:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i love this one, specialy w/ rice and chili vinegar dip

my entry for this week

Arlene at: Sun Jan 10, 01:02:00 PM GMT+8 said...

We call that TAMBAN here at my place. and i lvoe that crispy fried although i was once a victime of being boned on the throat. I can eat that whole with no bones left.

Hi Mai, it's been awhile since my last post. Now am trying to catch up.

Happy New Year!

Arlene at: Sun Jan 10, 01:42:00 PM GMT+8 said...

i left my comment earlier but i cant see it now.

i also drop comment in all the sites submitted here but not all showed up. i guess they are in your spam folder, girls. :)

happy sunday to all!

Hubby's Cook at: Mon Jan 11, 01:04:00 AM GMT+8 said...

sarap yan lalo na't crispy!

first time kong sumali sa meme na to....late pa!LOL

Race at: Mon Jan 11, 08:31:00 AM GMT+8 said...

i like that with super garlic fried rice! maiylah i thought i had my post submitted here last friday, i missed this meme for two weeks because of holiday activities and i've been sick lately. Anyway here's my post last friday in case you missed it:

maiylah at: Mon Jan 11, 10:43:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thank you for playing!
so sorry for the late visits ... still having a "hang-over" from the festivities. ;P

happy 2010 to all!

ces at: Sat Feb 20, 10:58:00 AM GMT+8 said...

tawilis! i have been thinking of that fish for a while now. there's this asian supermarket here that sells this fried na:) nice shot!

maiylah at: Sat Feb 20, 11:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Ces. :)

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