Friday, December 24, 2010

igat

indong or ubod in Cebuano and Boholano
sili in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo)
kasili in Bicolano & Waray
kamidling in Palaweño
a.k.a. palos in Tagalog and Bulaqueño

igat  - (i-gat; Tagalog, Pampangueño (Capampangan), Pangasinense, Ilocano, Maranao and Maguindanao sea fish) [n.] seawater eel. The species of eel found in the sea. Igat is good if fried or grilled. 

In Pangasinan and Cebu provinces, igat is made into tuyo (sundried).


The name igat and palos are often times confused and used interchangeably in Luzon, particularly in the  southern Tagalog region. In Bulacan, the sea eel is called particularly as the palos while the freshwater eel is called igat.

big-sized igat are laid on the ground by fish traders at the Zamboanga City Public Market.


Igat sold in Seaside Paluto Restaurants and Market along Daang Hari road in Brgy. Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City.

See also igat (dried and fried)



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