Saturday, June 6, 2015

tindok

a.k.a. tandok in Cebuano
tenduk or tunduk  in Teduray, Lambangian, Dulangan, and Manobo


tindok - (tin-dok; Cebuano fruit) [n.] a giant plantain (sc.name: Musa paradisiaca var. magna)

We found these few pieces of tindok banana in the grocery section of SM Makati in Ayala Center of Makati City way back in 2009.

A very long and large variety of cooking banana fruit.

Its digit is about a foot long or more or about the size of a man's arm. Elongated and commonly a bit curved in form with thick green banana peel. 
The length and size of this banana are even more than that of Margette's arm.
Yes, the one she is holding weighs more than a kilo, and it is priced quite expensive in 2009.The stickers says it is from Dole, a clue that  most likely this came from Mindanao.

The tindok plant bears a bunch of fruit that only has around three clusters with about a dozen of digits in each cluster.

This banana is rich in potassium and only good when cooked. It can also be broiled or made into fried chips.

I found the following photos in FB and they are worth sharing:

A trunk of tindok with a bunch of giant fruits - photo credit to Aveen Acuna-Gulo's FB account
This one is captioned with "Per Datu Leticio Datuwata, some fruits grow to be 4 inches  in diameter (photo by 9gag)- photo credit to Aveen Acuna-Gulo's FB account
A pile of tindok at the Bagsakan, Valencia Public Market, Valencia City, Bukidnon - photo credit to Aveen Acuna-Gulo's FB account
A bunch of tindok by Child Andrade Peteros of Hindang, Leyte - photo credit to Child Andrade Peteros' FB account 
 


Personal notes:

Tindok is not a giant lakatan.  Jiggy Manicad of Unang Balita (GMA News Online) mistook tindok as giant lakatan in his June 5, 2015 news report "Puno ng saging sa Bulacan, nagbunga ng 'giant lakatan

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/308982/unangbalita/puno-ng-saging-sa-bulacan-nagbunga-ng-giant-lakatan



 











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kinilaw nga sasing

a.k.a. kinilaw nga saypo in Boholano and Surigaonon
kinilaw na tasing in Cantilangnon (Cantilan, Surigao del sur)


kinilaw nga sasing – (ki-ni-law nga sa-sing; Cebuano, Boholano, Davaoeño [southeastern Mindanao] and Misamis occidental [northern Mindanao] and Romblomanon dish) [n.] a raw dish of peanut worm in spiced up vinegar; 


The inverted sasing worms. So called "peanut worm" in English, because its texture resembles that of empty peanut shell.
To prepare, the peanut worm is washed clean then inverted inside out by pushing a bamboo stick from one end and through inside the body so as to clean its muddy contents. 

The inverted worms are washed again thoroughly on seawater, drained and then seasoned with vinegar spiced up with chopped onions, ginger, sili (chili), and salt to taste.

The ingredients of kinilaw nga sasing in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del sur. It uses sukang tuba (commonly sold in plastic tubes), luy-a, sibuyas pula, siling kulikot, calamansi, biyasong, and tabon-tabon fruit  
In southern Mindanao, such as in Pagadian City and other coastal towns in Zamboanga del sur where tabon-tabon (sc.name: Hydrophytune orbiculatum) is plenty, the said fruit is used to seasoned the kinilaw nga sasing

Extract of scraped tabon-tabon fruit and extracted juice of calamansi and biyasong lime make the kinilaw nga sasing  more delectable.

The kernel of tabon-tabon fruit is scraped off, mixed with little amount of vinegar then squeezed and the extract is mixed in the dish. It is even made more delectable by adding calamansi juice and extracted juice of native lime called biyasong.

Adding vetsin (MSG) is optional, but not recommended.


A young Maguindanaon couple residing near the sea of Pagadian City, Zamboanga del sur prepares kinilaw nga sasing.

Sasing is an exotic delicacy and considered as an aphrodisiac by the locals. It is leathery tough but crunchy. It has to be chewed well to savor its true flavor.

Kinilaw na sasing is highly sought as an exotic pulutan (food served in drinking session) in coastal villages of Visayas and Mindanao. It is a perfect pair for tuba (coconut wine) or ginebra (gin).


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sasing

a.k.a. saypo in Boholano & Cebuano
saypo in Surigaonon
tasing in Cantilangnon (Cantilan, Surigao del sur)

sasing – (sa-sing; Cebuano, Boholano, Davaoeño [southeastern Mindanao] and Misamis occidental [northern Mindanao], Waray, and Romblomanon worm /seafood) [n.] peanut worm (sc.name: Sipunculus nudus);




A sand worm or sand burrower of the family Echiurus that burrows under sandy clayish soil of the sea shore.

Sasing burrows in moist sandy-muddy ground along the shore and river deltas.  A hole like this is a sign that peanut worm is just around beneath the sand.

It is an exotic delicacy to some Pinoys. It is often eaten as kinilaw nga sasing where its cylindrical body is inverted inside out and cleaned of its content by washing on seawater. The cleaned inverted  skin is then dipped in spiced vinegar and munched.



It has a crunchy leathery texture and has to be chewed well to savor its flavor. 

THESE WORMS LOOK FAMILIAR 
 My sasing video clip in YouTube

It is considered as an exotic delicacy and as an aphrodisiac by some Pinoys.


So called peanut worm in English because when inverted, the skin of this exotic worm would look like empty peanut shell. 

The worms are washed clean then inverted inside out by pushing a bamboo stick from one end and through inside the body so as to clean its muddy contents. The inverted worms are washed again thoroughly on seawater, drained and then seasoned with spiced up vinegar to become an exotic dish called kinilaw nga sasing

Although sasing lives and feeds in the sandy mud, some Filipino Muslim does not consider this as unclean or filth to be among those forbidden (Haram) in Islamic Laws. Nevertheless, this exotic worm should be served with caution to Muslim or any follower of Islamic faith, so as not to offend or insult them


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I read a news report that some residents of Inopacan, Leyte province believe that sasing has curative powers against tuberculosis and anemia. Click HERE for that GMA Network news:


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