Dare to Eat the Philippines’ Delectable Woodworms

Deep in the Bakawan Forest, under the rotting trunk of a dead mangrove tree, lies a delectable delicacy. Tamilok, better known as “woodworms” for their slippery, slimy appearance, are a sweet, oyster-like mollusk that makes its home in the trunks and branches of dead trees. For a taste of the Filipino delicacy, crack open the wood, remove the mollusk’s head and feet, and bon appétit! While Tamilok has gained popularity around the world, no one enjoys a good slurp more than Romeo Ventura, a staff member harvesting Tamilok in the Bakawan Forest.

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+8 1. Scotsman50 commented 314 days ago

I do not care how good it tastes i aint eating worms :S:S
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+5 2. ringmaster commented 314 days ago

My dinner tries to hit the up button now.
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+4 3. ComentAtor commented 314 days ago

my cestoda's digestive system can't handle it so i try avoiding worms as much as i can
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+4 4. Kenuty commented 314 days ago

You guys all think the worms are disgusting?
oh man some of you close ins should see how some of other ingredients that you have for dinner out there is prepared.
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+1 5. Thanny commented 313 days ago

They're basically clams without a shell, not actually worms. So if you'll eat clams, oysters, or scallops, you've got no cause to say you wouldn't eat that.