Sunday, August 10, 2008

My favorite Bicol delicacy: Taba from Balatan

Whenever I get to visit the Bicol region or have a family member coming from that area, Taba is one must bring and buy item.

This dried fish used to cost P100 to P120 a kilo 4 to 5 years ago. When I was in Iriga City last week, I found out that this now cost P280 a kilo.

Taba means meat as the fish bones were already removed in its preparation. No need to use oil when cooking it and best to dip with spicy vinegar. The ones I get to purchase were often sourced from Balatan, Camarines Sur.

I just love this!