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it's the month of may and rainy season has started.. it only means that it's once again salagubang season. according to the old folks, they normally live in the ground..that's what they told me.. but ive also heard that some live in trees. (hm.. are they the same species? i dunno.. hehe.) they say that these insects move out of their nests, after the first heavy rain following summer..so you see a lot of these insects flying and buzzing around the fields after the ground gets wet.. i tried to come along and catch some of these insects a long time ago but i just got scared.

salagubang or june beetles are considered pests.. they eat and damage crops.. but in laur, nueva ecija, they're eaten as an exotic delicacy by locals. in the near provincial cities.. these beetles cost a lot.. 400 pesos/ kilo. my lola makes very tasty adobong salagubang(sauteed in garlic, onion, tomato, soy sauce n vinegar).

want some? :)

are you game enough?:p


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13 comments

  1. joyfulchicken  

    May 17, 2008 at 11:50 PM

    Hmm, interesting. I sure would like to try some. I bet they're crunchy.

  2. philos  

    May 18, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    I say why not?

  3. cedeux  

    May 18, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    oh my... i guess they don't taste like chicken. ahehe

    i never tried exotic foods... magugulay na lng ako. ahehe..

    musta na doc cams? a friend in med school asked me how did i met you. sabi ko small world! heheh

    ingats ka jan ha=]

  4. Camille  

    May 18, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    joyfulchicken: yup my lola likes to fry them after to make them more crispy.. i think they are more tasty when not fried and just plain adobo. :) wana try?

    philos: where do u live? i might send u a package full of salagubang.. haha

    ceD: i like exotic food. ive tried eating frogs, snake(crispy adobo flakes are really good!), bayawak, ive tried them already.. hehe.. havnt tried the worms/caterpillars though.. heard they are also good.. loL!

    salagubang has that unique taste. definitely doesnt taste like chicken.. hehe.. they have a creamy taste.. i dunno e.. hehe..

    BTW, who's ur friend?

  5. joyfulchicken  

    May 18, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Hmm, yes, fried ones sound good. I'm hungry now :-(

  6. Michael B.  

    May 19, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    isang pishball...

  7. Michael B.  

    May 19, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    dalawang pishball! haha :-D

  8. Jun  

    May 19, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    omg r u serious??? hehe even i draw the line when it comes to 6-legged creatures ;p but i guess if u've grown up with it, it doesn't come unnatural :)

  9. philos  

    May 19, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Haha... I live near UST, do bring me the cooked ones though :p

  10. Camille  

    May 20, 2008 at 9:10 AM

    jun: haha.. yeah.. its like that.. so youll never try if given a chance? how about crispy grasshoppers? or the crispy worms embedded in chocolate?? lol..

    im not the type who can eat anything though... i still cant join fear factor.. i cant eat live bugs, cow eyes and testicles. i dont even eat liver! hehe

  11. > Vanny  

    May 20, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    hi! hop hopping in your blog!

    i already tried that food. :D
    i came from Zambales and we usually catch that salagubang in pine and mango trees. and after that saka lulutuin. :D

    as far as i remember, it tastes good! but im a grade schooler then. :D

    hope to see u in my blog! ;)

  12. Camille  

    May 21, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    hi vanny.. :) tnx for droppin by

  13. peanut  

    June 6, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    wow!!! is this true??? i kinda can't accept this...

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