ket manen sadiay tiendaan, public markets/roadside vendors (part 4)

A continuation of my series on tiendaan/palengke/merkado/talipapa (local or public markets) [see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3], this is a long overdue blog post. When given a chance to travel to some places, I always see to it that I visit the market, be it the public or municipal market or the talipapas and roadside stalls, or even simple vendors hawking their goods and produces. I am always fascinated with the local markets especially the wet and veggie sections as I'm fond of scouring for something new, something "exotic" that I may fancy to buy and experiment on preparing and cooking it.

Kalalaki nga alukon.
Public market, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
"Thousand fish" (a.k.a. "million fish), bunog, and native paltat (catfish) and buntiek (mudfish).
Public market, Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya.
Mani (peanut), boiled/dried/raw.
Along the national highway, Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur.
Rasa (mudcrabs) and kaggo (brackish water clams).
Along the national highway, Pamplona, Cagayan.
Fish and sea and freshwater shellfish (kappo, bennek, agurong).
Public market, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. Needless to say, but maybe worth mentioning here, Cabugao's public market prides itself, as painted in its facade, as "Region 1's Cleanest and Healthiest Public Market."
Pinia (pineapple), aba (taro), sabunganay (banana blossoms).
Public market, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
Fresh tirem (oysters).
Along the Mission River, Sta. Teresita, Cagayan.
Various dried fish.
Public market, Gonzaga, Cagayan.
Fish, shrimps, and unusually large gakka (little but tasty sea shellfish sold primarily as a kind of snack). Public market, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan.
Kurita (octopus) and various reef fishes (molmol, etc.).
Public market, Claveria, Cagayan.
Various fishes (sosay [perfect for kilawen!], etc.), kurita.
Public market, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan.
Abuos/buos (red tree ants) eggs/pupae, with those kamatis for a really delicious and exotic abuos eggs sauteed in onions and tomatoes.
Public market, Gonzaga, Cagayan.

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