. One of the most sought-after things for tourists whenever they visit a new place is food. For the adventurous ones, they would seek the exotic or strange delicacies a country or region has to offer. No matter how grotesque or foul-smelling the bizarre food is, they have to get a taste. Bringing up all their courage will add this experience to their bucket list fulfilled.
Last August 12, the 3+1 teachers of MONOL organized a Bizarre Food Challenge for their roommates to spice up the students’ stay in the Philippines. Students who participated in this activity were served some of the most famous exotic street foods in the Philippines, like balut (duck fetus eaten from the shell) and odoks (deep-fried day-old chick).
Some of the not so bizarre foods served for this contest was the binatog (boiled white corn kernels with shredded coconut), santol (cotton fruit), carabao mangoes and rattan (snake fruit). The binatog quite tastes pleasing because of the milk-and-sugar mixture. On the contrary, fruits such as santol, carabao mangoes, and rattan have a strong, sharp, and biting sourness.
Indeed, the challenge builds more familiarity with the home they came to know when they were studying English.