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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Scallops, Wasay wasay and other Seafood offerings at Isla Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo



Scallops may be a delicacy among cityfolks, it is a daily fare for the folks of Isla Gigantes in carles, Iloilo. We were served scallops each meal ranging from scallops in oyster sauce, scallops in tomato sauce, scallops in chop suey and we just missed the baked scallops topped with cheese and garlic! If it is P600 a kilo in the city, it can almost be free in Gigantes. So, if you are the type who rares for seafoods, Isla Gigantes offers you the freshest catch of the day from crabs, shrimp, fish and squids.
They also serve the rare Wasay-wasay, a mollusk that resembles the oyster but its shell casing is shaped like an axe, hence the local name.


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 Wasay-wasay

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The shell casing is shaped by nature like an axe,
hence, the name Wasay-wasay.

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Scallops with shrimp in tomato sauce.

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Squid.

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Fish

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In the island of Gigantes Norte, they have the so-called Scallops Mountain,
a huge pile of shell casings of the best food fare in the islands: Scallops. 
Scallop shells are everywhere...

By the way, please check out my blog on how the island got its name... Isla Gigantes.