Back in college, my friends would usually buy one of the popular Filipino street food known as “isaw.” This famous barbecued chicken intestines are tagged as “cheap but has a good taste.” So, every time I see these along the street, I would make that “Yuck-Eew” face. Of course, with the sound of “intestines,” I already hesitated. Imagine those intestines I have seen in the operating room when I was finishing my nursing course. haha
Having dinner along the sidewalk.
I have never eaten one of these before and I told myself I never will. But my hunger for new experiences made me realize that “What the heck! I’ll try it! I’m not going to die anyway.” So, along the street of Gatuslao, Bacolod City, I bought myself two sticks of this squiggly wonder…
This is my first encounter with the INTESTINES! hahaha.
I’m glad I had a great support system. My buddies in Young Life cheered as I took that first bite. It was such a breath-taking moment – literally. I don’t know if I will swallow it or leave it inside my mouth or chew. As I was adjusting to the taste, I felt like a queen! The second stick came. It was as simple as that. And the years that I have spent saying “Yuck” – we’re long gone. It’s edible! Duh!
The verdict? Tastes like chicken. Only chewy. Better with rice and “sinamak”