“Taklong” Forest Snails, Anyone?

Imagine these “slow poke” herbivore snails crawling with traces of orange slime, carrying a huge shell on their backs, and thriving in wooded areas of the forest being served as a local cuisine in Brgy. Bayuyan, President Roxas, Capiz. πŸ™‚

taklong snails

I have encountered snails in our front yard, as well as those in swamps when I was a little girl… They are slimy and gooey and frankly, I don’t want to touch them… ever! But who would dare themselves to eat snails for lunch anyway?

taklong snails

Adobong Taklong or Adobong Ba-o

The locals prepared “Adobong Taklong” for us to feast on. Looking at it, I really thought it was chicken gizzard and not snails. Basically they cut these snails into small pieces, and cooked it well – making it a substitute for chicken. πŸ˜€

taklong snails

BonΒ Appetit!

After eating these small chunks of snail, I have come to the conclusion that indeed, they taste like chicken gizzard. Soft, gummy, and chewy! I’m encouraging you to try a meal of this as well! Haha! πŸ™„

taklong snails


These snails mostly live in areas that are moist – near the riverbank or waterfalls, and also in trees. They rely on plants to survive. Forest Snails or Anguspira alternata are considered to be “common” terrestrial snails and they grow large coiling shells to protect their soft bodies. They play an important role in the forest: controlling plants and breaking down dead plant materials to provide rich nutrients that are needed by new, growing plants and animals. πŸ™‚

Where could you eat these little chewy snails?

You could go to Liktinon Falls in President Roxas, Capiz and get yourselves ready for a scrumptious meal.

president roxas capiz map


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  1. Tatlong snails lng kinain ko, kasi last time i ate diwal shells i got sick for a week. Guess di pa ako sanay, pero masarap sya. Very chewy πŸ™‚

  2. If you saw my plate, I got so many – more than 10 ata hahaha! πŸ™‚ Sarap siya eh parang gummy bears minus the sugar πŸ˜‰ PS… You are very different in person πŸ˜‰ Just saying… Bleeh

  3. Love your photos! The snails look yummier! πŸ™‚

  4. Do they really? hahahaha Thaaaaanks! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for all of our posts – though I guess most of us have backlogs :)))

  5. i want to have a farm and also restaurant ofcourse using taklong as the main dish!

  6. Hi Enzhan! That sounds like a fantastic idea! Can I come if the restaurant opens? πŸ™‚

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