Friday, May 23, 2014

Frog Adobo (adobong Palaka)

re-cooked August 9,2014

Have you eaten an edible frog ( palakang bukid)?  I have eaten it 20 years ago, it tasted like chicken,  I ate the legs because it's the only meaty part. During rainy season my brothers and their friends will hunt for frogs and cook it  when they are done cooking they  will call the neighbors to feast on it. The sound of happiness is what you can hear while they're eating and sharing good chats.

1 kilo cleaned Frog
8 cloves Garlic
thumb size Ginger
1 big Onion
3/4 cup Vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
3 bay leaves/laurel

Cleaned frogs

1. Saute the garlic and ginger then the onion and add the frog meat, laurel and black pepper then stir to mix well then simmer over medium heat until the pinkish color is gone.
2. Add the vinegar and soy sauce ( do not mix) just cover and wait until it starts to boil then simmer for few minutes before mixing.  Continue to simmer until done while stirring every now and then.
3. It is done when it is almost dry but still saucy.
4. Serve with a smile.


  1. Yups! I have eaten palaka before when I was younger :). I miss eating them.
    We also do it as sinampalukang palaka :).

  2. reminds of when I was still living in the farm. I lived in oriental Mindoro when I was younger. Our house is surrounded by rice fields and whenever it's time to plant rice, farmers would tilt the ground to ready it for planting and this was the perfect time for middle aged kids to catch the frogs jumping from all over. a tasty exotic food indeed.

  3. Yes,I also ate this kind of exotic food before and stop eating for many years, but after i saw and read the ryt way of cooking it, i started to crave and try it again!

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  5. I love this kind of food. I love eating this ever since im still young hahha


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