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Dumaguete Eats: Budbod Kabog and Sikwate

I've had my first budbod kabog and sikwate summer of '93. I was then attending a writing workshop in Dumaguete and during weekends or whenever we happen to wake up early, I and my co-fellows used to go to the market and feast on budbod.



I haven't eaten budbod for years although was able to buy from Salcedo Market a few years back but the experience of eating it in the market is quite different. So when our scheduled trip to Dumaguete materialized, I dragged my hubby and daughter to the market to eat budbod kabog.

Budbod kabog is similar to a suman or steamed rice except that it is made from millet. Millet is a kind of grain that is used to make flour or even alcoholic drinks. It has a different taste and texture from suman made with rice though. And because I haven't had budbod for a long time, I think I prefer this more than the rice suman since it has a more exotic feel on the palate.


We got the one with chocolate and paired it with sikwate or thick chocolate as dip. The sikwate was not as thick as I remembered but it tasted good nonetheless. I am curious to try the one with mango but I just bought fresh mangoes before our budbod breakfast and two pieces of budbod is already filling. A piece of budbod costs P12 but if you can buy a bundle of 6 for P60.


Here's my hubby and daughter, looking so turista while eating budbod kabog in the market. Can't wait to our next trip to Dumaguete and have our fill of budbod kabog and sikwate again.


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