Half the time here in Iloilo was spent visiting heritage churches and heirloom houses. The other half was spent seriously searching for good eats.
Imbao is a shellfish that looks like an ordinary clam but with a meaty flesh that's both gooey and chewy. We ordered ours baked and steamed. Pretty good, though I still lean towards my favorite oysters.
It could have been a healthy lunch but we couldn't resist the lechon (roast pig) with its glistening crispy, crackling skin. I only wish the liver sauce tasted better and the steamed rice was of a better variety!
And yes, we have NOT grown tired of the Managat fish (red snapper or mangrove jack) which we had as fish head soup as well as grilled. No luck with Diwal, a kind of clam that's long-ish in shape.
We did find some lobsters but we're not really big fans of it. We tried their lumpia ubod instead. With the sea breeze mushing our hair, we ate exactly how I remembered my last meal here. Shellfish galore.... and tons of rice 😘 Carb overload.