One of the most bizarre foods I have ever encountered are these green noodle-like thingies called “lukot” that locals tell me are the poop of “donsol”. They served this kinilaw-style (raw with some vinegar and onions) at a beachfront eatery in Moalboal, Cebu. It is quite soft and has a very strong pungently sour flavor unlike anything else I have tried.
I thought at that time that is poop from those huge whalesharks but it turns out that it is not really poop but more like secretions of the sea hare that the locals call “donsol”(see picture below, it’s a kind of sea slug). It did taste somewhat like seaweed except that it’s not salty; makes sense as I found out that sea hares primarily eat algae.
Picture of the sea hare or “donsol”:
Actually I would’ve eaten more but at that time, knowing that it’s poop I was putting in my mouth made me uneasy and kinda ruined the taste for me. Also in the picture is a typical Moalboal, Cebu meal.
My verdict about food in Southern Cebu- very basic island fare and they are nothing to
write home blog about.
Sardine Run in Moalboal
Visit to Turtle Point