Strange food (sea hare poop /secretions) and Stunning beach at Moalboal, Cebu

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.

 
And here are some pictures of Moalboal Beach’s white sand and clear waters. White Beach in Brgy. Saavedra has a lot of accomodations as well, though they can be a bit more expensive.
Here are some activities one can do at Moalboal, Cebu. All you have to do is to ask the locals and business owners at the beach to direct you to the boatmen. The boat rental for snorkeling near Pescador Island is P2500.
Pescador Island Hopping
Sardine Run in Moalboal
Visit to Turtle Point
Dolphin Watching in the early morning
How to go to White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu:
Ride the Ceres bus from Cebu Airport to Moalboal. Travel time is 3 hours.  The bus fare is around P170.
From the bus terminal, tricycles would come flocking close to you to offer to bring you to the beaches. The standard rate for the tricycle ride is P150. That’s for the whole tricycle. 

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