Tabon Tabon. On my recent trip to Iligan City, I cannot help it. I had to visit the Market to find Tabon Tabon. Being a foodie and kinilaw lover at that, I have been waiting all this time to have a firsthand look and personally use the fruit or nut on my kinilaw recipes. Now it is happening, bought 12 pcs of Tabon Tabon from the public market of Iligan City.
To my readers you are not familiar with Tabon Tabon, it is a common ingredient of Kinilaw in Northern Mindanao, particularly in Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and other places on the area. The dried fruit looks like a large chico. I has a thin husk and thin shell. The Tabon Tabon has to be cut in half crosswise and I would reveal a brain like pulp or nut. The nut or pulp is the scraped out using a spoon to be mixed with kinilaw. Tabon-tabon takes out the fishiness of the raw fish.
Ok you have provably have read about Tabo Tabon in the nett already, never the less I will be trying to describe the fruit as I use it on my coming Kinilaw with Tabon Tabon recipes.