After our buffet breakfast (it’s part of the accommodation package), manong sorbetero came with his ringing bell asking us to get up from our tables and buy dirty ice cream.

This is no ordinary dirty ice cream.

This is made from gabi or taro. A taro is a root crop and a native vegetable in some parts of Southeast Asia, including Philippines. It is usually used as an ingredient of viands.

*sorbetero = sorbetes (dirty ice cream) + person (seller)

Sorbetes = It is not dirty as some may have presumed. It is called by its name because it is being sold as a street food. It has a very different taste from the ice cream we can buy from grocery stores. The common flavors are chocolate, mango, cheese, and if you’re lucky, there are also ube and vanilla.

But for me, it was another first time. =)

April 6, 2012 – Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

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