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    Street Food: Grilled Chicken Spleen (Bato-bato)

    Here in the Philippines, no part of the chicken goes to waste, there's Grilled Chicken Feet, grilled chicken head (ulo), grilled chicken blood (betamax), grilled chicken intestines (isaw) among others.


    A fairly common street food in Paete, Laguna and in other parts of the Philippines (e.g. Davao) but not common in Manila, grilled bato-bato is technically chicken spleen, a non-vital organ in vertebrates that functions like a blood filter. Spleen is connected to the liver and heart of chicken but never sold separately in the metro from the two.

    Grilled Chicken Spleen:


    So probably now you know that these grilled "balls" are now? Best served with spicy sauce and hot off the grill!

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:35 PM,

    3 Comments:

    At Oct 14, 2012, 8:28:00 PM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    awesome. i wonder what the texture of chicken spleen is like. mala-isaw or liver/kidney?

     
    At Oct 19, 2012, 2:57:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    carlotta, nothing close to isaw a bit like liver but a little on the soft side

     
    At Nov 26, 2012, 5:21:00 AM, Anonymous Carla @ Samal Island said...

    Looks like it would be a nice snack; wonder what part the bied it taste like.

     

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