Victoria, Laguna is abound with duck farms. This is the reason why they came up with the Itik Festival held every November. And because there are a lot of ducks in this town, a special delicacy becomes by product — kinulob na itik.
Kinulob na itik is the locals’ way they want their duck dish to be — crispy. This duck dish is famous in eateries around Victoria. Some are even sold along the highway.
How to cook kinulob na itik? After removing the feathers and the innards, the duck will be boiled for hours with some secret ingredient (now we don’t know exactly what those are) until you have gotten rid of the pungent smell. Tamarind, garlic, and onion will then be added.
When the duck’s own oil appears, you can now deep-fry it and let it swim in the very hot oil until the outside becomes really crispy.
It is usually served in banana leaves plus with a special sauce. You can buy kinulob na itik for P140 or something around that price.
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