Tamilok (Woodworm in Vinegar and Lime Juice) | Things to do in Puerto Princesa City-Palawan

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A trip to Puerto Princesa wouldn't be complete without tasting the Tamilok. This worm-looking creature is actually a mollusk that thrives on rotten mangrove wood. It is usually eaten as a ceviche—soaked fresh in vinegar and lime juice. Those with stronger stomachs can opt to eat it raw, however. It can also be grilled or dipped in batter and deep-fried. Its texture can be described as soft, slimy, and very chewy. Most restaurants have this in their menu, but for travelers who want it newly harvested, the people behind the Mangrove Paddleboat Tour can find one for you. Just let them know a day in advance.
Address:  , Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Fee: P150/serving in restaurants
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Nearby attractions

Cashew Nuts
0.00 km away

These delicious, hearty nuts can be found in either roasted, salted, or chili flavor in the local market and souvenir shops. You can get a glimpse on how these are manually produced in the backyard of humble and cheerful women in Barangay San Jose. The best time to buy cashews are when they are in season, between May and June.

MBA Pearls and Accessories
0.54 km away

Located inside MCA Market Mall Pasalubong Center, MBA Pearls and Accessories is a one-stop shop for Palawan souvenirs, offering a wide array of products from home decor to dried fish. The native delicacies are sourced from local suppliers nearby. MBA Pearls and Accessories rose to fame in 2012 for carrying authentic jewelry made from South Sea pearls. Prices depend on the pearl's size and quality, with the smallest retailing at P1,000 a piece.

City Coliseum
0.54 km away

The Puerto Princesa-Palawan Sports Complex is an ideal venue for track and field events, ball games and swimming competitions. National, regional, provincial and city-wide athletic meets are witnessed here.

Things to do nearby

Wild Expeditions in Palawan
Local sightseeing
1.92 km away

WILD Expeditions in Palawan is a local tour operator that specializes in nature-themed activities from simple trekking tour to more complex expeditions trips and wildlife documentaries including birdwatching, marine mammals search, herpwatch, wildlife photography (macro, birds, mammals, etc.), remote wildlife expedition trips and more.

Exploring Puerto Princesa from Dawn 'til Dusk
Local sightseeing
14.31 km away

Dedicate a day experiencing rich Palaweño culture, and enjoy a hearty lunch in the middle. This full-day Puerto Princesa tour will bring you to several landmark Palawan museums, the biggest and oldest Catholic Church in the city, and the enchanting Butterfly Garden and Tribal Village. Here in Explora, our partner travel and tours are screened to deliver the top services we can find in the Philippines. Secure your slots in advance for these can soon become fully-booked!

Where to stay

A&A Plaza Hotel
Hotels and homes
0.28 km away

Strategically located at Puerto Princesa City, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.

Jilian Tourist Inn
Hotels and homes
0.54 km away

We are Located at the Center of the historical Place of Puerto Princesa, Situated in front of the city Coliseum, fully Classic outlook designed, surrounded with greenery environment emphasizes its proximity to nature. Jilian Tourist Inn has its first of its kind modern facilities that will make the visitor's vacation an enjoyable one.It is a 10-minute driving distance away from the Airport and the busiest part of the City. An Hour and a half drive to the World most renowned Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

The Legend Palawan
Hotels and homes
0.58 km away

The Legend Palawan lets you discover all the natural wonders of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, Philippines. Prepare to explore the glistening shores, turquoise reefs, towering limestone cliffs, and majestic caves of this haven tagged as the World’s Best Island by Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and National Geographic Traveler.Our 3-star hotel is close to transportation options, and only minutes away from the city’s main commercial district. The strategic location of The Legend Palawan in the heart of Puerto Princesa makes it ideal for family gatherings, business power meetings, casual get-togethers, and after-meal drinks.

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