There was something disconcerting at the sight of puyoy, locally abundant eels, skewered to a stick and grilled along the town center of President Roxas municipality in Capiz province. Seen in another way, or if you have a fertile imagination, think of it as baby snakes on sticks.
At just P5 per stick with about 2-3 or even 4 pieces of eel, depending on the size, you can have a delectable and bony snack. Pair it with freshly cooked rice and you have a filling meal. Yes, the eel is bony and it gives that crunch while eating it from the stick while the barbecue sauce makes it a treat.
But I’m no fan of bony food, much less eels but, just to sate my curiosity, ate a stick of puyoy. It’s actually delicious, except that I get turned off with the tiny bones. But these are not the sharp hard stuff that usually get stuck in one’s throat.
My thanx to the Capiz Provincial Tourism for this opportunity.