This article is for people who, like me, have no idea of what pungko-pungko is. A proper introduction of this Cebuano favorite is in order.
We start with: What is "Pungko-pungko?" Basically, PUNGKO-PUNGKO are food stalls that you find along the streets which sell a random assortment of fried food. The term "pungko" is Cebuano for squat or crouch. Usually you will be sitting on low benches so you will have to be slouching while eating. Hence, the name "pungko-pungko."
This particular stall had limited choices (maybe because it was lunchtime and probably a lot of people arrived before us), but nonetheless, we had a little of each: utok, pancreas and of course, the ginabot.
What you'd like to do is take a piece of your ginabot (or other fried food), dip it in the sibuyas-suka-sili sawsawan you just made, and if you're like me who loves onions, you get a a few pieces and eat it with the ginabot. And don't forget the puso of course.
Overall, I would say I enjoyed my experience eating at the pungko-pungko, and it's something I would make my Manila friends try when they visit Cebu.
What was your pungko-pungko experience?