A bilao has traditionally been used as a rice winnower, but is now also frequently used for holding food and even for serving food, giving a stylistic “native” accent to presentation.
Rice can either be plain or garlic rice or mixed with small salted dried fish. Toppings would be grilled pork chops, barbecued chicken, deep-fried tilapia and grilled squid. A cup of soy sauce with kalamansi (native lemon) and chopped onions would serve as the sawsawan (dip) for the meat. A Kinilaw or fresh fish salad serves as appetizer. A vegetable salad of diced singkamas (turnip, jicama, water chestnut), okra (lady finger) and cucumber topped with alamang (anchovies) completes the bilao.
These are The Famous Bilao in Davao City:
Davao is known for really good restaurants that serve grilled seafood that’s why it’s difficult to choose just one unless it offers something unique.
Geritos Food House
Address: Deca Homes Indangan, Door 1, Lot 17, Block 93, Phase 4, Buhangin, Davao City
Phone: 287-3165 , 09558241681, 09075858290
Vista view Resto
Address: Langub Rd, Talomo, Davao City
New Davao Famous Restaurant
Address:401 Ramon Magsaysay Ave.Poblacion District, Davao City
Pansit sa Bilao
Address:A. Pichon St, Barangay 2-A, Davao City
Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant
Address:Sandawa Plaza, Quimpo Blvd, Davao City
Quishira Seafoods Bilao
Address:40 Artiaga St, Poblacion District, Davao City
Address:J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada, Davao City
Address: J.P. Laurel Avw, Bajada, Davao City
Address:Sta.ana Ave, Poblecion District, Davao City
Our artifact is a winnowing tray, bilao in Tagalog, from the Abra Province in the northern region of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is a woven fan-shaped basket used for drying grains of rice and sifting them, particularly performed by women.
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