This was followed by two Tausug specialties: Agal-agal
, which is made of seaweed, green mango and toasted coconut; and Piyanggang Manuk, my favorite because of its sauce of burnt coconut milk.
Agal-Agal is a local term in the Sulu archipelago, which means seaweed.
Tawi-Tawi's culture, adorned with intrigue and allure, was showcased through a vibrant celebration that culminated this year's Kamarhardikaan sin Tawi-Tawi, a celebration of the province's 44th founding anniversary, which coincides with the Agal-Agal Festival.
Just when I was starting to conclude that most of the Philippine festivals are starting to look and feel the same, the Agal-Agal Festival left me a different vibe.