Fresh Black Lip Oyster, popularly known in the southern
Philippines as Wasay Wasay is a popular dish eaten fresh.
It is abundant in Bantayan Island in the southern
Philippines. This species of pearl oyster is common
in the Indo-Pacific region within tropical coral reefs.
Wasay Wasay is harvested wild from the coral reefs of
Bantayan island and the nearby island provinces and
municipalities. Wasay Wasay can be grown artificially
Philippine locals usually eat wasay wasay by steaming it
and dipping it or pairing it with vinegar after it is
Some local restaurants baked it with butter and cheese.
Wasay Wasay can be bought directly from local harvesters
in Bantayan Island and nearby islands. The price per kilo
is not expensive. It is sold usually at P45 pesos per kilo.
The price of Wasay Wasay if bought in cities especially
in Metro Manila or some landlocked cities and provinces
is very expensive. Transportation cost is the reason for
such high price.