Wasay Wasay

By | June 9, 2015

wasay wasay


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

through aquaculture.


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.

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