Not a typical encounter with a Sea Urchin – White Island, Camiguin

Plenty of people have seen, a few have been a victim but how many actually have eaten…a sea urchin? Not a typical encounter e?

Enjoying the morning breeze on White Island, a man who seemed to be selling something walked in front of us. Gastronomic curiosity struck my travel hubby so he called the man. Saw his eyes opened wide and found his wicked smile, we then approached and peeked what’s inside the man’s basket.


My fear swallowed me whole while looking at this sea creature moving its “spines” while the man cracked its shell. Once opened, the man poured vinegar to the inner shell and handed it over to our guys who were gluttonized with the look of what they are about to eat. And yes, they have eaten it raw!




I don’t know if eating sea urchins is prohibited, but I can attest that it’s not poisonous since the three of them are still alive and I’m definitely sure that my exotic food enthusiast travel hubby enjoyed his snack. Another first in his so-called “food exploration” 🙂


(you may check our budget for this tour: Northern Mindanao Region Escapade


About pinay travelaholic

A Filipina who loves to travel. Born with a family of travelers and started traveling when she was just 2months old. Raised in the hustle and bustling life of the metro but has savored the laid back lifestyle of the countryside during summer vacations. At a very young age, she has experienced being stranded on a train for 3 days, being thrown inside the window of the bus just to save a seat and “top loaded” (riding on the roof) on a PUJ just to reach their destination. …Traveling became her adventure since then. View all posts by pinay travelaholic

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