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Agihis or Batitis? What Shell is This?

Agihis or Batitis? What Shell is This?

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If you speak Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) and from Negros Occidental, you might heard of  the term Batitis in the wet market. This Batitis is usually bottled and fermented They are usually found inside lapad bottled (lipid in Ilonggo), and sold together with other fermented and salted seafoods like sisi (rock oysters), and brown mussel (tahong in Ilonggo). Tahong in Ilonggo is different from green shell, whish are green mussels. What is Batitis? Batisis is not popular in Tagalog-speaking regions and other parts of the Philippines outside Western Visayas. It may be popular in other parts of the country but as for my knowledge, I am not aware of any other names as online resources are limited. Even in Negros Occidental, not many people know what Batitis look like when they are not inside the lapa...