A New Adventure for Your Palate

Today’s recipe for kamaro from Kumain.com is for the more adventurous connoisseurs out there. Kamaro is a Filipino dish for fried crickets mixed with onions, garlic, and tomato. While it may be a little difficult to come across kamaro, even in your local gourmet store or Filipinio grocery, this dish promises a unique adventure for your taste buds that you simply can’t pass up.


          1 cup kamaro (mole crickets)

          1 medium onion

          1 medium tomato (amount varies according to preference)

          2 oz. minced or crushed garlic

          1 tsp salt

          ¼ tsp. pepper.

          ½ cooking oil

          ¼ cup vinegar


1.      Remove the kamaro’s legs, wings, and head, and wash thoroughly afterwards. .

2.      Peel and mince garlic cloves and onions. slice the tomatoes

3.      In a mixing bowl,   mix vinegar, pepper, sal, 1 oz. garlic and kamaros. Allow to marinate for several minutes.

4.      Put a frying pan on medium heat, fry 1 oz. garlic until it has a rich golden color. Mix in the chopped onions and tomatoes until they are browned and wilted

5.      Mix in the kamaro. Let fry for 30 seconds, and then cook on low heat until the sauce mixture dehydrates.

While you may not be able to cook this in time for tonight’s film from the Philipines, Graceland, this certainly would be  a scrumptious movie snack for Graceland’s encore screening this Saturday at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Earth Theater. We’re betting   that this dish is even better than popcorn or gummy bears for meeting our movie theater cravings.

If you have another Filipino dish that you would like to recommend, please feel free to comment below! If you want to learn more about Filipino cuisine, the following sites offer some really great recipes and insight:

Kumain.com (where today’s recipe is from): http://kumain.com/adobong-camaro/

CNN: http://travel.cnn.com/explorations/eat/40-delicious-filipino-dishes-157035