Alternative namespudpud, podpod
Coursemain course, breakfast
Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateEastern Samar
Serving temperatureHot or room temperature
Main ingredientsfish, salt, calamansi

Pudpod is a smoked fish patty eaten by the Waray people in Eastern Samar, Philippines. It is usually made from bolinaw (anchovies), but can also be made from larger types of fish like tuna and shark. The fish is first cleaned and boiled and then the fins and large bones are removed. It is mixed with salt and calamansi juice and pounded flat into patties. The patties are then smoked on bamboo platforms over smouldering coconut husks for a few hours.[1][2][3]

They can be eaten as is, but are usually braised or fried. They are served (usually with dipping sauces) as an accompaniment to rice or lugaw (rice porridge). They can also be eaten with other boiled starchy food like camote (sweet potato), balanghoy (cassava), and saba bananas.[1][2][3]

Pudpod in Visayan languages means "to pound" or "to grind". It can also refer to chorizo pudpud, a different Ilonggo dish from Negros made from fried chorizo sausages without the casing.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Boy Abunda (8 November 2006). "Treats for the taste buds". PhilStar Global. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b Alice Nicart (28 June 2008). "PA Domingo wants lowly "Pud-pud" named after Catalab-an". Philippine Information Agency, Presidential Communications Office, Government of the Philippines. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b "The Pasalubong Map: Visayas". Choose Philippines. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "How To Make Lola Anchang's Chorizo Pudpud". A Yellow Bowl. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2018.