Balisong could either mean "knife" or "barrio" in Taal Batangas.The word literally means 'broken horn' from the words 'bali' (break) and 'sung' which means horn of the water buffalo.The knife was introduced by Perfecto de Leon in 1905 with most of the knife coming from barrio Balisong Taal Batangas.It was in the 1980's when local movies introduced the knife and it was then the the knife became popular as "Balisong".
In short,Balisong is a barrio in Taal Batangas where a lethal bladed weapons originate.
Remember TAAL BISTRO: expensive food,so so taste ??? I suggest you go to the public market instead and buy Tapang Taal there. 1 kg is worth 220php. Mukhang 1/4 lang yung sa Taal bistro with the same price. Logganisa is 240php per kilo.
Turns out that Dexter, the blogger for http://techathand.net/ and http://thebestoftaalbatangas.com/
has roots in Taal and his family owns a stall in Taal Public Market.Look for it, stall #154 --GERRY AND LHEEN Special Tapa, Longganisa and Tocino.We went home with half a kilo of Tapang Taal from Gerry and Lheen.All 12 of us! Dexter's mom was all smiles wrapping the Tapa for us.Ako naman, so eager to go home and have it cooked!Naglalaway.hahaha
they have tocino ang chicharon too!
This post is part of my Taal Heritage Tour Series.
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