I grew up eating tuna bihod and bagaybay. Bihod is the fish’s eggs while bagaybay is the tuna’s gonads or sperm sacs. Bihod is usually cooked as a stir fry or in a stew while bagaybay is usually grilled. It was my first time to eat both in one dish, and the first time to eat it as adobo.
Adobo is a Filipino stew which use vinegar as the primary stewing liquid. It is usually spiced with peppercorns, bay leaf, and soy sauce. Modern adobos now have more soy sauce than vinegar. But some versions still contain vinegar and no soy sauce. Some version contain atsuete and some have coconut milk.
The Adobong Bihod at Bagaybay that we had at Mt. Sabrina in General Santos City was a bit spicy and a whole lot delicious. I think I ate too much of it. I think it was made with some soy sauce but most of the stewing liquid was vinegar.
It went well with the cornucopia of tuna dishes that we had that night. Mt. Sabrina serves up different tuna dishes and they do it well too.
Mt. Sabrina is located at Tambler Hills in General Santos City.