Kamonsil (Camachile)

We call them kamonsil/kamunsil.  In Luzon, it’s called camachile.

November is not yet the season for kamonsil.  Wait till summer.  Along the national highway going south, particularly nearing Iloilo’s southernmost town, San Joaquin, you will see lined up along the road, small tables with plastic bowls or plates of  kamonsil for sale.

Right now, I’m reminded of  a kind of traditional biscuit called kamonsil.  Panaderia de Molo, for one, has it.


  1. chiqui said:

    love the picture!

    August 14, 2008
  2. inday hami said:

    Ha,ha,ha. well, may ara gid na kis-a ma-aplud. may ara man sang may ulud. Once in a while lang naman. That’s interesting info bout dem in Puerto Rico. Yeah, that’s what my lola says, kamonsil cleans our system.

    November 21, 2007
  3. I hope they taste as good (not ma-aplud) as they look in the picture. I have seen a lot of these in Puerto Rico – the people down there don’t eat them. They are good for cleansing your system.

    November 20, 2007

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