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Kabuting Kidlat

Kabuting kidlat is the name given to a type of mushroom that appears only after thunderstorms. Looking like small floppy hats as large as the palm of the hand, they are the tastiest as thick, gelatinous mushroom soup.

When the rains begin in the months of August and September, kabuting kidlat appear on top of mounds (punso) whever the ground swells, or in the discarded leaves of just-harvested sugar cane. Country folk watch for these promising places, going at the crack of dawn after a thunderstorm to beat other harvesters.

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