Inartem refers to an Ilocano food made of available local fruits soaked in Sukang Iloko. Among the fruits made into Inartem are slices of green Mangos (Manggang Hilaw) , Karmay, Singkamas (Jicama) Siniguelas, Papaya (the maniba lang quality), green Balayang bananas, Santol, among others.

Inartem is an Ilocano word which means "soaking" , as in fruits are soaked in local Ilocano vinegar (Sukang Iloko). Some refer them as "drunken fruits". I myself ate it the last as is, but it is said that they go well with grilled or barbecued or friend pork, fish chicken, etc.

Ilocos is located in Luzon Island of the Philippines.

I consider Inartem as as pickled or fermented fruits, much like the pickled cucumber available here in Europe called Cornichons or Salzgurke (in German). It is an Ilocano version of Achara.

My favorite Inartem which evokes lots of childhood memories when my father brought me to his birthplace, Santa, Ilocos Sur was Inartem nga Karamay (or Karmay) . I can still clearly remember the Inartem nga Karamay being sold in big glasses near the Vigan Church. It is nice to research about the food which my father used to eat as it is always nice to remember the good old days.


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