Marumpi is what we call to a kind of large sea snail commonly found almost in every sea shore in the Philippines. They are actually the spider shell. The flesh is edible as I have already tasted. As far as I know, this is not considered endangered species. It is common among the fishing village along the sea side.
The two popular dish in our village for marumpi is grilled and the stew. The grilled marumpi is cook over the charcoal or fire. The flesh will be then extracted and suite with seasoning and taste. A piece of calamansi is ideal one flesh and just with soy.
The other popular recipe in our village is to stew the shell with some green leafy veggies like chilli leaves or kangkong.
Of course, there are more popular dish for spider shell like sushi, adobo and yes, curry.
But there’s a catch, with the beautiful shell like a sun with rays, you wouldn’t dare to hammer the hard shell of marumpi. Yes, the shell could be collectible. But when you want the mean flesh, you have to destroy it… unless there is some other way to extract the flesh.
credits and photo to author