Ask any traveler in the Philippines, a bag of watermelon seeds can be found in any bus terminal, sari-sari store (Pop & Mom store), supermarket or right from the sidewalks vendors in Metro Manila or any city in the islands- from Luzon to Mindanao, west to east, north and south. And for some reason these ‘seedy’ snack has remained popular among Filipinos through the years and has survived sweet and sticky imports like doughnuts, chocolates and even Italian coffee.
It only take some patience to crack the seeds between your front teeth. And patience the Filipino has for sure!
Long live butong pakwan!