This may seem like an April Fool's joke, but it's not a prank and it's very real: a very sosy bilao is being sold online on Etsy for $38 or P2,021.28.
For reference, an order of "Pancit Malabon Bilao Super Big" (good for 25 people) costs P1,100.
Facebook user Jacob Walse-Domínguez posted about this find on Wednesday and GMA News Online on Saturday found the same item still available for purchasing.
Roselle of Seaside Rose Creations calls the item a "Round Rattan Tray Boho Chic Wicker Tray Woven Bamboo Bohemian Wall Hanging Rustic Decor." The item is further described as a "vintage mid century modern woven tray with elements of wicker, rattan and bamboo."
Buyers are advised that "reeds are in good condition with a few loose, due to age."
Another bilao is for sale on Etsy for over P1,400 and is decribed as "Lovely Round Bottom Shallow Oval Basket Tray" and, additionally, "Herringbone Weave Handwoven."
One user commented on Walse-Domínguez's post: "Get it here (in the Philippines) with free pancit!"
Another user tagged a friend and said, "Let's start a business!" — GMA News