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"Greet the Street with Eats"
Top 10 must-eat street foods in the Philppines
The Philippine streets are famous for offering an easy to prepare and inexpensive yet
astoundingly tasty array of dishes. For a minimum of five to a maximum of thirty pesos you can get one
of these delicious street foods:
Fish balls, squid balls, and chicken balls
These can be easily be found in the streets and they are usually on a push cart and can be
seen mostly near schools. Fish balls are made from finely pulverized cuttlefish meat or Pollock and
they are formed in flat shape. Other variations now include the squid balls and chicken balls. They are
deep fried and you can have a preference of their sauce. There is sweet and sour sauce and hot and
spicy vinegar sauce.
Kwek kwek are quail boiled eggs dipped on orange batter while tokneneng are chicken or
duck boiled eggs. Thery are deep fried until crispy. Same with fish balls, squid balls and chicken balls,
they can be easily seen in the streets near schools.
Taho is bean curd made of soft silken tofu. It is topped with arnibal or sweet syrup or
caramelized or liquefied brown or raw sugar with sago or tapioca pearls.
It is a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated or condensed milk, beans, gulaman, flakes, variety of
fruits, nata de coco, etc. It is one
of the Filipinos’ favorite desserts especially during the sweltering
Shaved or crushed ice mixed with caramelized brown sugar, gulaman, topped with milk powder
or condensed milk and chocolate syrup. They are also mixed with artificial color to have variety of
color. Original flavor is strawberry. This is very famous and popular among Filipino kids.
Batchoy is made up of noodle soup with chicken meat or pork innards mixed with vegetables
and pork cracklings or chicharon.
Balut are hard boiled 3 week old duck egg. The looks of it are not quite good since the nearly
formed embryo can be seen. However, balut are very high in protein and aphrodisiac. Proper way
of eating balut is to suck the amniotic fluid before peeling it off. It is best to eat the chick and yolk
with vinegar and salt.
Made up of steamed white corn kernels mixed with milk, shredded coconut with a sprinkle of
sugar or salt.
Camote Cue and Banana Cue
The banana or sliced sweet potato is coated with caramelized brown sugar and skewered with
a bamboo stick. These are mostly prepared in the late afternoon for the merienda or snacks.
Barbecue has variety of styles. Most of them are marinated chicken or pork stew and then grilled on
Other variations are:
isaw or IUD (Intra-Uterine Device) or chicken intestines
adidas or chicken feet
Betamax or dried chicken or pork blood
Ulo ng manok or helmet or chicken head
Pwet ng manok or chicken ass
Balat ng baboy or barbecue pig skin
Tenga ng baboy or grilled pig ears or nicknamed as Walkman
Leeg ng manok or grilled chicken neck
Balun-balunan or grilled chicken gizzards
Atay ng manok or grilled chicken liver
or deep fried crop of chicken