Top 10 Filipino Street-Food You Might Wanna Try

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They might be dirty, but there’s no stopping the Filipinos from eating them. People who sells these street foods are unlicensed and they are not regulated by the government, so eat at your own risk. Despite their reputation, street-foods continues to flourish in the streets of manila, and in many parts of the country. These stalls and carts that carries these foods has become a fixture to local landscapes. This is the top 10 list of Filipino street-foods you might want to try. You have been warned.


10. Duck Egg – Balut

A balut (Trứng vịt lộn or Hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese) is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. They are considered delicacies of Asia and especially the Philippines, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, baluts are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served with beer. The Filipino and Malay word balut (balot) roughly translates to mean "wrapped".


9. Chicken Feet – Adidas

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Grilled chicken feet.


8. Barbecue

One of the most popular Filipino street food. It is prepared by marinating meat (usually pork, though some are known to use chicken as well) and then grilling it. Traditionally served on a stick, barbecue can be bought from the lowliest sidewalk stalls to the most pretentious restaurants. Though recipes of the dish vary from place to place, sometimes even from family to family, it has always been a Filipino favorite, a staple item in every fiesta or birthday celebration.


7. Banana Fritters – Turon

Sliced saba bananas (plantains) and sometimes nangka wrapped in lumpia wrapper, sugared and fried.


6. Calamares

Is a dish of breaded or flour-coated squid rings, which was derived from a Spanish dish. Its taste resembles squid tempura. Aside from being a pulutan, it has also become a popular street food, as popular as isaw and fish ball.


5. Quail Eggs – Kwek Kwek

A kind of food commonly sold along the streets of Manila and many other places in the Philippines. It is made up of hard-boiled chicken eggs individually wrapped in orange-tinted batter, which are then fried until golden brown. There is another version of the kwek-kwek called the tokneneng (or tuknene) which uses quail eggs instead of chicken eggs. Kwek-kwek , as well as other street foods such as isaw, adidas and fish balls, are very popular with the students, professors and virtually everyone else in the University of the Philippines, Diliman campus. Even the places inside the campus where these are sold, like the vacant lot in front of Kalayaan Dormitory and the Ilang-ilang Dormitory, have become known hangouts of hungry UP students, attracting even people from neighboring universities who are looking for a quick bite to satisfy their street food craving.


4. Chicken Blood – Betamax

Dried chicken blood that are shaped into cubes and then grilled.


3. Chicken Intestines – Isaw

Street food from the Philippines, made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines. The intestines are cleaned, turned inside out, and cleaned again, repeating the process several times. They are then either boiled, then grilled, or immediately grilled on sticks.


2. Taho

Philippine delicacy made of fresh soft/silken Tofu, Arnibal (brown sugar syrup), and Sago "pearls" (which are similar to Tapioca pearls). This staple comfort food is a signature sweet; and can be found all over the Philippines .


1. Que-kiam – Kikiam

Chinese in origin, a mixture of ground pork and vegetables rolled in thin bean curd wrapper (tapwe) that is deep fried and served with sweet-sour sauce.

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