What is your favourite street food?- Part 7

Street food in the Philippines

The Philippines or Filipinos have many street foods that can be found anywhere in this country.

The following are some #streetfood that I’m sure you didn’t probably know.


Fishball and Kwek Kwek, Filipino street food from Camarines Norte
Fishball and Kwek Kwek, Filipino street food from Camarines Norte. By My Visita Iglesia – http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=2269199, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20763918

Fish balls are a popular street food in the Philippines and are often sold by street vendors in mobile wooden carts at almost every street corner. The balls, primarily made from fish meat ground to a paste, are deep-fried until golden and then skewered in wooden sticks and dipped in a variety of sauces ranging from spicy, sweet sweet and sour.


Kikiam-Phillipines street food
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These are made of ground pork and vegetables wrapped in bean curd sheets. They are then deep-fried and dipped in a sauce similar to fish balls.


Kwek kwek street food Phillipines
Enjoyed a tasty and cheap foodie-goodie in the streets of Manila behind my University
Kwek-Kwek Isaw Calamares – by Debbie Tingzon from Doha, Qatar

Deep-fried eggs covered with orange-coloured batter. These are usually dipped in a sauce made of vinegar, onions and chilli. It is usually partnered with chopped cucumber and can be bought almost anywhere.

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ISAW BBQ- Fillipino street food
ISAW BBQ- Pinterest

Charcoal-grilled chicken intestines on a stick. Although this might sound unappetizing for some, this is one of the most popular street foods among Filipinos. It is also dipped in a sauce that is made of vinegar and soy sauce or a special brown sauce similar to fish balls and kikiam sauces.*


Inihaw na Paa ng Manok( Grilled Chicken Feet) street food Phillipines
Inihaw na Paa ng Manok( Grilled Chicken Feet)-Pinterest

Another exotic snack popular on the streets. The sumptuous skin surrounding the feet is dipped in brown sweet and/or spicy sauce. The bits of meat and ligaments also deliciously add to this distinct and quirky snack experience.*


Betamax-Phillipines street food
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Named after its shape resembling the old movie tapes of the 80s, Betamax is made of dried pig or pork blood skewered and grilled. This is a testament that nothing gets wasted in any part of livestock in the Philippines. It has a bittersweet taste when combined with vinegar or the same sauce used in fish balls.


Another popular summer treat loved by Filipinos, especially kids. It is available even during the rainy season and can usually be found in parks and street corners near schools. It is made of crushed ice with food colouring, milk powder, and chocolate syrup and is sometimes topped with colourful sprinkles and marshmallows.*


It is made of soft tofu, arnibal (made of sweetener and flavouring) and sago (tapioca) pearls. It is a popular breakfast alternative for Filipinos as it is light in the stomach and provides a good excuse to eat something sweet in the morning. Delightful and hearty, it is a good source of protein perfect to jumpstart your day.*


Maruya is a type of fritter from the Philippines. It is usually made from saba bananas. The most common variant is prepared by coating thinly sliced and “fanned” bananas in batter and deep frying them. They are then sprinkled with sugar.

Turon– Turon or Banana Fritter is a Filipino delicacy which is probably cooked in other Asian countries too. It is a popular snack in the Philippines sold in the streets, schools and restaurants.

So, what is your favourite #Filipino #street #food”?


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