30 Jan 2017

5 Filipino Street Foods That You Should Try!

The Philippines is more than just a tourist destination because of the beautiful beaches and the vibrant culture. It’s also a place with all kinds of delicacies that you should try. If you are planning on visiting the Philippines just for a quick vacation, don’t just stick to the serene beaches. Go to the bustling city and try out some of the food that they sell. It might be a little bit intimidating at first, but once you actually take that first bite, you won’t regret it one bit. Although food like “lumpia” and “pancit” are well known, it’s all about the street food if you really want to try Philippine delicacies. Here are a few Filipino street foods that you should try!

5. Balut

We’re going too start off this list with one of the most popular and well-known even overseas Filipino street foods, the “balut”. If haven’t heard of this, then you’ll be in for a surprise. This is actually duck embryo boiled for after a few days it was fertilized. Whether it’s 21 day old or 16 day old, it’s all up to preference. And yes, you get to eat an actual baby duck.

4. Isaw

There are many different names for this Filipino delicacy but it’s most common name is “isaw”. It looks like a snake of some sort but it’s actually not so you don’t have to worry about that. It’s actually chicken intestine skewered and cooked like a barbecue. It may seem terrifying and downright gross but it’s actually pretty good.

3. Adidas

Just like the previous food, Adidas has many other terms in different places in the Philippines. If you haven’t guessed yet just by looking at the picture, it’s actually chicken feet. Yes, before it was chicken intestine, now it’s chicken feet. Everything is pretty much edible. This is delicious with the sauce and, of course the Filipino staple, rice.

2. Taho

If you have been to the Philippines and you’ve walked the streets of big cities such as Manila, then you have probably heard someone yelling this word out loud. “Taho” is a favorite Filipino delicacy by many because of it’s delicious taste despite it’s soft texture. It’s made up of tofu and sago pearls.

1. Kwek Kwek

This famous Filipino delicacy has a rich history which really does show the culture of the Filipinos. But since you’re here to know what is actually in it, then here it is. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not actually chicken eggs. It’s quail eggs boiled in an orange batter and fried until it’s crispy.