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Camote and Banana Cue
Indulge in the delectable Banana Cue, a deep-fried banana coated in heavenly caramelized brown sugar and served on a stick. And if that’s not enough to satisfy your craving, try the Camote Cue, (Kamote kyu) a mouth-watering snack made with sweet potatoes, one of the most widely cultivated crops in the country. Sink your teeth into the crispy goodness and experience the explosion of flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Fishballs and Kwek Kwek
Sink your teeth into the crispy, savory goodness of Fishballs, a favorite among locals, and a common sight at every street corner. Made from finely ground fish meat and deep-fried until perfectly golden, these little delights are skewered on a stick and served with a sweet and sour sauce that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy. And for those seeking a unique culinary experience, try Kwek Kwek, a delicious snack made with boiled quail eggs, dipped in a vibrant orange batter made from Annatto powder, then deep-fried to perfection and served with a spicy vinegar dipping sauce.
Binatog and Kikiam
If you’re looking for a taste of authentic Filipino street food, look no further than Binatog. Sold by street vendors pushing their wooden carts, this beloved snack is made from boiled white corn kernels mixed with creamy milk, rich margarine, and shredded coconut. A sprinkle of sugar adds the perfect touch of sweetness to this irresistible snack that will have you coming back for more. And for those looking to try something new, give Kikiam a taste. This popular street food originated from Chinese delicacies and is made with ground pork and vegetables wrapped in bean curd sheets. Deep-fried to perfection, it’s the perfect snack to pair with your favorite sauce.
Betamax and Adidas
Looking for an authentic food adventure in the Philippines? Look no further than the daring street food, Betamax. Made from coagulated chicken blood, this grilled delicacy features dark, gelatinous chunks served on sticks in the shape of a Betamax tape. Don’t let the unique appearance deter you, Betamax is surprisingly delicious and doesn’t taste anything like blood. And for those seeking a truly unique culinary experience, try Adidas. Made from tender and chewy chicken feet, it’s the perfect snack for those looking to step outside their comfort zone. With its creative name and mouth-watering taste, Adidas is a must-try for any adventurous eater.
Sorbetes and Taho
Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with two classic Filipino delicacies! First up, we have Sorbetes, the traditional variation of ice cream that’s distinctly different from its cousin, Sorbet. Peddled by street hawkers, this creamy treat is usually served with a small wafer or sugar cone, and for a more unique experience, try it with a bread bun! And for those looking for a more indulgent dessert, give Taho a try. Made from fresh silken tofu, sweet sugar syrup, and pearl sago, this signature comfort food is a staple in the Philippines, with taho peddlers found all over the country. It’s a sweet and satisfying treat that’s sure to leave you wanting more.
Isaw and Iskrambol
Isaw is a beloved delicacy made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines. The intestines are meticulously cleaned, turned inside out, and cleaned again, a process that ensures a perfectly cooked and flavorful treat. And for a sweet and refreshing twist, try Iskrambol, the Filipino version of Slushy. This frozen delight is made from banana-flavored condensed milk and is typically sold by street hawkers. For a fancy upgrade, look out for versions topped with powdered milk and rich chocolate sauce.
Balut and Turon
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with two iconic Filipino street foods! First up, we have Balut, a developing duck embryo that is boiled and consumed from the eggshell. This popular snack originates from the Philippines and is believed to be both nutritious and an aphrodisiac. To enjoy the full flavor experience, try sucking the amniotic fluid before peeling off the shell and savoring the seasoned chick and yolk with vinegar and salt.
And for a sweet and satisfying treat, we have Turon, a beloved afternoon snack among Filipinos. This delicious delicacy consists of a slice of banana dipped in sugar and cinnamon, wrapped in a lumpia wrapper, and deep-fried to crispy perfection. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy, making it a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth.
So why not indulge in these unique and delicious Filipino street foods?