Pinoy Street Foods

     Filipinos are known to eat at least 3 meals a day plus snacks or merienda. While some people in other countries may prefer to eat burgers and pizzas, Filipinos on the other hand would go to the streets to satisfy their hunger for street food for a few pesos.
     Pinoy street foods are delicious, convenient, practical and best of all economical. With the increase in prices of basic food, street foods have now become part of the pinoy cuisine.
       Let's take a trip to the street and rediscover Pinoy Street Food

Taho - made up of fresh soft tofu, brown sugar syrup (arnibal) and tapioca pearls (sago)
Nilagang Mais - boiled corn on a cob, spread with butter and sprinkle with salt
Adidas - term for marinated grilled chicken's feet
Scramble - flavored shake made up of shaved ice, topped with chocolate syrup and powdered milk
Kakanin - a collective term for snacks made with rice, cassava or any other root crops like biko, puto, kutsinta, palitaw, bibingka, pichi-pichi, kalamay, sapin-sapin, suman, etc.
Kwek-Kwek - quail eggs dipped in an orangey batter which are deep fried and dipped in vinegar with onions and chili
Mangga and Singkamas with Bagoong - Unripe mangoes and native turnips on a stick, dipped with salty fermented shrimp paste or bagoong
Mami, Siopao and Siomai - traditional chinese food that are now pinoy favorites. Mami is  chicken broth with egg noodles, best eaten with steamed pork buns (siopao) and steamed dumpling (siomai)
Lugaw - rice porridge or congee, serve with tokwa't baboy or vegetable spring rolls (lumpiang  prito)
Samalamig - a collective term for flavored cold drinks, serve in plastic containers like sago at gulaman, buko juice, melon, pineapple and many others
Balut and Penoy - fertilized chicken and duck egg with a nearly developed embryo inside. Can be paired with vinegar and salt
Banana Que and Turon - deep fried banana with caramelized sugar, turon is banana in spring roll wrapper, dipped  in brown sugar and fried
Betamax - this is grilled cubed, curdled chicken blood, it is usually dipped with vinegar and onions

Binatog - boiled white corn kernel seasoned with salt and topped with grated coconut meat
Mani - fried peanuts with garlic and salt. Some variations are spicy, another is boiled peanut with shell
Chicharon - made up of boiled pork and chicken skin, intestines and sometimes fish skin, sun dried and deep fried, best eaten with vinegar
Isaw - barbecued chicken or pork intestines in bamboo skewer
Dirty Ice Cream - home made ice cream peddled in the streets in colorful pushcarts. Prepared  by traditional method using ice and salt as freezing medium. Favorite flavors include vanilla, cheese and chocolate
Fish balls, Squid balls & Kikiam - fried and put in skewers, dipped in either sour, sweet or spicy sauce
Hot Cake - thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked in a hot griddle, spread with butter and sprinkle with sugar


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  2. Hi! I enjoyed reading your post and I think I should try some of them 🙂 I hope you would check out mine too!