July 14, 2008

Filipino Street Foods

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Here are some favorite Filipino street foods:


Adidas - This is the term for the marinated grilled chicken’s Paa (Feet)

Atay (liver) - Marinated and barbequed.

Banana Que -
Deep fried bananas with caramelized sugar.

Balut - It is a duck’s embryo still in shell. It can be paired with vinegar or with plain salt.. It’s an egg with a chick inside, a partially formed egg yolk and a hard piece of egg white. The unhatched could either be 16 days or 18 days… ^^ the best way to introduce foreigners in the philippines.. haha,it doesnt look so good but its definitely delicious..

Batchoy - A noodle soup originated in La Paz, Iloilo. Ingredients include pork innards, chicharon or deep fried crushed pork cracklings, vegetables, shrimp, chicken breast or beef loin, shrimp broth, chicken stock and round noodles or miki. The noodles are similar to spaghetti, but are generally a bit finer.

Betamax
- This is the cubed, curdled chicken Dugo (Blood) of a chicken. It’s grilled and usually dipped with suka (vinegar) and onions. The street food got it’s name because of its resemblance to the betamax tape

Bibingka - Rice cake. Different provinces have different versions of this. Some are made out of whole rice and some are ground rice. Some put salted eggs as toppings and some put young coconut rinds. Some are very sweet and some are mildly sweet.

Binatog - This is boiled corn kernels.

Bituka (intestines or entrails) of either a manok (chicken) or a baboy (pig)
The term is given because it somewhat resembles an intra-uterine device or IUD

Buko juice - Coconut juice that can be drank directly from the buko itself. The more commercial drink will be in a plastic container.

Chicharon - Deep-fried pork rind cracklings. They’re thin pieces of pork rind grilled and then deep-fried until crispy and best eaten with vinegar. Some entrepreneur already sell chicharon made out of fish skins.

Chicharong Bulaklak - Deep-fried pork intestine cracklings. They’re the pig’s intestine grilled and then deep-fried until crispy and best eaten with vinegar.

Day-old
- This refers to a day-old chick that is deep-fried to a crisp and eaten with a dip of sauce or vinegar.

Fishballs - Minced fish rolled into balls. But some are made out of flour with fish flavorings. They are fried and put in skewers and dipped in either a sour dip or a spicy dip or a sweet dip.

Ginanggang
- Banana on stick grilled in charcoal, then brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar. This is not your typical street food because this is commonly seen in the provinces specifically in Mindanao.

Helmet or Head - This is the grilled Ulo (Head) of a chicken.

Iskrambol (Scramble) - This is s simple shake with artificial flavors.

IUD or Isaw - This is grilled

Kwek Kwek - It’s balut (chicken egg) dipped in an orangey batter which are deep fried. A dip made of vinegar, onions and birds-eye chili is recommended when eating it.

Mais - Corn on a cob, but it could also be salted boiled corns.

Mangga at Bagoong
- Unripe mangoes on a stick with a salty, fermented sauce or paste made from small shrimps or fish

Mami - Noodle soup. Special mami has an egg topping.

Mani - Fried peanuts with garlic and salt. Some variations are spicy. Another variation are boiled peanuts with the shell.


Penoy
- It’s a few days old fertilized egg wherein the chick is not yet formed.

Puto - Rice cake


Sago at gulaman
- A refreshingly cold drink made out of tapioca and jelly.

Singkamas
- Sliced Mexican turnip or jicama dipped in vinegar or bagoong (with a salty, fermented sauce or paste made from small shrimps or fish)

Squidballs - Minced squid rolled into balls. But some are made out of flour with squid flavorings. They are fried and put in skewers and dipped in either a sour dip or a spicy dip or a sweet dip.

Taho - This is made of fresh soft/silken tofu, arnibal (brown sugar syrup), and sago pearls (similar to tapioca pearls)

Turon a.k.a. Turrón - Banana fritters or banana spring rolls. Some varieties consists of plantain and jackfruit wrapped in a springroll wrapper, dipped in brown sugar, then fried.

Walkman or Balingit - This is grilled pig’s ears which is again barbecued.

16 responses to "Filipino Street Foods"
Jasmin Chan said:
May 2, 2010

can you put the recipe for making iskrambol. It’s summer time and I want to make my own iskrambol..I miss this street food. but buying this in street makes me think if it’s clean or not. So I want a home made one hehe thanks..

els said:
August 8, 2010

i would like also to know the recipe of iskrambol. hope somebody can post it.

August 23, 2010

Chicharon baboy… reminds me of my childhood days in the my hometown. I buy a lot of these street foods specially the chicharon. thanks for sharing..

KIMORALEETAYLOR said:
September 6, 2010

TAHO is not easy to find when you are away from home. I have found a way to make it from home with my easy recipe. email me at kimoraleetaylor@yahoo.com and put TAHO on the subject. I will reply as fast as I can.

September 20, 2010

ang gustong gusto kong steetfood eh yung dirty ice cream na maski limang piso lang ang pera mo eh makakabili ka na. mas masarap sya kumpara sa mga branded. hindi ako agree na tawagin syang dirty ice cream kasi sa tagal na panahon akonng kumakain nun hindi naman ako nagkakasakit.

September 20, 2010

not to forget the crispy calamares. im proud to say na nagtinda kami nyan ng asawa ko at dahil dyan nakabili kami ng laptop.

Ronald R Pujadas said:
June 30, 2011

can you send me a recipe on how to make a buttered chicken, ingredients should be cheaper enough to cover the expense cost, im planing for a small scale business.

bulastika said:
July 2, 2011

Kwek Kwek - It’s balut (chicken egg) dipped in an orangey batter which are deep fried. A dip made of vinegar, onions and birds-eye chili is recommended when eating it.
….
Kwek kwek is not balut (chicken egg) its quail egg. If you use balut (chicken egg) its called tokneneng

oyoboy said:
August 9, 2011

do you guys know how to prepare or cook a Day-old chick?? interesting kasi.. at gusto ko ito add sa gagawin kong kwek kwek stand. thanks..

jing said:
September 6, 2011

hi, im new in food cart business,i have some clients requesting for street foods for their events. me online tutorial po ba kau, or much better kung seminar or one on one cooking lesson, magkano po? where can i reach you?

taykeshakat said:
October 14, 2011

‘ my MOST FAVORITE STREET FOODS of all is one and only “FISHBALL” so yummy ! i like to dip the “spicy sauce” a lot of it ! and everyday i buy it a 10 pesos of FISHBALL and 10 pesos of KIKIAM ! i like it so much ! and if you buy in the market some fishball and kikiam and the sauce in the pack it has a different taste ! I LIKE THE MOST IS THE FISHBALL STREET FOOD :”>>

taykeshakat said:
October 14, 2011

‘ again i’m CRAVING with FISHBALL !!

flymyself said:
December 3, 2011

ahhh…I’m so craving for those fish balls !

Glenn said:
January 6, 2012

Does anyone know where to buy online the sweet and spicy dried adobong pusit?

charles said:
April 19, 2012

Medyo bihira na ibenta sa manila yung grilled saba na may asukal…. ang bango nun pag bagong luto.

sweetje said:
July 18, 2012

nakakamiss ung pagkaing pinoy
lalo na ung mga tinda sa tabi tabi. kaya pag bakasyon ko puro pagkain n wala dto ung kinakain ko. specially inihaw at tuyo.

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