July 14, 2008
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.