Sunday, May 28, 2017

My Top 5 Pinoy Street Food

Street food is really popular amongst the Filipinos. Most of us have been eating food from the streets on a regular basis for lunch, snack or dinner. Manila has a wide range of street food it’s like there will always be something to eat in every street corner! It is heaven! I have already tried quite a number especially when I was still in college. But I was never really fond of the exotic type, like the one-day-old, helmet, adidas, etc. So this list is not as exciting as the one done by the Best Ever Food Review Show but I will still give it a try.

Here is a list of my favourite street food!

Fish Balls
On the top spot will be fish balls!!! I’m really a sucker for fish balls and I may never get tired of it. I even did a research on how to make fish ball sauce like Manong’s for those days I can’t find someone who sells fish balls. These balls are the best when it is sold from a cart attached to Manong’s bike. I really don’t like the ones being sold in the mall’s food courts or from other vendors. The best thing about buying fish balls from Manong is you need to be competitive!

Ice Scramble
You can call it ice scramble or simply iskrambol. It is something you can pair with fish balls! Manong usually sells both on the same cart. This is made up of shaved ice, usually pink in color, powdered milk and chocolate drizzle. Some Manongs use condensed milk. It’s served in a plastic cup with a mini plastic spoon or straw. This is just perfect during a hot weather or if you just happen to want something sweet after making tusok-tusok the fish balls!

Kwek-Kwek is hard boiled quail egg wrapped in an orange batter, deep fried and lastly, dipped on vinegar with cucumber and onions! This is the culprit to a lot of high blood pressure amongst my peers. This street food is irresistible and you can’t just seem stop yourself once you start eating. Next thing you know, you have already eaten around 12 quail eggs which is around 168 calories! Well, if you’re watching your calorie intake, you can have tokneneng, the chicken egg version of kwek-kwek. This will only have 78 calories for one large egg.

Inihaw means grilled. And here, we normally grill everything! Isaw is either chicken or pig intestines and is one of the most popular grilled food here, along with pork bbq, Betamax and adidas. I normally buy these grilled food and eat it with rice at home. I also ask for an extra sauce that is a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, onions, garlic, sugar and chili peppers! This is the best for pulutan too!

This is one of the best-selling merienda especially during the summer season. We normally combine sweetened fruits like banana, camote and/or langka then add some nata de coco, kaong, sago and gulaman to make it as colourful as possible! Then topped with shaved ice, ube, leche flan and if you’re feeling fancy, maybe some ice cream too. Finish it up with a generous amount of evaporated milk! We love halo-halo so much that we got ourselves our own ice shaver! Which means halo-halo all year round for us! Yay!

I still have a lot of other street food on my mind. I’m just starting with my top 5 now and I would probably get more to this list on another post! I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you have some comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know.
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