Filipinos love merienda. Merienda refers to the light meal taken in the afternoon, in between lunch and dinner. Streets around the city, and even provinces, are flocked with vendors, may they be on wheels or on a bicycle that offers delicious snacks uniquely Fillipino.
One of the favorites is fishball. Deep fried balls made of fish meat dipped in delicious sauce or a vinegar mix is a very popular merienda in the country. A variety of deep fried snacks such as kikiam, squidball and kwek kwek (quail eggs) are equally popular on the streets. (From 1php-3php each)
If you want a sweeter treat, Banana cue and Kamote (sweet potato) cue is the treat. Deep fried banana or kamote, coated in brown sugar and skewered in a stick, will sure to fill your hungry tummy and satisy your sweet tooth. (From 10-20php one stick)
For refreshments, how about Sago’t Gulaman (tapioca pearls and jelly) and Buko juice (Coconut water)? These eternal favorites of Filipinos are definitely must tries for foreigners and tourists visiting the country. (From 5-15php per cup)
What is your favorite Filipino merienda?