It is said that Filipinos are those who have this unique sense of taste. Evident today are the food which can be found in streets. Those are affordable enough that would fit to our budget. However here are some of the street foods that will surely meet your food satisfaction.
- Balut – hard-boiled duck egg with fetus.
- Banana cue – deep-fried saba (banana) covered with caramelized brown sugar.
- Barbeque – marinated pork or chicken pieces grilled on skewers.
- Betamax – curdled chicken or pork blood, cubed and grilled.
- Bibingka – glutinous rice flour pancakes grilled with charcoal above and below in a special clay pot.
- Biko (also Bico) - glutinous rice cake with grated coconut topping.
- Bopis – minced pig’s heart and lungs sauteed with garlic and onion and seasoned with laurel, oregano, bell pepper and vinegar.
- Buchi - sweet mongo paste in fried dough, usually on sticks.
- Camote cue – deep-fried camote (sweet potato) covered with caramelized brown sugar.
- Chicharon bulaklak – pork omentum boiled, seasoned and deep-fried.
- Fishballs – balls made with fish meat, most often from pollock, deep fried and served in skewers with a sweet, sour or spicy sauce.
- Isaw – collective term for different types of grilled chicken and pork innards; varieties include isaw manok, isaw baboy, atay, goto, botsi,balun-balunan, and tenga ng baboy.
- Iskrambol (also Scrambol) – frostees; shaved ice, diced gulaman,sago and condensed milk.
- Kikiam – the special ones are made of ground pork and vegetables wrapped in bean curd sheets, deep-fried and served with sweet, sour or spicy sauce.
- Lumpia – spring rolls; varieties include lumpiang basa; lumpiang hubad- fresh spring rolls wothout the wrapper; lumpiang prito; lumpiang sariwa - fresh srping rolls; lumpiang shanghai; lumpiang ubod; and turon.
- Mais – boiled sweet corn seasoned with salt, butter or margarine
- Sapin-sapin – layered glutinous rice and coconut milk cake usually topped with grated coconut and latik (residue from coconut oil extraction); different flavor per layer such as ube (purple yam),macapuno (young coconut), kutsinta and langka (jackfruit).
So there you have it! Street foods are part of being a Filipino. It shows the wonderful and unique shades of Pinoys that would warm the hearts and whet the appetites of all.