Filipinos are adventurous and creative. Those characteristics also apply with their foods. How? Here’s how. Their creativity results of making unusual foods, those foods that you would not imagine existing. Their being adventurous takes those to different places and makes them tries extreme experience even eating the weirdest food ever. They don’t care how the foods look, all that matters is that it taste delicious and it would not kill them. This article will focus on Philippine Street Foods.
- 1 INTRODUCING THE PHILIPPINE STREET FOODS
- 2 THE LIST OF STREET FOODS
- 3 STREET FOODS POPULARITY
- 4 STREET FOODS AND FILIPINO’S CREATIVE MINDS
INTRODUCING THE PHILIPPINE STREET FOODS
Because Philippines belong to a third world country, Filipinos keep on thinking of ways on how to survive their everyday lives. Then they come up with street foods, delicious but cheap foods that you can find in every street of the Philippines. The cost of the Philippine street foods would not be higher than 20 pesos, very budget friendly foods.
THE LIST OF STREET FOODS
Kwek-kwek / Tokneneng
It is an egg of a chicken, quail or duck covered in orange batter then deep fry until crispy. You can dip it in different sauces, sweet sauce, chili sauce, vinegar with onions and you can put cubed cucumber in it, and the choice is yours. It can be considered as the most popular Philippine Street Foods.
Fish balls, Squid balls, Chicken balls and Kikiam
They are cook deep fry and dip with different choice of sauces. They are often selling it in a cart near schools, business area or anywhere that has many people.
Banana cue, Kamote cue, Turon
The banana and kamote is cook with caramelized sugar then skewered with stick while turon is a banana wrapped with lumpia wrapper then cook with caramelized sugar.
It is a Chinese food that can be seen in the streets of the Philippines. Siomai is dumpling made of pork or beef. Siomai in the Philippines are often selling near school area or business area.
Binatog is a steamed white corn. It is often sell by a man in a bike screaming “Binatog!”. It is served with salt and shredded coconut.
Scramble or Iskrambol
It is a crushed ice mixed with gulaman and caramelize sugar. It is top with milk powder and chocolate syrup. The pink color of it was a result of food coloring. You can choose any color but the most common color of the Scramble or Iskrambol is pink or they say strawberry flavor.
Fruits in Stick
It is a mango cut in a half with a stick or a sliced of singkamas in a stick. It is served with bagoong paste or salt.
Calamares is a breaded squid deep fry until crispy. It is best served with vinegar.
STREET FOODS POPULARITY
Some people keep on telling the young ones not to buy foods from the street because it is dirty and it may give diseases but despite of their reputation people keep on patronizing street foods. Philippine Street Foods can also be considered as one of the best business you can put up because people love eating street foods and their price are very affordable
STREET FOODS AND FILIPINO’S CREATIVE MINDS
Filipino’s creativity played a big part on the existence of the street foods because of their creative minds they thought of unique ways on how to served and eat those foods and it would not end with those existing street foods because Filipinos can still think of other creations and new ways to present foods.