It almost seems too obvious to say that the Philippines is a beautiful country to visit. But what makes it more interesting is the Filipinos’ exceptional love for food. The regular Filipino day consists of three meals, all of which consist of at least a cup of rice. In spite of this, they still enjoy eating snacks in between meals and this is where street food Philippines comes in.

Philippines is not just popular for its pristine islands and colorful festivals but it’s also famous for its oh-so-good street food that will definitely make you drool. Here are the best street food in the Philippines you must try!

ISAW

One of the most popular Filipino street foods is the isaw Philippines. It is pork or chicken intestines that are typically barbecued or deep-fried. Don’t worry because the intestines are cleaned thoroughly before grilling it. 

BETAMAX

Betamax is the blood of pig or chicken that is coagulated and shaped into squares. It resembles the box-type video cassette tape called Betamax, hence the name. Although it’s made with blood, betamax doesn’t have a foul smell or taste. In fact, it has a mellow to bitter flavor that calls for spicy vinegar on the side.

KWEK KWEK

This famous Filipino street food has quail eggs in it and the brightly-colored orange that covers it is made of batter. Most of its goodness relies on its sauce and street food vendors have their own recipe. The best choice would be vinegar with chilis and garlic. 

FISHBALL AND KIKIAM

Fishballs and Kikiam are a Filipino street food that was originally taken from Chinese cuisine. Fish ball in the Philippines are groundfish, usually made from pollock or cuttlefish and lots of flour, that are flattened and skewered before deep-frying.

Kikiam is authentically consists of minced meat and vegetables. But unlike the Chinese version, the kikiam Philippines contains fish meat instead and a lot of fillers. They are brown and about the size of a finger.

BALOT

It is a 16 to 21-day old fertilized duck egg that contains not only a yolk but also a semi-developed duck embryo that’s eaten from the shell! Disgusting for some but with a bit of getting used to, you’ll finally understand that this exotic Filipino street food is something you must try.

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