Tag: street food

Bibingka

When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas…

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Karioka

One of my favorite street food when I was still studying in UP Diliman (University of the Philipines) is karioka.  Well, I also love the fish balls specially its sauce and the lumpia, and the banana and kamote cues, and other street foods peddled by some…

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Maruya

Maruya or Banana Fritters are battered bananas deep fried then sprinkled with sugar before serving. A very popular merienda (afternoon tea) in the Philippines, usually cooked at home but it can also be seen sold by street vendors. Like any other cooked banana dishes in the Philippines it…

Melon Juice

When one of my friends went back to the Philippines I had asked him to buy several items for me, regular Philippine kitchen items which I cannot find here in New Zealand. One of the items is called buko / melon scraper which basically is a…

Munggo Ice Candy

If the Americans have popsicles, Malaysians have potong then the Filipinos have the ice candy. Ice candy are frozen treats made out of fruits, beans or even root crops such as purple yam placed in small plastic bags. Popular during summer you can see a lot…

Ukoy

Ukoy, Okoy or Shrimp fritters started as an afternoon snack which is sold by street hawkers in Philippines but now it became popular as a side dish for main meals in restaurants. Usually deep fried in batter with skin on but with today’s modern and posh…

Turon

To me (and I’m sure most Filipinos will agree) Turon is considered a street food because it is cooked and sold on the street sidewalks. This delicious dish is usually sold along with other popular street food such as Kamote Cue and Maruya. Here in the…

Chicken Arroz Caldo – Another Filipino Classic Dish

Every time I eat arroz caldo, it reminds me of the countless times my dad and I spent on those hole-in-a-wall eateries that are often found on the street or what many Filipinos called “carinderia”. The true Filipino name of this dish is “lugaw” or “lugao”…