Last time I was in the Philippines in 2011, I set a food hit-list and successfully met them all. I had on my list Balut (duck embryo), Isaw (chicken intestine), Kwek-Kwek (deep-fried quail eggs), etc. Most were street food and I survived! Now that I’m going back for vacation this year, here are the top five filipino food I’m excited about:
Otherwise known as Tofu pudding, but there’s nothing like Taho fresh from the vendors first thing in the morning.
2) Halo – Halo
Authentic Halo-Halo – exactly as its made in the Philippines on a hot day? What could be better?
3) Sorbetes – “Dirty Ice Cream”
Ube (Purple Yam), Cheese (yes, that’s right) and Mango – mmm, don’t knock it til you taste it!
4) La Paz Batchoy
Now this soup, is especially because my boyfriend is a huge soup fanatic. I cannot wait until he gets to try this.
5) Chicken inasal (chicken barbecue)
I remember hitting up a store near my house when I was a kid and pulling up a chair to dig into this sweet, icy, corn goodness.
Fries from Potato Corner
Okay, okay, it’s not food – it’s a place, but their fries are BOOOOMB. My childhood memories are some of the greatest due to the cheese flavored fries. (Last time I went to the Philippines, I ate this everytime I hit the mall – which was 4 times a week. haha)
Other than these, I hope to share a myriad of different types to eat while I’m in the Philippines!
*all food images found on pinterest