do you eat street food? what are the kinds that you like?

Philippines
April 27, 2007 9:18am CST
in the philippines we have a lot of street food. i try to minimize eating such for fear of getting sick (i may never know how long its been staying "on the streets"). one of my favorites would be squid balls.
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@cherylmae (173)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
i eat siomai. then quek quek. i dunno if you're familiar with it. then i eat balut. and sometimes penoy.. yummy! and of course squidballs, manggang maasim with bagoong, and lots and lots of palamig. actually, it depends on the street vendors.. you goota choose vendors who has clean nails.. and definitely looks clean...
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@maemaemae (341)
• Philippines
7 May 07
i eat kwek kwek, squid balls and fish balls...not from the streets but from the malls....haha...
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• China
8 May 07
what's meaning the word fish balls?! is it meaning baking fish?!
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@RookRocks (384)
• Philippines
7 May 07
Kwek-kwek, waffle (or wapol), kikiam, Baga. Goodie-goodie. I pick my kiosks though. I don't usually trust those mobile kiosk where they sell fishballs and dip them in mutated, stagnated, bacteria-dominated sauce. I pick stalls near at home or those approved in school.
@liming (114)
• China
27 Apr 07
I dare not eat street food. Keeping a good health is important for busy people in modern society.
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@KissThis (3008)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Where I live now street food isn't available. But when I lived on the west coast I would buy street food about once a week. It always depended on what they had available as to what I would purchase. I think my favorite would have to be polish sausage made Chicago style. It reminded me of home.
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@stdrst (472)
• Bulgaria
27 Apr 07
no matter how log it's been staying on the street it is dirty food and it is better not to eat it. grr
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
27 Apr 07
There are not that amany different kinds of street food where I live. I suppose there are more in larger places like NYC or even overseas. Around here there are hot dogs, sausages, hot pretzels, and fried dough. I will ocassionally eat this stuff, especially if we go to a fair or some other street event. I really do love the fried dough though. Especially when they brush some butter on it and load it with a whole lot of powdered sugar.
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@smartmom (827)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I am not too fond of the street foods either for the very reason that I am afraid of the hygiene. I do sometimes eat a New York pretzle from a street vendor though.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
27 Apr 07
No, I don't eat any street food. It's usually unhealthy and often unappetizing.
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@luannemay (258)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
There are times that i really crave street foods like fishballs so what i do is, i would give in to it by buying it in the supermarket and cooking it for my satisfaction. There are street foods that i couldn't resist like the BBQ, but i made it sure that it was clean, i usually bought it from our neighbor who makes tasty BBQ.
@neilf49 (810)
27 Apr 07
Here in the UK we don't have the same 'street foods' as you do there in the Philippines. I have spent quite a lot of time there in the last two or three years, my wife comes from Bacolod City. We have eaten some of the foods there and they have been ok, but I do tend to keep to fruits rather than the other foods, but I've had some, enjoyed them and never been sick, but I have been guided by my wife.
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
7 May 07
I love eating isaw (small intestines of a chicken), bochi (small intestines of a pig), calamares, pig's ears, banana and camote cue, peanuts and all other kinds of nuts, sweet and hot anchovies, goto (porridge with tripe), mami, fishballs, quekiam, kwek kwek and tokneneng (quail/chicken eggs in the ubiquitous orange batter), sago gulaman (tapioca balls and gelatin in sugared water), buco juice, and all sorts really. Haha. Eating street foods has become a part of our lievs, especially us Filipinos. For some it's fear factor fare, but for us, it's every day fare. ;)
@galatea (687)
• Philippines
9 May 07
Thankee for the best response dear. Happy eating isaw.
• China
8 May 07
i very like eating street food! because street food is very tasty and very cheap! and the street food have all kinds of food of all over the world!
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@ydiwan (448)
• India
7 May 07
Well i guess philippines is as similar to india cos in india as well we also get a lot of street food and u find stalls after every street and lots of goodies on offer and then the price is also tempting so the mouth starts watering as soon as u see and smell those stuff and my personal favorite is Vada-Pav and Seekh Kabab with lots of salad and then even mutton rolls and motton rotis come a close second jees u made me hungry lol
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
7 May 07
i try to avoid even simple take-away food nowadays to avoid getting stomach sickness. If i travel overseas i will definitely not eat street food - unless it is simple foods like nuts or icecream or something like that - but definitely not other types of cooked food. I don't want my trip ruined by a bit of food poisoning which i would be sure to get from any non-restaurant foods.
@joycer (498)
• Sri Lanka
7 May 07
Mine is fish balls. I love it with spicy sauce. I do not like to eat the real fish balls, which is made of real fish meat. I also like the intestines, the thinner ones.... well done, dipped in vinegar. yummm. Also some pork barbeque and gulaman on the side.
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• Philippines
6 May 07
yes i love street food...... such as squid balls,, fish balls,, even ice scramble.... ice scramble is the best.... its very cold and delicious....
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• India
2 May 07
some time when my mood is their not daily only when i feel that i dont want to eat at home so that time i go out side and have i dish which ever i like it
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@chocobaby (679)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
yes, i eat quek-quek (quail eggs covered with flour then fried), fishballs/squid balls, balut, pork barbecue on stick, chicharon and halo-halo.
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@maybey (366)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
Sometimes I eat street food but I'm not using there sauce I create in my own I buy squid balls, quek quek, barbeque, bananaque. It's very yummy...
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