Eating Street Foods
March 19, 2016 7:33am CST
Today is a no work day for me. I went out late afternoon to go to the night market. They usually sell street foods there. I love eating street foods though my family won't let me because thay say that it's not safe. I don't really mind it since I only get to eat them once in a while. There are many kinds of street foods here in the country. We have fishballs, chicken balls, quial eggs with orange coating (locally known as kwek kwek). There are also varities of barbecues like grilled chiken and pork intestines, liver, chicken head (helmet) and even chicken feet (adidas). And of course there is the ever famous duck egg with fetus inside known as balut. I must admit that these foods are really delicious though some seems weird and unbelievable to eat. But many people here are fond of eating them. Is there any weird foods in your country and so you also have vatieties of street foods there?
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19 Mar 16
OMG! those are barbequed isaw ( chicken intestines), "dugo"(blood) and what's that Taenga? (pigs ears) hahaha, yes the cheap street style hot dog! I have tasted every street food you mentioned but I control eating it now., there use to be a street food stand in the park in front of our house when I was younger.
19 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 most innards are high in uric acid, cholesterol and not to mention the salt, soy sauce, coloring, MSG they put into it to make it really delicious. Not bad to indulge from time to time but remember to drink plenty of water to rid the body of the bad elements.
28 Apr 16
I'm pretty sure I have tried those different types of street foods such as isaw, helmet, adidas, and betamax (this is what they call the blood, right?) at least once before. I think they were available in the school before during a fair or something, and I tried them just so I would know what they are like. They were fine, but nothing too special for me that I would crave them or anything like that. Fishballs, kwek kwek, and tokneneng (I remember these to be the ones like kwek kwek but bigger - probably chicken eggs), on the other hand, were things I readily ate before (while I was still a student) if they are available and I am hungry. =P I would add day-old chicks here, too. ;) Balut is something I might crave for every now and then. =) There is someone who sells them in the neighborhood everyday, but I only buy them sometimes because of two reasons: my empty pocket, and I'm pretty sure eating it everyday may be bad for my health given that I have a family history of hypertension. ;P I should also mention chicharon. I prefer the ones with skin and laman (meat) over the bituka (intestines) because I prefer the crunch. =P The intestines (chicharon bulaklak) I tried before were more soft or gummy.