Eating Street Foods

@LdeL0318 (6467)
Philippines
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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@Lucky15 (33429)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Yummy adidas :)
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Yes, it's yummy.
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@louievill (18113)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@louievill How about this adidas? LoL
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Mar 16
Balut and kwek kwek, I love them both but intestines, no.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
I love eating balut. Better try chicken intestines (isaw) even once.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
19 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 No, I can't tolerate it, I tried once but I vomit.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@ida123 oh sorry for that. We all have different tastes buds that's why.
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@louievill (18113)
• Philippines
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.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
It's good that you are moderating the consumption of these foods. Yes they are tasty but they say that it isn't really safe to eat those.
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@louievill (18113)
• Philippines
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.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@louievill That's why we are often advised not to eat too much of them. I usually drink pineapple juice after.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
gizzard is my favorite. i can eat over 10 sticks in one sitting. last night i had some of those plus chicken feet but mama cooked it as adobo.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
It was my first time to eat grilled gizzard a while ago. It tastes good actually. It costs P10 per stick here.
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 it does tastes the best. i can get addicted but mama doesnt like it too much.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
@MGjhaud I must agree to both. yes it tastes best and also yes that your mom won't allow you to have too much of it.
@jrlcentral (1014)
• Roxas, Philippines
19 Mar 16
Ok, you just made me drool. I love eating street food. specially Balut. BTW, I'm not sure where in the Phil are you, but, we also have here betamax (barbecued chicken blood) heheh.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
I have a betamax right there in the picture hiding below the others. I forgot to mention it.
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• Roxas, Philippines
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 oh there it is. I only saw the pic of the adidas when I first read this post.. heheh
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@jrlcentral I decided to change the photo.
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
19 Mar 16
@LdeL0318,Like you,I,too,sometimes visit roadside eateries just for a change.They sell extremely delicious snacks.Spicy and hot.The eateries I visit are neat and clean.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
I must say street foods are really delicious.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
19 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Extremely delicious and hot.
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@moirai (1471)
• Philippines
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.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
Yeah, you are definitely Pinoy for having been tasted all of those.
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@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
1 Apr 16
I had a friend and we were at a Filipino picnic. We had sticks with pork, sesame, garlic, and something sweet (was it honey or brown sugar?).
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
2 Apr 16
Probably sugar.. We like to put sugar on pork marinades.
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
oh, just the hotdog it's three pesos cheaper and bigger than the bbq it's too expensive here.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
24 Mar 16
Barbecues here could go as low as P10 per stick.
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Mar 16
I do eat offals like intestines and stuff but my favorite street foods are the fried ones like Squid balls, shrimp balls, chicken balls, fish balls, and kwek kwek.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Oh I love them too. I had kwek kwek last night though I can't eat too much of it since quail eggs have a lot of cholesterol.
@rina110383 (24145)
19 Mar 16
I like barbeque, squid balls with spicy sauce, and calamares.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Oh yes, I forgot to mention Calamares. That's only one of my favorite.
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@Shavkat (56663)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
I also eat street foods but not all. It so tasty to eat this with friends.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
And it tastes better if you are going to eat it there not unlike if you are taking it home.
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