Do you eat street foods?

Philippines
December 21, 2006 7:13am CST
I eat a lot of them! I usually eat isaw ( chicken intestine) and kwek-kwek ( quail eggs covered by flour) and siomai. There are many street foods in the Philippines. hehe.
25 responses
@fujin1985 (684)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Wow! Think of getting typhoid with those! Nevertheless, I love 'em, A LOT! I eat fish balls, yeah isaw too, and nuggets in Baguio. They're ├╝berly delicious, and hell yeah! Dirty!
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• Philippines
7 May 07
Well I don't think all of them are dirty. I think ha! haha!
• Switzerland
31 Jul 07
Used to eat kwen-kwek way back in the Philippines. I've got no choice these days because street foods are nonexistent here in Liverpool.
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@cute15 (339)
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
i love isaw,kwek-kwek,siomai,siopao
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
To everyone: Have you heard of the breaded/crispy isaw? It's super sarap! I only know one place where there is these kind of isaw, In Taft, Manila. Near La Salle. It's so good! :)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I don't know how other places call that breaded "isaw" but in Laguna, they call it "proven" - the name came from the part of the chicken being used which is proventiculum.
@ganda11 (319)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
I also like isaw(chicken intestine) isaw is one of my favorite street food. I like kwek-kwek (quail eggs covered by flour and Fish ball. Yummy!!!
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
Sarap noh! We filipinos have a lot of these kinds of food like the betamax, adidas and helmet..but I don't it these stuff. My favorite too is isaw!
• Philippines
7 May 07
i love balot! kwek kwek din! sobrang sarap! especially isaw! haha!
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I like street foods but I don't really eat them a lot. Does street foods in the parking lot a Lowes and Home Depot count? If so then that's where I usually get street food. They always prepare it well and it's always cooked right. I had never had chicken intestine or quail eggs before. I'm not sure if they get Quail here in America. Do they fry Quail eggs or is it hard boiled?
• Philippines
7 May 07
It's hard-boiled with flour on the outside. It's really good. :)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
I love some street food like siomai and squidballs. I haven't tried isaw though but a lot of people I know say it tastes good. Street food takes your mind off the hassle of commuting. hehe!
• Philippines
7 May 07
True, especially when you're in rush. Panawid-Gutom.
@redxph (180)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
ako squidballs ska gulaman, like the way it used to be...
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
It's much safer to eat squidballs now specially now that they sell it inside the malls. But I love eating them specially when I'm on my way to school. Minsan panawid gutom na rin.
@vanezzyi (206)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
yes i do eat street foods eventhough my parents ahte me for doing that but what can i do they are awesome..i just cant resist them...i to eat kewk kwek but only from balut express because one time I ate that from the street vendors and I ended up having a diarrhea..harharhar...but i eat isaw from the streeets..;)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
That's just the risk when eating street foods. But if you really have the guts to eat those food haha there won't be any problem. I haven't been sick even once because of eating those kind of food and I'm wishing I won't be sick in the future. They just taste so great and so cheap!
@wanna_be (411)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
I eat kwek-kwek but I chose where to buy. I don't buy on the street because of the taste. I would prefer to buy in the malls because I feel that it is clean and safe.
• Philippines
14 Jan 07
That's a good choice too. Those are much cleaner than those sold in the sidewalks.
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
I also love street foods, but I choose carefully on how they cooked it, where they cooked and how the vendor dresses. Well just afraid to get sick.
• Philippines
9 Jan 07
I agree, there are those street foods that don't look clean at all. Especially when you look at the vendor whose selling it. I choose the place that I buy them.
@alecs76 (657)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
i like kwek kwek & mixed of chicken & squid balls
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
I love those too. kwek kwek is good with vinegar! or sweet chili sauce!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
I like chickenballs, fishballs, meatballs, mami on the go, goto w/ tokwa, varieties of barbeque, and cashew nuts!;)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
yah, pares is also my favorite..tapsilog and everything.
@saby10 (42)
• India
21 Dec 06
Yes i love them although sometimes think of the hygiene but still go for it most of the times
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
that's true. What I do is, I always check the place where they put the food and if they cook it well. I find that somehow much cleaner than the rest. haha.
@Kimster (132)
• United States
21 Dec 06
street food????Can you elaborate
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
street food are those food that are cooked in the sidewalks. They cook it right then and there. I'll post a pictures of it.
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
it is a part of life in public school lalo na the fishball in U.P Diliman
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
I don't normally crave for them. But can't see anything wrong having a bite or two.
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
Boy, I don't know about the chicken intestine.....that's brave. Here our street foods are hot dogs hich I don't think is any better than the chicken guts, there's pretzels which a kind of a bread dough shape almost like a horseshoe, serve with mustard. Sometimes you can get them sweet with cinnamon.There are many kinds of sausages with the different condiments
@kaka135 (14149)
• Malaysia
21 May 07
In Malaysia, there are a lot of street food, or we called them hawker's food. I don't really know what the food are called in English, there are burgers, cendols (a kind of drink), some fried food, Laksa (a kind of spicy soup noodle), and etc. There are also night markets here selling many variety of street food here. Yeah, I do eat them since I was young. Though it's said to be not hygienic, the food are really nice and less expensive too.
@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
21 May 07
I like to eat isaw(tina-i in our own language here in Cebu), siomai, timpura and fishballs. Kwek-kwek i guess is more popular in Manila coz i havent tried it here in Cebu. Siomai is becoming more and more popular here paired with PUSO(hanging rice).