filipino street foods


Chef Sau Del Rosario from Pampanga, Philippines deftly butchers a whole roast pig “lechon” in front of the gathered guests at tonight’s welcome dinner for the World Street Food Congress’ in Manila! Thank you everyone at the WSFC, Makansutra and Philippines Tourism Board for your hospitality this evening. What a meal!!

Tukneneng / Kwek-kwek / Samalamig

Philippines’ most common street foods

Tukneneng and Kwek-Kwek are both eggs (some use Quail eggs or the Chicken eggs) coated with flour then deep fried.

Nowadays, some vendors use Balot and Penoy as their egg. So i advice that you ask the vendors first what egg did they use before eating.

Samalamig, on the other hand is a cold and refreshing gulaman or pineapple drink.

Try this… but be sure that it is clean. :)

Half Filipino Iwaizumi


Okay but maybe Iwaizumi would laugh when he watches his friends eat local Filipino street foods and snort because they’re doing everything wrong and messily.

Iwaizumi would probably call Oikawa “Putangkawa”

Oikawa crying because Iwaizumi is yelling at him in a foreign language he doesn’t understand

Iwaizumi angrily muttering to a confused Oikawa how much he hates the brunet for making him fall for Oikawa in Tagalog which would be something like

“Nakakainis ka, leche sana mamatay ka hayop ka kung bakit ba sa dinamirami pa nang tao,ikaw pa talaga ang minahal ko.”

Oikawa surprising Iwaizumi one day by saying “Mahal kita.”
Iwaizumi blushing furiously as Maki and Matssun cheer Oikawa on from behind Iwaizumi.


yukari-onn and kandarainbowsoul. Two for the OTP SpyXSniper! Thank you!♪ (In case anyone wants to send other ships. Let me remind everyone that I multi-ship and may technically try and ship not just my OTP.)

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Tambai Yakitori, Manila

Manila is in a state of constant change. Constant growth. As the Philippines continues to play a larger role in Southeast Asia’s overall economic development, more and more people are visiting the country’s capital city. And Manila’s food scene is adapting to accomodate the hordes of hungry visitors. Take the neighborhood of Poblacion for example, a former red light district that is now one of the city’s most popular “new wave” eating streets…

With young chefs opening up small shops while the rent here is still low, you can now find various fusion foods with clear international influences; everything from sisig tacos to spicy chicken wings at a lively football bar. My friend Ed took me as he wanted me to try the local yakitori at Tambai…

A small street stall that uses a mix of U.S. and local meats and vegetables, Tambai seems to be pulling most of their influence from Japan at first glance…

But the big difference comes in the butchery of the meats, using cuts more familiar to Filipinos, like these heartier pieces of livers and gizzards…

And then there’s Tambai’s sauce, which is less sweet than your traditional Japanese “tare” and more vinegar-based to better suit local palates, which you can see here on the isaw, or intestine…

We also got an order of Tambai’s fried chicken skins, which are much larger and crispier than you would find at a traditional yakitori joint, almost like chicharron…

Tambai was the perfect place for a simple snack to show me how Filipino chefs are redefining the cuisines of different cultures as Manila expands its reputation on the global food scene!


5779 Felipe St.

Poblacion, Makati City





Dollar Hits: The Original Filipino Street Food in Los Angeles. <3

So this weekend, My friend and I went to this food truck on Temple St and it made me feel nostalgic. Filipino songs were playing while we were waiting for our orders. The customers were speaking in Tagalog. And the food…. ♥ Oh my! There’s isaw ng manok (chicken intestines), fish balls, kwek-kwek (quail eggs cooked in the orange breading you see above), betamax (grilled chicken blood), and MY FAVORITE isaw ng baboy (pig intestines; shown in the picture above). AHHH. It’s like my childhood all over again. :) 

Some people would probably say “YUCK” to these types of food. I mean, I guess it’s understandable. But if you ever get a chance, try them? :) They are great protein sources! And most of them are REALLY REALLY REALLY delicious, especially if you pair them with the sweet sauce or the vinegar sauce that the vendors make. :D

So yea. Filipino Pride. 

Street Foods to Eat in the Philippines

Filipinos are known to enjoy the average three meals a day plus desserts or “merienda” as most Filipinos call it. One of the qualities that Filipinos possess is their ingenuity to make up almost anything into something new, creative yet cost-sufficient, including food. People of other countries may prefer dining and eating pizzas when hunger pangs strikes. Filipinos on the other hand race to the streets to satisfy their hunger for favorite Pinoy street food for a few pesos.

Everywhere you look, it is common to find people crowding make shift or portable stalls in the streets. These street foods are easy to find outside school gates, churches, parks and even in malls where they offer most exotic delicacies. Let’s take a trip to the streets of Philippines and rediscover Pinoy street food.

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