Manila Ranked One of Asia’s Greatest Street Food Cities
Manila is one of Asia’s greatest street food cities, according to the travel news website of the Cable News Network (CNN).
In an article titled “Asia’s 10 greatest food cities,” CNNGo cited Manila for being “a city filled with street food options.”
“Most vendors are mobile and can be found walking up and down Manila’s busy streets, crying out their specialties. It all makes for a delicious, if fattening, affair. Whenever possible, foods are deep-fried, which make them much more mouthwatering and as a bonus, kills germs,” CNNGo says.
The travel news website also listed 10 must-try street food items in Manila:
- Chicharon (deep-fried pork rinds)
- Taho (fresh soft/silken tofu, sago pearls and arnibal, or brown sugar and vanilla syrup)
- Balut (fertilized duck egg)
- Kwek-kwek (hard-boiled, battered, deep-fried quail eggs)
- Silog (garlic fried rice, fried egg and a meat dish)
- Isaw (barbecued intestines)
- Kikiam (ground pork and vegetables wrapped in bean curd and deep fried)
- Sago’t gulaman (sago with caramelized sugar water and red gulaman or agar jelly)
- Banana cue (deep-fried banana coated in brown sugar)
- Fish ball (small, white balls of minced fish)
- “Cold drinks and sweet desserts are also popular snacks in Manila’s tropical heat. Whenever you are in Manila, it’s worth stopping for a few minutes and sampling the cuisine of the streets,” CNNGo said.
Other cities on CNNGo’s list include Penang, Malaysia; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Fukuoka, Japan; Hanoi, Vietnam; Singapore; Seoul, South Korea; Xi’an, China; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (www.goodnewspilipinas.com)