Tagged with Street Food

Chilli Cheese Dog

Chilli Cheese Dog


Chilli dog is a dish made out of hotdogs in buns topped with chilli con carne and cheese, a very popular fast food in areas of America where there is a large Mexican-American population like California, Texas and Arizona. The Chilli dog have several popular variations such as Coney dog, Michigan dog or Texas hotdog, … Continue reading

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Sago Samalamig

Sago Samalamig


Sago or tapioca pearls is a starch extracted from tapioca formed into small shaped balls commonly used as a food ingredient in Asian countries like China, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Usually used in dessert or beverages such as milk tea or this popular beverage in the Philippines made out of vanilla and brown sugar. I … Continue reading

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue

Isaw and other Pinoy Street Barbecue


Barbecue in the Philippines is nothing compared to the usual barbecue we all know of, while we have the normal ones like the pork in skewers and chicken barbecue we have more to offer and most of it will be disgusting for non-Filipinos which make a visit to a street vendor would look like an episode from … Continue reading

Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks


When me and my wife were not yet married this was one of our favourite street food, we always buy them outside the church we usually visit together with kwek kwek and deep fried squid balls. This street food is quite new compared to the others as I never saw this when I was younger and … Continue reading

Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce

Fishballs with Special Manong’s Sauce


Fishballs might be one of the most common street food across Asian countries but in the Philippines its quite different as it is a low cost rendition of the Asian fish balls hence it does not retain a ball shape once it is served and deflates easily after cooking. It is also served with a … Continue reading

Kwek Kwek

Kwek Kwek


Day two of the street food week and for today we will be sharing a food with a funny name, Kwek Kwek. Kwek-Kwek is another famous Filipino street food which is made out of deep fried battered hard boiled quail eggs served with dips like spiced vinegar or sweet gravy sauce. Another food similar to … Continue reading

Adobong Mani

Adobong Mani


Last January we hosted a Filipino Street Food Party at our home with our friends, it was a really good idea as most us do miss Philippines and haven’t been back to our home country for quite sometime. So to bring a part of our culture to New Zealand we had this party and it … Continue reading

Dòushā Guō Bing

Dòushā Guō Bing


Dòushā Guō Bing is a type of a sweet non-leavened flatbread folded with oil and sweet red bean paste, it is a variant of the popular Cong You Bing (Minced Scallions Pancake). Though this Chinese bread is classified as a pancake it is made from dough instead of batter. Dòushā Guō Bing is not the … Continue reading

Takoyaki

Takoyaki


Takoyaki is one of my favourite Japanese street food, it is a type of dumpling filled with baby octopus, cabbage, spring onions and pickled ginger. It is then cooked in a takoyaki pan then served with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori and katsuobushi (dried bonito shavings). It was invented by Tomekichi Endo in 1935, he popularized it in … Continue reading

Iskrambol

Iskrambol


Iskrambol or Ice Scramble is the Filipino version of Slushy made out of banana flavoured frozen condensed milk usually sold by street hawkers. During my childhood this was really popular and it was sold outside schools in big styroboxes, I still remember kids queuing for this one while the vendor scoops it out from the … Continue reading

Lo Ba Bung

Lo Ba Bung


Lo Ba Bung, Lurou Fan or Rouzao Fan is a very popular Taiwanese street food made out of braised minced pork topped over a freshly cooked rice. The taste is so addictive hence its popularity over the region, it is fragrant, oily, salty, sweet and sticky accentuated with a side serving of pickled turnip, pickled … Continue reading

Kikiam

Kikiam


Kikiam or Quekiam is another popular street food in the Philippines usually sold by street vendors pushing wooden carts equipped with deep frying woks. Usually sold together with fish balls it is also served with three kinds of dipping sauce which are: spicy vinegar, sweet brown gravy and sweet and spicy brown gravy. This street … Continue reading

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)

Taiwanese Breaded Chicken (Ji-Pai)


I first tried this dish not in Taiwan but in Malaysia, in one of their night markets in SS2 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Night Markets or Pasar Malam happens only once a week it’s a place where hawkers sell different things from fresh veggies, fake watches to household items. It is one of the places I … Continue reading

Bibingka

Bibingka


When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas eves mass). Bibingka is made out of rice flour … Continue reading

Espasol

Espasol


Espasol are cylindrical rice cakes that originated in the Philippine province of Laguna. Popularly sold on major thoroughfares, bus stops and specialty shops in Laguna, this rice cake is made out of toasted rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk then dusted with toasted rice flour. Its relatively easy to make, nothing to … Continue reading