Tagged: philippine street food

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Over a hot bowl of Bulalo

Bulalô is beef shank soup that is a very popular food in the Philippines. This stew is made by boiling beef shanks and marrow bones for hours until the fat melts into the clear broth and produces a light colored soup that is made more flavorful by various seasonings. Vegetables add to the flavor and color to the soup. Popular vegetables that go with bulalo are include corn,...

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Chicken feet delights

      I grew up thinking that everybody in the world eats chicken feet, or I guess I just haven’t met anyone who shudders in disgust looking at a plate of steamed or chicken feet adobo, that is until I came to Saipan six years ago. A new American friend invited me for lunch and we went to this hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant in Garapan. I saw chicken...

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Balut: A taste of the exotic

BEFORE you tap its pointy shell and make a small crack to sip the broth, make sure you have a pinch of salt and spicy vinegar before you make the “final attack.” I’m talking about the “balut,” a famous delicacy in the Philippines  that would send a lot of people from other parts of the world scurrying away in disgust. Balut, which is sold in streets in the...