Must-try food in The Philippines II

Some time ago I’ve posted some Filipino must try food. But of course the list couldn’t accommodate all of them. In a country that was created to have thousands of islands with varying culture and diverse people, there will surely be a new delicacy for a stranger’s tongue. Here are some more for the foodie in you:

Bagnet

Deep fried pork belly popularized in Vigan

Deep fried pork belly popularized in Vigan

Kare-kare

A stew made from peanut sauce with vegetables, oxtail, tripe, and beef, served with bagoong

A stew made from peanut sauce with vegetables, oxtail, tripe, and beef, served with bagoong

Bicol Express

A traditional Bicolano stew made from long chili, coconut milk, pork, garlic, and shrimp paste

A traditional Bicolano stew made from long chili, coconut milk, pork, garlic, and shrimp paste

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Durian

A lot of the people I know hate this fruit, and while it does have an overpowering smell which can last for hours, I kinda think it tastes nice. That may sound weird but for me the custard like texture and sweet taste of the fruit is good enough. Durian is found on most South East Asian countries and in Davao, Philipines it’s made into candies, yemas, tarts etc.

Roti for me, roti for you!

This is a pancake (aka roti) that I got to try in Ao Nang, Thailand. It looks different from the western pancake we know but it tastes good. It’s very thin with the chosen filling wrapped inside then fried to a good crisp then topped with condensed milk. It’s sold on the streets by mostly Muslim vendors. For a cheap 20baht your afternoons will surely be a delight, oh and don’t forget your fruit shake!

Tea’s Up

If there’s one thing I really enjoy doing when I’m on vacation besides getting a local massage it’s this baby – Milk Tea! I love Nai Cha, the calm taste of tea plus the sweetness of milk ahhh, and asia’s got the best of these.

I had it in Hong Kong…

… then the Thai version

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