Food from the Philippines: the night workers street food (Special Edition)

Philippine Barbecue

The day workers night time street food Local street food stalls are certainly good to try out when traveling. There are usually two types: 1) The one locals regularly go to 2) The one setup for the tourist trade. This one often brings in locals looking for a night out too. But, there is a hidden third …

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Food from The Philippines: Honey pollinated by banana bees

Banana flavored Honey with a banana

Banana Honey I like honey. It tastes good, and is packed with goodness. But as I travel it’s rare that I would actually buy a jar of honey. It’s not so easy to carry around, and it’s not the sort of thing you can eat a lot of, quickly. The only time I’ve bought it …

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Food from The Philippines: Mangosteen

Inside a Mangosteen from The Philippines

Delicious Mangosteens from The Philippines From the outside the mangosteen fruit looks like a slightly mutated purple tomato. But, like many good fruits inside lies a very special treat. Indeed today the mangosteen flavor is so popular it’s found in jam, juice and tea. Once someone makes mangosteen ice cream call chocolate, because it might just …

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Food from The Philippines: Rambutan (fruit)

Rambutan fruit from the Philippines

Rambutan Fruit in The Philippines Rambutan is one of the most popular fruits in South East Asia, including The Philippines. It’s not hard to see why either. As a tasty sweet snack it’s one of the best little fruits you can find on the side of many a road. How to eat rambutan fruit? Outside …

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Food from the Philippines: Lanzones fruit

Lanzones Fruit from The Philippines

Lanzones Fruit from The Philippines The Lanzones fruit from The Philippines is seasonal, and usually only found in the southern islands. It grows and is sold in bunches that resemble grapes, but the Lanzones fruit is about twice the size. What do lanzones taste like? The yellowish skin is easy to peel, revealing a near translucent, …

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Food from The Philippines: Chicharrón

Chicharrón from the Philippines

Chicharrón from the Philippines It’s a universal snack food that drives some people crazy with crunchy addiction. It will probably be outlawed in some country soon for being too tempting and unhealthy. But then some of the best foods are just that. What is Chicharrón? Chicharrón is deep-fried pig skin with some spices added. There’s very …

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Food from The Philippines: Pomelo

Pomelo fruit from The Philippines

Pomelo fruit from The Philippines From the outside the Pomelo fruit looks like a Melon of some kind. The skin is surprisingly soft, and relatively easy to peel. Inside The Philippines version of the Pomelo looks like a giant pink grapefruit. What does pomelo taste like? Pomelo fruit is not bitter at all. The taste is certainly a …

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