Dishes Every Visitor Should Try in Manila – Yum yum all the way!

The Philippines is popular for amazingly bizarre food like pig’s head and duck’s embryo, which of course even if it sounds odd, looks and tastes amazing on a plate! However, there are a few unconventional foods that belong to the Filipino food culture as well.

Buko Pie

Buko Pie | Image Credit : Obsidian Soul [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Halo-halo

If you happen to be visiting the Philippines in summer, you’ll come across small street carts selling all sorts of food. Halo-halo is one of these enticing treats. With all sorts of toppings like candied fruits, coconut gel, red beans, purple yam, flan and velvety ice cream. Simply heavenly on a sunny day!

Buko Pie

This aromatically delicious pie one that cannot be missed when it comes to local dishes. The best part of the pie? Its everything from the crusty exterior to the soft, fluffy custard filling inside. Perfect for a small evening snack with a warm cup of tea.

Kinilaw

Ingredients used for this are usually always fresh off the day’s catch. The item includes fresh fish, coconut vinegar, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, chillies and citrus. Kinilaw may vary from region to region, some may even serve it with some delicious coconut cream. Don’t forget to try a bit of it from hotel restaurants like those at Citadines Millennium Ortigas Manila.

Kare Kare

This is indeed the ultimate savoury dish to taste when in Manila. The best hotels in Ortigas Pasig are sure to have this on their menu. So, try this dish oozing with flavours of daikon, Chinese cabbage, eggplant, annatto and peanut sauce served with rice and shrimp paste.

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A Street Food Guide to Bangkok – Delights to feast on

For foodies, be it a fine dining restaurant or kiosk by the streets, it makes no difference! Food is food and Thai food is well-known to be exquisitely delicious. Listed below are some of the street foods that you might want to try out on a visit here.

Som Tam| Img by: WordRidden via FlickrCC BY 2.0

The birthplace of Thai street food

All travellers are well aware of Chinatown in Thailand. you might find it interesting yet no surprise to find out that Chinatown is the birthplace of Thai street food. The satay here is said to be amazing with meat skewered onto a bamboo stick and grilled on an open flame, it is then served with peanut sauce and cucumber. Yaowarat road as called by the locals is just a short distance away from hotels like Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok.

Pad See Eiw

This is one of the everyday Thai street food dishes among travellers and locals alike. Pad See Eiw is a combination of wide rice noodles enhanced with vegetables like cabbage or Chinese broccoli and stir-fried with a meat of your choice. If spicy is your thing then go ahead and add some chilli flakes too! Try it at one of the restaurants in Bangkok.

Kluay Tod

Kluay Tod is a dessert made with banana. The banana is deep fried and battered with dried coconut and sesame seeds. Once cooked, the product is a warm and crusty golden snack to dig your teeth into!

Som Tam

Since Thai seafood dishes are undeniably the best, you just must try Som Tam! The highlight of this delightful street delicacy is shrimp mixed with papaya, tomatoes and carrots. Lime juice and a heap of sweet and spice are added to this mix as well.

 

 

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A Guide to Street Food in Colombo – A Cuisine to Remember

The cuisine of Sri Lanka has gained popularity globally because of the unique blend of spices and burst of flavour. When in Sri Lanka, trying out street food is a must as it gives you a rather adventurous eating experience.

 

String hoppers

This is one of the most popular dishes in the country, making up an important part of a Sri Lankan breakfast, sometimes even dinner. String hoppers are usually served with dhal, coconut sambol and other sauces. Most restaurants in Colombo serve this delicacy!

 

Kottu roti

Kottu roti is a favourite and loved dish when it comes to Sri Lankan cuisine, with the perfect balance of flavours to taste. The dish is primarily made from roti, egg, spices, vegetables and a meat of your choice. Kottu roti is served at numerous different restaurants, so you’ll not be at a loss to find it!

 

Samosas

Stroll around Pettah’s central station and you’ll find plenty of vendors and food stalls selling short eats such as samosas. These scrumptious delights are made by frying up a flatbread that is stuffed with vegetables and spices, sometimes even meat.

 

Seafood specialities

Colombo is a paradise for seafood lovers, so drop by Mount Lavinia Hotel if you’re craving some seafood. Crabs, king prawns, snapper, lobster and squid are a few of the many options available to you. Although this isn’t necessarily street food, it’s a must try!

 

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