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10 Filipino Street Foods That You Need to Try

We already know that the best way to get to know the culture of the people when you’re on foreign land is to get a taste of their street food.  Simply put, when you choose to eat street food instead of dishes from a fancy restaurant, you get a taste of authentic local cuisine.  On top of that, you get to support small businesses.

Filipino Street Food: A Taste of Authenticity

If you’re a non-Filipino living in the Philippines or if you’re planning to visit the Philippines soon, these Filipino street delicacies are definitely a must-try. Aside from being cheap, these will give you a taste of authentic Filipino snacks.

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#1 Balut

Ah yes, the popular balut. What better way to start off this list than with balut—the underdeveloped fertilzed duck egg. All over the world, well-known personalities have at least one video of trying this delicacy. Not everyone might get it, but it is definitely worth a try.

FilipinoStreetFood balut duck egg
Balut is popular throughout the Philippines (Photo: shankar s.)

And if it’s your first time, do not worry. We’ve got you covered. Here’s how to eat balut: Sprinkle some salt into it, drink the hot soup, and eat the remaining parts of the egg with vinegar.

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