Our very own NomadicBoys Nibbled their way around the Philippines, sending back this report on their top 10 favorite foods. You will not believe #2! From our guys:
If you believed half the blogs about the Filipino cuisine, you’d think it was one of the worst places on earth for a foodie. But this is simply not the case!
We found many traditional yummy prizes to enjoy and with the exception of balut, here’s our 10 famous foods (and drinks!) we loved and think everyone must try in the Philippines.
#1 CHICKEN ADOBO: THE FAMOUS FILIPINO DISH
Chicken adobo is one of the most famous foods to try in the Philippines, known and loved by everyone.
Adobo means “marinade” in Spanish and this is just that: chicken (or pork) marinated in a mixture of soya sauce and vinegar. Other ingredients are added depending on whose recipe you follow.
Our recipe for chicken adobo has been simplified to enable us to replicate it at home. Another recipe we tried was infused adobo with tea at the excellent restaurant: Station 7Tea8S in Quezon City with our local friend Dennis.
#2 BALUT: DUCK EMBRYO STREET FOOD SNACK
Now THIS bad boy always raises eyebrows with every foreigner.
Balut is a developing duck embryo boiled and eaten as a snack in the shell and with a splash of vinegar. This is definitely one of the most famous foods to try in the Philippines (and probably the strangest).
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