If you grew up in the Philippines, it’s impossible if you haven’t tried any kind of street food. Eating street food is like a secret requirement to be a true-blooded Pinoy and somehow this food also became part of our culture. That’s why some Filipino migrants are having trouble whenever they crave for Pinoy street food because it’s very rare to find in other countries.
But good news for our kababayan in Australia because you can now enjoy various street food offered by Karinderia by The Filipino Street Food in Hamilton, Queensland. Better get yourself ready for these mouthwatering food that will make you miss the Philippines more.
Bola-Bola Fishball & Kwek-Kwek
Bola-Bola Fishball, deep fried fish balls in a selection of savory sauces. Yes, this simple street food had won the hearts of many Filipinos because of its offered juiciness with a bit of crunch. And of course, fishballs are Filipino’s best friend whenever our budget ain’t enough for the week, you know what I mean.
They also offer Kwek-Kwek, deep-fried hard-boiled quail eggs in a special batter. You have to agree, Kwek-Kwek is one of the irresistible Pinoy street food that exists. They say that its color adds appeal to the eyes to make it more appetizing. Yeah, that’s the reason why Kwek-Kwek is color orange.
Halo-Halo Espesyal & Saba Con Yelo
Halo-Halo Espesyal, a delightful blend of 8 traditional Filipino sweets topped with home-made Leche flan and Halaya (yam), Langka (jack-fruit) and Pinipig (rice flakes), in a base of shaved ice and evaporated milk. Do you want dessert? Here’s a Filipino dessert that’s a complete package that will make your taste buds dance.
Saba Con Yelo, caramelized “saba” banana with shaved ice topped with evaporated milk. If you think Halo-Halo is overwhelming, no worries because you can still try this simple yet flavorful Saba Con Yelo. For sure after tasting this, you’ll come back for more.
Lumpiang Sariwa & Pansit
Lumpiang Sariwa or vegetarian crepe, the all-time favorite Pinoy merienda. Eating Lumpiang sariwa somehow reminds me of my childhood, maybe because of the memories of me and my family eating merienda every afternoon and bond with each other, a unique Pinoy family tradition.
Pansit, stir-fried noodles with chicken, snow peas, carrots, and wombok. Every Pinoy birthday needs a Pansit for longer life especially when you hit the adult stage (spaghetti is just an option in this case). And let’s admit it, pansit is not the same when we eat it with rice or with monay, it’s a level up you know.
Inihaw na Pusit & Crispy Lechon
Inihaw na Pusit/Charcoal Grilled Squid and Crispy Lechon/roasted suckling pig are best if shared with family but, there’s a but, because these two are just perfect with a cold beer and friends, can I get an amen? Inihaw na Pusit and Crispy Lechon is the traditional pulutan of Pinoys, no arguing about that!
Puto bumbong & Bibingka (Christmas Special Menu)
Puto Bumbong (purple rice cake prepared by steaming ground purple rice mixture inside a bamboo tube) and Bibingka (rice cakes made with ground rice, coconut milk, and eggs that are traditionally cooked in clay pots lined with banana leaves). These two are the stars in every Pinoy Christmas, it wouldn’t be the same without them. And since these two are traditionally served after simbang gabi, it became the icon of Pinoy Christmas.
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